Steve Jobs: On Creativity

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. — Steve Jobs, co-founder, Apple Computer

Steve Jobs on Creativity - 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.

And here are some other great quotations from Steve Jobs:

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. — Steve Jobs

You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. — Steve Jobs

Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. — Steve Jobs

We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here? — Steve Jobs

You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle. — Steve Jobs

We hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. — Steve Jobs

Expose yourself to the best things humans have done and then try to bring those things into what you are doing. — Steve Jobs

Things don’t have to change the world to be important. — Steve Jobs

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it really means how it works. — Steve Jobs

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 other’s 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. — Steve Jobs

Stay hungry. Stay foolish. — Steve Jobs

You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust they will somehow connect in your future. — Steve Jobs

There aren’t enough good people to do everything you want to do. — Steve Jobs

You have to trust in something—your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs

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John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- .

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