Quotes by Walter Isaacson

"One way to remember who you are is to remember who your heroes are."

"If you want to live your life in a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much. You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away. The more the outside world tries to reinforce an image of you, the harder it is to continue to be an artist, which is why a lot of times, artists have to say, “Bye. I have to go. I’m going crazy and I’m getting out of here.” And they go and hibernate somewhere. Maybe later they re-emerge a little differently. (Steve Jobs)"

"If you act like you can do something, then it will work."

"If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there's room to hear more subtle things - that's when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It's a discipline; you have to practice it."

"People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint."


Books by Walter Isaacson

  • Steve Jobs
  • 1,022,335 ratings
  • October 24th 2011 by Simon & Schuster

    (first published October 1st 2011)

  • Kissinger
  • 3,079 ratings
  • September 27th 2005 by Simon Schuster

    (first published 1992)

Walter Isaacson
  • Walter Isaacson

  • Born: in New Orleans, Louisiana, The United States.

  • Description: Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of "Time" magazine. He is the author of "Steve Jobs"; "Einstein: His Life and Universe"; "Benjamin Franklin: An American Life"; and "Kissinger: A Biography," and the coauthor of "The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made." He lives in Washington, DC.