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.

β€” Bear Grylls

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I exercise about 40 minutes a day, and I'll run one day and do circuit training the next day. I live in an area where there are brilliant hills and mountains, so I get a good hill run with my dog. At home, I'll do the circuit training with old weights, along with pull-ups in the trees and that sort of stuff.

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

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Yes, the Boy Scouts of America should definitely allow gay adult leaders and I think it's really going to hold them back if they don't.

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

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Sometimes an ember is all we need.

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Quotes about Life

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.

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Live a wild, generous full, exciting life – blessing those around you and seeing the good in all.

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There's no magic to running far or climbing Everest.

Endurance is mental strength. It's all about heart.

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You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.

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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.

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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.

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There is no feeling like coming home after danger.

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About Bear Grylls

Quotes 150 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Adventurer
Birthday June 7, 1974

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

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Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up.

That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.

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

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

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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.

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Without risk, there can be no growth.

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I learnt another valuable lesson that night: listen to the quiet voice inside.

Intuition is the noise of the mind.

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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.

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My best life lessons and education didn't come from a classroom - they've come from the wild. How you act in the big moments, the ones that challenge you, scare you, tempt you, and force you to make the right decisions, is what defines you.

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I miss him still today: his long, whiskery eyebrows, his huge hands and hugs, his warmth, his prayers, his stories, but above all his shining example of how to live and how to die.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Weather can kill you so fast. The first priority of survival is getting protection from the extreme weather.

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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.

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What Scouting says to people is: Every child has a right to have an adventure.

Life is about grabbing opportunities

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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.

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Textbook survival says stay still, don't take any chances, wait for rescue.

That's a boring TV show. My thing was always, "Listen, shoelace, dead squirrel and no other way down this rock face. You can do this!"

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I am not fearless. I get scared plenty. But I have also learned how to channel that emotion to sharpen me.

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

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There is little faith involved in setting out on a journey where the destination is certain and every step in between has been mapped in detail. Bravery, trust, is about leaving camp in the dark, when we do not know the route ahead and cannot be certain we will ever return.

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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.

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Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but only allow faith to drop anchor.

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Many people find it hard to understand what it is about a mountain that draws men and women to risk their lives on her freezing, icy faces - all for a chance at that single, solitary moment on the top. It can be hard to explain. But I also relate to the quote that says, Iif you have to ask, you will never understand.

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Eating any of these things, goat testicles or what have you, isn't going to be nice, but you get into that zone, you become focussed and you do what you need to do. It's all about one thing: coming home in one piece.

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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.

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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. Good enough to call myself a member of the SAS. Some things don’t have a price tag.

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The lesson is, the rewards in life don't always go to the biggest, or the bravest, or the smartest. The rewards go to the dogged; and when your going though hell, to the person who just keeps going.

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

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

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Don't be scared to dream big, and don't be afraid to be close to people.

And never give up! It's the tenacious not the talented that win.

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