Steve Jobs Quotes

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


You have to trust in something–your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.


I would rather gamble on our vision than make a ‘me, too’ product.


Overnight success stories take a long time.


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.


Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers.


You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.


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.


We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.


To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.


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.


We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life.


I found that there were these incredibly great people at doing certain things, and you couldn’t replace one of these people with fifty average people.


Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.


These technologies can make life easier, can let us touch people we might not otherwise. You may have a child with a birth defect and be able to get in touch with other parents and support groups, get medical information, the latest experimental drugs. These things can profoundly influence life. I’m not downplaying that.


It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.


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.


Innovation means saying ‘no’ to a thousand things.


Once IBM gains control of a market sector, they almost always stop innovation. They prevent innovation from happening.


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


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, and challenge the status quo as much.


Shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.