There's weight on me to raise the bar, to carry on that legacy. But that's what drives me. Making sure that no one ever forgets who the Wallendas are.
I'm one of those people who always tries to overachieve. I want to do more. I want to do bigger things.
One thing that was passed on from generation to generation in my family, over seven generations in 200 years, was never give up. That's the way we live.
I'm always looking for the next major hurdle and doing something that the world has never seen.
If you take suede leather and put it on a piece of steel, and put moisture on it, it actually sticks.
A lot of praying helped me a lot.
Every walk that I do, there's obstacles in the way. There's always somebody or something that comes across negative, but I live for that sort of thing.
It's Niagara Falls. It's one of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Who wouldn't want to walk across it?
I respect what I do deeply. I don't get nervous to the point of fear.
I do everything I do to pay tribute to my great-grandfather.
I'm often very relaxed when I'm on the wire.
I have permits to be the first person in the world to walk across the Grand Canyon so that's a process we'll start working on. I'd say within three to five years I'll accomplish that as well.
I am so blessed. How blessed I am to have the life that I have.
What I'm doing is a natural wonder. If not, there'd be 150 people behind me on the wire.
One of the things I enjoy is the challenge of Mother Nature.
You don't have to tell me how long I'm on the wire.
I'd love to come to Australia. I'd love to walk about the Sydney Opera House.
I have never in my life walked with a harness. The weight of the tether, makes it feel like I'm dragging an anchor behind me.
I feel like I'm on cloud nine right now.
What an incredibly beautiful city at night Chicago is. Absolutely beautiful.
If you think you can fall, you're more likely to.
The mist was so challenging and the winds hit me, definitely more than I expected. It was definitely those winds, you can't re-enact them, you can't recreate them. Then my forearms started to tense up and you feel like running.
My great-grandfather, Karl Wallenda, was my biggest hero in life, my biggest inspiration behind everything I do.
The impossible is not quite impossible if you put your mind to it.
I've trained all my life not to be distracted by distractions.
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