I'm the only one who was predicting the Nintendo Wii would beat Sony's PlayStation 3.— Nolan Bushnell
The most controversy Nolan Bushnell quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
The true entrepreneur is a doer
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
I've always thought legal addictions are a great way to create a business.
Starbucks is a wonderful example.
The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.
People can buy a bottle of gin and drink it at home for about a buck a drink, whereas they are willing to go to a bar and pay 12 bucks for the same cocktail. The difference is that man needs to be social. So I believe that there is a strong demand for games that are social.
I like games where you can use stealth and guile.
As you get older, it's like the difference between playing squash and racketball. Squash is an older man's game, because if you're stealthy and wily, you can beat a better-co-ordinated and stronger, younger person.
I must confess I've always had a couple of pinball machines in my home and really have enjoyed some of the old classics, like Fireball.
If you don't hire at least one or two people that are smarter than you are, then you're a terrible manager and I don't need you.
I founded Atari in my garage in Santa Clara while at Stanford.
When I was in school, I took a lot of business classes. I was really fascinated by economics. You end up having to be a marketeer, finance maven and a little bit of a technologist in order to get a business going.
I'm a big believer in the Wii. I love the physicality of the Wii controller, and how you can get the feeling of throwing a bowling ball or swinging a golf club. Those are the kinds of games I really like.
Video games in some ways are too powerful, they have too much resonance with kids. And it's very easy to overdose on video games and to let the outside world go by.
The true entreprenuer is a doer,not a dreamer.
Atari always was a technology-driven company, and we were very keen on keeping the technological edge on everything. There's a whole bunch of things that we innovated. We made the first computer that did stamps or sprites, we did screen-mapping for the very first time, and a lot of stuff like that. We had some of the most sophisticated sound-creating systems, and were instrumental in MIDI.
I think in terms of businesses, in terms of things that are really big and marry technology with entertainment. That's where I like to spend my time.
Creativity in life is about saying yes to new ideas.
People hate to and will not read instructions.
If you really want you people to innovate, buy a science fiction book, tear off the covers, and tell them it's history.
I've always been a tech-head.
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something.
It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
Any business that does not innovate will fail over time.
My perception is that I'm a guy who really does a lot of homework surrounding any project that I do.
A lot of people think that success is luck and being in the right place at the right time. But I think if you’re willing to work harder than anybody else, you can create an awful lot of your own luck.
I believe that in games, when you're talking about pitting my wits and my brain against your wits and your brain, that simplicity of the game becomes a dominant factor.
When you're building something, you know all of the trade-offs.
If you're willing to work harder than anybody else, you can create your own luck
Being successful is kind of dull.
The truth is just an excuse for lack of imagination.
I don't think people understand how much hard work innovation is.
That it's not just getting an idea. You really have to cross your T's and dot your I's long before you ever start on the project. I don't think people perceive that about me. I work hard.
I always try to do something nobody else has done.
We're moving away from a credentialed society to a merit society.
Can liberty be destroyed by the truth?
I appreciate the fact that technology and games are a big part of life.
I'm glad to see the casual game play coming back now on the Internet, games that aren't violent, that aren't complex that you can sit down and you can have some fun.