Thursday, October 6, 2011

what a life to take.

what a life to take
what a bond to break
-the police

whenever my friends and i would involve ourselves in philisophical & fantasy-like conversations, we'd always ask the question, "if you could have dinner with 5 people, dead or alive, who would they be"... steve jobs has always, without hesitation, fallen into my top 5. he's crazy smart, super creative, and can provide witty banter with my other guests. not to mention the fact that i can sit through his keynote speeches, watching in awe with what feels like a school girl's crush. his ability to take a complicated idea or technological application and almost "dumb it down" for us common folk. to take something so foreign and make it so comforting, so attractive that it exudes a sexy quality. he is my generation's einstein.

a lot of steve jobs' quotes have been circling the facebook community, paying respect to the man who has become a legend. here are a few of my favorites.

graphic by hong kong design student jonathan mak.

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works."

"Creativity is just connecting things."

"That’s been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."

"Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

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