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26 Famous Quotes By Howard Hughes On Aviation, Money, Life And Happiness

Quick Facts

Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor

Born On: December 24, 1905

Died On: April 5, 1976

Born In: Humble, Texas, US

Founder / Co Founder: Hughes Aircraft Company

Died At Age: 70

Howard Hughes was a prominent American business tycoon, philanthropist, investor, film director and record-setting pilot. During his lifetime he was renowned as one of the most financially affluent individuals across the globe. Before making a mark in the aviation industry, he first became a distinguished film producer. Later in his life he gained popularity for his reclusive lifestyle and eccentric behaviour. In 1932, he formed the ‘Hughes Aircraft Company’ for which he hired a number of designers and engineers. His legacy till date is maintained through ‘Howard Hughes Corporation’ and ‘Howard Hughes Medical Institute’. Read through the quotes and sayings by Howard Hughes which have been extracted from his thoughts, work and life. Let us browse through some popular and famous quotes and thoughts by Howard Hughes that might enlighten you.

I'm not a paranoid deranged millionaire. Goddamit, I'm a billionaire.

Howard Hughes

Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.

Howard Hughes

Passion will make you crazy, but is there any other way to live?

Howard Hughes

Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn't exist.

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

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

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 wanted to see New York . . . so I tried to see how fast I could do it in.

Howard Hughes

I intend to be, the richest man in the world.

Howard Hughes

One of our anxieties is de-focusing the relatively small number of engineers we have. Within our own core development, I am reluctant to fund projects that are way afield of where we are.

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

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

A million dollars isn't what it used to be.

Howard Hughes

My father told me, never have partners.

Howard Hughes

Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.

Howard Hughes

The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution,.

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

I'm not a paranoid deranged millionaire.

Howard Hughes

Wash four distinct and separate times, using lots of lather each time from individual bars of soap.

Howard Hughes

Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.

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

I want to be remembered for only one thing: my contribution to aviation.

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

I sleep. In this room. In the dark. I have a place I can sleep. I have a chair. That's just beautiful. Oh, yeah. I like the desert. It's hot there in the desert, but it's clean. It's clean.

Howard Hughes

I am determined to elect a president of our choosing this year and one who will be deeply indebted, and who will recognize his indebtedness. Since I am willing to go beyond all limitations on this, I think we should be able to select a candidate and a party who knows the facts of political life....If we select Nixon, then he, I know for sure knows the facts of life.

Howard Hughes