Quotes Archive

When you simplify… When you get down to the essence, you fix so many things.

- Jack Dorsey

You can follow your favorite company or organization. You can also mix that in with your family and your social network and talk about all these interests in real time. That’s the value, not the brand ‘Twitter.’ Twitter just provides the venue for it.

- Jack Dorsey

You don’t have to start from scratch to do something interesting. You don’t have to start from scratch to have a massive impact on the world. You have to have a good idea. You have to convince other people of those good ideas. And you have to push as quickly as possible.

- Jack Dorsey

You don’t have to start from scratch to have a massive impact on the world.

- Jack Dorsey

We were trading things before we were using language to communicate.

- Jack Dorsey

We’re trying to identify the key influencers and make them distribution points.

- Jack Dorsey

We’ve been able to go deep rather than broad.

- Jack Dorsey

What I love about New York is just the electricity I feel right away.

- Jack Dorsey

What’s interesting about Twitter and the influencers that someone follows – like, say, Shaquille O’Neal – is that they see someone who is using the exact same tools that they have access to, and I think that inspires this hope to be able to really engage with someone like him.

- Jack Dorsey

When people come to Twitter and they want to express something in the world, the technology fades away. It’s them writing a simple message and them knowing that people are going to see it.

- Jack Dorsey

When you have an understanding of how someone else lives, the less likely it is that you conflict with them.

- Jack Dorsey

Twitter in 2000 was something that was fun to play with but something I put on the shelf to play with for another day. And that day was 2006.

- Jack Dorsey

Twitter is about simplicity.

- Jack Dorsey

Twitter was around communication and visualizing what was happening in the world in real-time. Square was allowing everyone to accept the form of payment people have in their pocket today, which is a credit card.

- Jack Dorsey

Twitter was not started because we started a company. Twitter was started because we had a good idea, and it started out of a failed company. That can happen out of any company today.

- Jack Dorsey

Use technology to remind people that we are really human and civilization is meant to connect together. Civilization is meant to be easy, and the technology to completely disappear. And should be easy to pick up.

- Jack Dorsey

The financial world has long been missing immediacy, transparency, and approachability and this is what’s needed now.

- Jack Dorsey

We can consider 140 characters to be the full story, but it’s not. It’s just a caption. A headline for something broader.

- Jack Dorsey

The first complaint we hear from everyone is: ‘Why would I want to join this stupid useless thing and know what my brother’s eating for lunch?’ But that really misses the point because Twitter is fundamentally recipient-controlled – you choose to listen and you choose to leave. But you also choose what to put down and what to share.

- Jack Dorsey

We don’t want disruption where we just move things around from point a to point b. We want a direction, we want a purpose.

- Jack Dorsey

The idea of Twitter started with me working in dispatch since I was 15 years old, where taxi cabs or firetrucks would broadcast where they were and what they were doing.

- Jack Dorsey

We so much time putting these organizations and public figures on this massive, massive pedestal, but we have to remember they go through all the small details of live that we do. And you can make them human again and you can interact with them.

- Jack Dorsey

The interesting products out on the Internet today are not building new technologies. They’re combining technologies. Instagram, for instance: Photos plus geolocation plus filters. Foursquare: restaurant reviews plus check-ins plus geo.

- Jack Dorsey

We started with this very simple idea

- Jack Dorsey

The more we share what’s happening around us, the more we understand how someone lives their life. The greater the understanding we have, the more empathy we have for each other. By and large, that reduces conflicts.

- Jack Dorsey

The Web provides a very easy way to immediately grasp what’s going on. It really offers the transparency, so you can see, especially with the search engine, how people are using Twitter at one glance. The phone doesn’t allow for that.

- Jack Dorsey

There’s an entire universe in every single tweet, and it all really depends on the content as far as how it’s going to spread.

- Jack Dorsey

There’s this great quote…which says ‘The future has already arrived. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.’

- Jack Dorsey

They were going to get it all right the first time right… Open to change.

- Jack Dorsey

TweetDeck is a very interesting client, because it presents a view that no other client in the world presents, which is this multicolumn, massive amounts of information in one pane. And people really, really enjoy that.

- Jack Dorsey

Twitter has been my life’s work in many senses. It started with a fascination with cities and how they work, and what’s going on in them right now.

- Jack Dorsey

Sometimes put the idea away…

- Jack Dorsey

It’s not going to happen alone.

- Jack Dorsey

Speeches will not distribute the future.

- Jack Dorsey

It’s really complex to make something simple…

- Jack Dorsey

That’s one of our biggest challenges – getting the people to the product immediately in a consistent way.

- Jack Dorsey

It’s so easy to tweet from wherever you are.

- Jack Dorsey

The constraint of 140 characters is easy to approach and consume, without a great deal of barriers to entry. One message and suddenly the whole world has access to that Tweet.

- Jack Dorsey

Know when to stop.

- Jack Dorsey

The definition of commerce is the activity between buyers and sellers.

- Jack Dorsey

Let’s make it easy and take more and more of the friction out as we can.

- Jack Dorsey

Let’s simplify this entire world.

- Jack Dorsey

Life really happens at intersections.

- Jack Dorsey

My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.

- Jack Dorsey

My strength is programming. I also think my biggest strength is simplification. That’s what I love doing.

- Jack Dorsey

Our job as founders as entrepreneurs is to distribute the future that’s already here.

- Jack Dorsey

People who are using it to sell things on Craigslist to holding garage sales – campaigns – the Obama campaign and the Romney campaign both used Square to raise funds.

- Jack Dorsey

Pick a movement. Pick a revolution. And join it.

- Jack Dorsey

Pick a movement. Pick something you believe in. Pick something you want to have an impact in and then question every single thing and be a founder, and be an entrepreneur inside those organizations and inside that movement.

- Jack Dorsey

Respect people’s wishes.

- Jack Dorsey

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