I pretty much operate on adrenaline and ignorance.
– Johnny Knoxville
You can tell it’s good if you light it and a blue flame comes up; that means it’s good moonshine and it won’t make you go blind.
People try to challenge me in bars every now and then. As long as they’re not physical I just walk away, but if they get physical then I just end up in a fight.
Coal mining is tough. Acting is just tedious.
Doctors have told me I have a high pain threshold, but I can only know what I feel. I think I’m good at minimising the pain and being indifferent to it.
I have a whole slew of doctors. I can count eight in my phone right now – eight different doctors, all for different parts of my body. I have specialists.
A couple days before the stunts, if I’m doing something particularly dangerous, I will go over every worst-case scenario in my head, like this could happen, this could happen, this could happen, this could happen. I try to think about that to where it’s ingrained in me.
You were about five feet short of a ten feet jump?
Suffering will get you great footage. I don’t know about closer to God. Although there have been times when I’ve suffered to the point where I think I might be about to meet him.
Everything you see on screen is real. By doing what we do, there’s naturally going to be a lot of grimacing. And whimpering.
It’s just an unhealthy way to approach something, trying to outdo your last thing. You’ve gotta trust evolution, you’ve gotta trust that the bar is moving, that you don’t need to force the bar. It’ll just happen.
I just try to think of all the things that could go wrong so in that split second when it happens, maybe your body reacts in a way where it protects you just a little.
What calmed me down finally was when my girlfriend got pregnant.
I’m the fun dad, I am also the disciplinarian.
I want to do dramas. I want to do comedies.
Everyone gets hurt, but I’ve probably had the most injuries.
I’m lucky enough to be with someone, and I am happy.
I’m so uncoordinated, I can’t really do that much, so my specialty is standing in one spot or holding on to something, like an exploding rocket or a jetski.
If someone hits me I consider it a challenge.
I love Louisiana. It’s amazing.
I love the tabloids except for when I’m in ’em.
It’s a real primal thing, watching someone get hurt. It’s funny and accessible.
I just love that spirit that makes people do things that they probably shouldn’t.
I actually got stabbed at my friend’s bachelor party. In real life.
When I used to go into bars people would try and fight me. Women would punch me 10 years ago or put cigarettes out on my arm or my face. But it doesn’t seem to happen any more. They show us a lot of love.
‘I know this is going to end bad, but I’m going to pretend it’s going to end good.’ My life’s philosophy.