Steve Jobs Quotes On Life, Success and Work
Mind Blowing quotes by Steve Jobs, the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. His thoughts about life, electronics and design are sure to put you in an awe for sure. Happy reading!
A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path.
A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect.
Almost everyone who worked on Macintosh will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end.
And it comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much.
And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.
Apple is a very disciplined company.
Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
Apple’s the only company that has everything under one roof.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
Because I’m the CEO, and I think it can be done.
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.
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Creativity is just connecting things.
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.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Each year has been so robust with problems and successes and learning experiences and human experienes that a year is a lifetime at Apple.
Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.
First was the mouse. The second was the click wheel. And now, we’re going to bring multi-touch to the market.
For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.
I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me.
I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life.
I don’t want to see us descend into a nation of bloggers.
I get asked a lot why Apple’s customers are so loyal. It’s not because they belong to the Church of Mac! That’s ridiculous.
I have a very optimistic view of individuals.
I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to come in and work with some of the most brilliant people in the world.
I’ll always stay connected with Apple. There may be a few years when I’m not there, but I’ll always come back.
I’m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart.
I’m sorry, it’s true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die.
I’m the only person I know who lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It’s very character-building.
I make 50 cents for showing up … and the other 50 cents is based on my performance.
I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend’s garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than me.
I think PCs are going to be like trucks. Less people will need them. And this is going to make some people uneasy.
I think right now it’s a battle for the mindshare of developers and for the mindshare of customers.
I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.
I used to say that Apple should be the Sony of this business, but in reality, I think Apple should be the Apple of this business.
I’ve always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products.
I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
If I knew in 1986 how much it was going to cost to keep Pixar going, I doubt if I would have bought the company.
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.
iMac is next year’s computer for $1,299, not last year’s computer for $999.
In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Innovation has nothing to do with how many R & D dollars you have.
It’s hard for them to tell you what they want when they’ve never seen anything remotely like it.
It’s hard to tell with these Internet startups if they’re really interested in building companies or if they’re just interested in the money.
It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.
It’s not about charisma and personality, it’s about results and products.
It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.
It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work.
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.
It’s very crude today, yet our Macintosh computer takes less power than a 100-watt bulb to run it and it can save you hours a day.
It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!
Japan is very interesting. Some people think it copies things. I don’t think that anymore. I think what they do is reinvent things.
Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.
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?’
Mac OS X Tiger will come out long before Longhorn.
Microsoft has had two goals in the last 10 years. One was to copy the Mac, and the other was to copy Lotus’ success in the spreadsheet.
Most people have no concept of how an automatic transmission works, yet they know how to drive a car.
My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.
No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share.
Nobody has tried to swallow us since I’ve been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.
Nothing makes my day more than getting a random email from someone talking about how cool the iPad is. That’s what keeps me going.
Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’.
Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
Our DNA is as a consumer company – for that individual customer who’s voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That’s who we think about.
Our friends up north spend over five billion dollars on research and development and all they seem to do is copy Google and Apple.
Our goal is to make the best devices in the world, not to be the biggest.
People are basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.
Pixar is the most technically advanced creative company; Apple is the most creatively advanced technical company.
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.