25 of
Steve Jobs’s
Best Quotes
“I think if you do something
and it turns out pretty
good, then you should go do
something else
wonderful, not dwell on it...
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”
“Quality is more
important than
quantity. One home
run is much better
than two doubles.”
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to
join the navy.” -1985
“We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we
didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We
built it for ourselves…We just want...
“I’ve always wanted to own and
control the primary technology in
everything we do.”
“I'm the only person I know that's lost a
quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's
very character-building.”
“The most compelling reason for most people to buy a
computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide
communicatio...
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates
the successful entrepreneurs from the non-
successful ones is pure persev...
“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D
dollars you have. When Apple came up with the
Mac, IBM was spending at lea...
“Every once in a while a
revolutionary product comes
along that changes everything.”
“Do you want to spend the rest of your life
selling sugared water or do you want a chance
to change the world?”
“You can't just ask customers what they want
and then try to give that to them. By the time
you get it built, they'll want...
“The only problem
with Microsoft is
they just have no
taste. They have
absolutely no
taste…they don’t
think of original
id...
“Some people
aren’t used to
an
environment
where
excellence is
expected.”
“We don’t get a chance to do that many
things, and every one should be really excellent.
Because this is our life.”
“When you’re a carpenter
making a beautiful chest of
drawers, you’re not going to use
a piece of plywood on the
back, even...
“It takes these very simple-
minded instructions
-‘Go fetch a number, add it
to this number, put the
result there, perceiv...
“We made the buttons on the screen look so good
you’ll want to lick them.”
“Being the richest man in the cemetery
doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night
saying we’ve done something
wonderful…th...
“Sometimes
when you
innovate, you
make mistakes. It
is best to admit
them quickly, and
get on with
improving your
other
in...
“Innovation distinguishes between
a leader and a follower.”
“You have to trust in
something — your
gut, destiny, life, kar
ma, whatever. This
approach has never
let me down, and it
h...
“I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got
run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’
And, you know, I think it...
“I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that
throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and
the thr...
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  1. 1. 25 of Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes
  2. 2. “I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.”
  3. 3. “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
  4. 4. “Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”
  5. 5. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” -1985
  6. 6. “We think the Mac will sell zillions, but we didn’t build the Mac for anybody else. We built it for ourselves…We just wanted to build the best thing we could build.” -1985
  7. 7. “I’ve always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.”
  8. 8. “I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building.”
  9. 9. “The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people––as remarkable as the telephone.” -1985
  10. 10. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non- successful ones is pure perseverance.”
  11. 11. “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.”
  12. 12. “Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.”
  13. 13. “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?”
  14. 14. “You can't just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.”
  15. 15. “The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste…they don’t think of original ideas, and they don’t bring much culture into their products.”
  16. 16. “Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
  17. 17. “We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.”
  18. 18. “When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” -1985
  19. 19. “It takes these very simple- minded instructions -‘Go fetch a number, add it to this number, put the result there, perceive if it’s greater than this other number’ –but executes them at a rate of, let’s say, 1,000,000 per second. At 1,000,000 per second, the results appear to be magic.” -1985
  20. 20. “We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.”
  21. 21. “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.” -1993
  22. 22. “Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.”
  23. 23. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
  24. 24. “You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, kar ma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” -2005
  25. 25. “I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’ And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.”
  26. 26. “I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.” -1985
  27. 27. A new chapter begins…
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