"I've always been at the intersection of computers and whatever they can revolutionize."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Jeff Bezos on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Jeff Bezos on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Jeff Bezos on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Jeff Bezos on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Jeff Bezos on Bill Gates
"There are two kinds of companies, those that work to try to charge more and those that work to charge less. We will be the second."
"I strongly believe that missionaries make better products. They care more. For a missionary, it's not just about the business. There has to be a business, and the business has to make sense, but that's not why you do it. You do it because you have something meaningful that motivates you."
"The common question that gets asked in business is, 'why?' That's a good question, but an equally valid question is, 'why not?'"
"There are two ways to extend a business. Take inventory of what you're good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills. Kindle is an example of working backward."
"We expect all our businesses to have a positive impact on our top and bottom lines. Profitability is very important to us or we wouldn't be in this business."