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Steve Jobs Quotes

"The day I was born songs were on records, phones were tied down, computers needed rooms and the web was fiction. Change the world. You can." ~ Steve Jobs


"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 other's 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


"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


"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." ~ 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



"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. The design of the Mac wasn’t what it looked like, although that was part of it. Primarily, it was how it worked. To design something really well, you have to get it. You have to really grok what it’s all about. It takes a passionate commitment to really thoroughly understand something, chew it up, not just quickly swallow it. Most people don’t take the time to do that." ~ Steve Jobs


"The problem with the Internet startup craze isn't that too many people are starting companies; it's that too many people aren't sticking with it." ~ Steve Jobs


"You can't just ask 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


"A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets." ~ 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. 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


"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


"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


"The people who are doing the work are he moving force behind the Mac. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay." ~ 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


"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower." ~ Steve Jobs


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Steve Jobs Quotes

"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. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.
Unfortunately, that’s too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences.
So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem.
The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have." ~ 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. 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


"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


"The best way to think of the Web is as a direct-to-customer distribution channel, whether it's for information or commerce. It bypasses all middlemen. And, it turns out, there are a lot of middlepersons in this society. And they generally tend to slow things down, muck things up, and make things more expensive. The elimination of them is going to be profound." ~ Steve Jobs


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


"When you’re young, you look at television and think, There’s a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that’s not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That’s a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It’s the truth." ~ Steve Jobs


"I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance." ~ 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


"None of us are as creative as all of us." ~ Steve Jobs


"The people, who are crazy to think they can change the world, are the ones how do." ~ Steve Jobs


"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." ~ Steve Jobs


"Don't be afraid, you can do it." ~ Steve Jobs


"A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them." ~ 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



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"Curing homosexuality? There's not an app for that." ~ Steve Jobs


"Please don't cover the camera on your Mac. That makes it harder for us to see." ~ Steve Jobs


"I may not be following you on Twitter, but if you have an iPhone..." ~ Steve Jobs


"Don't want your iPhone to secretly track your every move? Just remove the battery. …Oh, wait." ~ Steve Jobs


"I dressed as Moses for Halloween and used two iPads as tablets. "Thou shalt not steal music."" ~ Steve Jobs


"Board meetings at Apple start two hours early because we're always ahead of our time." ~ Steve Jobs


"The secret to a good marriage? Multi-touch." ~ Steve Jobs


"Am I from the future? Yes." ~ Steve Jobs


"The tablet's target market is young, unmarried men. Hence, the Bachelor iPad." ~ Steve Jobs



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