We all have favorite quotes or at least words we like to live by. Knowing how hectic days can be in the product management world, we thought we would compile some quotes that might inspire product managers to do the best they can. Just for fun, we also listed our top five “S*** Product Managers Say” quotes. We hope you enjoy them, and we encourage you to share your favorite quotes with us.

Some Great Product Management Quotes

“When we create stuff, we do it because we listen to the customer, get their inputs and also throw in what we’d like to see, too. We cook up new products. You never really know if people will love them as much as you do.”
– Steve Jobs

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.”
– Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number details to perfect.”
– Jack Dorsey, Square

“If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.”
– Steve Jobs

“If you continue to improve a product enough, you’ll eventually ruin it.”
– David Pogue, the New York Times

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”
– Peter F. Drucker

“Be stubborn on vision but flexible on details”
– Jeff Bezos

“Take ice. Ice is fascinating to me. Ice is the one thing in our world that went from an agricultural product to being manufactured.”
– Alton Brown

“The details are details. They make the product. The connections, the connections, the connections. It will in the end be these details that give the product its life.”
– Charles Eames

“Roadmaps are evidence of strategy. Not a list of features.”
– Steve Johnson

Some S*** Product Managers Say

“We need to ‘WOW’ the competition.”

“That’s on our roadmap.”

“So, do we push the release date for this?”

“No, I’m not a ‘Project Manager’…”

“Get out of the building.”

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