"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."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Bear Grylls on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Bear Grylls on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Bear Grylls on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Bear Grylls on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Bear Grylls on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do."
"My faith isn't very churchy, it's a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death."