"He's a visionary, but he's grounded in reality too, closely monitoring Apple's various operational and market metrics. He isn't motivated by money, says friend Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle. Rather, Jobs is understandably driven by a visceral ardor for Apple, his first love (to which he returned after being spurned -- proof that you can go home again) and the vehicle through which he can be both an arbiter of cool and a force for changing the world."
The above text is an excerpt from a Fortune article back in 2009... I couldn't have said it better. Steve was a visionary of our time and a modern-day Thomas Edison, changing the world and how we function within it forever. He was not only a man of vision and innovation, but also a man of words.
Below are some of his greatest quotes:
On internet start-ups
On design (1)
On design (2)
On home computing
On desktop computers
And probably the best quote was to a critic, Ryan Tate in a 2010 interview that got a bit heated:
Jobs: "As for us, we're just doing what we can to try and make (and preserve) the user experience we envision. You can disagree with us, but our motives are pure. By the way, what have you done that's so great? Do you... just criticize others work and belittle their motivations?"
via guardian macstories