Sensational Quotes for Smart People

 

Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

for Smart People 

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotations by Steve Jobs

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
— Steve Jobs

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

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

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

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. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About 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 people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
— Steve Jobs

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…  It's very character building.
— Steve Jobs

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

Remembering that I'll be dead 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, leaving only what is truly important.
— Steve Jobs

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

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.
— Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement Address, 2005

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
— Steve Jobs

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Job

I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.
— Steve Jobs

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

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.
— Steve Jobs

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs

My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.
— Steve Jobs

Second Top-10 List of Sensational

Steve Jobs Quotations

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

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.
— Steve Jobs

#2 of Top-10 Sensational  Steve Jobs Quotes

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.
— Steve Jobs

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

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.
— Steve Jobs

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
— Steve Jobs

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste. 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 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 products.
— Steve Jobs, 1996

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

Things don’t have to change the world to be important.
— Steve Jobs, Wired, 1996

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

I want to put a ding in the universe.
— Steve Jobs

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Steve Jobs Quotes

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.
— Steve Jobs

#9 of Top-10 Steve Jobs Quotes

I mean, some people say, "Oh, God, if [Jobs] got run over by a bus, Apple would be in trouble." And, you know, I think it wouldn’t be a party, but there are really capable people at Apple. My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that’s what I try to do.
— Steve Jobs

#10 of Top-10 Steve Jobs Quotes

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. 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.
— Steve Jobs, at Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

More Sensational Quotes by Steve Jobs 

for Smart People

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!.
— The famous last words of Steve Jobs

When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is; are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself.
Steve Jobs

That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex.
— Steve Jobs

Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works.
— Steve Jobs

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.
— Steve Jobs

We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It's pretty great.
— Steve Jobs (Keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Development Conference, 2004)
 

Nobody has tried to swallow us since I've been here. I think they are afraid how we would taste.
— Steve Jobs

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.
— Steve Jobs

Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea..
— Steve Jobs in Business Week magazine

People from technology don't understand the creative process that these companies go through to make their products, and they don't appreciate how hard it is. And the creative companies don't appreciate how creative technology is; they think it's just something you buy. And so there is a gulf of understanding between the two of them.
— Steve Jobs, Wall Street Journal

We tried to make something much more holistic and simple. 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.
— Steve Jobs, Newsweek

It’s rare that you see an artist in his 30s or 40s able to really contribute something amazing.
— Steve Jobs, in Playboy interview

We made the buttons on the screen look so good you’ll want to lick them.
— Steve Jobs, Fortune magazine 

Picasso had a saying. He said, 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.’ And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
— Steve Jobs, in PBS’s "Triumph of the Nerds, 1996

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 thread 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.
— Steve Jobs

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.
— Steve Jobs

Unfortunately, people are not rebelling against Microsoft. They don’t know any better.
— Steve Jobs

In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.
— Steve Jobs, in Fortune magazine

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.
— Steve Jobs

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. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.
— Steve Jobs

Look at the design of a lot of consumer products — they're really complicated surfaces. We tried to make something much more holistic and simple. 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. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.
— Steve Jobs, Newsweek, 2006
 

 

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