The 9 Most-Highlighted Kindle Quotes from Steve Jobs

The 9 Most-Highlighted Kindle Quotes from Steve Jobs

Chris Perez
Jun 11, 2012

I haven't personally gotten around to reading the Steve Jobs biography yet, but I did happen to stumble upon the most highlighted quotes by Amazon Kindle users. Which, by the way, is a pretty insightful resource you can use for just about any book. Check out the top 9 most-highlighted quotes after the jump — maybe one of these could go on your inspiration board.

The most highlighted quotes from "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson on the Amazon Kindle:

9. 1607 Kindle User highlights

"Apple's design mantra would remain the one featured on its first brochure: 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.'"

8. 1759 Kindle User highlights

"It was important, his father said, to craft the backs of cabinets and fences properly, even though they were hidden. 'He loved doing things right. He even cared about the look of the parts you couldn't see'"

7. 2004 Kindle User highlights

"The juice goes out of Christianity when it becomes too based on faith rather than on living like Jesus or seeing the world as Jesus saw it," he told me. "I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I don't. It's the great mystery."

6. 2412 Kindle User highlights

"There falls a shadow, as T.S. Eliot noted, between the conception and the creation. In the annals of innovation, new ideas are only part of the equation. Execution is just as important."

5. 2598 Kindle User highlights

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it" and "People who are serious about software should make their own hardware."

4. 2758 Kindle User highlights

"People who know what they're talking about don't need Powerpoint."

3. 2933 Kindle User highlights

"He emphasized that you should never start a company with the goal of getting rich. Your goal should be making something you believe in and making a company that will last"

2. 3056 Kindle User highlights

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

1. 3886 Kindle User highlights

"Pretend to be completely in control and people will assume that you are."

Interested in more good quotes? Go here to see the most highlighted passages of all time by Kindle users — hope you like The Hunger Games. ;)

(Images: Chris Perez)

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