Steve Jobs was never one to mince words. Borrow one of these lines when you no longer care about keeping your job.
Steve Jobs just misses the compliment sandwich when discussing a NeXT programmer's work.
Find this story in The Second Coming of Steve Jobs by Alan Deutschman.
Jobs leveraged this burn to BusinessWeek's Kati Hafner in a parking lot, as recounted in The Second Coming of Steve Jobs.
This was a suggestion to Nike's Mark Parker, per The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs.
This was Jobs' I'm-rubber-and-you're-glue response to being fired by the board.
Jobs said this to a guy in an elevator for providing an insufficient answer to the question "So, what have you done for Apple lately?"
However, the man Jobs was attempting to fire was not, in fact, an Apple employee.
Do you think this question, posed to PepsiCo's John Sculley in 1984, was rhetorical?
Jobs loved to ask shocking interview questions like "When did you lose your virginity?" and, "How many times have you done LSD?"
He also mercilessly mocked candidates as they struggled for answers.
There's nothing quite like getting laid off by this guy.
This quote was delivered as advice to his Macintosh team, a small and unique group within the much larger Apple corporation.
And this nugget of wisdom comes from a 1997 issue of BusinessWeek.
When Jobs incorrectly believed that Apple's advertising agency Chiat/Day had gotten a color wrong in ads for the Bondi Blue iMac, he berated his own friend and colleague Lee Clow over the phone.
This incident is recalled by Walter Isaacson in his Steve Jobs biography.
Jobs made it clear that he wouldn't be satisfied trading money for creative satisfaction to CNN in 1993.
Jobs certainly had a very tall yardstick for excellence.
Jobs posed this question to Bob Belleville. This story is recounted in Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs.
Jobs wrote this in his book Motivating Thoughts of Steve Jobs.
This quote, a subtweet before subtweets were a thing, came in an interview with The New York Times.
Jobs broke out this one-liner frequently.
Jobs kickstarted a 2008 interview with the New York Times with this gem.
This was one of Job's "12 Rules of Success."