Elon Musk Quotes
“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.
“Pay attention to negative feedback and solicit it, particularly from friends. hardly anyone does that, and it’s incredibly helpful.” ~Elon Musk.
“If you’re trying to create a company. It’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredient in the right proportion.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“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.
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“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
“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” ~Elon Musk.
“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
“Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“Constantly think about how you could be doing things better. Keep questioning yourself.” ~Elon Musk.
“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.
“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.” ~Elon Musk.
“I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” ~Elon Musk.
“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,
“I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” ~Elon Musk