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Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to ...
by Richard Branson

Right now I'm just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.
- Richard Branson

We've always had a pretty competitive and pretty ferocious
battle with British Airways...
It's lasted now about 14 years, and we're very pleased to have survived it.
- Richard Branson

Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard.
Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard
and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place.
But nowhere else anyway.
- Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses,
there's always another one coming.
- Richard Branson

 

I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me.
That has definitely transformed my life.
- Richard Branson

I never get the accountants in before I start up a business.
It's done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that
they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.
- Richard Branson

We're introducing separate rooms with double beds in
all of our planes so people can actually go with their
partner and have a proper night's sleep.
- Richard Branson

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I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.
- Richard Branson

I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not
felt the love of my family.
We were a family that would have killed for each other -
and we still are.
- Richard Branson

And obviously, from our own personal point of view,
the principal challenge is a personal challenge.
- Richard Branson

You don't learn to walk by following rules.
You learn by doing, and by falling over.
- Richard Branson

Like getting into a bleeding competition with a blood bank.
- Richard Branson

We believe that within five years, 96 percent of British
consumers will have access to the Internet,
whether it be through a personal computer,
a set-top box or a mobile phone.
- Richard Branson

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist,
I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur,
but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in
order to keep my magazine going.
- Richard Branson

Well, we know that people in Australia love the idea
of both Impulse and Virgin Blue getting up and adding a bit of competition,
and it's fun to be able to deliver it.
- Richard Branson

You never know with these things when you're trying
something new what can happen.
This is all experimental.
- Richard Branson

With the casino and the beds, our passengers will have
at least two ways to get lucky on one of our flights.
- Richard Branson

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun,
and it has to exercise your creative instincts.
- Richard Branson

Fortunately we're not a public company -
we're a private group of companies,
and I can do what I want.
- Richard Branson

Lightning is something which, again,
we would rather avoid.
- Richard Branson

The balloons only have one life and the only way of
finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.
- Richard Branson

I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever.
I certainly would have failed IQ tests.
And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old.
And if I - if I'm not interested in something,
I don't grasp it.
- Richard Branson

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line
between success and failure.
And I think if you start a business without financial backing,
you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.
- Richard Branson

We, we - as I say, we go in and shake up other industries and I think,
you know, we do it differently and I think that industries
are not quite the same as a result of Virgin attacking the market.
- Richard Branson

And you know, I've had great fun turning quite a lot
of different industries on their head and making sure
those industries will never be the same again,
because Virgin went in and took them on.
- Richard Branson

The music industry is a strange combination of having
real and intangible assets:
pop bands are brand names in themselves,
and at a given stage in their careers their name alone
can practically gaurantee hit records.
- Richard Branson

Well, the odds must be against anybody being able to
fly around the world in a balloon on the first attempt.
All of us who are attempting to go around the world
in balloons are effectively flying in experimental
craft because these craft cannot be tested.
- Richard Branson

Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines
won't make people enjoy life more,
and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them.
It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa -
and it's about getting a balance.
- Richard Branson

So I've seen life as one long learning process.
And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's
airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one,
which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think,
well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on.
- Richard Branson

The jet stream is a very strong force and pushing a
balloon into it is like pushing up against a brick wall,
but once we got into it, we found that,
remarkably, the balloon went whatever speed the wind went.
- Richard Branson

I don't think so, in that Virgin is already a global brand.
Brands like Amazon have had to spend hundreds of millions of pounds you know,
building their brands, whereas Virgin is already well-known around the world.
- Richard Branson

My mother was determined to make us independent.
When I was four years old, she stopped the car a few
miles from our house and made me find my own way home across the fields.
I got hopelessly lost.
- Richard Branson

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If it's Right, stand up for it - together.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Would you rather be right or happy?
- A Course in Miracles

If you think you can,
or you think you can't,
you're probably right.
- Henry Ford

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are no right answers to wrong questions.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

May your right hand always be
stretched out in friendship, never in want.
- Irish Blessing

Confidence comes not from always being right
but from not fearing to be wrong.
- Peter T. Mcintyre

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

There is no "right", there is no "wrong" -
there are only points of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no labor a person does that is undignified;
if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right,
you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right,
than to be responsible and wrong.
- Winston Churchill

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.
- Napoleon Hill

Whether you think you can,
or think you can't,
you're right.
- Henry Ford

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Management is doing things right;
leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

We must use time wisely and forever realize
that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Nelson Mandela

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

The time is always right to do what is right.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Courage is not always about action,
and it doesn't always involve danger,
but courage is always doing what is right.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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