"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."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Bear Grylls on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Bear Grylls on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Bear Grylls on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Bear Grylls on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Bear Grylls on Ronald Reagan
"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."
"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."