"Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
"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."
"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. One home run is better than two doubles."
"Our task is to read things not yet on the page."
"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"
"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 other people's opinions drown out your inner voice. And most importantly, follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully."
"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. Simple can be harder than complex. You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple."
"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."
"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it... Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."
"Stay hungry, stay foolish."