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    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
    tags: future 
     
    Facebook is quite entrenched and has a network effect. It's hard to break into a network once it's formed.
    — Elon Musk
    I don't think it's a good idea to plan to sell a company.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: ideas  sell  company 
     
    Talent is extremely important. It's like a sports team, the team that has the best individual player will often win, but then there's a multiplier from how those players work together and the strategy they employ.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: work  talent  strategy 
     
    Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: persistence 
     
    Life is too short for long-term grudges.
    — Elon Musk
    Optimism, pessimism, f**k that; we're going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I'm hell-bent on making it work.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: work  god 
     
    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
    tags: fear  emotion  facts 
     
    My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: fail 
     
    Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people  learn  sell 
     
    I think it's important to reason from first principles rather than by analogy. The normal way we conduct our lives is we reason by analogy. [With analogy] we are doing this because it's like something else that was done, or it is like what other people are doing. [With first principles] you boil things down to the most fundamental truths"and then reason up from there.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people  live  fundamental 
     
    People should pursue what they're passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: people  wrong 
     
    The only reason I was able to accomplish things is the great people willing to work with me. A company is a group of people organized to create a product or service, and that product or service is only as good as the people in the company - and how excited they are about creating it. I do want to recognize a ton of super-talented people. Without them, I would have accomplished very little. I just happen to be the face of the companies.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people  work  service  company 
     
    I'm extremely confident that solar will be at least a plurality of power, and most likely a majority... in less than 20 years.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: power  year  majority 
     
    Physics is a good framework for thinking. ... Boil things down to their fundamental truths and reason up from there.
    — Elon Musk
    In almost any industry, if you're passionate about doing a great job and making people that buy your product or service as happy as possible, it's really fulfilling.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people  service  job 
     
    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
    tags: people  work  hell  achieve  success  year 
     
    Constantly seek criticism. A well thought out critique of what you're doing is as valuable as gold
    — Elon Musk
    When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
    — Elon Musk
    Fear is a hard thing to deal with. I feel it quite strongly. If I think something is important enough, I'll make myself do it in spite of fear. But it can really sap the will. I hate fear, I wish I had it less.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: fear  hate  wishes 
     
    Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: failure 
     
    I think it is possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: people 
     
    Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.
    — Elon Musk
    When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: world  college 
     
    If something's important enough, you should try. Even if you - the probable outcome is failure.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: failure 
     
    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.
    — Elon Musk
    Many things are improbable, only a few are impossible.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: impossible 
     
    It's really incumbent upon us as life's agents to extend life to another planet. I think that being a multi-planet species will significantly increase the richness and scope of the human experience.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: experience  human 
     
    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.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: company 
     
    People often mistake technology for a static picture. It's less like a picture and more like a movie. It's the velocity of technology innovation that matters. It's the acceleration.
    — Elon Musk
    Great companies are built on great products.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: company 
     
    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
    I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don't believe in the whole thing of just using other people's money. I don't think that's right. I'm not going to ask other people to invest in something if I'm not prepared to do so myself.
    — Elon Musk
    I always had an existential crisis, trying to figure out "what does it all mean?' I came to the conclusion that if we can advance the knowledge of the world, if we can expand the scope and scale of consciousness, then, we're better able to ask the right questions and become more enlightened. That's the only way to move forward.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: world  right  questions 
     
    You have to be pretty driven to make it happen. Otherwise, you will just make yourself miserable.
    — Elon Musk
    For me it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity.
    — Elon Musk
    I read books and talked to people. I mean that's kind of how one learns anything. There's lots of great books out there & lots of smart people.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: smart  people  learn  book  read 
     
    For my part, I will never give up, and I mean never.
    — Elon Musk
    The tough thing is figuring out what questions to ask, but ["] once you do that, the rest is really easy.
    — Elon Musk
    tags: questions 
     
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    elon musk
    Birth    : June 28, 1971
    Occupation  : Investor

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