"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Bear Grylls on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Bear Grylls on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Bear Grylls on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Bear Grylls on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Bear Grylls on Robert Frost
"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."
"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."