"Nobody wants to end up super rich and famous - but divorced. I'm always clear on that and try to stay on the right side of the line."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Bear Grylls on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Bear Grylls on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Bear Grylls on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Bear Grylls on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Bear Grylls on Ambrose Bierce
"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."