Favorite quotes by Steve Jobs

I would like to share with you some of my favorite Steve Jobs-quotes and my favorite motivation movie. The former Apple CEO and entrepreneur is probably the single person that have had the most impact on me, my mindset and my entrepreneurial spirit.

Some of my favorite quotes by 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. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels? While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
  • Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown 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.
  • You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots (Comment; I believe that the dots are the choices you make) will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

Motivational video with Steve Jobs voice, from his commencement speech at Stanford University: