The 100 Greatest Steve Jobs Quotes

20. "We don't get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we've chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan."

Where: Fortune, March, 2008.

It is no secret that Jobs strived for perfection, not just to live up to his potential. In the few years preceding his death, interviews tend to reveal that Jobs, whether intentionally or not, sought to reaffirm that he lived his life doing what he loved to do; striving for excellence, however it may be judged.

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