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  • 1.25 ofSteve JobssBest Quotes

2. I think if you do somethingand it turns out pretty good,then you should go dosomething else wonderful,not dwell on it for too long.Just figure out whats next. 3. I want to put a ding in the universe. 4. Quality is moreimportant thanquantity. One homerun is much betterthan two doubles. 5. Its more fun to be a pirate than tojoin the navy. -1985 6. We think the Mac will sell zillions, but wedidnt build the Mac for anybody else. Webuilt it for ourselvesWe just wanted tobuild the best thing we could build. -1985 7. Ive always wanted to own andcontrol the primary technology ineverything we do. 8. Im the only person I know thats lost aquarter of a billion dollars in one year.... Itsvery character-building. 9. The most compelling reason for most people to buy acomputer for the home will be to link it to a nationwidecommunications network. Were just in the beginningstages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough formost peopleas remarkable as the telephone. -1985 10. Im convinced that about half of what separatesthe successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. 11. Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&Ddollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac,IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D.Its not about money. Its about the people you have,how youre led, and how much you get it. 12. Every once in a while arevolutionary product comesalong that changes everything. 13. Do you want to spend the rest of your lifeselling sugared water or do you want a chanceto change the world? 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. The only problemwith Microsoft isthey just have notaste. They haveabsolutely notastethey dontthink of originalideas, and theydont bring muchculture into theirproducts. 16. Some peoplearent used toanenvironmentwhereexcellence isexpected. 17. We dont get a chance to do that many things,and every one should be really excellent.Because this is our life. 18. When youre a carpentermaking a beautiful chest ofdrawers, youre not going to usea piece of plywood on the back,even though it faces the walland nobody will ever see it.Youll know its there, so youregoing 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. It takes these very simple-minded instructions-Go fetch a number, add itto this number, put theresult there, perceive if itsgreater than this othernumberbut executes them at arate of, lets say, 1,000,000per second. At 1,000,000per second, the resultsappear to be magic. -1985 20. We made the buttons on the screen look so goodyoull want to lick them. 21. Being the richest man in the cemeterydoesnt matter to meGoing to bed at nightsaying weve done somethingwonderfulthats what matters to me. -1993 22. Sometimeswhen youinnovate, youmake mistakes. Itis best to admitthem quickly, andget on withimproving yourotherinnovations. 23. Innovation distinguishes betweena leader and a follower. 24. You have to trust insomething yourgut, destiny, life,karma, whatever.This approach hasnever let me down,and it has made allthe difference in mylife. -2005 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 wouldnt be a party, but thereare really capable people at Apple. My job is tomake the whole executive team good enough to besuccessors, so thats what I try to do. 26. Ill always stay connected with Apple. I hope thatthroughout my life Ill 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 Im not there,but Ill always come back. -1985 27. A new chapter begins 28. Share this with your friends