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Larry Page quotes: these are the Google co-founder’s quotes you need to read.

“Anything you can imagine probably is doable, you just have to imagine it and work on it.”

“Have a healthy disregard for the impossible.”

“Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting.”

“Good ideas are always crazy until they’re not.”

“It’s not necessary to go to school to launch a business.  I read a whole shelf of business books and that was basically all I needed.”

“You need to get one thing done well, or else you don’t have permission to do anything else.”

“Optimism is important.  You have to be a little silly about the goals you are going to set.  There is a phrase I learned in college called, ‘having a healthy disregard for the impossible.’  That is a really good phrase.  You should try to do things that most people would not do.”

“Always deliver more than expected.”

“You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream?  And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning?  Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming.  When a really great dream shows up, grab it.”

“‘I know it seems like the world is falling apart but in all actuality it’s a great point in your life to get a little crazy.  Follow your curiosity and be ambitious with it.  Don’t abandon your dreams.  The world needs you!”

“You never lose a dream, it just incubates as a hobby.”

“It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams – since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition.”

“The best people want to work the big challenges.”

“We have always believed that it’s possible to make money without being evil.”

“If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things.  You’re excited to get up in the morning.”

“Almost everyone who has had an idea that’s somewhat revolutionary or wildly successful was first told they’re insane.”

“It’s very hard to fail completely, if you aim high enough.”

“You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm.”

“My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society.  As a world, we’re doing a better job of that.  My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.”

“We really care about our brand.  We really want it to stand for high quality.  We want people to be excited about it, for it to be fun.”

“If we are not trusted, we have no business.”

“Basically, our goal is to organize the world’s information and to make it universally accessible and useful.”

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google.  The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web.  It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing.  We’re nowhere near doing that now.  However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.”

“We have a mantra: don’t be evil, which is to do the best things we know how for our users, for our customers, for everyone.  So I think if we were known for that, it would be a wonderful thing.”

“How exciting is it to come to work if the best you can do is trounce some other company that does roughly the same thing?”

“If you have a product that’s really gaining a lot of usage, then it’s probably a good idea.”

“We want to build technology that everybody loves using, and that affects everyone.  We want to create beautiful, intuitive services and technologies that are so incredibly useful that people use them twice a day.  Like they use a toothbrush.  There aren’t that many things people use twice a day.”

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”

“You’re going to have some very amazing capabilities in the economy.  When we have computers that can do more and more jobs, it’s going to change how we think about work.  There’s no way around that.  You can’t wish it away.”

“My goal is for Google to lead, not follow.”

“Technology should do the hard work so people can do the things that make them the happiest in life.”

“The increasing volume of information is just more opportunity to build better answers to questions.  The more information you have, the better.”

“Lots of companies don’t succeed over time.  What do they fundamentally do wrong?  They usually miss the future.  I try to focus on that: what is the future really going to be?  And how do we create it?  And how do we power our organization to really focus on that and really drive it at a high rate?”

“Many leaders of big organizations, I think, don’t believe that change is possible.  But if you look at history, things do change, and if your business is static, you’re likely to have issues.”

“There are basically no companies that have good slow decisions.  There are only companies that have good fast decisions.”

“We should be building great things that don’t exist.”

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”

“For a lot of companies, it’s useful for them to feel like they have an obvious competitor and to rally around that.  I personally believe it’s better to shoot higher.  You don’t want to be looking at your competitors.  You want to be looking at what’s possible and how to make the world better.”

“If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re
doing the wrong things.”

“The idea that everyone should slavishly work so they do something inefficiently so they keep their job – that just doesn’t make any sense to me.  That can’t be the right answer.”

“You can try to control people, or you can try to have a system that represents reality.  I find that knowing what’s really happening is more important than trying to control people.”

“If you look at the people who have high impact, they have pretty general knowledge.  They don’t have a really narrowly focused education.”

“If you want to have your own business, then just concern yourself with learning.  Live, learn, love… the important things in life.”

“You can be serious without a suit.”

“There’s nothing that produces more satisfaction than accomplishing goals and fulfilling your dreams, so believe in your dreams because they just might be able to feed you for the rest of your life.”

“Find the leverage in the world so you can be truly lazy.”

“The moments that we have with friends and family, the chances that we have to make a big difference in the world or even to make a small difference to the ones we love, all those wonderful chances that life gives us, life also takes away.  It can happen fast and a whole lot sooner than you think.”

“This is the best day of my life.  It’s better than prom.  It’s better than anything in high school.  It’s better than getting accepted into college.”

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