Elon Musk Quotes

Elon Musk isn’t driven by money or success. What fuels Elon is a sincere desire to save mankind. And this is perhaps the most ridiculed and ambition there is, partly because there is this notion that humanity doesn’t need saving, and partly because the undertaking itself is so incredibly big that no man could possibly aspire to do it. Yet, Elon Musk is doing just that. He is singlehandedly (give or take a couple of thousand employees) revolutionizing the transport industry as well as the space industry, in an attempt to save life here on earth while providing a backup plan in relocating to Mars. In my opinion, this is the most inspiring man on earth. And a living proof that no dream is too big.

These Elon Musk quotes offer a peak into the mind of one of the most intelligent and driven humans there is, and perhaps our best hope for surviving as a species.

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

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

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

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“Trying to build a company is like baking a cake, you have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion”

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

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“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 out”

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

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

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“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you can do things better and question yourself”

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

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“We knew it could be done. It was a question of how hard it would be and how long it would take us to sort it out”

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“I think there are probably too many smart people pursuing Internet stuff, finance, and law. That is part of the reason why we haven’t seen as much innovation.”

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“See it as it is, but don’t see it worse than it is so that you don’t have a reason to try”

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

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“You have to make sure you charge right after the bombardment”

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“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”

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

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

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“Once you figure out the question, then the answer is relatively easy”

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“One should try to make the world a better place because the inverse makes no sense.””

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“We should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask”

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“The only thing that makes sense to do is strive for greater collective enlightenment”

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“I had a tough childhood, so maybe that was helpful”

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“Honestly, if I never go to space, that will be okay. The point is to maximize the probable life span of humanity”

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“We don’t necessarily need all of the money for the Gigafactory right now, but I decided to raise it in advance because you never know when there will be some bloody meltdown”

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“I started to read the Encyclopaedia Britannica. That was so helpful. You don’t know what you don’t know. You realize there are all these things out there”

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“It is theoretically possible to warp spacetime itself, so you’re not actually moving faster than the speed of light, but it’s actually space that’s moving”

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“I’m not sure why I’d want to talk about extremely sad events. It does no good for the future”

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

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“SpaceX is in this for the long haul and, come hell or high water, we are going to make this work”

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

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“I would like to die thinking that humanity has a bright future”

– Elon Musk