James Altucher Quotes

The reality is: when you're slouched over, not only are you not using the full potential of your brain, but you look untrustworthy.

Trust Quotes, Potential Quotes, Reality Quotes, Worth Quotes

Nobody is more worthy of love in the entire universe than you. I wish I had reminded myself of that more.

Love Quotes, Mind Quotes, Worth Quotes

Your hands are not made to type out memos. Or put paper through fax machines. Or hold a phone up while you talk to people you dislike. One hundred years from now, your hands will rot like dust in your grave. You have to make wonderful use of those hands now. Kiss your hands so they can make magic.

Wonder Quotes


Investing is for wealth preservation, not wealth creation, so first you have to make wealth.

Investing Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Creation Quotes

The only way to make real wealth is to get rid of your salary. In a salary, by definition, you are creating wealth for others, and you are creating a chain and handcuffs for yourself.

Wealth Quotes

Products are valued higher than services.

Vice Quotes

Don't time travel into the past, roaming through the nuances as if they can change. Don't bookmark pages you've already read.

Change Quotes, Time Quotes, Travel Quotes

Somebody has to be on stage, and some people have to be in the audience. That's the only difference. Don't put any thought as to why you are on the stage or how you need to be 'better' than the people in the audience. You aren't better. You're simply the speaker.

Thought Quotes

When I was 22 years old, I thought girls would like me if I wrote a novel. I spent so much time writing that I was thrown out of graduate school.

Time Quotes, Thought Quotes

Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site.

Success Quotes, Business Quotes

Do what you do with love, and success is a natural symptom.

Success Quotes, Love Quotes

I made so many mistakes in my first successful business I'm almost embarrassed to recount them.

Success Quotes, Business Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

We all have faith in something: usually a mixture of some personal beliefs with modern science. I am not like that. Mostly I just believe in what personally has worked for me.

Work Quotes, Belief Quotes, Faith Quotes, Science Quotes

When I was 7 years old, I plagiarized, word for word, stories from science fiction magazines so my teachers would think I was smart.

Science Quotes

Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don't support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.

Health Quotes, God Quotes, Knowledge Quotes, Time Quotes, Competition Quotes, Effort Quotes, Luck Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Don't regret your mistakes. You'll always make mistakes. The better you are, the less mistakes you make. The only way to get better is to thoroughly analyze your mistakes.

Mistakes Quotes, Regret Quotes

I've had to change careers several times. Sometimes because my interests changed. Sometimes because all bridges have been burned beyond recognition, sometimes because I desperately needed money. And sometimes just because I hated everyone in my old career or they hated me.

Change Quotes, Time Quotes, Recognition Quotes, Money Quotes

The universe wants us to have fun doing more than one thing in life. That's how it learns. You don't have one purpose in life. You have maybe 500 or so.

Life Quotes, Fun Quotes, Purpose Quotes

Procrastination is your body telling you you need to back off a bit and think more about what you are doing.

Procrastination Quotes

Worry will never solve tomorrow's problems. It will only take energy away from today.

Worry Quotes, Energy Quotes, Problems Quotes

Most people are not good people. In business, in art, in almost every 'world' I've been in, most people I've meet are pretty gray to black. It takes practice to be the person who is a source of compassion and honesty.

Business Quotes, Honesty Quotes, Practice Quotes, Art Quotes, Compassion Quotes

Most people don't have the power of persuasion.

Persuasion Quotes, Power Quotes

Quantity and persistence will get you the outcomes you need.

Persistence Quotes

Happiness is just a positive perception from our brain. Some days, you will be unhappy. Our brain is a tool we use. It's not who we are.

Perception Quotes, Happiness Quotes

If you introduce person A to person B, and then person B is able to solve a pain point in his life, then you just made a good connection.

Life Quotes, Pain Quotes

Don't buy into the 20-hours-a-day entrepreneur myth. You need to sleep 8 hours a day to have a focused mind.

Mind Quotes, Myth Quotes

Be honest about mistakes. Even if you are afraid of what people think.

Mistakes Quotes

Mistakes I've made in the past make me afraid to try new things in the future. I want to be perfect.

Future Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

I'm a big believer in minimalism. Not materialist minimalism, although that's part of it, but time and energy minimalism. The body is given only so much energy a day.

Time Quotes, Energy Quotes, Material Quotes

I loved Internet businesses, having built and sold one. And I loved the financial business, despite the fact that it was almost all a scam.

Love Quotes, Business Quotes

I love being honest and intimate with people. I love building community. I love emailing with readers.

Love Quotes, Community Quotes

Every game, and almost every life situation, has short cuts: ways you can get better without learning the entire literature of the game from beginning to end.

Life Quotes, Beginning Quotes, Learning Quotes, Literature Quotes

People unconsciously know when you are not listening to them. Then they say 'No' to you.

Listening Quotes

Ultimately, the best speakers are the ones who have put 10,000 hours into listening.

Listening Quotes

Don't stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want - freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind.

Freedom Quotes, Help Quotes, Time Quotes, Worry Quotes, Ability Quotes, Creativity Quotes, Imagination Quotes, History Quotes

Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.

Skill Quotes, Ability Quotes, Ideas Quotes

Branding jails corporate America, but honesty sets entrepreneurs free.

Honesty Quotes

Honesty is about the scars. It's about the blemishes. But it's more than just bragging about failure, which could be a form of ego. It's about truly helping people.

Failure Quotes, Honesty Quotes

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.

Failure Quotes, Honesty Quotes

My grandfather was an illegal immigrant for the 60 or so years he was in the United States. I had another great-great-grandmother on my mom's side who snuck in in a suitcase.

Grandparents Quotes, Great Quotes

We are incredibly poor predictors of our future.

Future Quotes

My feeling, based on my own experience, is that aiming for grandiosity is the fastest route to failure.

Failure Quotes, Aim Quotes, Experience Quotes, Feeling Quotes

Don't sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now. But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want.

Experience Quotes

If you spend a lot of energy on things that are wastes of time, then you waste energy, get sick, and die faster.

Time Quotes, Energy Quotes

You'll have to hire people to expand your business. But it's a good discipline to really question if you need each and every hire.

Business Quotes, Discipline Quotes

Take control of who you report to, what you do, what you create. Or start a business on the side. Deliver some value, any value, to anybody, to somebody, and watch that value compound into a career.

Business Quotes, Control Quotes

Being a leader doesn't mean you created something or you did something great in the past or some other person has given you any kind of authority.

Great Quotes, Authority Quotes

If two people believe in the same story, they might be thousands of miles apart and total strangers, but they still have a sense they can trust each other.

Trust Quotes, Anger Quotes

The first rule of personal finance is that it's not personal and it's not financial. It's about your ability to make ten changes and not get too depressed over it.

Change Quotes, Finance Quotes, Ability Quotes

Whenever things are good, I always worry about what could go wrong.

Worry Quotes

5 Top James Altucher quotes about Money

The people who know personal finance hide the money very carefully.

Finance Quotes, Money Quotes

You can only make money doing what you love.

Love Quotes, Money Quotes

You can't make money without selling something real. You can't make something real without first imagination manifesting itself in your head. You can't have imagination without surrendering yourself to an idea that you want to create something of value to other human beings.

Selling Quotes, Imagination Quotes, Money Quotes

I want every idea I have to make me money. I want every post I write to have 10,000 Facebook likes. I want every talk I give to have people laughing at all the right jokes. I want everyone to like me all the time.

Time Quotes, Money Quotes

Money you lose you can always make back. But even five minutes of time lost is gone forever.

Time Quotes, Money Quotes

6 Famous James Altucher quotes about Life

I can tell you this: Everything in my life that I am happy about it is the product of a huge mistake.

Life Quotes

Life is better when your sinuses are clean, when your arteries are clean, and when your digestive tract is clean.

Life Quotes

Life is cold. People stay warm through the intimacy of a story.

Life Quotes

Poker is a charismatic game. People who are larger than life play poker and make their living from playing games and hustling.

Life Quotes

When I give away a book for free, it gets my name out there. That has lifelong value for me that goes way beyond the few dollars I could maybe charge.

Life Quotes

I saw 'Star Wars' when I was seven years old, and it changed my life.

Life Quotes, Change Quotes

4 Popular James Altucher quotes about Time

A lot of times, people send me emails, and then I forget about them, or I never respond to them, or I respond to them weeks later.

Time Quotes

I find that many entrepreneurs are trying to do everything when it would be cheaper and more time-efficient to delegate, even if there are monetary costs associated with that.

Time Quotes

Whether you're an entrepreneur, an employee, a student, a homemaker, a writer, it's time to start forgetting about all the ways the world has promised you safety and comfort.

Time Quotes

You're the average of the five people you spend your time with.

Time Quotes