Top Inspirational Elon Musk Quotes and Motivational Sayings

Top Inspirational Elon Musk Quotes and Motivational Sayings 

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Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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

 Inspirational Elon Musk Quotes

“My proceeds from the PayPal acquisition were $180 million. I put $100 million in SpaceX, $70m in Tesla, and $10m in Solar City. I had to borrow money for rent.”
― Elon Musk

“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.”
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Top Inspirational Elon Musk sayings

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

― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk sayings

“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

“You should take the approach that you’re wrong. Your goal is to be less wrong.”

Top Inspirational Elon Musk sayings

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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

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Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“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

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.”
― Elon Musk

“The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing just sounds like the worst. It sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I would have to be on serious drugs. I’d be super-duper bored. I like high intensity.”

― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes
Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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

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“If you need inspiration, don’t do it.”

― Elon Musk

“No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated”

― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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

― Elon Musk

“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.”

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“The first step is to establish that something is possible then probability will occur.”
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Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“In terms of the Internet, it’s like humanity acquiring a collective nervous system. Whereas previously we were more like a [?], as a collection of cells that communicated by diffusion. With the advent of the Internet, it was suddenly like we got a nervous system. It’s a hugely
impactful thing.

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Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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

“I take the position that I’m always to some degree wrong, and the aspiration is to be less wrong.”
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“There needs to be an intersection of the set of people who wish to go, and the set of people who can afford to go…and that intersection of sets has to be enough to establish a self-sustaining civilization. My rough guess is that for a half-million dollars, there are enough people that could afford to go and would want to go. But it’s not going to be a vacation jaunt. It’s going to be saving up all your money and selling all your stuff, like when people moved to the early American colonies…even at a million people you’re assuming an incredible amount of productivity per person because you would need to recreate the entire industrial base on Mars. You would need to mine and refine all of these different materials, in a much more difficult environment than Earth. There would be no trees growing. There would be no oxygen or nitrogen that are just there. No oil. Excluding organic growth, if you could take 100 people at a time, you would need 10,000 trips to get to a million people. But you would also need a lot of cargo to support those people. In fact, your cargo to person ratio is going to be quite high. It would probably be 10 cargo trips for every human trip, so more like 100,000 trips. And we’re talking 100,000 trips of a giant spaceship…If we can establish a Mars colony, we can almost certainly colonize the whole Solar System, because we’ll have created a strong economic forcing function for the improvement of space travel. We’ll go to the moons of Jupiter, at least some of the outer ones for sure, and probably Titan on Saturn, and the asteroids. Once we have that forcing function, and an Earth-to-Mars economy, we’ll cover the whole Solar System. But the key is that we have to make the Mars thing work. If we’re going to have any chance of sending stuff to other star systems, we need to be laser-focused on becoming a multi-planet civilization. That’s the next step.”

― Elon Musk

“I could go and buy one of the islands in the
The Bahamas and turn it into my personal fiefdom, but I am much more interested in trying to build and
create a new company.”

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Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“They were building a Ferrari for every launch when it was possible that a Honda Accord might do the trick.”

“It’s pretty hard to get to another star system. Alpha Centauri is four light years away, so if you go at 10 percent of the speed of light, it’s going to take you 40 years, and that’s assuming you can instantly reach that speed, which isn’t going to be the case. You have to accelerate. You have to build up to 20 or 30 percent and then slow down, assuming you want to stay at Alpha Centauri and not go zipping past. It’s just hard. With current life spans, you need generational ships. You need antimatter drives because that’s the most mass-efficient. It’s doable, but it’s super slow.”
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“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.”

― Elon Musk

“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”
― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I just try to think about the future and not be sad”
― Elon Musk

“You need to live in a dome initially, but over time you could terraform Mars to look like Earth and eventually walk around outside without anything on… So it’s a fixer-upper of a planet.”
― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

“The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing just sounds like the worst — it sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I would have to be on serious drugs. I’d be super-duper bored. I like high intensity.”
― Elon Musk

Top Inspirational Elon Musk quotes

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