Top 10 quotes from the world’s most interesting business man

by Cameron Edmond25 Oct 2013

Elon Musk is an interesting figure. A co-founder of PayPal, Musk is currently behind ventures such as Space X and Tesla Motors – hoping to eventually bring space travel and electric cars to every man and woman around the world.

Other than his philanthropic attitude to wealth, Musk is also known for saying some inspiring and out there stuff. Collected from the site S*** Elon Musk Says, we’ve found our Top 10 quotes from the enigmatic entrepreneur:

  • “Making standard efficiency solar panels is about as hard as making dry wall. It's really easy. In fact, I'd say dry wall's probably harder.” <I’ve got no idea what dry wall is….>
  • “If you can show people that there is a way, then there is plenty of will.”
  • “New technology and innovation can have a downside and one of the downsides is people are able to extract far more hydrocarbons than we thought were possible.”
  • “It's important to bear in mind that we'd love to hire a lot more people than we currently hire but we also can't run out of money and die.”
  • “We're happy to take people to the Moon. If somebody wants to go to the Moon, we can definitely do it.”
  • “If humanity had taken an extra 10% longer to get here, it wouldn't have gotten here at all.”
  • “I like lipstick, it's not like I've got anything against it. Can't wait for that comment to go out there.”
  • “Feel free to leave if I'm getting boring.”
  • “They can come back if they like, if they don't like it, of course. You get a free return ticket. There's sometimes a debate about going to Mars one-way and whether that makes things easier, and I think for the initial flights perhaps, but long term, to get the cost down, you need the spacecraft back. Whether the people come back is irrelevant, but you must have the ship back because those things are expensive. So anyone who wants to return can just jump on.”
  • “The idea of lying on a beach as my main thing; it just sounds like the worst – it sounds horrible to me. I would go bonkers. I would have to be on serious drugs.”

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