The new book about Elon Musk – “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future” by Ashlee Vance will release today. Anyone who knows anything about the business world will know about Elon Musk. The man who might just make the travel to Mars possible for humans and who truly believes that one day machines will rebel against humans is one of the most interesting visionaries of our time.
Here are a few crazy quotes from the latest book Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
- “I do think of him as the Terminator. He locks his gaze on to something and says, ‘It shall be mine.’ Bit by bit, he won me over.” — Justine Musk, Elon’s ex-wife
- “He’s kind of homeless, which I think is sort of funny. He’ll e-mail and say, ‘I don’t know where to stay tonight. Can I come over?’ I haven’t given him a key or anything yet.” -Google CEO Larry Page
- “I believe the second sentence out of his mouth was, ‘I think a lot about electric cars.’ And then he turned to me and said, ‘Do you think about electric cars?’ ” — Christie Nicholson, the daughter of an adviser to Elon Musk, recalling first meeting Musk at a party.
- “We’re all hanging out in this cabana at the Hard Rock Cafe, and Elon is there reading some obscure Soviet rocket manual that was all moldy and looked like it had been bought on eBay.” — Kevin Hartz, one of PayPal’s earliest investors.
- “My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail.” — Elon Musk explaining himself to a potential investor.
- “I wanted him to meet me behind security so he couldn’t pack a gun.” — Jim Cantrell, speaking about his first meeting with Elon Musk.
- “That’s my lesson for taking a vacation: vacation will kill you.” — Elon Musk, who nearly died in 2000 from a malaria infection following a trip to Brazil and South Africa.
- “I would like to allocate more time to dating, though. I need to find a girlfriend. That’s why I need to carve out just a little more time. I think maybe even another five to 10 — how much time does a woman want a week? Maybe 10 hours? That’s kind of the minimum? I don’t know.” — Elon Musk
- “He goes into his brain, and then you just see he is in another world. He still does that. Now I just leave him be because I know he is designing a new rocket or something.” — Elon Musk’s mother
- “We all worked 20 hours a day, and he worked 23 hours.” — Julie Ankenbrandt on working with Musk at the start-up X.com