Quotes by 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.


    Insight, Intelligence, Management

  • Simple can be harder than complex.


    Simplicity

  • Part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, and artists, and zoologists, and historians. They also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world. But if it hadn't been computer science, these people would have been doing amazing things in other fields.


    Technology

  • 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.


    Incentives

  • 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.


    Death

  • Remembering that you are going to die is the best way to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.


    Death