"The killer app that got the world ready for appliances was the light bulb. So the light bulb is what wired the world. And they weren't thinking about appliances when they wired the world. They were really thinking about - they weren't putting electricity into the home. They were putting lighting into the home."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Jeff Bezos on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Jeff Bezos on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Jeff Bezos on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Jeff Bezos on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Jeff Bezos on Robert Frost
"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."