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Book of the Week: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

October 25, 2011

“[One afternoon we] were sitting in his backyard … and he was not in the best of health at the time. … He said, ‘You know, I’m kind of 50/50 on believing in God. But I want to believe that something endures, that your wisdom that you accumulate, that the knowledge that you have somehow is able to endure after you die.’

“And then he pauses, and he says, ‘Maybe that’s just wishful thinking. Maybe that’s just like an on-off switch.’ And he goes, ‘Click, you’re off. You’re gone. It’s over.’ And then he paused for a moment and he said, ‘Maybe that’s why I didn’t like to put on-off switches on Apple devices.’ “

–Walter Isaacson, via New Biography Quotes Jobs On God, Gates, Great Design : NPR. Hear the entire interview with Walter Isaacson on NPR’s Morning Edition at the link above.

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