Steve Jobs Quotes

Steve Jobs (1955–2011) was an American entrepreneur, industrial designer, media proprietor, and investor.

He was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple; the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NEXT.

He is widely recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with his early business partner and fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.--Steve Jobs

THE MOST FAMOUS QUOTES BY STEVE JOBS.

Here is A selection of some of Steve Jobs most famous quotes. Steve Jobs quotes about Work, Leadership and Success and Innovation. Steve Jobs quotes on Passion. Quotes about Life, Death and Time by Steve Jobs. Top 10 Steve Jobs quotes.


Steve Jobs Quotes and Sayings

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


Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

― 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


You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.

― Steve Jobs


Don't let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.

― Steve Jobs


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


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.

― Steve Jobs


Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

― Steve Jobs


If you live each day as it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

― Steve Jobs


Sometimes life's going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


Details matter, it's worth waiting to get it right.

― Steve Jobs


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


People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.

― Steve Jobs


Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


Creativity is just connecting things.

― Steve Jobs


I've been rejected, but I am still in love.

― Steve Jobs


Think Different.

― Steve Jobs


Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

― Steve Jobs


The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again.

― 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.

― Steve Jobs


And the only way to do great work is to love what you do... Don't settle.

― Steve Jobs


The journey is the reward.

― Steve Jobs


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

― Steve Jobs


Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

― Steve Jobs


Some people say, "Give the customers what they want." But that's not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they're going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, "If I'd asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, 'A faster horse!'" People don't know what they want until you show it to them. That's why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page.

― Steve Jobs


Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking.

― Steve Jobs


My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.

― Steve Jobs


Things don't have to change the world to be important.

― Steve Jobs


Everything is important- that success is in the details.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


That's how I see business: great things in business are never done by one person, they're done by a team of people.

― Steve Jobs


When you're doing something for yourself, or your best friend or family, you're not going to cheese out. If you don't love something, you're not going to go the extra mile, work the extra weekend, challenge the status quo as much.

― Steve Jobs


We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life.

― Steve Jobs


You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog shit for frosting.

― Steve Jobs


Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.

― Steve Jobs


If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you'll be right.

― Steve Jobs


What we're doing here will send a giant ripple through the universe.

― Steve Jobs


We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?

― Steve Jobs


It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to to, We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.

― Steve Jobs


Your thoughts construct patterns like scaffolding in your mind. You are really etching chemical patterns. In most cases, people get stuck in those patterns, just like grooves in a record, and they never get out of them.

― Steve Jobs


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

― Steve Jobs


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 something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

― Steve Jobs


Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do.

― Steve Jobs


That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.

― Steve Jobs


What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.

― Steve Jobs


Pixar is seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

― Steve Jobs


I was in the parking lot, with the key in the car, and I thought to myself: If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman? I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she'd have dinner with me. She said yes, we walked into town, and we've been together ever since.

― Steve Jobs


Innovation is the only way to win.

― Steve Jobs


Creation is messy. You want genius, you get madness; two sides of the same coin.

― Steve Jobs


There's a temptation in our networked age to think that ideas can be developed by email and iChat. That's crazy. Creativity comes from spontaneous meetings, from random discussions. You run into someone, you ask what they're doing, you say ‘wow,’ and soon you're cooking up all sorts of ideas.

― Steve Jobs


If you live each day as if it were your last, someday you'll be right. Every morning I looked in the mirror and asked myself: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I do today?

― Steve Jobs


I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do.

― Steve Jobs


For most of my life, I've felt that there must be more to our existence than meets the eye. This is who I am, and you can't expect me to be someone I'm not.

― Steve Jobs


If you keep your eye on the profit, you're going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.

― Steve Jobs


I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over ten million dollars when I was 24, and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25 and... it wasn't that important — because I never did it for the money.

― Steve Jobs


Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures.

― Steve Jobs


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.

― Steve Jobs


Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.

― Steve Jobs


The axis today is not liberal and conservative, the axis is constructive-destructive.

― Steve Jobs


If you wanna hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to be run by ideas, not hierarchy. The best ideas have to win, otherwise good people don't stay.

― Steve Jobs


The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

― Steve Jobs


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

― Steve Jobs


I'd been rejected, but I was still in love, so I decided to start over.

― Steve Jobs


You can't look at the competition and say you're going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you're going to do it differently.

― Steve Jobs


Follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

― Steve Jobs


My favorite things in life don't cast any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

― Steve Jobs


It is in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough—it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.

― Steve Jobs


Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.

― Steve Jobs


It's like giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell -- about iTunes on Windows computers.

― Steve Jobs


We at Apple had forgotten who we were. One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.

― 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


Innovation is not about saying yes to everything. It's about saying NO to all but the most crucial features.

― Steve Jobs


Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer... because it teaches you how to think.

― Steve Jobs


Keep looking. Don't settle.

― Steve Jobs


We believe people with Passion CAN change the World for the Better.

― Steve Jobs


It places value on experience versus intellectual understanding. I saw a lot of people contemplating things but it didn't seem to lead to too many places. I got very interested in people who had discovered something more significant than an intellectual, abstract understanding.

― Steve Jobs


Great things in business are never done by one person,They are done by a team of people.

― Steve Jobs


Learn more and Know more.

― Steve Jobs


People who know what they are talking about don't need power Point.

― Steve Jobs


Don't let something that doesn't matter cause you to lose something that does.

― Steve Jobs


I think great artists and great engineers are similar, in that they both have a desire to express themselves. In fact some of the best people working on the original Mac were poets and musicians on the side.

― Steve Jobs


Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.

― Steve Jobs


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


Your time on this earth is limited, don't live someone else's life, live by your vision.

― Steve Jobs


We're just enthusiastic about what we do.

― Steve Jobs


Musicians play their instruments. I play the orchestra.

― Steve Jobs


Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.

― Steve Jobs


Stay hungry, stay foolish.

― Steve Jobs


Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well.

― Steve Jobs


Never let go of your appetite to go after new ideas, new experiences, and new adventures.

― Steve Jobs


It takes a lot of hard work to make something simple.

― Steve Jobs


My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.

― Steve Jobs


Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.

― Steve Jobs


Strategy is figuring out what not to do.

― Steve Jobs


The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

― Steve Jobs


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