Inspirational Quotes from Bear Grylls

By | August 12, 2020

Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.

Bear Grylls

The rules of survival never change, whether you’re in a desert or in an arena.

Bear Grylls

Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.

Bear Grylls

The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.

Bear Grylls

To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bounds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.

Bear Grylls

A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.

Bear Grylls

That feeling when you’re so cold you’d give anything to be warm – I’ve had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.

Bear Grylls

And Jesus, the heart of the Christian faith is the wildest, most radical guy you’d ever come across.

Bear Grylls

Our fate is determined by how far we are prepared to push ourselves to stay alive – the decisions we make to survive. We must do whatever it takes to endure and make it through alive.

Bear Grylls

Accidents on big mountains happen when people’s ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.

Bear Grylls

Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it, because I want to see my kids again, or whatever the reason might be.

Bear Grylls

My work is all about adventure and teamwork in some of the most inhospitable jungles, mountains and deserts on the planet. If you aren’t able to look after yourself and each other, then people die.

Bear Grylls

The extremes of jungles, mountains, and deserts are inherently dangerous places.

Bear Grylls

You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.

Bear Grylls

My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I’ve learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn’t need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times.

Bear Grylls

I’ve eaten sheep’s eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.

Bear Grylls

Look, sometimes, no matter how hard you try, sometimes you need a bit of luck.

Bear Grylls

I’m terrified of walking into a room full of people. Sitting down at a dinner table with 15 strangers brings me out in a sweat.

Bear Grylls

The rewards of the wild and the rewards of the survivor go to those who can dig deep, and, ultimately, to the guy who can stay alive.

Bear Grylls

I find skydiving really hard. I broke my back while skydiving when I was in the military, and for 18 months all my nightmares were about falling.

Bear Grylls

I hang out all the time with kids and young scouts and I never meet kids who don’t want adventure.

Bear Grylls

I think it’s fun running with dogs. They’re always so fit and fast.

Bear Grylls

The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.

Bear Grylls

I said ‘no’ to the ‘Born Survivor’ producer three times because I’ve never aspired to be a TV man.

Bear Grylls

Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It’s about doing whatever it takes – and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.

Bear Grylls

My favorite moments? Where it’s all going swimmingly, the sun’s out and I’ve got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue.

Bear Grylls

Adventure should be 80 percent ‘I think this is manageable,’ but it’s good to have that last 20 percent where you’re right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.

Bear Grylls

You can’t live someone else’s expectations in life. It’s a recipe for disaster.

Bear Grylls

Life’s full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn’t matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it.

Bear Grylls

To get ready to climb Everest, I did a lot of hill running with a daypack on and a lot of underwater swimming. I would swim a couple of lengths underwater and then a couple above. It gets your body going with limited oxygen.

Bear Grylls

Well, wolves will pretty rarely hunt. You’re vulnerable if you’re on your own or injured. But for lone wolves, get up high, show them that you’re not injured, face ’em off, be authoritarian with it, and look ’em in the eye.

Bear Grylls

As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.

Bear Grylls

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.

Bear Grylls

The hardest thing about my job isn’t the snake bites or the crocodiles, it’s being away from my children. I have a really religious satellite phone call every day back to the boys, wherever we are, whatever time zone, to say goodnight.

Bear Grylls

I always wanted to be Robin Hood or John the Baptist when I was growing up.

Bear Grylls

For me, my training is a key part of my work as so often my life has depended on being able to move fast and haul myself up and out of something fast!

Bear Grylls

Life has taught me to be very cautious of a man with a dream, especially a man who has teetered on the edge of life. It gives a fire and recklessness inside that is hard to quantify.

Bear Grylls

You’re not human if you don’t feel fear. But I’ve learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It’s there to give me that edge for what I have to do.

Bear Grylls

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.

Bear Grylls

I’ve never really had a TV career. I’ve been a soldier and a climber.

Bear Grylls

I was always brought up to have a cup of tea at halfway up a rock face.

Bear Grylls

The SAS Reserve tends to be made up of former paratroopers and commandos who still want a challenge, but it is open to civilians.

Bear Grylls

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.

Bear Grylls

I love Ray Mears. He’s brilliant. He’s so rude about me in the press, it’s outrageous!

Bear Grylls

One killer exercise that’s really great is pull-ups with your legs out level. That’s my favourite. It’s such functional core strength, and that’s why I can climb up trees and down vines.

Bear Grylls

Textbook survival tells you to stay put. Stop. Wait for rescue. Don’t take any risks. But there’d been a whole host of survival shows like that and I didn’t really want to do that.

Bear Grylls

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.

Bear Grylls

I do see a lot of the hard end of ecology, and my feeling is that we live on a super-exciting planet but a super-fragile one.

Bear Grylls

The truth is, I need 10 lifetimes to scratch the surface of the things I’d love to do.

Bear Grylls

I don’t thrive on stress. I love lying on the deck on our houseboat reading a book.

Bear Grylls

I love making healthy lean foods delicious – that’s an art!

Bear Grylls

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.

Bear Grylls

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.