Elon Musk Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Elon Musk quotes, Elon Musk sayings, and Elon Musk proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment. Elon Musk
Life is too short for long-term grudges. Elon Musk
Self-driving cars are the natural extension of active safety and obviously something we should do. Elon Musk
Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death. Elon Musk
Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. Elon Musk
Physics is really figuring out how to discover new things that are counterintuitive, like quantum mechanics. It's really counterintuitive. Elon Musk
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk
Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. Elon Musk
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
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
The primary means of energy generation is going to solar. It will at least be a plurality, and probably be a slight majority in the long term. Elon Musk
We have this handy fusion reactor in the sky called the sun, you don't have to do anything, it just works. It shows up every day. Elon Musk
Mars is the only place in the solar system where it's possible for life to become multi-planetarian. Elon Musk
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
Trying to read our DNA is like trying to understand software code - with only 90% of the code riddled with errors. It's very difficult in that case to understand and predict what that software code is going to do. Elon Musk
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk
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
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
Every person in your company is a vector. Your progress is determined by the sum of all vectors. Elon Musk
Silicon Valley has some of the smartest engineers and technology business people in the world. Elon Musk
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
Some people don’t like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster. Elon Musk
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 shouldn’t do things differently just because they’re different. They need to be… better. Elon Musk
Life is too short for long-term grudges. Elon Musk
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it is not. Elon Musk
I don’t spend my time pontificating about high concept things I spend my time solving engineering and manufacturing problems. Elon Musk
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
Zero credits were because you have all this toxic gas coming out of gasoline cars in close proximity to each other and hurting people's health. Elon Musk
I do love email. Wherever possible I try to communicate asynchronously. I'm really good at email. Elon Musk