"The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Bear Grylls on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Bear Grylls on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Bear Grylls on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Bear Grylls on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Bear Grylls on Helen Keller
"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."
"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."