Steve Jobs Quotes & Wallpapers

Steve Jobs
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If you want it, you can fly, you just have to trust you a lot. Steve Jobs

We're not going to be the first to this party, but we're going to be the best. Steve Jobs

When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They'll want to do what's best for Apple, not what's best for them, what's best for Steve, or anybody else. Steve Jobs

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. Steve Jobs

Making an enduring company was both harder and more important than making a great product. Steve Jobs

Strategy is figuring out what not to do. Steve Jobs

Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Steve Jobs

If you define the problem correctly, you almost have the solution. Steve Jobs

Your time on this earth is limited, don't live someone else's life, live by your vision. Steve Jobs

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Steve Jobs

We had nothing to lose and everything to gain. Steve Jobs

Don't just live a life; build one. Steve Jobs

To go forward you have to leave something behind Steve Jobs

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come Steve Jobs

John Sculley ruined Apple and he ruined it by bringing a set of values to the top of Apple which were corrupt and corrupted some of the top people who were there, drove out some of the ones who were not corruptible, and brought in more corrupt ones and paid themselves collectively tens of millions of dollars and cared more about their own glory and wealth than they did about what built Apple in the first place which was making great computers for people to use. Steve Jobs

We had the hardware expertise, the industrial design expertise and the software expertise, including iTunes. One of the biggest insights we have was that we decided not to try to manage your music library on the iPod, but to manage it in iTunes. Other companies tried to do everything on the device itself and made it so complicated that it was useless. Steve Jobs

[My teacher] basically bribed me back into learning with candy and money and what was really remarkable was before very long I had such a respect for her that it sort of re-ignited my desire to learn. Steve Jobs

The Macintosh was supposed to be the computer for people that just wanted to use a computer without having to learn how to use one. Steve Jobs

In order to learn how to do something well, you have to fail sometimes. In order to fail, there has to be a measurement system. And that's the problem with most philanthropy - there's no measurement system. You give somebody some money to do something and most of the time you can really never measure whether you failed or succeeded in your judgment of that person or his ideas or their implementation. 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

I'm as proud of what we don't do as I am of what we do. Steve Jobs

the best innovation is sometimes the company, the way you organize the company Steve Jobs

My philosophy is that everything starts with a great product. Steve Jobs

If you don't cannibalize yourself, someone else will. Steve Jobs

When companies get bigger they try to replicate their success. But they assume their magic came from process. They try to use processes to substitute content. Steve Jobs

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

Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently - they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve Jobs

Taking LSD was a profound experience, one of the most important things in my life. LSD shows you that there"s? another side to the coin, and you ca' remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important-creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could. Steve Jobs

The mark of an innovative company is not only that it comes up with new ideas first, but also that it knows how to leapfrog when it finds itself behind. Steve Jobs

We believe people with Passion CAN change the World for the Better." -Steve Jobs Steve Jobs

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, challenge the status quo as much. Steve Jobs

I was in the parking lot, with the key in the car, and I thought to myself: If this is my last night on earth, would I rather spend it at a business meeting or with this woman? I ran across the parking lot, asked her if she'd have dinner with me. She said yes, we walked into town, and we've been together ever since. Steve Jobs

The lunatics have taken over the asylum and we can do anything we want. Steve Jobs

Ask for feedback from people with diverse backgrounds. Each one will tell you one useful thing. If you're at the top of the chain, sometimes people won't give you honest feedback because they're afraid. In this case, disguise yourself, or get feedback from other sources. Steve Jobs

Start small, think big. Do' worry about too many things at once. Take a handful of simple things to begin with, and then progress to more complex ones. Think about not just tomorrow, but the future. Put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs

When you're in a startup, the first ten people will determine whether the company succeeds or not. Steve Jobs

Be ready to catch the ball when it is thrown by life. Steve Jobs

It's very simple: The more successful you are, the more you'll earn. But if you're not successful, you will not earn a dime. Steve Jobs

Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well. Steve Jobs

There's nothing that makes my day more than getting an e-mail from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the UK and tells me the story about how it's the coolest product they've ever brought home in their lives. That's what keeps me going. Steve Jobs

Insanely Great! Steve Jobs

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

I was worth about over a million dollars when I was twenty-three and over ten million dollars when I was twenty-four, and over a hundred million dollars when I was twenty-five and it wasn't that important because I never did it for the money. Steve Jobs

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. Steve Jobs

So Mac OS X is cross-platform by design, right from the very beginning. So Mac OS X is singing on Intel processors, and I'd just like to show you right now. As a matter of fact... this system I've been using here... Let go have a look... So.. we've been running on an Intel machine all morning. Steve Jobs

I'd say we [Apple Inc.] are the most creative of the technology companies and definitely the most artist-friendly. Almost everyone in the music business uses a Mac and everyone has an iPod. Steve Jobs

We're not a media company. We don't own media. We don't own music. We don't own films or television. We're not a media company. We're just Apple. Steve Jobs

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

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? Steve Jobs

The desktop metaphor was invented because one, you were a stand-alone device, and two, you had to manage your own storage. That's a very big thing in a desktop world. And that may go away. You may not have to manage your own storage. You may not store much before too long. Steve Jobs

Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation. Steve Jobs

The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased. Microsoft dominates with very little innovation. That's over. Apple lost. The desktop market has entered the dark ages, and it's going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly for the rest of this decade. Steve Jobs

There's no other company that could make a MacBook Air and the reason is that not only do we control the hardware, but we control the operating system. And it is the intimate interaction between the operating system and the hardware that allows us to do that. There is no intimate interaction between Windows and a Dell notebook. Steve Jobs

Your customers don't care about you. They don't care about your product or service. They care about themselves, their dreams, their goals. Now, they will care much more if you help them reach their goals, and to do that, you must understand their goals, as well as their needs and deepest desires. Steve Jobs

I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year. It's very character-building. 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

I naively chose a college that was almost as expensive as Stanford, and all of my working-class parents savings were being spent on my college tuition. After six months I couldn't see the value in it. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was going to help me figure it out. Steve Jobs

You should never go to a meeting or make a telephone call without a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve. Steve Jobs

Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. Steve Jobs

The most important decisions you make are not the things you do, but the things you decide not to do. Steve Jobs

You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. Steve Jobs

I just had a romance that I really care about, a lot-I mean, a lot-go up in smoke. Because of the stress, and the sort of other woman that Macintosh is. Steve Jobs

We limit how much technology our kids use at home. Steve Jobs

I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete. Steve Jobs

I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If that was the case, Microsoft would have great products. Steve Jobs

I'd like the people teaching my kids to be good enough that they could get a job at the company I work for, making a hundred thousand dollars a year. Why should they work at a school for thirty-five to forty thousand dollars if they could get a job here at a hundred thousand dollars a year? Steve Jobs

The minute I dropped out I could stop taking the required classes that didn't interest me, and begin dropping in on the ones that looked interesting. Steve Jobs

The world doesn't need another Dell or Compaq. Steve Jobs

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