"Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Jeff Bezos on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Jeff Bezos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Jeff Bezos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Jeff Bezos on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Jeff Bezos on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"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."