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28 Elon Musk Quotes That Show His Genius

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Here is a collection of some of the best Elon Musk quotes.

Billionaire Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is one of the most innovative entrepreneurs of our time. He is a South African-born, Canadian-American business magnate, engineer, inventor and investor.

He is the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity.

He is the founder of SpaceX and a cofounder of Zip2, PayPal, and Tesla Motors. He has also envisioned a conceptual high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop and has proposed a VTOL supersonic jet aircraft with electric fan propulsion.

He is a man with a vision.

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Elon Musk Quotes

1. “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

2. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk

3. “If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.” – Elon Musk

4. “Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.” – Elon Musk

5. “Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk

6. “Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk

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

8. “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.” – Elon Musk

9. “Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.” – Elon Musk

10. “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.” – Elon Musk

11. “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

12. “I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.” – Elon Musk

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

14. “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

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

16. “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

17. “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.” – Elon Musk

18. “Starting and growing a business is as much about the innovation, drive and determination of the people who do it as it is about the product they sell.” – Elon Musk

19. “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

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

21. “Let’s think beyond the normal stuff and have an environment where that sort of thinking in encouraged and rewarded and where it’s okay to fail as well. Because when you try new things, you try this idea, that idea… well a large number of them are not gonna work, and that has to be okay. If every time somebody comes up with an idea it has to be successful, you’re not gonna get people coming up with ideas.” – Elon Musk

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

23. “I don’t spend my time pontificating about high-concept things; I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems.” – Elon Musk

24. “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

25. “I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems… It’s got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.” – Elon Musk

26. “If something’s important enough, you should try. Even if you – the probable outcome is failure.” – Elon Musk

27. “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

28. “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.” – Elon Musk

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