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30 Stupendous Elon Musk Quotes

Elon Musk is a Canadian-American business magnate, inventor, and engineer. As the CEO of three multi-billion dollar companies, he is one of the most popular and well known entrepreneurs. Aimed at bringing future technologies into the present, Musk has a reputation of being determined. Here is a look at some of the best Elon Musk quotes ever documented.

“Being an Entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.”

“Don’t be afraid of new arenas.”

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”

“I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.”

“I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.”

“I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don’t retire before I go senile, then I’ll do more damage than good at that point.”

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

“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better, and questioning yourself.”

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

“I wouldn’t say I have a lack of fear. In fact, I’d like my fear emotion to be less because it’s very distracting and fries my nervous system.”

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.”

“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.”

“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”

“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.”

“It is remarkable how many things you can explode. I’m lucky I have all my fingers.”

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

“Life is too short for long-term grudges.”

“My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.”

“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.”

“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”

“Physics is a good framework for thinking. … Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.”

“Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.”

“The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.”

“We have essentially no patents in SpaceX. Our primary long-term competition is in China. If we published patents, it would be farcical, because the Chinese would just use them as a recipe book.”

“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.”

“When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Now I am.”

“Work like hell. I mean you just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. [This] improves the odds of success. If other people are putting in 40 hour work weeks and you’re putting in 100 hour work weeks, then even if you’re doing the same thing you know that… you will achieve in 4 months what it takes them a year to achieve.”

“You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.”

“You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.”

“You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.”

Check out the following video to hear Elon Musk’s tremendous vision for the future. In an age of creativity, this iconic entrepreneur is behind SpaceX, Tesla Motors, and Paypal. Musk shares his dream of colonizing Mars in the next two decades.

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