Richard Branson Quotes on Success

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If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.

– Richard Branson

Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.

– Richard Branson

Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.

– 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

Right now I’m just delighted to be alive and to have had a nice long bath.

– 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

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

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

‘Although my spelling is still sometimes poor, I have managed to overcome the worst of my difficulties through training myself to concentrate.’

– Richard Branson

I believe in benevolent dictatorship provided I am the dictator.

– Richard Branson

“What we are trying to do at Virgin is not to have one enormous company in one sector under one banner, but to have two hundred or even three hundred separate companies. Each company can stand on its own feet and, in that way, although we’ve got a brand that links them, if we were to have another tragedy such as that of 11 September – which hurt the airline industry – it would not bring the whole group crashing down.”

– Richard Branson

My philosophy is that if I have any money I invest it in new ventures and not have it sitting around.

– 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

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

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

– 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

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