Top 165 Silicon Valley Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Silicon Valley Quotes from famous people such as Eric Yuan, Shervin Pishevar, Joe Lonsdale, John Collison, Glenn Kelman, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Before I came to Silicon Valley I was in Beijing, China

Before I came to Silicon Valley I was in Beijing, China and I was twenty-seven. When I saw the Internet, I immediately realized that it was going to change everything.
Eric Yuan
At the end of the day, I live in Silicon Valley and L.A., and for selfish reasons, I’d love to have Los Angeles and San Francisco connected with the Hyperloop.
Shervin Pishevar
We founded Palantir in 2003-2004 because we perceived a giant gap between how the defense and intelligence community was harnessing technology to achieve its goals and what we had seen was possible in Silicon Valley over the last decade.
Joe Lonsdale
You could use many adjectives to describe Silicon Valley; I don’t think ‘normal’ is one of them.
John Collison
Folks are leaving Silicon Valley, mostly because they can’t afford to stay.
Glenn Kelman
The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley. But the roots of innovation can be traced back – from one genius to another, at least – back to the genius who put the phone in iPhone: Alexander Graham Bell.
Marvin Ammori
When I turned 50, I truly felt I was too old to work in Silicon Valley. No one said anything to my face, but when you can be the mother of some of the people you’re interviewing with, that says it all.
Julie Wainwright
Silicon Valley is a great place for Bitcoin, since everyone understands computers, and there are lots of libertarians running around.
Roger Ver
Sometimes, in Silicon Valley, there is this attitude that we know best and we can change the world. The boldness allows us to invent the future. But, we need more empathy for those who are left behind and a recognition that Silicon Valley can’t just call the shots and expect change.
Ro Khanna
I basically apply with my teams the lean startup principles I used in the private sector – go into Silicon Valley mode, work at startup speed, and attack, doing things in short amounts of time with extremely limited resources.
Todd Park
So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
Thomas Dolby
I didn’t know anything about Silicon Valley.
Chris Hughes
I wouldn’t say that I know a lot about ‘Silicon Valley’. I live in Boston, for one thing. And I don’t live and breathe this stuff the way most of the guys out there do.
Daniel Lyons
Look at what Silicon Valley has done – the advance of computers.
Buzz Aldrin
When I came to the United States in 2004 to attend university at Stanford, I was instantly inspired by the stories and advice from startup leaders in Silicon Valley and beyond, who had endeavoured to create new opportunities and improve lives around the world.
Mike Krieger
Some article called me the most feared man in Silicon Valley. Good Lord! Why? My teenage boys got a kick out of it: ‘Dad, how could this be true? You’re not even the most feared person in this house.’
Nathan Myhrvold
Silicon Valley has been this global engine of innovation and economic growth over the last few decades, but a tidal wave of innovation that has been focused very much in the digital realm.
Bjarke Ingels
The real force of Silicon Valley is the mentality, the spirit. There’s no reason at all that can’t be replicated in Paris.
Xavier Niel
It’s important to dabble in things that interest you, and for me, I’m interested in the tech space that is here in Silicon Valley, fashion and golf.
Andre Iguodala
If every sector of business and society will be driven by software – how does that get enabled? By highly-paid computer scientists funded by risk capital in Silicon Valley? Or by lots of engineers who can build it themselves?
Satya Nadella
One thing I want to do is get Silicon Valley to think harder about those who have been left behind by the technology revolution. It has created huge winners for those who are able to understand it and are adept at it. But it has also displaced a tremendous number of jobs.
Ro Khanna
I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information.
Evgeny Morozov
There is a revolution taking place in school and college campuses in India, and particularly in Kerala, much like the one that sowed the seeds of Silicon Valley in the U.S.
Pranav Mistry
Minority founders often feel like they are on the outside looking in when it comes to Silicon Valley and tech startups in general.
Michael Seibel
New York is the new Silicon Valley.
Adam Neumann
I’m coming to Silicon Valley to turn up!
Lil Jon
A lot of people didn’t know why I went to Cal. The Bay Area, Silicon Valley, I wanted to put myself in that position where I’m not only successful on the court but off the court.
Jaylen Brown
Unfortunately, a lot of Silicon Valley venture capitalists are disconnected from African Americans, Latinos, and other people of color.
Christine Tsai
In 2016, you no longer have to be in Silicon Valley to launch a successful startup. Colorado is home to many.
Brad Feld
One of the issues we face here in San Francisco and Silicon Valley is a sense that the people all around us are as conversant in startup and tech culture as we are. But we need to remember, and remind ourselves repeatedly, that we’re a small minority in a larger population.
Caterina Fake
Some in Europe take a plane, fly to Silicon Valley, visit and look and come back and say we need to do the same thing. Well you can copy others… but if you always copy others, you never get ahead.
Joe Kaeser
The energy in Silicon Valley is because of the very tal

The energy in Silicon Valley is because of the very talented engineers immigrating from around the world, especially Indians and Chinese. They are the best engineers, and Japan doesn’t have enough of them.
Masayoshi Son
There’s a reason why Silicon Valley is the worldwide innovation center, or why this is the startup valley, because I truly believe startup companies like mine are pushing the economy forward.
Eric Yuan
The more angels we have in Silicon Valley, the better. We are funding innovation. We are funding the next Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
Ron Conway
I called up a bunch of the CEOs of Silicon Valley companies and said, ‘Hey, can I come and see you? And I’d like to learn about what you’re doing.’ And I don’t know, most of them said yes.
Michael Dell
I think the high-tech industry is used to developing new things very quickly. It’s the Silicon Valley way of doing business: You either move very quickly and you work hard to improve your product technology, or you get destroyed by some other company.
Elon Musk
‘Silicon Valley’ likes being satirized. They’ve all been waiting for someone to come along and make fun of it.
Daniel Lyons
Windell Oskay is the co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, a Silicon Valley company that has designed and produced specialized electronics and robotics kits since 2007.
Mark Frauenfelder
I’ve been called ‘paranoid,’ ‘schizophrenic,’ ‘the wild child of Silicon Valley.’
John McAfee
Don’t let a lack of big company names on your resume get you down, but also, don’t let it feed a Silicon Valley ego. Oftentimes, the best candidates come from startups or smaller companies. It shows they are open to risk and can keep up with the long hours and occasional harsh demands.
Brit Morin
Everybody in Hollywood has to beat the ‘no’ – and if you write code in Silicon Valley, or if you design cars in Detroit, if you manage hedge funds in Lower Manhattan, you also have to learn to beat the ‘no.’
Brian Grazer
I don’t think you can look at my history and say they love me to death in Silicon Valley.
Kara Swisher
In Silicon Valley, where I worked at companies like Facebook and Twitter for the earlier part of this decade, Cuba was generally regarded, when it was regarded at all, as a technological curiosity.
Antonio Garcia Martinez
I did an internship in the Silicon Valley during the Internet boom. I couldn’t imagine sitting in a cubicle the rest of my life, so I gave acting a try. I would have been happy doing theater and making nothing.
Justin Chon
I remember when being a ‘a company man’ was a badge of honor; today in Silicon Valley it may brand you a loser or, in the best case scenario, someone afraid to take risks. Ten years ago, if you saw a resume that had multiple jobs in ten years, you would be worried about the capability of the individual. Not so now.
Maynard Webb
The entire world is now a rival to Silicon Valley. No country, state, region, nor city has a lock on innovation in technology anymore.
Fred Wilson
In Silicon Valley, there are a lot of startups using computer vision for agriculture or shopping – there are a lot for clothes shopping. At Baidu, for example, if you find a picture of a movie star, we actually use facial recognition to identify that movie star and then tell you things like their age and hobbies.
Andrew Ng
Historically, people have flocked to Silicon Valley because of the belief that that’s where the latest innovation is happening. It’s a snowball effect.
Taavet Hinrikus
Just the number of people – ‘Silicon Valley”s a relatively small, core cast, whereas ‘The Office’ was enormous. Also, I feel more of a sense of ownership of ‘Silicon Valley’ because I’ve been there from the get-go.
Zach Woods
Executives are rarely comfortable speaking on the record, particularly in secretive Silicon Valley companies.
Brad Stone
There are lots of people in the Silicon Valley who are interested in working at a fast-moving, dynamic company like Google. Not just my family members.
Susan Wojcicki
My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There’s a lot of that in Silicon Valley.
Mark Zuckerberg
All the sharky elements of Hollywood are similar to sharky elements in Silicon Valley. It’s obviously different, but the deals are the same. And you get hot, then you’re not.
Thomas Middleditch