10 Remarkable Elon Musk Quotes

Optimism, pessimism, f*** that – we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

Don’t be afraid of new arenas.

You want to have a future where you’re expecting things to be better, not one where you’re expecting things to be worse.

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.

If something is important enough, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.

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

The first step is to establish that something is possible; then probability will occur.

My biggest mistake is probably weighing too much on someone’s talent and not someone’s personality. I think it matters whether someone has a good heart.

You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.