Who is the author of the quote 'be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid'?

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This is often incorrectly attributed to Goethe... but it's actually Canadian author and pastor Basil King, when he was speaking about overcoming fear.

In the film "Almost Famous" Cameron Crowe misquotes this as Goethe which contributed to the confusion. Goethe 's closest quote was "Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

In "Almost Famous", it is William Miller's mother, played by Frances McDormand, who attributes the quote to Goethe. Miller's character is based on Crowe, who worked for Rolling Stone as a teenager.
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