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500 Inspirational Elon Musk Quotes To Inspire Your Success

1. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse”


2. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard, but the people that work for me did.” – Elon Musk


3. Constantly think about how you could be doing things better.


4. “Persistence is very important. you should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” Elon Musk


5. “If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.” – Elon Musk


6. (Physics is) a good framework for thinking. ... Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.


7. “I like the word ‘autopilot’ more than I like the word ‘self-driving.’ Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. ‘Autopilot’ is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.”


8. “If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things.”


9. “Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.” – Elon Musk


10. “In order for us to have a future that’s exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we’re a space-bearing civilization.”


11. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Elon Musk


12. “When you struggle with a problem, that’s when you understand it.” –Elon Musk


13. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.


14. “I really do encourage other manufacturers to bring electric cars to market. It’s a good thing, and they need to bring it to market and keep iterating and improving and make better and better electric cars, and that’s what going to result in humanity achieving a sustainable transport future. I wish it was growing faster than it is.” – Elon Musk


15. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” – Elon Musk


16. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”


17. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” -Elon Musk


18. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” – Elon Musk Quotes


19. “I love music. It makes my heart sing.”


20. “I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”


21. My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.


22. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” —Elon Musk


23. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” – Elon Musk


24. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” — Elon Musk, Founder and CEO of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla, Inc.


25. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.”


26. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” -- Elon Musk


27. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” – Elon Musk


28. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk


29. “I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.”


30. “I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.”


31. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why.” Elon Musk


32. If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” — Elon Musk


33. “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed. No task is too menial.”


34. “You have to say, ‘Well, why did it succeed where others did not?’” – Elon Musk


35. “I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact”


36. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk


37. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better”


38. “I’d like to dial it back 5% or 10% and try to have a vacation that’s not just email with a view.” Elon Musk


39. “Disruptive technology where you really have a big technology discontinuity… tends to come from new companies.”


40. “You have to say, ‘Well, why did it succeed where others did not?'”


41. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” – Elon Musk


42. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But a brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.”


43. “Let’s just skip original video games & movies & go straight to the sequel”


44. “I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.” Elon Musk


45. “And we need things in life that are exciting and inspiring. It can’t just be about solving some awful problem. There have to be reasons to get up in the morning.” – Elon Musk


46. "If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk


47. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then – probability will occur.” – Elon Musk


48. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.” – Elon Musk


49. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up”


50. “Everything I want is on it’s way to me now.”


51. “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.” – Elon Musk


52. “Someone suggested changing Dogecoin fees based on phases of the moon, which is pretty awesome haha”


53. I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.


54. “Where are the aliens?’ Really odd that we see no sign of them. Btw, please don’t mention the pyramids. Stacking stone blocks is not evidence of an advanced civilization. The rumor that I’m building a spaceship to get back to my home planet Mars is totally untrue. The ancient Egyptians were amazing, but if aliens built the pyramids, they would’ve left behind a computer or something.”


55. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk


56. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”


57. “It’s ok to have your eggs in one basket, as long as you control what happens to that basket”


58. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.”


59. “If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” Elon Musk


60. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is a disaster.”


61. “I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.” – Elon Musk


62. “Great initial conversation with @elonmusk tonight. Teams are now talking; exploring opportunities. Next steps soon to follow.”


63. “I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” – Elon Musk


64. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” Elon Musk


65. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” - Elon Musk


66. “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.”


67. “Passion and purpose scale – always have, always will.” – Elon Musk


68. “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”


69. “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.”


70. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


71. “No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder. ” – Elon Musk


72. The path to the CEO's office should not be through the CFO's office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design. Elon Musk, SpaceX.


73. “Dubai is a safe place, and I never came across anything to worry about.”


74. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk


75. “People underestimate that I’m the world’s first trillionaire. When I say this people go, ‘Oh he’s not that rich.’ I am literally the world’s first trillionaire Elon Musk, I win.”


76. “Goods & services are the real economies, any form of money is simply the accounting thereof”


77. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success.” – Elon Musk


78. “Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team; the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.”


79. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” Elon Musk


80. “It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”


81. “The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.”


82. “The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design”


83. “I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.” – Elon Musk


84. “It’s Only Impossible If You Don’t Try.”


85. “I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.” – Elon Musk


86. “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.”


87. “My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail.” – Elon Musk


88. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor”


89. “I give thanks that I am rich, well, and happy.”


90. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”


91. “I expect lavish abundance every day in every way.”


92. “No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder. ”–Elon Musk


93. “Optimism, pessimism, f*ck that – we’re going to make it happen.”


94. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.” Elon Musk


95. Focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.” – Elon Musk


96. “We could definitely make a flying car — but that’s not the hard part… The hard part is, how do you make a flying car that’s super safe and quiet? Because if it’s a howler, you’re going to make people very unhappy.”


97. “Work every waking hour.” – Elon Musk


98. “I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.” – Elon Musk


99. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” Elon Musk


100. “I am worthy of an abundant life.”


101. “Focus on signal over noise. Don’t waste time on stuff that doesn’t actually make things better.” Elon Musk


102. “My life is overflowing with joy, love, and abundance.”


103. “In the distant future, people may outlaw driving cars because it’s too dangerous. You can’t have a person driving a two-ton death machine.”


104. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done”


105. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.“


106. “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.” – Elon Musk


107. “Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology”


108. “No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder.” - Elon Musk


109. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” – Elon Musk


110. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” — Elon Musk


111. Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.


112. “You get paid in the direct proportion to the difficulty of problems you solve.”


113. “There need to be reasons to get up in the morning. Life can’t just be about solving problems, otherwise, what’s the point.” – Elon Musk


114. It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.


115. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”


116. “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Now I am.” – Elon Musk


117. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.”


118. “Frankly, I think most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.” – Elon Musk


119. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.” – Elon Musk


120. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.”


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


122. “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR.”


123. “There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.


124. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.” – Elon Musk


125. “What makes innovative thinking happen? I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”


126. “In order to have clean air in cities, you have to go electric.” ― Elon Musk


127. “If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are OK, nurture the sapling and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth.”


128. “My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world”


129. “I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.”


130. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.”


131. “I’d rather be optimistic and wrong, than pessimistic and right.” Elon Musk


132. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” -- Elon Musk


133. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”


134. “Our Greatest Glory Is Not In Never Falling, But In Rising Every Time We Fall.”


135. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” – Elon Musk


136. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.”


137. “We have a strict ‘no-assholes policy‘ at SpaceX.”


138. “You have to say, ‘Well, why did it succeed where others did not?”


139. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX…. It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.”


140. “Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.” – Elon Musk, from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


141. “What I want wants me.”


142. “Every day in every way I am growing richer and richer.


143. “If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” -Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Business Entrepreneur Quotes


144. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”


145. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” – Elon Musk


146. “Public support for life on Mars is critical to making it happen”


147. “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” – Elon Musk


148. “The only reason I started a company back in 95, an internet company, was because there were only a few internet companies and I couldn’t get a job at any of them.” – Elon Musk


149. “Your Will is the most accurate way to predict the future.”


150. “I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.”


151. “Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.”


152. “We’re already cyborgs. Your phone and your computer are extensions of you, but the interface is through finger movements or speech, which are very slow.”


153. “I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” Elon Musk


154. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” – Elon Musk


155. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


156. “There are really two things that have to occur in order for new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.”


157. “We have a strict ‘no-assholes policy’ at SpaceX.” – Elon Musk


158. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”


159. “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself”


160. “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself.” Elon Musk


161. “To be clear, I strongly believe in crypto, but it can’t drive a massive increase in fossil fuel use, especially coal.”


162. “The problem is that at a lot of big companies, the process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”


163. “Use the weekend to build the life you want instead of trying to escape the life you have. You’re not going to hit goals by getting drunk and partying every weekend. Work hard now so your future self will thank you.” – Elon Musk


164. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not”


165. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk


166. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” – Elon Musk


167. “Constantly seek criticism. A well-thought-out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.”


168. “Everybody around here has slides in their lobbies. I’m actually wondering about putting in a roller coaster — like a functional roller coaster at the factory in Fremont. You’d get in, and it would take you around [the] factory but also up and down. Who else has a roller coaster? … It would probably be really expensive, but I like the idea of it.”


169. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.” – Elon Musk


170. “Going from PayPal, I thought: ‘Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?” – Elon Musk


171. “We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our primary long-term competition is in China — if we published patents, it would be farcical, because the Chinese would just use them as a recipe book.”


172. “If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic-being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.”


173. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” – Elon Musk


174. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” Elon Musk


175. “I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.”


176. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s clearly not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.”


177. “I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.” – Elon Musk


178. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then – probability will occur.”


179. “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?” – Elon Musk


180. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.”


181. “When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.”


182. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”


183. What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.


184. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing thee same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” – Elon Musk


185. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.”


186. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”– Elon Musk


187. “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”


188. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk


189. “Don’t kill what you hate, Save what you love”


190. “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” – Elon Musk


191. “I would just question things… It would infuriate my parents… That I wouldn’t just believe them when they said something ’cause I’d ask them why. And then I’d consider whether that response made sense given everything else I knew.” – Elon Musk


192. “Whatever area that you get into you, given that even if you are the best of the best, there’s always a chance of failure. So, I think it’s important that you really like what you are doing.” – Elon Musk


193. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth.”


194. If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk


195. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. Improves the odds of success.”


196. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”


197. “I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems. It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.” Elon Musk


198. You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.


199. It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.


200. “Drive overrides fear, but I feel the fear.” – Elon Musk


201. The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.


202. If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things. – Elon Musk


203. “There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.” – Elon Musk


204. “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” – Elon Musk


205. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.” – Elon Musk


206. “There’s a silly notion that failure’s not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” - Elon Musk


207. “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ―Elon Musk


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


209. “I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.” – Elon Musk


210. “When I was in college I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. And now I am.” – Elon Musk


211. “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?'”


212. “What makes innovative thinking happen?… I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”


213. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.”


214. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.” – Elon Musk


215. “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” – Elon Musk


216. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did.” Elon Musk


217. “There are times when if something is important enough, if you believe it enough, you do it in spite of fear.” – Elon Musk


218. “Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk


219. “No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder.” – Elon Musk


220. “What is education? You’re basically downloading data and algorithms into your brain. And it’s actually amazingly bad in conventional education. It shouldn’t be like this huge chore. The more you can gamify the process of learning, the better.” – Elon Musk


221. “Only By Thinking Prosperity And Abundance Can You Realize The Abundant, Prosperous Life.”


222. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX…. It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.”


223. “There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? If the future does not include being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, I find that incredibly depressing.”


224. “There are easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week.” – Elon Musk


225. “Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson. Life is too short for long-term grudges.”


226. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” — Elon Musk


227. “I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or really incapacitated.” – Elon Musk


228. “If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.”


229. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk


230. “I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.”


231. “If you get it such that your customers want you to succeed, then you probably will.”


232. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.”


233. “[When Ford blocked Tesla’s Model, Musk said,] Like why did you go steal Tesla’s E? Like you’re some sort of fascist army marching across the alphabet, some sort of Sesame Street robber?”


234. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” – Elon Musk


235. “I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.” – Elon Musk


236. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” —Elon Musk


237. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk


238. “I don’t believe in process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee and he or she says that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”


239. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion”


240. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough”


241. “I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” — Elon Musk


242. “If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill.” – Elon Musk


243. “I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.”


244. Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously


245. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends… Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.”


246. Life is too short for long-term grudges. - Elon Musk


247. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.”


248. “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.”


249. “I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.”


250. “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” – Elon Musk


251. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk


252. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk


253. “For me it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity.” – Elon Musk


254. Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.


255. “I could either watch it happen, or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk


256. “Your will is the most accurate way to predict the future.” – Elon Musk


257. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems


258. “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”


259. “The United States is a nation of explorers. The people came here from other parts of the world. I think the United States is really a distillation of the spirit of human exploration.” – Elon Musk


260. “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.”


261. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX…. It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” – Elon Musk


262. And, you know, try and enjoy yourself. Because actually, life’s pretty good. It really is.”


263. “If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” Elon Musk


264. “The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”


265. “Life is too short for long term grudges.” — Elon Musk


266. “Work hard, like every waking hour. That’s the thing I would say, if you are particularly starting a company.” – Elon Musk


267. “I don’t believe in the process. In fact, when I interview a potential employee, and they say that ‘it’s all about the process,’ I see that as a bad sign. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, the process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.”


268. “Great companies are built on great products.”


269. “You have to say, ‘Well, why did it succeed where others did not?'” – Elon Musk


270. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; the probability will occur.” Elon Musk


271. “You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.”


272. “Starting a business is not for everyone. Starting a business – I’d say, number one is have a high pain threshold.”


273. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But the brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.”


274. “If you’re afraid to fail then you’re probably going to fail.”Kobe Bryant


275. “You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.” – Elon Musk


276. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.” – Elon Musk Quotes


277. “I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.”


278. “It is very important to have a feedback loop, where you are constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better.” – Elon Musk


279. “Good ideas are always crazy until they are not.” – Elon Musk


280. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” – Elon Musk


281. Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.


282. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk


283. “The tough thing is figuring out what questions to ask, but […] once you do that, the rest is really easy.” – Elon Musk


284. “You must be willing to lose it all, but be willing to keep going into the future.” – Elon Musk


285. “Why do you want to live? What’s the point? What inspires you? What do you love about the future? And if the future’s not including being out there among the stars and being a multi-planet species, it’s incredibly depressing if that’s not the future we’re going to have.” – Elon Musk


286. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”– Elon Musk


287. “Don’t be afraid of new arenas.” Elon Musk


288. “Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.” – Elon Musk


289. “If we make life multi-planetary, there may come a day when some plants & animals die out on Earth, but are still alive on Mars”


290. “It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.” – Elon Musk


291. "If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it."— Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX


292. “You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk


293. “The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing just sounds like the worst. I like high intensity.” Elon Musk


294. “If you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know. They can have the job. Is there someone who can do the job better? They can have the reins right now.”


295. “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Now I am.” Elon Musk


296. “Land on Mars, a round-trip ticket – half a million dollars. It can be done.”


297. “Only take advice from people who have done what you want to do.” – Elon Musk


298. “People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” -- Elon Musk


299. “If your customers love you, your odds of success are dramatically higher.”


300. People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.


301. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.”


302. “If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill.”


303. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” — Elon Musk


304. “I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.”


305. “If something has to be designed and invented, and you have to figure out how to ensure that the value of the thing you create is greater than the cost of the inputs, then that is probably my core skill.”


306. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” — Elon Musk, Co-Founder & CEO, SpaceX


307. “Everything to the moon!”


308. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working”


309. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX … It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.”


310. “Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it”


311. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why.”


312. “Tesla is here to stay and keep fighting for the electric car revolution.” ― Elon Musk


313. I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.


314. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. - Elon Musk


315. “I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.” – Elon Musk Quotes


316. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.” -- Elon Musk


317. “I really like negative feedback, because it makes me aware of my mistakes to correct them immediately and learn from them at the same time.”


318. “I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved.”


319. Going from PayPal, I thought: ‘Well, what are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?' Not from the perspective, ‘What's the best way to make money?


320. “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~Elon Muskcar captions


321. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.” Elon Musk


322. “”When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” ~ Elon Musk


323. “If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.”


324. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”


325. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk


326. “Large sums of money come to me quickly and easily.”


327. “People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” Elon Musk


328. “The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing just sounds like the worst. It sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I would have to be on serious drugs. I’d be super-duper bored. I like high intensity.” – Elon Musk


329. “Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” – Elon Musk


330. “Take risks now and do something bold, you won’t regret it.” Elon Musk


331. Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it.


332. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary”


333. “Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.” – Elon Musk Quotes


334. “So next I went to Russia three times, in late 2001 and 2002, to see if I could negotiate the purchase of two ICBMs [missiles]. Without the nukes, obviously.”


335. “Things are going to grow exponentially, so there’s a big difference between five and 10 years.”


336. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.” – Elon Musk


337. “It’s ok to have your eggs in one basket as long s you control what happens to that basket.” Elon Musk


338. “Talent is extremely important. It’s like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there’s a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.” – Elon Musk


339. “There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.”


340. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”


341. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” — Elon Musk


342. “A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.” – Elon Musk


343. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”


344. “My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world.”


345. “There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.”


346. “A successful company is very much more about how quick are you to fix the mistakes not will you make mistakes.”


347. “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.”


348. Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. … Hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.


349. “I want to be able to think about the future and feel good about that — that we’re doing what we can to have the future be as good as possible, to be inspired by what is likely to happen, and to look forward to the next day.”


350. “People work better when they know what the goal is and why. It is important that people look forward to coming to work in the morning and enjoy working.”


351. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it. — Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX


352. “If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is a failure.” Elon Musk


353. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.”


354. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk


355. “A company is a group organized to create a product or service, and it is only as good as its people and how excited they are about creating. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. I just happen to be the face of the companies.”


356. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”


357. “My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.” Elon Musk


358. “I am becoming financially free, with the help of God.


359. “It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”


360. “I attract abundance and prosperity with ease.”


361. “There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.”


362. “Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.” Elon Musk


363. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” — Elon Musk


364. If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not. - Elon Musk


365. “The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.”


366. “I tend to approach things from a physics framework. And physics teaches you to reason from first principles rather than by analogy.” Elon Musk


367. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.”


368. “Work like hell. I mean, you just have to put in 80-to-100-hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”


369. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBA’s. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.” Elon Musk


370. “We’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.”


371. If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.” —Elon Musk


372. If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.


373. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX… It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.”


374. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.”


375. Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do. – Elon Musk


376. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”


377. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


378. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.” – Elon Musk


379. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.” – Elon Musk


380. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead, other times it will be behind. But brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.”


381. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.” –Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.


382. “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” – Elon Musk


383. “I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding.”


384. “When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing? It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.”


385. “Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.” ~ Elon Musk


386. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” —Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla


387. I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk


388. If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.


389. “There's a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.” -- Elon Musk


390. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” -- Elon Musk


391. “The path to the CEO’s office should not be through the CFO’s office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.”


392. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.”


393. Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.


394. Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.


395. “If we hadn’t responded to what people said, we probably wouldn’t have been as successful.” – Elon Musk


396. End the Struggle and Dance With Life


397. “Some people don’t like change but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” Elon Musk


398. “It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.”


399. “If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going.” —Elon Musk, founder and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla


400. “We will not stop until every car on the road is electric” ― Elon Musk


401. “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”


402. “If you need inspiring words, don’t do it.” – Elon Musk


403. “We’re going to make it happen.” Elon Musk


404. “My biggest mistake is probably] weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality.”


405. “You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.” – Elon Musk


406. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” – Elon Musk.


407. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.”


408. “If something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor”


409. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken”


410. “Don’t confuse schooling with education. I didn’t go to Harvard but the people that work for me did“


411. “If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.” -- Elon Musk


412. When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse? That was a huge bet he made, and it worked. – Elon Musk


413. “If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is failure.” – Elon Musk


414. “If you’re going to create a company, the first thing you should do is create a working prototype.” – Elon Musk


415. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.


416. “Make humanity a multiplanet species!”


417. “I’m interested in things that change the world, or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’”


418. “If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk


419. “I’ve actually not read any books on time management.”


420. “I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?'” – Elon Musk


421. “MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.”


422. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.”


423. “If you need inspiration, don’t do it.”


424. “I think the best way to attract venture capital is to try and come up with a demonstration of whatever product or service it is and ideally take that as far as you can. Just see if you can sell that to real customers and start generating some momentum. The further along you can get with that, the more likely you are to get funding.” – Elon Musk


425. “There have to be reasons that you get up in the morning and you want to live. Why do you want to live?”


426. “The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur”


427. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse? That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” ― Elon Musk


428. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.” – Elon Musk


429. “Don’t be afraid of new arenas.”


430. “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules”


431. “You shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better.” – Elon Musk


432. “Don’t be afraid of new arenas.” – Elon Musk


433. “If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if the probable outcome is failure.” – Elon Musk


434. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100 hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” – Elon Musk


435. “If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth.”


436. “Company death – not succeeding with the company – causes me a lot more stress than physical danger”


437. “If you’re a co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial”


438. “I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk


439. “You have to say, ‘Well, why did it succeed where others did not?'”


440. “If you’re a co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.”


441. “Great companies are built on great products”


442. “Great companies are built on great products.” Elon Musk


443. “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank”


444. “Work like hell. I mean, you just have to put in 80- to 100-hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.” – Elon Musk, Co-Founder of SpaceX, Co-Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, and CEO of Twitter


445. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster”


446. “I have the ability to achieve all that I desire.”


447. “It is high time there was a carbon tax!”


448. “It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.”


449. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80- to 100-hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40-hour workweeks and you’re putting in 100-hour workweeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing, you know that you will achieve in four months what it takes them a year to achieve.”


450. “You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.”


451. “My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world.” – Elon Musk


452. I think we have a duty to maintain the light of consciousness to make sure it continues into the future.


453. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.” Elon Musk


454. “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX. It’s just that I thought they were important enough to do anyway.” – Elon Musk


455. “If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk


456. “A major part of real-world AI has to be solved to make unsupervised, generalized full self-driving work, as the entire road system is designed for biological neural nets with optical imagers.”


457. “I always invest my own money in the companies that I create.”


458. “When somebody has a breakthrough innovation, it is rarely one little thing. Very rarely, is it one little thing. It’s usually a whole bunch of things that collectively amount to a huge innovation.” – Elon Musk


459. “I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” -Elon Musk


460. “There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.” – Elon Musk


461. “Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk


462. “Take risks now and do something bold. You won’t regret it.” – Elon Musk


463. “No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated.” Elon Musk


464. “Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not”


465. “I read a quote from Arthur C. Clark which said that ‘Sufficiently advance technology is indistinguishable from magic.’ And that’s really true. If you go back say 300 years, the things we take for granted today you’d be burned at the stake for. You know, being able to fly, that’s crazy. Being able to see over long distances. being able to communicate, having effectively with the internet a group mind of sorts. And having access to all the world’s information instantly from almost anywhere on the earth. This is stuff that really would be magic. It would be considered magic in times past.” – Elon Musk


466. “A failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”


467. “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” -- Elon Musk


468. It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket.


469. “I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.”


470. “I would like to allocate more time to dating, though. I need to find a girlfriend. That’s why I need to carve out just a little more time. I think maybe even another five to 10 — how much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours? That’s kind of the minimum? I don’t know.”


471. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”


472. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change as the alternative is a disaster.”


473. “Really pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. Hardly anyone does that and its incredibly helpful.” Elon Musk


474. “Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can.”


475. “Passion And Purpose Scale – Always Have, Always Will.”


476. “Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time. Sometimes it will be ahead; other times, it will be behind. But a brand is simply a collective impression some have about a product.”


477. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.”


478. “I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.” – Elon Musk


479. “You guys are the magicians of the 21st century. Don’t let anything hold you back. Imagination is the limit. And go out there and create some magic.” – Elon Musk


480. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse? That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” ― Elon Musk


481. “What makes innovative thinking happen? I think it’s really a mindset. You have to decide.”


482. “Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. This improves the odds of success.” Elon Musk


483. “Life is too short for long term grudges.” — Elon Musk


484. “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up”


485. “I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” – Elon Musk


486. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living


487. “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.”


488. “Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy.” – Elon Musk, from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance


489. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” -- Elon Musk


490. “As much as possible, avoid hiring MBAs. MBA programs don’t teach people how to create companies.” – Elon Musk


491. “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” – Elon Musk


492. “When Henry Ford made cheap, reliable cars, people said, ‘Nah, what’s wrong with a horse?’ That was a huge bet he made, and it worked.” – Elon Musk


493. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” Elon Musk


494. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive, and determination of the people behind it as the product they sell.” – Elon Musk


495. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.” – Elon Musk


496. “Use the weekend to build the life you want instead of trying to escape the life you have. You’re not going to hit goals by getting drunk and partying every weekend. Work hard now so your future self will thank you.” – Elon Musk


497. “The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”


498. “I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.” Elon Musk


499. “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.”– Elon Musk


500. “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself.” Elon Musk

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