Top 25 Elon Musk Quotes

I think it would be great to be born on Earth and die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact.

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

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.

It’s very important to like the people you work with, otherwise life [and] your job is gonna be quite miserable.

It is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

There’s a tremendous bias against taking risks. Everyone is trying to optimize their ass-covering.

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.

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

Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.

We’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.

I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.

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.

People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.

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.

Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.

Life is too short for long-term grudges.

“It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree – make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”

One of the biggest mistakes we made was trying to automate things that are super easy for a person to do, but super hard for a robot to do.

Constantly seek criticism. A well-thought-out critique of whatever you’re doing is as valuable as gold.

Brand is just a perception, and perception will match reality over time.

Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.

If there was a way that I could not eat, so I could work more, I would not eat. I wish there was a way to get nutrients without sitting down for a meal.

Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster.

​​Bitcoin will be more environmentally friendly than gold mining or the traditional financial system.