• I think sometimes when you come from a conservative background, you want to rebel a little bit. I dropped out of school at 15 and learned early in life that saying yes was a lot more fun than saying no. If you have the opportunity to explore the skies and attempt something people haven't done before - well, I was damned if I was going to sit around watching television while someone else was doing it.

    "An Interview with Richard Branson, Jimmy Chin, and Ben Stookesberry". Interview With Paul Solotaroff,
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