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:

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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

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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

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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

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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

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