Steve Jobs: 10 of The Most Memorable And Inspiring Quotes

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computer in 1976 with his friend Steve Wozniak. After a variety of challenges, the Apple board threw him out of his own company in 1985. After many financial struggles, Apple brought him back in 1996 to save the place. He introduced devices like the iPod and iTunes, which revolutionized the music industry. He then brought the iPhone to the world. And then the iPad, which changed the way we use personal devices forever. Love him or hate him, one thing is undeniable. He did change the way use technology and the way we look at design.

1o Steve Jobs Quotes to Remember

In honor of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder of Apple, we created this visual board series of Steve Jobs quotes of some of his most memorable and inspiring quotes. Steve Jobs was a strong willed and determined man. He had an opinion on everything, and an obsessive commitment to quality at Apple.

“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.”


“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.”


“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”


“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.”


“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.”


“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.”


“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”


“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.”


“Getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

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“I’m as proud of many of the things we haven’t done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things.”

steve jobs quotesSteve Jobs lived a full life that impacted everyone. He strived for perfection and his creations changed the way we use technology and look at design. Do you know somebody that is a fan of Steve Jobs or Apple? Share this with your networks using the buttons below.

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Written by Adrian Martinez

I'm an Art Director based in Toronto, Canada with over 10 years of industry experience. This is both my design blog and my digital playground. Head on over to  to view my work or connect with me on Linkedin. 

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