Top Microsoft Quotes

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1. "Write it down. Whatever it is, write it down. Chip in into marble. Type it into Microsoft Word. Spell it out in seaweeds on the shore. We are each of us an endangered species, delicate as unicorns."
Author: Adair Lara
2. "Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.'"
Author: Aravind Adiga
3. "At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right."
Author: Bill Gates
4. "A NASA-funded study estimates that if the price of a ticket to space approached $100,000, close to a million people would buy one. That's a $100 billion industry. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen gave me $20 million in startup funding to go after that market."
Author: Burt Rutan
5. "When deep space exploration ramps up, it'll be the corporations that name everything, the IBM Stellar Sphere, the Microsoft Galaxy, Planet Starbucks."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
6. "Walter from Microsoft catches my eye. Here's a young guy with perfect teeth and clear skin and the kind of job you bother to write the alumni magazine about getting. You know he was too young to fight in any wars, and if his parents weren't divorced, his father was never home, and here he's looking at me with half my face clean shaved and half a leering bruise hidden in the dark. Blood shining on my lips. And maybe Walter's thinking about a meatless, pain-free potluck he went to last weekend or the ozone or the Earth's desperate need to stop cruel product testing on animals, but probably he's not."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
7. "There's more at risk in what happens in Microsoft than I could ever bet on a poker table."
Author: David Einhorn
8. "Microsoft has one more shot at a role in smart phone software through its deployment on Nokia phones. Nokia is still the global market share leader in cell phones. Maybe it will work out, but this is hard to envision great success in the area coming on the heels of so much disappointment in missed opportunity in this important and visible category."
Author: David Einhorn
9. "I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell."
Author: Dennis Ritchie
10. "Microserfs (1995) p28 'He's thinking of quitting [Microsoft] to be a pixelation broker, going around to museums to digitize their paintings"
Author: Douglas Coupland
11. "By turning every Yahoo search box into a Bing box, Microsoft may have bought itself the exposure it needs to be the next Google."
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
12. "I failed in some subject but my friend pass in all,today he is an engineer in microsoft and iam is owner of microsoft. -Bills Gate"
Author: Gangaji
13. "If you're Microsoft, you can prevent a porn site using microsoft.xxx. Although that would be ironic since micro and soft probably aren't at the forefront of desirable concepts when you're looking for porn."
Author: Gary Corby
14. "Today, we have our own concentrations of economic power. Instead of Standard Oil, U.S. Steel, the Union Pacific Railroad, and J. P. Morgan and Company, we have Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft."
Author: George Packer
15. "The futures of Crackle and Hulu and so forth become more and more important as we connect to more and more devices. We need our content to make our services as attractive as Apple's or Amazon's or Microsoft's. We're in a brave new world of fierce competition."
Author: Howard Stringer
16. "I have spoken to a whole group of millionaires, head executives at Microsoft. Boy did I chew those guys out."
Author: Jack LaLanne
17. "Microsoft isn't stupid."
Author: Jesse Schell
18. "Microsoft was not a mysterious, strange entity. You put your PC on and there's an ad for them."
Author: Jim Cramer
19. "Well we have a good working relationship with Microsoft at the development level. But let's not kid ourselves, this is a company with enormous resources and talented people, and there is a certain pride that comes along with that for them and for us."
Author: John W. Thompson
20. "I just did an ad with Microsoft. I'm dressed as Napoleon, and I get to slap Bill Gates."
Author: Jon Heder
21. "Death went on, If I'd sent you, with your taste for expeditious methods, the matter would have been resolved, but times have changed a lot lately, and one has to update the means and the systems one uses, to keep up with the new technologies, by using e-mail, for example, I've heard tell that it's the most hygienic way, one that does away with inkblots and fingerprints, besides which it's fast, you just open up outlook express on microsoft and it's gone, the difficulty would be having to work with two separate archives, one for those who use computers and another for those who don't, anyway, we've got plenty of time to think about it, they're always coming out with new models and new designs, with new improved technologies, perhaps I'll try it some day, but until then, I'll continue to write with pen, paper and ink, it has the charm of tradition, and tradition counts for a lot when it comes to dying."
Author: José Saramago
22. "Carlyle spread her hands. ‘I speculated that it was the remains of the starship that took the Eurydiceans to the planet. This seems to have been borne out.' She smiled. ‘It transmitted a defensive virus that contained Microsoft patches."
Author: Ken MacLeod
23. "Oracle, for example, has even hired people to dumpster dive for information about its competitor, Microsoft. It's not even illegal, because trash isn't covered by data secrecy laws."
Author: Kevin Mitnick
24. "It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead."
Author: Larry Ellison
25. "I don't try to be a threat to MicroSoft, mainly because I don't really see MS as competition. Especially not Windows-the goals of Linux and Windows are simply so different."
Author: Linus Torvalds
26. "Every artist needs canvass, mine just happens to be Microsoft Word and a Thesaurus."
Author: Lori Lesko
27. "The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that's the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?"
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
28. "Microsoft certainly makes products for the Macintosh."
Author: Melinda Gates
29. "Not to go too far, but Microsoft is probably used by most people out there."
Author: Miguel De Icaza
30. "Fiction is dangerous because it lets you into other people's heads. It shows you that the world doesn't have to be like the one you live in." At the first nationally recognized science fiction convention in China in 2007, Gaiman took a party official aside and said, "While not actually illegal, science fiction is regarded as dangerous and subversive in China. Why did you say yes to a science-fiction convention?"The party official answered, "In China, we're really good at making things people bring to us, but we don't invent, we don't innovate." When Chinese party officials visited Google, Apple and Microsoft, they asked what the executives read as children. The official continued: "They all said, 'We read science fiction. The world doesn't have to be the way it is right now. We can change it.' " "That," said Gaiman, "is the big dangerous thing."
Author: Neil Gaiman
31. "Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition."
Author: Orrin Hatch
32. "The fact is... our doors have not exactly been knocked down by companies willing to defend Microsoft's business practices."
Author: Orrin Hatch
33. "There is all the more reason for startups to write Web-based software now, because writing desktop software has become a lot less fun. If you want to write desktop software now you do it on Microsoft's terms, calling their APIs and working around their buggy OS. And if you manage to write something that takes off, you may find that you were merely doing market research for Microsoft."
Author: Paul Graham
34. "If Apple were to grow the iPod into a cell phone with a web browser, Microsoft would be in big trouble."
Author: Paul Graham
35. "What is the most valuable thing on earth? It's not the Hope Diamond, or the National Treasury. It's not a Picasso collection, or the Microsoft fortune. It is the wisdom of God, seen in the pages of your Bible. You've had access to it all along."
Author: Rachel Olsen
36. "Because Microsoft seems to sometimes not trust customer choice, they salt XP with all these little gizmos and trap doors to get people to try Microsoft stuff. But the reality is that we're downloading more players than we ever have on a worldwide basis."
Author: Rob Glaser
37. "When I started at Microsoft, I was lucky enough to be part of the rise of the client-server paradigm."
Author: Satya Nadella
38. "I think the combination of graduate education in a field like Computer Science and the opportunity to apply this in a work environment like Microsoft is what drove me. The impact these opportunities create can lead to work that has broad, worldwide impact."
Author: Satya Nadella
39. "Any religion whose messiah's name isn't recognized by Microsoft Word can't be that much of a threat."
Author: Stephen Colbert
40. "What we've gone through in the last several years has caused some people to question 'Can we trust Microsoft?'"
Author: Steve Ballmer
41. "Bill Gates (and his successor at Microsoft, Ray Ozzie) are famous for taking annual reading vacations. During the year they deliberately cultivate a stack of reading material—much of it unrelated to their day-to-day focus at Microsoft—and then they take off for a week or two and do a deep dive into the words they've stockpiled. By compressing their intake into a matter of days, they give new ideas additional opportunities to network among themselves, for the simple reason that it's easier to remember something that you read yesterday than it is to remember something you read six months ago."
Author: Steven Johnson
42. "So, what you can do in Microsoft Word is what Bill Gates has decided. What you can do in Oracle Database is what Larry Ellison and his crew have decided."
Author: Ted Nelson
43. "Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft."
Author: Theo De Raadt
44. "I don't really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple."
Author: Tim Cook
45. "I think Microsoft will have to change. I think that the business of Microsoft, the company of Microsoft, is going to continue to succeed. But I think the business model of Microsoft is going to have to change."
Author: Tim O'Reilly
46. "In my view, it's irreverence, foolish confidence and naivety combined with persistence, open mindedness and a continual ability to learn that created Facebook, Google, Yahoo, eBay, Microsoft, Apple, Juniper, AOL, Sun Microsystems and others."
Author: Vinod Khosla
47. "What are the five products you want to focus on? Get rid of the rest, because they're dragging you down. They're turning you into Microsoft. They're causing you to turn out products that are adequate but not great."
Author: Walter Isaacson
48. "As it turned out, Microsoft wasn't able to get Windows 1.0 ready for shipping until the fall of 1985. Even then, it was a shoddy product. It lacked the elegance of the Macintosh interface, and it had tiled windows rather than the magical clipping of overlapping windows that Bill Atkinson had devised. Reviewers ridiculed it and consumers spurned it. Nevertheless, as is often the case with Microsoft products, persistence eventually made Windows better and then dominant."
Author: Walter Isaacson
49. "In the Mac vs. PC ads, Apple bills itself as the antidote to Microsoft. To love Apple wasn't to sell out. It was to buy in. Most people use PCs, but Apple has the mindshare."
Author: Wesley Morris
50. "The Microsoft actions announced today are exactly the kinds of industry initiatives we need. Microsoft is using its resources to bring real privacy protection to Internet users by creating incentives for more websites to provide strong privacy protection."
Author: William M. Daley

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