Steve Jobs in interview for PBS' 'One Last Thing' documentary, 1994
ďWhen you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
Thatís a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is - everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. Thatís maybe the most important thing. Itís to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and youíre just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
I think thatís very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, youíll want to change life and make it better, cause itís kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, youíll never be the same again."
Thereís a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ítis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will comeóthe readiness is all. - Hamlet, Act 5, sc 2