Elon Musk

Entrepreneur. Investor. Engineer

Birthday: June 28, 1971

Birthday: June 28, 1971

Entrepreneur. Investor. Engineer


54 Greatest Quotes By Elon Musk

Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying. Elon Musk
Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death. Elon Musk
I'm extremely confident that solar will be at least a plurality of power, and most likely a majority... in less than 20 years. Elon Musk
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
I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens. Elon Musk
Rockets are cool. There's no getting around that. Elon Musk
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
The tough thing is figuring out what questions to ask, but […] once you do that, the rest is really easy. Elon Musk
If we drive down the cost of transportation in space, we can do great things. Elon Musk
I've actually not read any books on time management. Elon Musk
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
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
I think it matters whether someone has a good heart. Elon Musk
I read books and talked to people. I mean that's kind of how one learns anything. There's lots of great books out there & lots of smart people. Elon Musk
When people really understand it's do or die [and] if we work hard and pull through, it's going to be a great outcome; people will give it everything they've got. Elon Musk
When you struggle with a problem, that's when you understand it. Elon Musk
For me it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity. Elon Musk
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken. Elon Musk
Optimism, pessimism, f**k that; we're going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I'm hell-bent on making it work. Elon Musk
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
I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact. Elon Musk
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
I think you should always be seeking negative feedback. Elon Musk
People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else. Elon Musk
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk
It's OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket. Elon Musk
Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world. Elon Musk
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
Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up. Elon Musk
I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary. Elon Musk
You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable. Elon Musk
If you think back to the beginning of cell phones, laptops or really any new technology, it's always expensive. Elon Musk
That's my lesson for taking a vacation: vacation will kill you. Elon Musk
I hate writing about personal stuff. I don't have a Facebook page. I don't use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don't use them. Elon Musk
Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of what you're doing is as valuable as gold. Elon Musk
My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail. Elon Musk
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. Elon Musk
Every person in your company is a vector. Your progress is determined by the sum of all vectors.  . Elon Musk
Many things are improbable, only a few are impossible. Elon Musk
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
As you heat the planet up, it's just like boiling a pot. Elon Musk
Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson. Elon Musk
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment. Elon Musk
If humanity doesn't land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed. Elon Musk
We're running the most dangerous experiment in history right now, which is to see how much carbon dioxide the atmosphere... can handle before there is an environmental catastrophe. Elon Musk
Life is too short for long-term grudges. Elon Musk
People often mistake technology for a static picture. It's less like a picture and more like a movie. It's the velocity of technology innovation that matters. It's the acceleration. Elon Musk
I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I'm really good at email. Elon Musk
For my part, I will never give up, and I mean never. Elon Musk
Mars is the only place in the solar system where it's possible for life to become multi-planetarian. Elon Musk
When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Elon Musk
Physics is a good framework for thinking. ... Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there. Elon Musk
We are the first species capable of self-annihilation. Elon Musk