RIP Steve Jobs.
Some meaningful quotes from one of the most creative minds of our generation:
“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.”
[BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998]
“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.”
“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 others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most
important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow
already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
Maggie Langston says
Thanks for the inspiration!