Steve Job’s Quotes

Dec.15, 2012 by under Uncategorized

On Money:
“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.” – The Wall Street Journal, Summer 1993

On Impact:
“I want to put a ding in the universe.”

“The most important thing is a person. A person who incites and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can.” — Smithsonian Institution Oral and Video Histories, April 20, 1995

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

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.” – All About Steve Jobs

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”

“My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.” – CNNMoney

On Individuality:
“Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?” – paraphrased, Young Guns: The Fearless Entrepreneur’s Guide to Chasing Your Dreams and Breaking Out on Your Own by Robert Tuchman

“Here’s to the crazy ones… – Apple’s Think Different Campaign

On Living:
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Stanford Commencement Address

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” – Steve Jobs’ question for John Sculley, former Apple CEO

“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. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Stanford Commencement Address

“Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.” — D5 Conference: All Things Digital, May 30, 2007

“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.” — Playboy, February 1985

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone 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.” – Fortune

“Almost everything–all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure–these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. 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.”

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