Steve Jobs Quotes

Famous Quotes of Steve Jobs

Introduction,

Steve Jobs was an American entrepreneur, inventor, and technology pioneer, best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. He was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco, California, and was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, a middle-class couple from Mountain View, California.

Jobs showed an early interest in electronics and technology, and he attended Homestead High School in Cupertino, California, where he met Steve Wozniak, who would later become his business partner. After graduating, Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after six months.

In 1976, Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple Inc. in Jobs’ garage, with the aim of creating personal computers that were user-friendly and accessible to the masses. The company became a huge success, and Jobs went on to launch several iconic products, such as the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.

Despite his success, Jobs’ tenure at Apple was not without controversy. He was fired from the company in 1985 but returned in 1997 and led Apple to new heights of success.

Jobs’ health began to decline in the early 2000s, and he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003. He underwent treatment but eventually succumbed to the disease on October 5, 2011, at the age of 56.

Jobs’ impact on the technology industry is immeasurable, and his legacy continues to influence and inspire entrepreneurs and innovators around the world.

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.


I want to put a ding in the universe.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.

Steve Jobs Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes


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


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


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


I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I’ve done that sort of thing in my life, but I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes.


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


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


I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.


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.

Steve Jobs Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes


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.


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


I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I don’t. It’s the great mystery.


I want to make a dent in the universe.


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.


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


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.

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.

Steve Jobs Quotes
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.


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


We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.


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.


Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.


It’s not the tools that you have faith in – tools are just tools. They work, or they don’t work. It’s the people you have faith in or not.


I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from non-successful ones is pure perseverance.


We’re just enthusiastic about what we do.

Steve Jobs Quotes
Steve Jobs Quotes


In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains and the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design.


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


Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.


It’s not the customer’s job to know what they want.


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? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.


Your work is going to be a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.


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


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.