Inspiration from Steve Jobs


In light of Steve Jobs‘ announcement that he is stepping down as CEO of Apple, the Wall Street Journal put together some of his best quotes. There are two that really resonate with me.

On creativity and design:

“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. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people.”

[Wired, February 1996]

On life and achievement:

“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.” [NBC Nightly News, May 2006]

You can find the complete list here: http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/08/24/steve-jobss-best-quotes/