Steve Jobs, one of the founder of Apple Company and the leader of the new web era, has died on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 at the age of 56.The leave of Steve Jobs was a huge loss for the whole world, and he will be remembered not only in the innovative work on technology, but also for his inspiring and advocated quotes in different areas. Some of them are worthy to memorize in case we need his guides someday.
The Best Quotes by Steve Jobs in 10 Areas
1. On Technology
"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.
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." [Wired, February 1996]
2. On Creativity and Innovation
"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. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people." [Wired, February 1996]
"Innovation has nothing to do with how many RD dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on RD. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it." [Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998]
3. On Design
"Design is the fundamental soul of a man-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.'' [FORTUNE, 2000]
"Design is not just what it looks like. Design is how it works." [NEW YORK TIMES, 2003]
4. On His Products
"We're just enthusiastic about what we do." [Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985]
"Every once in a while a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything. One is very fortunate if you get to work on just one of these in your career. Apple's been very fortunate it's been able to introduce a few of these into the world." [Announcement of the iPhone, Jan. 9, 2007]
5. On His Competitors
"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."
"I am saddened, not by Microsoft's success I have no problem with their success. They've earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the fact that they just make really third-rate products." [Triumph of the Nerds, 1996]
6. On Customers
"You can't just ask the customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new."
7. On Business
"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." [The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993]
8. On Life and Death
"It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy." [1982, quoted in Odyssey: Pepsi to Apple, 1987]
"When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right." It made an impression on me, and since then, 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."
"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. 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." [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
"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." [NBC Nightly News, May 2006]
"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. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. 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.
"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." [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
9. On the Future
"I'll always stay connected with Apple. I hope that throughout my life I'll sort of have the thread of my life and the thread of Apple weave in and out of each other, like a tapestry. There may be a few years when I'm not there, but I'll always come back. [Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985]
"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." [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
"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. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle." [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
10. On Human Beings
"I'm an optimist in the sense that I believe humans are noble and honorable, and some of them are really smart. I have a very optimistic view of individuals. As individuals, people are inherently good. I have a somewhat more pessimistic view of people in groups. And I remain extremely concerned when I see what's happening in our country, which is in many ways the luckiest place in the world. We don't seem to be excited about making our country a better place for our kids." [Wired, February 1996]
Seeing these quotes, we get more familiar with this inspiring mentor. And we will never forget his dramatic influence. Due to his innovative work, we could read ebooks on iPad as a great relish and listening to music for iPad in a easier and better way. The products he created have changed the world, and his mind will affect more than one generation. Maybe we can know the great person better through the words and sentences he said on various occasions.
The beauty accessories are absolutely helpful for the beauty conscious people. If you are willing to be eye-catching then make use of these accessories as per your suitability. The lip accessories and eye accessories are utterly valuable to use and these are suitable to your different specifications More >>
Core Tip: compared with the canvas bag and other bags, portfolio is relatively smooth and waterproof. Many people think that only if the portfolio is dirty, they should use the wet cloth to clean, which could breed the bacteria. More >>
For workplace autism, the best way is to cultivate their interests. When they are developing the interests, you should also consider colleagues around you, or the atmosphere of the entire company, which could let these kinds of interests to make you get along with your colleagues well and meet the d More >>
Core Tip: which are the main nutritional problems for the workers dinner? How to prevent and defuse it? Generally, there are three cases. More >>
Many workers say that they have a lot of work pressure and they could not focus to do all the things. I found this kind of work pressure is not necessarily related to work, but also have the relationship with the “asocial”. More >>
Here are 10 advices about Windows operating system upgrade from XP to 7. If any problems encounter during the upgrade, you could search the passage for the right answers! More >>
It is a special way to look back again on Steve Jobs' life and his most memorable quotes on technology, work, life and death, and everything he shared. More >>
Here is the collection resources about the basic knowledge about different kinds of DVDs and their feature. More >>
To help the computer novice friends understand the basic computer configurations better, here I would like to share my knowledge about the computer hardware and software as well as their specific properties. More >>
It doesn't matter whether you have the basic knowlege about computers, just several notes can guide us choose the right computer at our need. More >>