"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."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Richard Branson on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Richard Branson on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Richard Branson on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Richard Branson on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Richard Branson on Steven Wright
"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."
"My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, 'Oh God, I've got to do this today.'"
"A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts."
"Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming."
"To me, business isn't about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials."