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73 Famous Quotes by Elon Musk

1. I like the word 'autopilot' more than I like the word 'self-driving.' 'Self-driving' sounds like it's going to do something you don't want it to do. 'Autopilot' is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.Elon Musk
2. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.Elon Musk
3. If you want to grow a giant redwood, you need to make sure the seeds are ok, nurture the sapling, and work out what might potentially stop it from growing all the way along. Anything that breaks it at any point stops that growth.Elon Musk
4. I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It's the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company.Elon Musk
5. 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
6. I think Tesla will most likely develop its own autopilot system for the car, as I think it should be camera-based, not Lidar-based. However, it is also possible that we do something jointly with Google.Elon Musk
7. SpaceX has the potential of saving the U.S. government $1 billion a year. We are opposed to creating an entrenched monopoly with no realistic means for anyone to compete.Elon Musk
8. My opinion is it's a bridge too far to go to fully autonomous cars.Elon Musk
9. There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.Elon Musk
10. For all the supporters of Tesla over the years, and it's been several years now and there have been some very tough times, I'd just like to say thank you very much. I deeply appreciate the support, particularly through the darkest times.Elon Musk
11. 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
12. I've been to Disneyland, like, 10 times. I'm getting really tired of Disneyland.Elon Musk
13. The factory is the machine that builds the machine.Elon Musk
14. There are really two things that have to occur in order for a new technology to be affordable to the mass market. One is you need economies of scale. The other is you need to iterate on the design. You need to go through a few versions.Elon Musk
15. I don't create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.Elon Musk
16. If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic - being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.Elon Musk
17. To make an embarrassing admission, I like video games. That's what got me into software engineering when I was a kid. I wanted to make money so I could buy a better computer to play better video games - nothing like saving the world.Elon Musk
18. I think we are at the dawn of a new era in commercial space exploration.Elon Musk
19. In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution.Elon Musk
20. I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple's product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.Elon Musk
21. I would like to fly in space. Absolutely. That would be cool. I used to just do personally risky things, but now I've got kids and responsibilities, so I can't be my own test pilot. That wouldn't be a good idea. But I definitely want to fly as soon as it's a sensible thing to do.Elon Musk
22. Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics. It's really counterintuitive.Elon Musk
23. The revolutionary breakthrough will come with rockets that are fully and rapidly reusable. We will never conquer Mars unless we do that. It'll be too expensive. The American colonies would never have been pioneered if the ships that crossed the ocean hadn't been reusable.Elon Musk
24. What I'm trying to do is, is to make a significant difference in space flight. And help make space flight accessible to almost anyone.Elon Musk
25. Particularly Instagram, people look like they have a much better life than they really do. People basically seem like they are way better-looking than they really are, and they are way happier-seeming than they really are.Elon Musk
26. A utility can handle up to 20% of production from solar and that helps the grid because it produces electricity when needed. Solar power peaks in the middle of the day and that's also when air conditioning is running and businesses are operating, so power production matches usage.Elon Musk
27. I think there are more politicians in favor of electric cars than against. There are still some that are against, and I think the reasoning for that varies depending on the person, but in some cases, they just don't believe in climate change - they think oil will last forever.Elon Musk
28. 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
29. I've actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don't mean hybrid, I mean fully electric.Elon Musk
30. The path to the CEO's office should not be through the CFO's office, and it should not be through the marketing department. It needs to be through engineering and design.Elon Musk
31. The pace of progress on Mars depends upon the pace of progress of SpaceX.Elon Musk
32. 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. 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
33. If we could do high-speed rail in California just half a notch above what they've done on the Shanghai line in China, and if we had a straight path from L.A. to San Francisco, as well as the milk run, at least that would be progress.Elon Musk
34. I think most of the important stuff on the Internet has been built. There will be continued innovation, for sure, but the great problems of the Internet have essentially been solved.Elon Musk
35. From an evolutionary standpoint, human consciousness has not been around very long. A little light just went on after four and a half billion years. How often does that happen? Maybe it is quite rare.Elon Musk
36. Silicon Valley has evolved a critical mass of engineers and venture capitalists and all the support structure - the law firms, the real estate, all that - that are all actually geared toward being accepting of startups.Elon Musk
37. Mars is the only place in the solar system where it's possible for life to become multi-planetarian.Elon Musk
38. It is definitely true that the fundamental enabling technology for electric cars is lithium-ion as a cell chemistry technology. In the absence of that, I don't think it's possible to make an electric car that is competitive with a gasoline car.Elon Musk
39. Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence.Elon Musk
40. I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I'm really good at email.Elon Musk
41. We can't have, like, willy-nilly proliferation of fake news. That's crazy. You can't have more types of fake news than real news. That's allowing public deception to go unchecked. That's crazy.Elon Musk
42. Obviously Tesla is about helping solve the consumption of energy in a sustainable manner, but you need the production of energy in a sustainable manner.Elon Musk
43. There are some important differences between me and Tony Stark, like I have five kids, so I spend more time going to Disneyland than parties.Elon Musk
44. Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world.Elon Musk
45. The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You're encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren't that smart, who aren't that creative.Elon Musk
46. If you look at our current technology level, something strange has to happen to civilisations, and I mean strange in a bad way. And it could be that there are a whole lot of dead, one-planet civilisations.Elon Musk
47. The lessons of history would suggest that civilisations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far - the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We're obviously in a very upward cycle right now, and hopefully that remains the case. But it may not.Elon Musk
48. I'm a Silicon Valley guy. I just think people from Silicon Valley can do anything.Elon Musk
49. In order for us to have a future that's exciting and inspiring, it has to be one where we're a space-bearing civilization.Elon Musk
50. If anyone has a vested interest in space solar power, it would have to be me.Elon Musk
51. I hate writing about personal stuff. I don't have a Facebook page. I don't use my Twitter account. I am familiar with both, but I don't use them.Elon Musk
52. 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 civilisation.Elon Musk
53. Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do.Elon Musk
54. I'm interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you're like, 'Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?'Elon Musk
55. If anyone thinks they'd rather be in a different part of history, they're probably not a very good student of history. Life sucked in the old days. People knew very little, and you were likely to die at a young age of some horrible disease. You'd probably have no teeth by now. It would be particularly awful if you were a woman.Elon Musk
56. Biofuels such as ethanol require enormous amounts of cropland and end up displacing either food crops or natural wilderness, neither of which is good.Elon Musk
57. The reason we should do a carbon tax is because it's the right thing to do. It's economics 101, elementary stuff.Elon Musk
58. I think you should always bear in mind that entropy is not on your side.Elon Musk
59. The X is an amazing car, but we kind of got carried away with the art and technology. Obviously, you want great art. You want great technology. But we did get a little distracted from our mission, which was to advance the cause of electric vehicles. And it probably delayed us a little bit with the Model 3 as well.Elon Musk
60. I'm trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me.Elon Musk
61. The rumours of the demise of the U.S. manufacturing industry are greatly exaggerated.Elon Musk
62. In the early days of aviation, there was a great deal of experimentation and a high death rate.Elon Musk
63. It's very important to like the people you work with. Otherwise, your job is going to be quite miserable.Elon Musk
64. I had so many people try to talk me out of starting a rocket company, it was crazy.Elon Musk
65. It would take six months to get to Mars if you go there slowly, with optimal energy cost. Then it would take eighteen months for the planets to realign. Then it would take six months to get back, though I can see getting the travel time down to three months pretty quickly if America has the will.Elon Musk
66. Some companies out there quote a start of production that is substantially in advance of when customers get their cars.Elon Musk
67. Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That's pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.Elon Musk
68. Generally, the view that I've had on Twitter is if you're on Twitter, you're in, like, the meme - you're in meme war land. If you're on Twitter, you're in the arena. And so, essentially, if you attack me, it is therefore OK for me to attack back.Elon Musk
69. If you're trying to create a company, it's like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion.Elon Musk
70. If you look at space companies, they've failed either because they've had a technical solution where success was not a possible outcome, they were unable to attract a critical mass of talent, or they just ran out of money. The finish line is usually a lot further away than you think.Elon Musk
71. If you're entering anything where there's an existing marketplace, against large, entrenched competitors, then your product or service needs to be much better than theirs. It can't be a little bit better, because then you put yourself in the shoes of the consumer... you're always going to buy the trusted brand unless there's a big difference.Elon Musk
72. 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
73. I think there should be regulations on social media to the degree that it negatively affects the public good.Elon Musk

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