Elon Musk Quotes

In this article you will find all inspirational and motivational quotes from one of the most influential people in the world, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

“Life is too short for long-term grudges.” – Elon Musk

“I say something, and then it usually happens. Maybe not on schedule, but it usually happens.” – Elon Musk
“Great companies are built on great products.” – Elon Musk

“We will not stop until every car on the road is electric.” – Elon Musk
“For me it was never about money, but solving problems for the future of humanity.” – Elon Musk
“If something is important enough you should try, even if the probable outcome is failure.” – Elon Musk
“Good ideas are always crazy until they are not.” – Elon Musk

Other Quotes

  • “The goal overall has been to make life multi-planetary and nable humanity to become a spacefaring civilization.” – Elon Musk
  • “You get paid in direct proportion to the difficulty of problems you solve.” – Elon Musk
  • “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it.” – Elon Musk
  • “Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.” – Elon Musk
  • “Time is the ultimate currency.” – Elon Musk
  • “If we are able to make life self-sustaining on Mars, we will have passed one of the greatest filters. That then sets us up to become interstellar.” – Elon Musk
  • “So many people tried to talk me out of starting a rocket company. One good friend of mine, collected a whole series of videos of rockets blowing up, and made me watch those. He didn’t want me to lose my money.” – Elon Musk
  • “I came to the US with no money & graduated with over $100k in debt, despite scholarships & working 2 jobs while at school.” – Elon Musk
  • “Let’s say the only thing we had was solar energy that that was the only power source if you just took a small section of Spain, you could power all of Europe.” – Elon Musk
  • “We are headed to an interesting and different world. I hope that we can remember that we are all human beings. Let’s just try to have as positive a relationship as possible and work towards mutual prosperity for humanity as a whole.” – Elon Musk
  • “Inflation is the most regressive tax of all, yet is advocated by those who claim to be progressive.” – Elon Musk
  • “It’s been now almost half a century since humans were last on the moon. That’s too long, we need to get back there and have a permanent base on the moon.” – Elon Musk
  • “The fundamental intention of Tesla, at least my motivation, was to accelerate the advent of sustainable energy. That’s why I open-sourced the patents. It’s the only way to transition to sustainable energy better.” – Elon Musk
  • “We had to prove that the car that can be made is electric. That is why we made the model S Plaid which is the fastest production car ever.” – Elon Musk
  • “Most people will panic to find a charger before their phone dies. But won’t panic to find a plan before their dream dies.” – Elon Musk
  • “It’s okay to have all your eggs in one basket, as long as you control what happens to that basket.” – Elon Musk
  • “Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk
  • “When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world. Now I am.” – Elon Musk
  • “I also read a lot of comic books as I was growing up, and I think that might have influenced me just as much. I mean, they’re always trying to save the world, with their underpants on the outside or these skin-tight iron suits, which is really pretty strange when you think about it. But they are trying to save the world.” – Elon Musk
  • “If somebody is doing something that’s useful to the rest of society I think that’s a good thing. Like it doesn’t have to change the world. If you’re doing something that has high value to people, and frankly even if it’s a little game or some improvement in photo sharing or something, if it does a small amount of good for a large number of people that’s fine. Stuff doesn’t need to change the world just to be good.” – Elon Musk
  • “Other companies spend money on advertising & manipulating public opinion, Tesla focuses on the product. I trust the people.” – Elon Musk
  • “I always have optimism, but I’m realistic. It was not with the expectation of great success that I started Tesla or SpaceX.” – Elon Musk
  • “Don’t delude yourself into thinking something’s working when it’s not, or you’re gonna get fixated on a bad solution.” – Elon Musk
  • “No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated.” – Elon Musk
  • “Constantly think about how you could be doing things better and keep questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk
  • “I’m not trying to be anyone’s savior. I’m just trying to think about the future and not be sad.” – Elon Musk
  • “If the rules are such that you can’t make progress, then you have to fight the rules.” – Elon Musk
  • “I don’t think it’s a good idea to plan to sell a company.” – Elon Musk