Quotes

Favorite quotes about startups, technology, design, travel and life.

General

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” Confucius

“To go fast, go alone. To go far, go together.” African proverb

“Don’t go where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

“He who’s not busy being born, is busy dying.” Bob Dylan

“The limits of your language are the limits of your world” Ludwig Wittgenstein

“Everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it. You can build your own things, that other people can use.” Steve Jobs

“Every living being is an engine geared to the wheel-work of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance.” Nikola Tesla


 

Startups

“The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing.” Walt Disney

“A startup is a temporary organization formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.” Steve Blank

“A startup is a company designed to grow fast.” Paul Graham

“The most important thing a startup has to do is make something people want.” Paul Graham

“Focus is about saying no.” Steve Jobs

“The most important job of a CEO is to manage her own psychology.” Ben Horowitz

“It’s better to have 100 people that love your product than a million that kind of like it” Brian Chesky

“If you double the number of experiments that you make you will double your inventiveness” Jeff Bezos

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. Start with why.” Simon Sinek

“Starting a company is like eating glass and staring to the abyss.” Elon Musk


Technology

“Technology is stitching together all the minds of the living, wrapping the planet in a vibrating cloak of electronic nerves, How can this not stir that organ in us that is sensitive to something larger than ourselves?” – Kevin Kelly.

“Technology expands our ‘possibility space’. Humanity is a process, we are not really beings but ‘becomings’.” Kevin Kelly

“Physics is a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.” Elon Musk

“Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.” Freeman Dyson

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
Arthur C. Clarke

“A single thread of self generation ties the cosmos, the bios, and the technos together into one creation. Humans are not the culmination of this trajectory but an intermediary, smack in the middle between the born and the made… The arc of complexity and open-ended creation in the last four billion years is nothing compared to what lies ahead.” -Kevin Kelly


Design

“The best way to predict the future is to design it” – Buckminster Fuller

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs

“Good design:
Is innovative
Makes a product useful
Is aesthetic
Makes a product understandable
Is unobtrusive
Is honest
Is long-lasting
Is thorough down to the last detail
Is environmentally friendly
Is as little design as possible” Dieter Rams

“A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.” R. Buckminster Fuller


Travel

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.” – Danny Kaye

“If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” Tony Morrison

“Not all those who wander are lost.” J.R.R. Tolkien

 


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