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25 Quotes By Steve Jobs


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In honor of today's release of the new movie "Jobs", we've put together some of our favorite quotes by the man himself. These are quotes we find inspiring, motivational, and some are just plain funny.
If you get a chance to see the movie "Jobs", leave us a comment and let us know what you think? Do these quotes capture who he was?

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25 Quotes By Steve Jobs

  2. 2. Source: “I want to put a ding in the universe.” Image Source:
  3. 3. “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. But it‟s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” Source:
  4. 4. Source: “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.”
  5. 5. Source: “Your time is limited, so don‟t waste it living someone else‟s life. Don‟t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people‟s thinking. Don‟t let the noise of others‟ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
  6. 6. Source: “It‟s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Image Source:
  7. 7. Source: “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. If you haven‟t found it yet, keep looking. Don‟t settle.”
  8. 8. Source: “You can‟t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
  9. 9. Source: “When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don‟t put in the time or energy to get there.”
  10. 10. Source: “My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other‟s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was great than the sum of the parts. That‟s how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they‟re done by a team of people.”
  11. 11. Source: “Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” Image Source:
  12. 12. Source: “We don‟t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we‟ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.”
  13. 13. Source: “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.”
  14. 14. Source: “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.”
  15. 15. Source: “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
  16. 16. Source: “There are downsides to everything. There are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I‟ve ever seen is called television- but then again, television, at its best, is magnificent.” Image Source:
  17. 17. Source: “What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It‟s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”
  18. 18. Source: “Here‟s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…The ones who see things differently- they‟re not fond of rules…You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can‟t do is ignore them because they change things…They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
  19. 19. “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.” Source:
  20. 20. Source: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren‟t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
  21. 21. Source: “I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” Image Source:
  22. 22. Source: “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.”
  23. 23. Source: “When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: „If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you‟ll most certainly be right.‟ It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: „If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?‟ And whenever the answer has been „No‟ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
  24. 24. Source: “I‟m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
  25. 25. Source: “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
  26. 26. Source: “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” Image Source:
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