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Quotes by Bear Grylls

A Collection of Quotes by Bear Grylls

“You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldy.”

“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.”

“You don’t need to go to the ends of the earth, you don’t need to climb Everest to have a great adventure, it’s invariably on our doorstep.”

“Why is it that the finish line always tends to appear just after the point at which we most want to give up? Is it the universe’s way of reserving the best for those who can give the most?
What I do know, from nature, is that the dawn only appears after the darkest hour.”

“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.”

“But the wild is unpredictable, stuff does happen, and it’s always when you’re least expecting it.”

“All my life the only thing I’ve been good at has been climbing and throwing myself off big things.”

“All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”

“How you speak about others speaks loudest about yourself.”

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

“Our achievements are generally limited only by the beliefs we impose on ourselves.”

“Keep focused on the step in front of you. Nothing else.”

“I’ve seen extreme bravery from the least likely of people. Life is about the moments when it’s all gone wrong. That’s when we define ourselves.”

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

“A wise man knows; learn from others, never get complacent and know where the classic old dangers come from.”

“Some things don’t have a price tag.”

“When you’re going through hell – keep going.”

“Make a little time to be quiet by yourself every day and just be.”

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

“Our dreams are just wishes, if we never follow them through with action. And in life, you have got to be able to light your own fire.”

“Never give up, never give in.”

“If you risk nothing, you gain nothing.”

“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.”

“Take every chance you get in life. Because some things only happen once.”

“Is your ego small enough, and your backbone strong enough, to raise others up high on your shoulders?”

“The difference between ordinary and extra-ordinary is just that little word – extra. Give that little bit extra.”

“I always had a really natural faith as a kid where I knew God existed.”

“When you find yourself thinking about someone or something in the same old negative way, just stop yourself. Think. Check. Change. Refresh. Job done. Smile. Move on. Do this enough times and you will change. For the better; for the stronger.”

“If you want it bad enough, you’ll pass.”

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

“Pack the right skills and the right attitude, and you won’t need much else.”

“Struggle develops strength and storms make you stronger.”

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

“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.”

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

“Those who are positive, resourceful, courageous, and determined will emerge.”

“Sometimes an ember is all we need.”

“But the winners are those who know that when things get really hard and others start to fall away, that is the time to dig deep and give that little bit extra.”

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

“Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.”

“That fine line between bravery and stupidity is endlessly debated – the difference really doesn’t matter.”

“Intuition is the noise of the mind.”

“The storms in life gotta make you stronger, the tougher it gets the more positive you gotta be.”

“Sometimes it’s hard for us to believe, really believe, that God cares and wants good things for us and doesn’t just want us to go off and give everything up and become missionaries in Burundi.”

“Never depend on those luck moments – they are gifts, but instead always build your own backup plan.”

“Above all, I feel a quiet pride that for the rest of my days I can look at myself in the mirror and know that once upon a time I was good enough. ”

“The appeal of the wild for me is its unpredictability. You have to develop an awareness, react fast, be resourceful and come up with a plan and act on it.”

“You can’t become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times.”

“We all have our limits. To push beyond those limits sometimes requires something just beyond ourselves. That is what my faith has given me – a secret strength, and help when I have needed it most.”

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

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