Remember Steve Jobs One Year Later With These 5 Inspiring Quotes

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Steve Jobs rememberedYesterday, October 5, marked the one year anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs. It really just feels like yesterday we mourned the loss of one of the greatest innovators of our time. Jobs left an imprint on so many of our lives that is forever unforgettable. Bigger than just the iPhone or the MacBook, Jobs had a true passion for his craft and a love for his customers. I remember when my dad got an actual email from him once after he shot him a message with a question about his laptop. I think it made his entire life. 

Time goes on, and Apple continue to put new products on the market under Jobs' successor Tim Cook. However, no one will ever be able to completely replace Steve Jobs.

This morning, let's remember Apple's co-founder and his legacy with these 5 inspiring Steve Jobs quotes:

1. "I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete." -- From the 1985 edition of Playboy

2. "I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things." -- At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in May 1997

3. "My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." -- From 60 Minutes in 2003

4. "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in live. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important." -- From his Stanford University commencement speech in June 2005.

5. "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." -- From an interview in The Wall Street Journal in 1993

What do you remember about Steve Jobs?


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Katriena Young

He was the master mind behind Pixar. With out him we wouldn't have Toy Story.

puasa... puasaurusrex

My favorite Steve Jobs quote is, "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this. I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong."

It really shows what kind of person he was.

kelti... kelticmom

Android ripped off his technology, he had every right to be pissed off. One moment of anger and frustration does not negate a lifetime of innovation, imagination and inspiration. I'm not going to judge a man by one quote.

adkny... adknykate

He was a visionary.. Not only did he create some incredible products, but he continued to improve and elevate the technology used in those products. I'm not sure who else you can compare him to in regards to the level of imagination and innovation that he brought to the field of technology. He was passionate about every aspect of his amazing products.




jalaz77 jalaz77

He was amazing!!

"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to today. Whenever the answer has been 'no' too many days in a row, I know I need to change something."

My absolute favorite quote by him. My husband was a huge fan of him, huge!!

DebaLa DebaLa

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish

I want to put a ding in the universe

He certaninly did. He innovated innovation to be cool, for generations to come, that's for sure.

Thank you, Mr. Jobs

@adknykate, you summed up my feelings as well.

AlexJ... AlexJones700

A great man, a visionary and innovator, brought back Apple from the brink of going under! cant believe its been a year already!!

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nonmember avatar kevobx

Did you know everything on the internet belongs to the government? Face book is charging seven dollars as a networking fee. That's 7 billion dollars for the price of vainity. What happens when martial law takes effect?

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