Steve Jobs Quotes

On this page you can find the TOP of Steve Jobs's best quotes! We hope you will find some sayings from Entrepreneur Steve Jobs's in our collection, which will inspire you to new achievements! There are currently 586 quotes on this page collected since February 24, 1955! Share our collection of quotes with your friends on social media so that they can find something to inspire them!
  • Focus does not mean saying yes, it means saying no.

    "Steve Jobs, 1955 – 2011" by Steven Levy, www.wired.com. October 5, 2011.
  • My job is to make the whole executive team good enough to be successors, so that's what I try to do.

    "Steve Jobs speaks out", archive.fortune.com.
  • 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.

  • The reason we wouldn't make a seven-inch tablet isn't because we don't want to hit a price point, it's because we don't think you can make a great tablet with a seven-inch screen.

    "Steve Jobs: why Android isn't open, and we won't build a 7" iPad" by Charles Arthur, www.theguardian.com. October 19, 2010.
  • People say sometimes, "You work in the fastest-moving industry in the world." I don't feel that way. I think I work in one of the slowest. It seems to take forever to get anything done.

    Source: www.rollingstone.com
  • I dropped out of Reed College [Portland, Oregon] after the first six months, but then stayed around as a drop-in for another 18 months or so before I really quit. So why did I drop out?

    Stanford commencement address, www.theguardian.com. June 2005.
  • I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.

    "The Seed of Apple's Innovation". Bloomberg interview, www.bloomberg.com. October 12, 2004.
  • I hate it when people call themselves 'entrepreneurs' when what they're really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell of go public, so they can cash in and move on. They're unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in business.

    "Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs". Interview With David Sheff, reprints.longform.org. February 1985.
  • It 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.

    Steve Jobs (0101). “Motivating Thoughts of Steve Jobs”, p.57, Prabhat Prakashan
  • After all the statistics and calculations are formulated, the one element that breathes life into marketing is good design.

  • Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. It's very fortunate if you can work on just one of these in your career. ... Apple's been very fortunate in that it's introduced a few of these.

    "Apple unveils cell phone, Apple TV". www.nbcnews.com. January 1, 2007.
  • Click. Boom. Amazing!

    Steve Jobs (0101). “Motivating Thoughts of Steve Jobs”, p.31, Prabhat Prakashan
  • digital hub (center of our universe) is moving from PC to cloud - PC now just another client alongside iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, ... - Apple is in danger of hanging on to old paradigm too long (innovator's dilemma) - Google and Microsoft are further along on the technology, but haven't quite figured it out yet - tie all of our products together, so we further lock customers into our ecosystem

  • In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we've chosen to do this, so let's make it great.

  • We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.

    "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires". PBS Documentary, 1996.
  • Coming back to America was, for me, much more of a culture shock than going to India. The people in the Indian countryside don't use their intellect like we do, they use their intuition instead, and their intuition is far more developed than in the rest of the world. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect in my opinion. That's had a big impact on my work.

  • Whatever you do, you must never let the voice in your head control the brain in your heart.

  • You know, you keep on innovating, you keep on making better stuff. And if you always want the latest and greatest, then you have to buy a new iPod at least once a year.

    "Steve Jobs on Innovation". Interview With Brian Williams, www.nbclearn.com. October 06, 2011.
  • Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes's or Porsche's in the automotive market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?

  • The HD revolution is over, it happened. HD won. Everybody wants HD.

    Steve Jobs keynote at the Apple Special Event, September 1, 2010.
  • The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.

  • Do your best at every job. Don't sleep! Success generates more success so be hungry for it. Hire good people with a passion for excellence.

  • There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.

  • Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you.

    Commencement Address at Stanford University, delivered 12 June 2005, Palo Alto, CA
  • My mother taught me to read before I went to school, so I was pretty bored in school, and I turned into a little terror. You should have seen us in third grade. We basically destroyed our teacher. We would let snakes loose in the classroom and explode bombs.

    "Playboy Interview: Steve Jobs". Interview With David Sheff, reprints.longform.org. February 1985.
  • We've gone through the operating system and looked at everything and asked how can we simplify this and make it more powerful at the same time.

    "Mac OS X Beta Arrives", abcnews.go.com.
  • Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it's this veneer - that the designers are handed this box and told, 'Make it look good!' That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

    "The Guts of a New Machine" by Rob Walker, www.nytimes.com. November 30, 2003.
  • We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That’s how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing.

  • To have your whole music library with you at all times is a quantum leap in listening to music. How do we possibly do this?

  • You go to your TV to turn your brain off. You go to the computer when you want to turn your brain on.

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    Steve Jobs

    • Born: February 24, 1955
    • Died: October 5, 2011
    • Occupation: Entrepreneur