Apple CEO Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5, but his legacy lives on. It lives on through the products he created that continue to change the lives of multiple generations. And it lives on through those he inspired through his work, his story and his famous quotes that came to define more about him.
Here are some of the more memorable quotes from the creator of the iPhone, iPad and iPod, who once told students to stay both hungry and foolish:
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
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.
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. Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
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.
I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent. (On technology)
That's been one of my mantras -- focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
Picasso had a saying: 'Good artists copy, great artists steal.' We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas...I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians, poets, artists, zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.
It's more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.
My job is to not be easy on people. My job is to make them better.