Steve Jobs Inspirational Quotes


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Steve Jobs Inspirational Quotes

  1. 1. 25 ofSteve Jobs’sBest Quotes
  2. 2. “I think if you do somethingand it turns out prettygood, then you should go dosomething elsewonderful, not dwell on itfor too long. Just figure outwhat’s next.”
  3. 3. “I want to put a ding in the universe.”
  4. 4. “Quality is moreimportant thanquantity. One homerun is much betterthan two doubles.”
  5. 5. “It’s more fun to be a pirate than tojoin the navy.” -1985
  6. 6. “We think the Mac will sell zillions, but wedidn’t build the Mac for anybody else. Webuilt it for ourselves…We just wanted tobuild the best thing we could build.” -1985
  7. 7. “I’ve always wanted to own andcontrol the primary technology ineverything we do.”
  8. 8. “Im the only person I know thats lost aquarter of a billion dollars in one year.... Itsvery character-building.”
  9. 9. “The most compelling reason for most people to buy acomputer for the home will be to link it to a nationwidecommunications network. We’re just in the beginningstages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough formost people––as remarkable as the telephone.” -1985
  10. 10. “I’m convinced that about half of what separatesthe successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
  11. 11. “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&Ddollars you have. When Apple came up with theMac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more onR&D. Its not about money. Its about the people youhave, how youre led, and how much you get it.”
  12. 12. “Every once in a while arevolutionary product comesalong that changes everything.”
  13. 13. “Do you want to spend the rest of your lifeselling sugared water or do you want a chanceto change the world?”
  14. 14. “You cant just ask customers what they wantand then try to give that to them. By the timeyou get it built, theyll want something new.”
  15. 15. “The only problemwith Microsoft isthey just have notaste. They haveabsolutely notaste…they don’tthink of originalideas, and theydon’t bring muchculture into theirproducts.”
  16. 16. “Some peoplearen’t used toanenvironmentwhereexcellence isexpected.”
  17. 17. “We don’t get a chance to do that manythings, and every one should be really excellent.Because this is our life.”
  18. 18. “When you’re a carpentermaking a beautiful chest ofdrawers, you’re not going to usea piece of plywood on theback, even though it faces thewall and nobody will ever see it.You’ll know it’s there, so you’regoing to use a beautiful piece ofwood on the back. For you tosleep well at night, theaesthetic, the quality, has to becarried all the way through.”-1985
  19. 19. “It takes these very simple-minded instructions-‘Go fetch a number, add itto this number, put theresult there, perceive if it’sgreater than this othernumber’–but executes them at arate of, let’s say, 1,000,000per second. At 1,000,000per second, the resultsappear to be magic.” -1985
  20. 20. “We made the buttons on the screen look so goodyou’ll want to lick them.”
  21. 21. “Being the richest man in the cemeterydoesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at nightsaying we’ve done somethingwonderful…that’s what matters to me.” -1993
  22. 22. “Sometimeswhen youinnovate, youmake mistakes. Itis best to admitthem quickly, andget on withimproving yourotherinnovations.”
  23. 23. “Innovation distinguishes betweena leader and a follower.”
  24. 24. “You have to trust insomething — yourgut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Thisapproach has neverlet me down, and ithas made all thedifference in mylife.” -2005
  25. 25. “I mean, some people say, ‘Oh, God, if [Jobs] gotrun over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble.’And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, butthere are really capable people at Apple. My job isto make the whole executive team good enough tobe successors, so that’s what I try to do.”
  26. 26. “I’ll always stay connected with Apple. I hope thatthroughout my life I’ll sort of have the thread of my life andthe thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like atapestry. There may be a few years when I’m not there,but I’ll always come back.” -1985
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