Steve Jobs Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Favorite Quotes

Steve Jobs is quoted many times for his successes. Some of my favorites are from his 2005 graduation speech at Stanford University. They include the following: (1) 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. 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. (2) Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish. (3) 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. (4) Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

The world didn't come to an end. --Linus, A Boy Name Charlie Brown
He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. --Abraham Lincoln
Game Over, Man. Game Over . . . . --Hudson, Aliens
He who is not busy being born is busy dying. --Bob Dylan
A wise man does not have more answers, but more questions. --Unknown Author
No soup for you! --The Soup Nazi, Seinfeld
I miss 100% of the shots I don't take. --Wayne Gretzky
The simplest explanation is probably the correct one. --Occam's Razor
Never stop innovating life. --Raymond Mar
It's not that I'm lazy, I just don't care. --Peter Gibbons, Office Space
It is naive to believe you will always get a favorable reaction from other persons when you use [my] approaches, but the experience of most people shows that you are more likely to change attitudes this way than by not using these principles--and if you increase your successes by even a mere 10 percent, you have become 10 percent more effective as a leader than you were before--and that is your benefit. --Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. --Winston Churchill
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it. --John Lennon
Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you; When you think everything's okay and everything's going right; And life has a funny way of helping you out when; You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up; In your face --Ironic, Alanis Morissette
I'm starting with the man in the mirror; I'm asking him to change his ways; And no message could have been any clearer; If you want to make the world a better place; Take a look at yourself, and then make a change --Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. --Abraham Lincoln
One shall stand. One shall fall. --Optimus Prime, Transformers: The Movie
Let it be, let it be; Let it be, let it be; Whisper words of wisdom; Let it be --Let It Be, The Beatles
Even today, I dare not say that I have reached a state of achievement . . . for learning is boundless. --Bruce Lee
You can choose comfort or you can choose courage, but you cannot have both. --Theodore Roosevelt
Being honest might not get you a lot of friends, but it will always get you the right ones. --John Lennon
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. --Plato
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. --Yogi Berra
You can observe a lot by just watching. --Yogi Berra
I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. --David Bowie
O.K. I love you. Bye-bye. --Mindy, Animaniacs
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Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong. --Muhammad Ali
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done. --Lucille Ball
I never blame myself when I'm not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn't my fault that I'm not hitting, how can I get mad at myself? --Yogi Berra
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. --Albert Einstein
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. --John Lennon
Winning is only important in war and surgery. --Al McGuire, hall of fame division-1 basketball coach and analyst
Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies. --Tom Riddle, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all, those who live without love. --Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. --Albert Einstein
Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. Now, you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. --Bruce Lee
Well, I mean. I don't know, I mean. Winning has a price. And leadership has a price. So I pulled people along when they didn't want to be pulled. I challenged people when they didn't want to be challenged. And I earned that right because my teammates who came after me didn't endure all the things that I endured. Once you joined the team, you lived at a certain standard that I played the game. And I wasn't going to take any less. Now if that means I had to go in there and get in your ass a little bit, then I did that. You ask all my teammates. The one thing about Michael Jordan was he never asked me to do something that he didn't fucking do. When people see this they are going say, 'Well he wasn't really a nice guy. He may have been a tyrant.' Well, that's you. Because you never won anything. I wanted to win, but I wanted them to win to be a part of that as well. Look, I don't have to do this. I am only doing it because it is who I am. That's how I played the game. That was my mentality. If you don't want to play that way, don't play that way. . . . Break. *Jordan requests a break*