10 best quotes by steve jobs

Arya MirManagement

Oct 11, 2011 (6 years and 13 days ago)

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Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple Company, who created the masterwork of iPhone, iPad, iPod, iMac and iTunes, has died on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 at the age of 56.


Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple Company, who created the masterwork of iPhone, iPad, iPod,
iMac and iTunes, has died on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 at the age of 56.



It was a sad day, and to remember the one of the most visionary and creative geniuses.

It is a
special way to look back again of his life and his most memorable quotes on technology, work,
life and death, and everything he shared.




The 10 Best Quotes by Steve Jobs


1.
O
n His Products

"
We
'
re just enthusiastic about what we do.
"

[Playboy,
Feb. 1, 1985]


"
Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. … One is
very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple
'
s been very fortunate
it
'
s been able to introduce a few of these into t
he world.
"

[Announcement of the iPhone, Jan. 9, 2007]


2. On
C
reativity and
I
nnovation

"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 som
ething. It seemed obvious to
them after a while. That
'
s because they were able to connect experiences they
'
ve had and
synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they
'
ve had more
experiences or they have thought more about thei
r experiences than other people.
"

[
Wired, February
19
96]


"
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.
"

[
Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998
]




3
.
On Technolo
gy

"These technologies can make life easier; can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You
may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support
groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs.

These things can profoundly
influence life. I
'
m not downplaying that.


But it
'
s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light


that it
'
s going to change
everything. Things don
'
t have to change the world to be important."
[Wired, Februar
y 1996]


4
.
On
D
esign

"
Design is the fundamental soul of a man
-
made creation that ends up expressing itself in
successive outer layers of the product or service.''

[
FORTUNE, 2000
]


"Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works."

[
NEW YORK
TIMES, 2003
]




5.

On His Competitors

"
The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. They have absolutely no taste. And I
don
'
t mean that in a small way, I mean that in a big way, in the sense that they don
'
t think of
original ideas, and they

don
'
t bring much culture into their products.
"


"
I am saddened, not by Microsoft
'
s success


I have no problem with their success. They
'
ve
earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really
third
-
rate produc
ts.
"

[Triumph of the Nerds, 1996
]


6.
On
C
ustomers

"You can't just ask the customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you
get it built, they'll want something new."


7.
On Business

"
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, May 25, 1993]




8
.

On Life

and
D
eath

"
It
'
s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
"

[1982, quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi
to Apple, 1987]


"
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.
"






"
Remembering that I
'
ll be d
ead soon is the most important tool I
'
ve ever encountered to help me
make the big choices in life. Because almost everything


all external expectations, all pride, all
fear of embarrassment or failure


these things just fall away in the face of death, le
aving 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.
"

[Stanford commencement speech, J
une 2005]


"
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.
"

[NBC Nightly News, May 2006]


"
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. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be,
because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life
'
s change agent. It clears out
the
old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now,
you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite
true.


"
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 alr
eady know what you truly want to become. Everything else is
secondary.
"

[Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]





9.
On

the Future

"
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 th
read 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.
[Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985]


"
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.
"

[Stanford commencement speech,

June 2005]


"
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 s
ettle. As with all matters of the heart, you
'
ll know when
you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So
keep looking until you find it. Don
'
t settle.
"

[Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]


10.

O
n
H
uman
B
eings

"
I
'
m an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are
really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals. As individuals, people are inherently
good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view

of people in groups. And I remain extremely
concerned when I see what
'
s happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in
the world. We don
'
t seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids.
"

[Wired, February 19
96]


Seeing these quotes, we get more familiar with th
is

inspiring

mentor. And we will never forget his
dramatic influence. Due to his innovative work, we could read
ebooks on iPad

as a great relish and
listenin
g to
music for iPad

in a easier and better way. The products he created have changed the
world, and his mind will affect more than one generation. Maybe we can know the great person
better through the words and s
entences he said on various occasions.