20 Unforgettable Quotes from Steve Jobs

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 years since Steve Jobs passed away. Steve left a legacy that only few can do. He designed products that have changed our lives. While he is missed, life has gone on and so has Apple. We have a new iOS, new iPads, new iPhone, new Macs – and while he didn’t have his hands directly in this new Apple technology – he is the reason that we have them today.

Like many of you, I too jumped in on the Apple bandwagon – paying lots of money for fancy technologies created by Steve Jobs. I’ve read stories of how difficult a man he was to work for, how some saw him as strange. Even if those cases were such, we are all a little off, and this man left us many brilliant things.

In addition to all of the fantastic technology products Steve created, he also left us with quotes that are unforgettable.

I find it interesting to see he had so many remarkable things to say about life here on Earth and his death. I hope that if I knew my time was coming soon, that I too would be able to speak so boldly of it, except my words of course wouldn’t be so profound.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
February 24, 1955 — October 5, 2011

  • Steve Jobs Quotes 1 of 20
    steve-job-quotes

    20 quotes of inspiration about life, death and design from Steve Jobs.

  • Make Everyday Matter 2 of 20
    33-years

    If today were your last day of life - what would you do differently? Make everyday matter. I printed this out and put it on my bathroom mirror.

  • A Computer Is… 3 of 20
    computer

    I love the comparison of a computer and a bicycle. These are 2 items I would never put together, yet the idea of a bicycle for our minds is exactly what the computer can be.

  • Creativity Is… 4 of 20
    creativity

    Steve had an interesting way of looking at creativity. Like art, creativity is all in the eye of the beholder.

  • Customers 5 of 20
    customers

    Apple has given us what we want, but we didn't know we wanted. I wonder what Steve Jobs would think of iOS 7. It's interesting thinking to iOS 7 and how so many of those features are already in the Android.

  • Important 6 of 20
    dead-soon

    What is truly important? At the end of the day, when death is staring you in the face - the important things become apparent.

  • Design is a Funny Word 7 of 20
    design

    Apple has always excelled at design. Yes, there is a look to their design, but with Apple it's the experience as well.

  • Follow Your Heart 8 of 20
    dogma

    Steve lived his life thinking for himself. Others still call him strange, but he did it his way and by the looks of it, that worked.

  • Do Not Settle 9 of 20
    dont-settle

    I wish so many of my friends who are dating would get this. You just can't settle.

  • Connect the Dots 10 of 20
    dots

    Learn from your mistakes. Looking back at Steve's life, he had many highs and lows but at the end of the day - his life ended well.

  • Different Path 11 of 20
    downsize

    Even through the recent recession, Apple excelled. While there were many people doing without, it's amazing how so many of those people were able to upgrade their iPhones when a new one came out!

  • Pretty Good 12 of 20
    dwell

    Regardless of his successes, he kept moving forward with creating something bigger and better.  Apple always is in constant motion of moving forward regardless of a big success.

  • Focus & Simplicity 13 of 20
    focus-simplicity

    Focus and simplicity is at the heart of the Apple brand. They keep all of their products simple, yet beautiful - all the way down to their packaging.

  • Leader vs Follower 14 of 20
    innovation

    Are you a leader or a follower? How someone innovates their life or work differentiates the two.

  • Innovate 15 of 20
    mistakes

    Mistakes are how we learn. I wish more people would admit their mistakes quickly, and move on!

  • Life’s Change Agent 16 of 20
    no-one-wants-to-die

    In the last 2 weeks, I have been to two funerals. Both for people who died too young. No one escapes death. And death does clear out the old to make way for the new, it's just not something that those in mourning want to think about.

  • Richest Man 17 of 20
    richest-man

    This quote made me think of Bill Gates and how his something wonderful now is changing the world. I wonder if Steve Jobs had lived to be 90, if his wonderful would still be creating Apple products.

  • Stay Hungry 18 of 20
    stay-hungry

    Watch Steve Jobs commencement speech at Stanford where he tells graduates to "Stay hungry, stay foolish." Steve Jobs never graduated college. That makes me love him even more.

  • Faith in People 19 of 20
    technology-is-nothing

    Think of the things that have been created thanks to Steve Jobs. No, not just iPads or the Mac. Because of those things, people are using technology as a tool to do even better. One of my favorite examples is from a few years ago. The iPad, a tool - is helping those with autism.

  • Money 20 of 20
    time

    Money can buy many things, but one thing it cannot buy is time. At the end of our lives, what is in our bank account doesn't matter. It's how we spent the time we were given, and sadly Steve Jobs was only given 56 years.

I find it interesting to see he had so many remarkable things to say about life here on Earth and his death. I hope that if I knew my time was coming soon, that I too would be able to speak so boldly of it, except my words of course wouldn’t be so profound.

R.I.P. Steve Jobs
February 24, 1955 — October 5, 2011

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