My top 10 quotes on connections

Across my 66 years of life and 50 years in business, I have made so many wonderful connections. These connections have made me who I am today, and have driven the success I have experienced.

So, in ode to this month’s Virgin.com theme, The power of connections, here are my top 10 quotes on the subject:

Richard Branson business is an adventure Virgin Atlantic

Richard Branson business is an adventure Virgin Atlantic

10. “Invisible threads are the strongest ties.”  –  Friedrich Nietzsche 

9. “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”  – Vera Nazarian

Richard Branson fist bump Joan's birthday

Richard Branson fist bump Joan's birthday

8. “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.” – William James

7. “I love those connections that make this big old world feel like a little village.” – Gina Bellman

6. “Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.” – Aaron D. O'Connell

Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic Virgin StartUp

Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic Virgin StartUp

5. “If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.”  – Alan Watts

4. “I see a world in the future in which we understand that all life is related to us and we treat that life with great humility and respect.” –  David Suzuki

3. “All is connected… no one thing can change by itself.” – Paul Hawken

Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic Detroit

Richard Branson Virgin Atlantic Detroit

2. “I am a part of all that I have met.” – Lord Tennyson 

1. “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” – Martin Luther King Jr

Richard Branson Virgin Australia staff

Richard Branson Virgin Australia staff

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