Why not Steve Jobs Code

Career & Salary

"Better to be a pirate than go into the Navy."
1983 to developer of the Apple Macintosh

"The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer at home will be to put it on a nationwide communications network. We are just beginning what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people - as remarkable as the telephone."
1985 in an interview with "Playboy" magazine

"The computer is the most remarkable tool we've ever been given. It's like a bicycle to our minds."
1990, in the documentary "Memory and Imagination"

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't mean anything to me ... What is really important to me is that I can say in the evening before bed that we have done something wonderful."
1993, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal

"Part of the Macintosh's success was that the people who worked on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists, and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world."
1996, in a television documentary for the television station PBS

"This is about the crazy. The outsiders. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round in the square. Those who look at things differently. They don't like rules. And they have no respect for the status quo ... They bring them." Humanity ahead. And while some may consider them crazy, here we see genius. "
1997, used as a statement by Apple in the "Think Different" advertising campaign

"That was one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your own thinking so clean that you can do it easily. But in the end it pays off because you move mountains can, once you get there. "
1998 in an interview with "Business Week" magazine

"Nobody wants to die. Even people who aspire to heaven do not want to die to get there. And yet death is the fate we all share. Nobody has ever escaped. And that should be so because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is the agent of change in life. It cleans up the old to make way for the new. Right now you are the new. But one day, not at all long away you will gradually become the old and be moved aside. Sorry for being so dramatic, but that's just true. "
2005, in front of Stanford University students

"Stay hungry, stay foolhardy."
2005, in front of Stanford University students

"Every now and then there is a revolutionary product that changes everything ... You are very happy if you can work on such a product in your own career. Apple is very happy that it is able to convert a few of them into bring the world. "
2007, at the launch of the iPhone

"The PC was once the center. This model is a thing of the past."
2011, at the launch of iCloud

"I have always said that if the day ever comes when I can no longer fulfill my duties and expectations as Apple's CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come."
2011, in his letter of resignation from the chairmanship of the board