George Eastman was a celebrated American entrepreneur, philanthropist and inventor. He was the founder of the ‘Eastman Kodak’ company. He is also credited with bringing photography to the mainstream and also popularising the use of roll film. His creation of roll film formed the basis of invention of motion picture film stock. He mass produced his inventions and constantly upgraded his products, thus making photography within easy reach of common people and in turn churning millions of dollars. He used a ‘razor and blade strategy’, and kept a large margin in films but sold his cameras at a very low profit. Here is a collection of quotable quotations and sayings by George Eastman which have been curated from his thoughts, works and life. Zoom through the quotes and thoughts by George Eastman.
The world is moving, and a company that contents itself with present accomplishments soon falls behind.
What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are.
I don't believe in men waiting until they are ready to die before using any of their money for helpful purposes.
It is a medical fact that children can have a better chance in life with better looks, better health and more vigor if the teeth, nose, throat and mouth are taken proper care of at the crucial time of childhood.
George Eastman, "My work is done why wait?" He then shot himself.
If a man has wealth, he has to make a choice, because there is the money heaping up. He can keep it together in a bunch, and then leave it for others to administer after he is dead. Or he can get it into action and have fun, while he is still alive. I prefer getting it into action and adapting it to human needs, and making the plan work.