Here is an ultimate collection of the 200+ most famous Jobs quotes on life, work, success, innovation, technology, death, and more.

Steve Jobs was an American inventor, industrial designer, investor, media proprietor, and technology visionary. Steve was a co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of Apple Computer. 

Steve created innovative Apple products, including iPod, iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers, which completely disrupted the entire tech industry (for the better).

To this day Apple creates powerful products that take technologies to the next level.

Below are some of the best Steve Jobs quotes that will bring out your true entrepreneurial mindset.

Let’s dive right in.

Best Steve Jobs Quotes of All Time

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

“I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” – Steve Jobs

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

“The hardest thing when you think about focusing. You think focusing is about saying “Yes.” No. Focusing is about saying “No.” And when you say “No,” you piss off people.” – Steve Jobs

“Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m as proud of what we don’t do as I am of what we do.” – Steve Jobs

“I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t get hung up on who owns the idea. Pick the best one, and let’s go.” – Steve Jobs

“We do no market research. We don’t hire consultants. We just want to make great products.” – Steve Jobs

“I think all of us need to be on guard against arrogance which knocks at the door whenever you’re successful.” – Steve Jobs

“The Lisa people wanted to do something great. And the Mac people want to do something insanely great. The difference shows.” – Steve Jobs

“I always advise people – Don’t wait! Do something when you are young, when you have nothing to lose, and keep that in mind.” – Steve Jobs

“We he had everything to gain. And we figured even if we crash and burn, and lose everything, the experience will have been worth ten times the cost.” – Steve Jobs

“The most precious thing that we all have with us is time.” – Steve Jobs

“We are very careful about what features we add because we can’t take them away.” – Steve Jobs

“The really great person will keep on going and find the key, underlying principle of the problem, and come up with a beautiful elegant solution that works.” – Steve Jobs

“On the blue box: That was what we learned: was that us, too, we didn’t know much. We could build a little thing that could control a giant thing and that was an incredible lesson.” – Steve Jobs

Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

“Don’t take it all too seriously. If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.” – Steve Jobs

“There is a tremendous amount of craftsmanship between a great idea and a great product.” – Steve Jobs

“One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are.” – Steve Jobs

“We were really working fourteen-to-eighteen-hour days, seven days a week. For like, two years, three years. That was our life. But we loved it, we were young, and we could do it.” – Steve Jobs

“You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” – Steve Jobs

“People judge you on your performance, so focus on the outcome. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Motivational Quotes

“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

“I think the things you regret most in life are the things you didn’t do.” – Steve Jobs

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?” – Steve Jobs

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

“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

“I’m actually as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done.” –Steve Jobs

“I don’t care about being right. I care about success and doing the right thing.” –Steve Jobs

“You have to believe that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” –Steve Jobs

“The products suck! There’s no sex in them anymore!” –Steve Jobs

“For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” –Steve Jobs

“Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” –Steve Jobs

“I do not adopt softness towards others because I want to make them better.” –Steve Jobs

“If you don’t love it, you’re going to fail.” –Steve Jobs

“You can build your own things that other people can use. And once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” –Steve Jobs

“In the broadest context, the goal is to seek enlightenment – however you define it.” –Steve Jobs

“Ultimately, it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you’re doing.” –Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Inspirational Quotes

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

“Creativity is just connecting things.” – 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

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” – 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.” – 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

“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

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – 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

“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” – Steve Jobs

“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Job Quotes about Success

“My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better.” – Steve Jobs

“Let’s go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs

“Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing.” – Steve Jobs

“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one 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.” – Steve Jobs

“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 and karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – 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

“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

“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

“You know, my main reaction to this money thing is that it’s humorous, all the attention to it, because it’s hardly the most insightful or valuable thing that’s happened to me.” – Steve Jobs

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person, they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” – Steve Jobs

“I never did it for the money.” – Steve Jobs

“The journey is the reward.” – Steve Jobs

“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about you don’t have to be pushed, the vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” – Steve Jobs

“There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

“Think different.” – Steve Jobs

“If you haven’t found what you want to do yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” – Steve Jobs

“Design is not just how it looks and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobs

“People who know what they’re talking about don’t need Powerpoint.” – Steve Jobs

“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m convinced that half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Business

“You should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last.” – Steve Jobs

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs

“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” – Steve Jobs

“Management is about persuading people to do things they do not want to, while leadership is about inspiring people to do things they never thought they could.” – Steve Jobs

“A brand is simply trust.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m a tool builder. That’s how I think of myself. I want to build really good tools that I know in my gut and my heart will be valuable. And then, whatever happens, is… you can’t really predict exactly what will happen, but you can feel the direction that we’re going. And that’s about as close as you can get. Then you just standback  and get out of the way, and these things take on a life of their own.” – Steve Jobs

On starting Apple with Steve Wozniak: “We worked hard, and in 10 years Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a 2 billion company with over 4000 employees.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m a long-term kind of person.” – Steve Jobs

“Fortunately, my training has been in doing things that take a long time. You know? I was at Apple 10 years. I would have preferred to be there the rest of my life. So I’m a long-term kind of person.” – Steve Jobs

“I have been trained to think in units of time that are measured in several years. With what I’ve chosen to do with my life, you know, even a small thing takes a few years. To do anything of magnitude takes at least five years, more likely seven or eight. Rightfully or wrongfully, that’s how I think.” – Steve Jobs

“I remember many late nights coming out of the Mac building when I would have the most incredibly powerful feelings about my life.” – Steve Jobs

“My dream is that every person in the world will have their own Apple computer. To do that, we’ve got to be a great marketing company.” – Steve Jobs

“I’ll tell you what our goal is: our goal is to make the best personal computers in the world and to make products we are proud to sell and recommend to our family and friends, and, we want to do that at the lowest price we can.” – Steve Jobs

“None of the really bright people I knew in college went into politics. They all sensed that, in terms of making a change in the world, politics wasn’t the place to be in the late Sixties and Seventies. All of them are in business now, which is funny, because they were the same people who trekked off to India or who tried in one way or another to find some sort of truth about life.” – Steve Jobs

“I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on.” – Steve Jobs

“If you are willing to work hard and ask lots of questions, you can learn business pretty fast.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes on Startups

“We used to dream about this stuff. Now we get to build it. It’s pretty great.” – Steve Jobs

“I think this is the start of something really big. Sometimes that first step is the hardest one, and we’ve just taken it.” – Steve Jobs

“The smallest company in the world can look as large as the largest company on the web.” – Steve Jobs

“One of the keys to Apple is Apple’s an incredibly collaborative company. You know how many committees we have at Apple? Zero. We have no committees. We are organized like a start-up. One person’s in charge of iPhone OS software, one person’s in charge of Mac hardware, one person’s in charge of iPhone hardware engineering, another person’s in charge of worldwide marketing, another person’s in charge of operations. We are organized like a startup. We are the biggest startup on the planet.” – Steve Jobs

“Another priority was to make Apple more entrepreneurial and startup-like. So we immediately reorganized, drastically narrowed the product line, and changed compensation for senior managers so they get a lot of stock but no cash bonuses. The upshot is that the place feels more like a young company.” – Steve Jobs

“But it’s a disservice to constantly put things in this radical new light – that it’s going to change everything. Things don’t have to change the world to be important.” – Steve Jobs

“We are aware that we are doing something significant. We’re here at the beginning of it and we’re able to shape how it goes.” – Steve Jobs

“No, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here.” – Steve Jobs

“Most of the time, we’re taking things. Neither you nor I made the clothes we wear; we don’t make the food or grow the foods we eat; we use a language that was developed by other people; we use another society’s mathematics. Very rarely do we get a chance to put something back into that pool. I think we have that opportunity now.” – Steve Jobs

“Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future.” – Steve Jobs

“We’re trying to use the swiftness and creativity in a younger-style company, and yet bring to bear the tremendous resources of a company the size of Apple to do large projects that you could never handle at a startup.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s hard to tell with these Internet startups if they’re really interested in building companies or if they’re just interested in the money. I can tell you, though: If they don’t really want to build a company, they won’t luck into it. That’s because it’s so hard that if you don’t have a passion, you’ll give up.” – Steve Jobs

“Apple is built on refugees from other companies. These are the extremely bright individual contributors who were troublemakers at other companies.” – Steve Jobs

“We have wonderful arguments. […] If you want to hire great people and have them stay working for you, you have to let them make a lot of decisions and you have to, you have to be run by ideas, not hierarchy. The best ideas have to win, otherwise, good people don’t stay.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Leadership & Management

“My job is to say when something sucks rather than sugarcoat it.” – Steve Jobs

“What I’m best at doing is finding a group of talented people and making things with them.” – Steve Jobs

“What I do all day, is meet with teams of people, and work on ideas, and solve problems, to make new products, to make new marketing programs, whatever it is.” – Steve Jobs

“The greatest people are self-managing – they don’t need to be managed. Once they know what to do, they’ll go figure out how to do it. What they need is a common vision. And that’s what leadership is: [h]aving a vision; being able to articulate that so the people around you can understand it; and getting a consensus on a common vision.” – Steve Jobs

“Somebody once told me, “Manage the top line, and the bottom line will follow.” What’s the top line? It’s things like, why are we doing this in the first place? What’s our strategy? What are customers saying? How responsive are we? Do we have the best products and the best people? Those are the kind of questions you have to focus on.” – Steve Jobs

“We’ve got 25,000 people at Apple. About 10,000 of them are in the stores. And my job is to work with sort of the top 100 people, that’s what I do. That doesn’t mean they’re all vice presidents. Some of them are just key individual contributors.” – Steve Jobs

“When a good idea comes, you know, part of my job is to move it around, just see what different people think, get people talking about it, argue with people about it, get ideas moving among that group of 100 people, get different people together to explore different aspects of it quietly, and, you know – just explore things.” – Steve Jobs

“Companies, as they grow to become multi-billion-dollar entities, somehow lose their vision. They insert lots of layers of middle management between the people running the company and the people doing the work. They no longer have an inherent feel or a passion about the products.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“My job is to pull things together from different parts of the company and clear the ways and get the resources for the key projects. And to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better, coming up with more aggressive visions of how it could be.” – Steve Jobs

“On why he is brutal to most colleagues: I’m brutally honest, because the price of admission to being in the room with me is I get to tell you your full of shit if you’re full of shit, and you get to say to me I’m full of shit, and we have some rip-roaring fights. And that keeps the B players, the bozos, from larding the organization, only the A players survive. And the people who do survive, say, ‘Yeah, he was rough.’ They say things even worse than ‘He cut in line in front of me,’ but they say, ‘This was the greatest ride I’ve ever had, and I would not give it up for anything’.” – Steve Jobs

“On meetings: We don’t have a lot of process at Apple, but that’s one of the few things we do just to all stay on the same page.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Innovation

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.” –Steve Jobs

“Innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. It’s ad hoc meetings of six people called by someone who thinks he has figured out the coolest new thing ever and who wants to know what other people think of his idea.” – Steve Jobs

“We are inventing the future,” [Jobs told a job applicant]. “Think about surfing on the front edge of a wave. It’s really exhilarating. Now think about dog-paddling at the tail end of that wave. It wouldn’t be anywhere near as much fun. Come down here and make a dent in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“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. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” –Steve Jobs

“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. And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out okay…The minute I dropped out I [began] dropping in on the [classes] that looked interesting… I learned about serif and sans serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating.” – Steve Jobs

“My self-identity does not revolve around being a businessman, though I recognize that is what I do. I think of myself more as a person who builds neat things. I like building neat things. I like making tools that are useful to people. I like working with very bright people. I like interacting in the world of ideas, though somehow those ideas have to be tied to some physical reality. One of the things I like the most is dropping a new idea on a bunch of incredibly smart and talented people and then letting them work it out themselves. I like all of that very, very much.” –Steve Jobs

“Even if we lose our money, we’ll have a company,” Jobs told Steve Wozniak early on, in the mid-1970s. “For once in our lives, we’ll have a company.” – Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

“I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success. You’ll find a lot of people that will tell you I had a very strong opinion, and they presented evidence to the contrary and five minutes later I changed my mind. I don’t mind being wrong, and I’ll admit that I’m wrong a lot. It doesn’t really matter to me too much. What matters to me is that we do the right thing.” – Steve Jobs

“You think, well, focusing is saying yes. No, focusing is about saying no. Focusing is about saying no. And you’ve got to say no, no, no. When you say no, you piss off people.” – Steve Jobs

“Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right.” – Steve Jobs

“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.” –Steve Jobs

“Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water or do you want a chance to change the world?” – Steve Jobs

“I contribute ideas, sure. Why would I be there if I didn’t?” – Steve Jobs

“We attract a different kind of person – a person who doesn’t want to wait five or ten years to have someone take a giant risk on him or her. Someone who really wants to get a little over his head and make a little dent in the universe.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s very easy to take credit for the thinking. The doing is more concrete. But somebody, it’s very easy to say “Oh, I thought of these three years ago”. But usually when you dig a little deeper, you find that the people that really did it were also the people that really worked through the hard intellectual problems as well.” – Steve Jobs

“The people that have really made the contributions have been the thinkers and the doers.” – Steve Jobs

“The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person.” – Steve Jobs

“Leonardo [da Vinci] was the artist but he also mixed all his own paints. He also was a fairly good chemist. He knew about pigments, knew about human anatomy. And combining all of those skills together, the art and the science, the thinking and the doing, was what resulted in the exceptional result.” – Steve Jobs

“Actually, making an insanely great product has a lot to do with the process of making the product, how you learn things and adopt new ideas and throw out old ideas.” – Steve Jobs

“You always have to keep pushing to innovate. Dylan could have sung protest songs forever and probably made a lot of money, but he didn’t. He had to move on, and when he did, by going electric in 1965, he alienated a lot of people. His 1966 Europe tour was his greatest. The Beatles were the same way. They kept evolving, moving, refining their art. That’s what I’ve always tried to do – keep moving. Otherwise, as Dylan says, if you are not busy being born, you’re busy dying.” – Steve Jobs

“The people who go to see our movies are trusting us with something very important – their time and their imagination. So in order to respect that trust, we have to keep changing; we have to challenge ourselves and try to surprise our audiences with something new every time.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy.” – Steve Jobs

“You can’t go out and ask people, you know, what the next big thing is. There’s a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, ‘If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse’.” – Steve Jobs

“The theme of the campaign is ‘Think different’. It’s honoring the people who think different, and who move this world forward.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Technology

“We have no idea how far it’s going to go. ” – Steve Jobs

“Humans are tool builders. We create things to amplify ourselves. The computer will rank at the top – it’s the most awesome tool ever.” – Steve Jobs

“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” – Steve Jobs

“We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.” – Steve Jobs

“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer, should learn a computer language because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs

“Talking about bicycles: Human are tool builders, and we build tools that can dramatically amplify our innate human abilities. We actually ran an ad like this early at Apple that the personal computer is the bicycle of the mind and I believe that with every bone in my body that all the inventions of humans, the computer is going to rank near, if not at the top, as history unfolds and we look back.” – Steve Jobs

“It is the most awesome tool that we ever invented (the computer). And I feel incredibly lucky to be at exactly the right place in Silicon Valley, at exactly the right time historically where this invention has taken form.” – Steve Jobs

“A computer is the most incredible tool we’ve ever seen. It can be a writing tool, a communications center, a super calculator, a planner, a filer and an artistic instrument all in one, just by being given new instructions, or software, to work from. There are no other tools that have the power and versatility of a computer.” – Steve Jobs

“Right now, computers make our lives easier. They do work for us in fractions of a second that would take us hours. They increase the quality of life, some of that by simply automating drudgery and some of that by broadening our possibilities. As things progress, they’ll be doing more and more for us.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“I think it’s brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I’ve ever seen is called television – but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.” – Steve Jobs

“On how will the Web impact our society: We live in an information economy, but I don’t believe we live in an information society. People are thinking less than they used to. It’s primarily because of television. People are reading less and they’re certainly thinking less.” – Steve Jobs

“I don’t see most people using the Web to get more information. We’re already in information overload. No matter how much information the Web can dish out, most people get far more information than they can assimilate anyway.” – Steve Jobs

“But the next thing is going to be computer as guide or agent. And what that means is that it’s going to do more in terms of anticipating what we want and doing it for us, noticing connections and patterns in what we do, asking us if this is some sort of generic thing we’d like to do regularly, so that we’re going to have, as an example, the concept of triggers.” – Steve Jobs

“We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.” – Steve Jobs

“The point is that tools are always going to be used for certain things we don’t find personally pleasing. And it’s ultimately the wisdom of people, not the tools themselves, that is going to determine whether or not these things are used in positive, productive ways.” – Steve Jobs

“I do feel there is another way we have an effect on society besides our computers.” – Steve Jobs

“They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Life

“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life.” – Steve Jobs

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it.” – 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 others’ 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

“Sometimes life will hit you in the head with a brick, don’t lose faith.” – Steve Jobs

“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” – Steve Jobs

“All I ask is that today, you do the best work of your entire life.” – Steve Job

“If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” – Steve Jobs

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, “Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.” And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently.” – Steve Jobs

“I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn’t be ours anymore.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

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

“The only thing you have in your life is time. If you invest that time in yourself to have great experiences that are going to enrich you, then you can’t possibly lose.” – Steve Jobs

“There was a constant flow of intellectual questioning about the truth of life. That was a time when every college student in this country read Be Here Now and Diet for a Small Planet – there were about ten books.” – Steve Jobs

“So this is what we’ve chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing. Some of the executive team could be playing golf. They could be running other companies. And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. And we think it is.” – Steve Jobs

“In business, if I knew earlier what I know now, I’d have probably done some things a lot better than I did, but I also would’ve probably done some other things a lot worse. But so what? It’s more important to be engaged in the present.” – Steve Jobs

“I think the things you most regret in life are things you didn’t do. What you really regret was never asking that girl to dance.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes about Love & Relationship

“You need to find what you love. And that is true both for your work and relationships.” – Steve Jobs

“I’ve been rejected, but I was still in love. ” –Steve Jobs

“I was lucky, I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20.” –Steve Jobs

“People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up. It’s really hard. And you have to do it over a sustained period of time. So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up.” –Steve Jobs

“If you really look at the ones that ended up, you know, being “successful” in the eyes of society and the ones that didn’t, oftentimes, it’s the ones who were successful and loved what they did so they could persevere, you know, when it got really tough. And the ones that didn’t love it quit because they’re sane, right? Who would want to put up with this stuff if you don’t love it?” –Steve Jobs

“So it’s a lot of hard work and it’s a lot of worrying constantly and if you don’t love it, you’re going to fail. So you’ve got to love it and you’ve got to have passion and I think that’s the high-order bit.” –Steve Jobs

“That was one of the things that came out most clearly from this whole experience [with cancer]. I realized that I love my life. I really do. I’ve got the greatest family in the world, and I’ve got my work. And that’s pretty much all I do. I don’t socialize much or go to conferences. I love my family, and I love running Apple, and I love Pixar. And I get to do that. I’m very lucky.” –Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes on Family

“My wife deserves all the credit for keeping me at it. Click to tweet” –Steve Jobs

“On his father: He was a machinist by trade and worked very hard and was kind of a genius with his hands. He had a workbench out in his garage where, when I was about five or six, he sectioned off a little piece of it and said “Steve, this is your workbench now.” And he gave me some of his smaller tools and showed me how to use a hammer and saw and how to build things. It really was very good for me. He spent a lot of time with me… teaching me how to build things, how to take things apart, put things back together.” –Steve Jobs

“I can tell you this: I’ve been married for 8 years, and that’s had a really good influence on me. I’ve been very lucky, through random happenstance I just happened to sit next to this wonderful woman who became my wife. And it was a big deal. We have 3 kids, and it’s been a big deal. You see the world differently.” –Steve Jobs

“I’ve never been so tired in my life. I’d come home at about ten o’clock at night and flop straight into bed, then haul myself out at six the next morning and take a shower and go to work. My wife deserves all the credit for keeping me at it. She supported me and kept the family together with a husband in absentia.” –Steve Jobs

Famous Steve Jobs Quotes about Marketing

“Picasso had a saying – ‘good artists copy, great artists steal‘ – and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” – Steve Job

“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

“Bottom line is, I didn’t return to Apple to make a fortune. I’ve been very lucky in my life and already have one. When I was 25, my net worth was $100 million or so. I decided then that I wasn’t going to let it ruin my life. There’s no way you could ever spend it all, and I don’t view wealth as something that validates my intelligence.” – Steve Jobs

“I’ve always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes. I don’t know why. Because they’re harder. They’re much more stressful emotionally. And you usually go through a period where everybody tells you that you’ve completely failed.” – Steve Jobs

“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…And here I was spending all of the money my parents had saved their entire life. So I decided to drop out and trust that it would all work out OK. It was pretty scary at the time, but looking back it was one of the best decisions I ever made.” –Steve Jobs

Famous Steve Jobs Quotes

“I always thought of myself as a Humanities person as a kid, but I liked electronics…Then I read something that one of my heroes, Edwin Land of Polaroid, said about the importance of people who could stand at the intersection of humanities and sciences, and I decided that’s what I wanted to do.” – Steve Jobs

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put in the time or energy to get there. We believe that customers are smart, and want objects which are well thought through.” –Steve Jobs

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

“That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.” – Steve Jobs

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard. You put so much of your life into this thing. There are such rough moments in time that I think most people give up. I don’t blame them. It’s really tough and it consumes your life. If you’ve got a family and you’re in the early days of a company, I can’t imagine how one could do it. I’m sure it’s been done but it’s rough. It’s pretty much an 18-hour day job, seven days a week for a while. Unless you have a lot of passion about this, you’re not going to survive.” – Steve Jobs

“Quality is much better than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.” –Steve Jobs

“The greatest thing is when you do put your heart and soul into something over an extended period of time, and it is worth it.” – Steve Jobs

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” – Steve Jobs

 “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs

“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.” – Steve Jobs

“Now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you, ‘Stay hungry, stay foolish’.” – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Quotes – FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Steve Jobs quotes.

Steve Jobs was an American inventor, industrial designer, investor, media proprietor, and technology visionary. Steve was a co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of Apple Computer. 

Steve creates innovative Apple products which include iPod, iPhone, Ipad, and Mac computers which brings disruptions to other tech companies.

Steve Jobs is famous for co-founding Apple Computer.

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