Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Steve Job's Quote of the Day

Ok, we all know that one day we will die. Why? I don't know, and I don't think anyone will ever know, but Steve Jobs's summed death up quite nicely I think:

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.
Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true. 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."
-Steve Jobs (2005 Commencement Address at Stanford)

Retrieved from iPhone Life Magazine


  1. I totally love this quote. Such wisdom! I was really focused on this after I first heard it, when they were playing the Stanford speech on the networks after he died. Thanks for printing it again on your blog - it would be good to be reminded of this about once a month I think. :)

  2. Ahhh... I just hit post comment and there it was! No word veri, yaaaay!! :)

  3. It is good to see this in print because it is so profound. People have said (including me!)that coming close to or facing death changes ones perspective on life and what's really important. Thanks for the reminder!