35 Famous Quotes by Steve Jobs

35 famous quotes by steve jobs

35 Famous Quotes by Steve Jobs

  1. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

  2. “If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.”

  3. “I think money is a wonderful thing because it enables you to do things. It enables you to invest in ideas that don’t have a short-term payback.”

  4. “I believe life is an intelligent thing: that things aren’t random.”

  5. “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.”

  6. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

  7. “Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.”

  8. “The computer is the most remarkable tool we’ve ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”

  9. “I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

  10. “If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.”

  11. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

  12. “It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”

  13. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do”

  14. “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

  15. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”

  16. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”

  17. “You can’t con people in this business. The products speak for themselves.”

  18. “Don’t let the noise of other’s’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

  19. “I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.”

  20. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

  21. “That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

  22. “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

  23. “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.”

  24. “Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.”

  25. “My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”

  26. “Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.”

  27. “Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

  28. “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

  29. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

  30. “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

  31. “Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful.”

  32. “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

  33. “Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.”

  34. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

  35. “Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”