"I come from a line of self-motivated, determined folk - not grand, not high society, but no-nonsense, family-minded go-getters."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Bear Grylls on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Bear Grylls on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Bear Grylls on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Bear Grylls on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Bear Grylls on Mahatma Gandhi
"I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I've been doing that from a very young age."
"Americans are cool if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right.' Brits will respond but they are much more cynical."
"Some of the greatest survivors have been women. Look at the courage so many women have shown after surviving earthquakes in the rubble for days on end."
"I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it."
"The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do."