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All Quotes by author - Larry Ellison
" A corporation's primary goal is to make money. Government's primary role is to take a big chunk of that money and give it to others. "
" Autonomy was shopped to us. We looked at the price and thought it was absurdly high. "
" Be careful about virtual relationships with artificially intelligent pieces of software. "
" Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build. "
" Bill Gates wants people to think he's Edison, when he's really Rockefeller. Referring to Gates as the smartest man in America isn't right... wealth isn't the same thing as intelligence. "
" Game-playing is more fun when it's virtual because you're more successful. ... in reality, only one person gets to be LeBron. "
" I am so disturbed by kids who spend all day playing videogames. "
" I believe people have to follow their dreams - I did. "
" I have had all of the disadvantages required for success. "
" I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese. "
" I'm in two modes when I'm on Lanai: In engineering mode, I'm trying to find the right place for the reservoir and the desalination plant, and looking at designs for new hotel rooms. The rest of the time, I'm in decompression mode. I'm on Hulopoe Beach, going for a swim, or on my paddleboard surrounded by 100 spinner dolphins. "
" I own a home in Kyoto, Japan actually on the temple on grounds in Nanzenji that is going to become a Japanese art museum. "
" I started NetSuite. NetSuite was my idea. I called up Evan Goldberg and said, 'We're going to do ERP on the Internet, software-as-a-service.' Six months later Marc Benioff, finding out what NetSuite was doing, and kind of copied it. "
" It's Microsoft versus mankind, with Microsoft having only a slight lead. "
" It's surreal to think that I own this beautiful island. It doesn't feel like anyone can own Lanai. What it feels like to me is this really cool 21st-century engineering project, where I get to work with the people of Lanai to create a prosperous and sustainable Eden in the Pacific. "
" I wish HP nothing but the best. I think HP is an icon. Those of us who had their careers in the Valley think of Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett as role models. We would love to be half as good as they were. "
" Lanai at one time grew 98% of the world's pineapples. But the world's pineapples are now grown in two places, Costa Rica and Panama, because no one wants to spend $45 for a pineapple from the United States. "
" Maui reminded me of San Diego: beautiful, but crowded. "
" My favorite museums are things like the Frick Museum in New York and the Huntington Hartford in Pasadena where it's someone's home that you walk through. "
" One of the great things about Lanai is that the weather is always fabulous. Always 82 degrees and sunny. The problem is that, like California now, Lanai needs more water. "
" Oracle's got 100+ enterprise applications live in the #cloud; today, SAP's got nothin' but SuccessFactors until 2020. "
" Oracle's latest database, version 12c, was specifically designed for the cloud. Oracle 12c makes all your Oracle applications multitenant applications without you having to make any changes whatsoever to your applications. "
" Our goal is very simply to become the desktop for e-businesses. "
" People really criticize professional athletes going into the Olympics. People don't like change. A bunch of people don't like the Olympics now because we've added skateboarding... We're modernizing the sport. "
" Taking care of your employees is extremely important and very, very visible. "
" The social network is the paradigm of the modern service application. "
" They don't call it the Internet anymore, they call it cloud computing. I'm no longer resisting the name. Call it what you want. "
" To model yourself after Steve Jobs is like, 'I'd like to paint like Picasso, what should I do? Should I use more red?' "
" We have an ideal location for a couple of organic wineries on the island. But the reintroduction of commercial agriculture to Lanai is 100% dependent upon increasing the available water on the island. So we're going to use solar energy to convert seawater to fresh water. "
" We have most of the software industry running Autonomy. "
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