Howard Hughes quotes

Born
December 24, 1905 Humble, Texas, U.S.

Died
April 5, 1976.

Occupation
Business magnate, investor.

Howard Hughes was an American business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot, engineer, film director, and philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the most financially successful individuals in the world. He first made a name for himself as a film producer, and then became an influential figure in the aviation industry.

I’m not a paranoid deranged millionaire.
– Howard Hughes
Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.
– Howard Hughes
I am by nature a perfectionist, and I seem to have trouble allowing anything to go through in a half-perfect condition. So if I made any mistake it was in working too hard and in doing too much of it with my own hands.
– Howard Hughes
Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.
– Howard Hughes
Sometimes I truly fear that I am losing my mind. And if I did it it would be like flying blind.
– Howard Hughes
Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn’t exist.
– Howard Hughes
I intend to be the greatest golfer in the world, the finest film producer in Hollywood, the greatest pilot in the world, and the richest man in the world.
– Howard Hughes
I want to be remembered for only one thing: my contribution to aviation.
– Howard Hughes
My father told me, never have partners.
– Howard Hughes
A million dollars isn’t what it used to be.
– Howard Hughes
I put the sweat of my life into this project, and if it’s a failure, I’ll leave the country and never come back.
– Howard Hughes
If I have made a mistake in the design, then I’m the one who should pay for it. I certainly would not ask somebody else to fly a plane if I were afraid to do it myself.
– Howard Hughes
The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution.
– Howard Hughes
Wash four distinct and separate times, using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap.
– Howard Hughes
I wanted to see New York . . . so I tried to see how fast I could do it in.
– Howard Hughes
Never make a decision. Let someone else make it and then if it turns out to be the wrong one, you can disclaim it, and if it is the right one you can abide by it.
– Howard Hughes
The Hercules’ was a monumental undertaking. It is the largest aircraft ever built… I put the sweat of my life into this thing.
– Howard Hughes
I intend to be, the richest man in the world.
– Howard Hughes
Passion will make you crazy, but is there any other way to live?
– Howard Hughes
Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.
– Howard Hughes
Money can’t buy happiness.
– Howard Hughes
We don’t have a monopoly. Anyone who wants to dig a well without a Hughes bit can always use a pick and shovel.
– Howard Hughes