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Save the World and Die on Mars: 20 Bold and Inspiring Quotes from Elon Musk

Elon Musk is not just one of the richest people in the world. This is also a person who categorically adheres to his life principles and is not afraid of condemnation. In our article, we will briefly review Musk's major business achievements as evidence of his tenacity, as well as present the most striking inspirational and daring quotes from the American billionaire that reflect his convictions and explain his determination.

A brief excursion into the world of Elon Musk, or why he is not afraid of anything

The father of six children, engineer and billionaire Elon Musk, by the age of 51, has become a cult person of his time. Among his most notable projects: 

  • SpaceX company for the creation of space technology. Most of Musk's rocket launches were unsuccessful, but he continued to persist, although the media and social networks were already openly laughing at his idea. But in 2020, the Crew Dragon rocket was still able to launch as it should. This was one of Musk's brightest victories. In his interviews, Elon noted that the main goals that make him not give up are the study of the surface of Mars and the creation of conditions for affordable travel into space. 
  • Tesla electric cars are another Musk product that has made a splash and caught everyone's attention. Moreover, the company was founded in 2003 by other people, but it was with the advent of Musk that it received acceleration. The engineer brought Tesla to the global market.
  • Elon is also co-founder and co-founder of The Boring Company, Neuralink and OpenAI.
  • Musk's most recent high-profile acquisition is Twitter.  The purchase cost him $44 billion. Within a few weeks, under the management of the new owner, the social network completely changed its composition. Elon also revised the restriction policy for some blocked users, which included former US President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West (Ye). With the latter, Musk is on friendly terms, despite the controversial reputation of the musician. 

Elon as a whole doesn't care what others think of him. He is remembered for this position as well as for his innovative ideas and bold investments. In the same Twitter, Musk has repeatedly spoken sharply about political and social events. Moreover, his opinions often ran counter to popular ones. For this reason, the army of Musk's haters has grown significantly. Some users even suggested canceling the Mask, or canceling it out. But it is unlikely that this will be possible - Musk has built his own independent world, in which the decisions of "offended" people do not affect him.

Motivating, cheeky and ironic quotes Musk

Passionate individuals like Musk attract attention, including what helps them not to turn off the path, not to give up and not succumb to other people's influence - what thoughts drive them and what attitudes they adhere to. Elon's quotes that we have collected will help you immerse yourself in his principles a little and, perhaps, inspire you to do something of your own. 

Motivational Phrases

  1. Just work like hell. If others work 40 hours a week and you plow 100 hours, then even by doing the same thing, you can achieve results 2.5 times faster. What others take a year to do, you can do in four months.
  2. There is a cemetery of previous attempts, a large cemetery. And it probably has freshly dug holes just waiting to be filled. We strive to avoid this.
  3. Starting and growing a business depends much more on the innovation, drive, and dedication of the people who make it than on the product they sell.
  4. Pay close attention to criticism and negative feedback, especially from your friends. Few people do this, although it helps a lot.
  5. The characters in my favorite books, The Lord of the Rings and Asimov's Foundation, have always felt the need to save the world.
  6. I want to be a part of what is changing and saving the world.
  7. If you show people the right way, then there will be no problem with motivation.
  8. If something is really important to you, even if the odds are against you, you should still do it.
  9. The top player on the team is not necessarily the one who scores a lot of balls, it can be the one who gives the passes.


  1. The prospect of lying on the beach for most of my life sounds like a nightmare to me, like the worst thing that can happen. I would probably go crazy and start taking drugs. I would die of sadness. I love when everything spins.
  2. I would like to die on Mars - but not from hitting the surface.
  3. Mistakes are not scary. The main thing is to make mistakes every time in something new.
  4. Many do not like change, but we must learn to accept it. Especially if the alternative to change is a disaster.


  1. I think that people today are somehow too carried away with all sorts of Internet, finance and law. This is one of the reasons why we have little innovation.
  2. Sooner or later, we will either have to spread life beyond this blue and green ball, or die out.
  3. There are always failures. If you don't fail, then you're not innovative enough.
  4. If a person believes that he would prefer to live in a different era, it is very likely that he simply did not study history well. In the past, life sucked. People knew very little and had many chances of dying young from some terrible disease.
  5. We must figure out how we can get what we love without destroying the world. 
  6. If rules interfere with progress, you need to fight against such rules.
  7. In fact, the only thing that makes sense is to fight for the increase of general enlightenment.