Best Steve Jobs Quotes

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Best Steve Jobs Quotes
Best Steve Jobs Quotes

Life

 

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

 

 

“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.”

 

 

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. 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.”

 

 

“One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.”

 

 

“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.”

 

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.”

 

 

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

 

 

“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. 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.”

 

 

Creativity, design, and innovation

 

“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.”

 

“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. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

 

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

 

“Older people sit down and ask, ‘What is it?’ but the boy asks, ‘What can I do with it?’ “

 

 

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing that 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 as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

 

 

“And it [innovation] 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.”

 

Business

 

 

“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

 

 

“Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing. Picasso had a saying: 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.”

 

 

“Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do. That’s true for companies and it’s true for products.”

 

 

“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.”

 

 

“The system is that there is no system. That doesn’t mean we don’t have a process. Apple is a very disciplined company, and we have great processes. But that’s not what it’s about. The process makes you more efficient.”

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