Gabe Newell Quotes

Who is Gabe Newell?

Gabe Logan Newell is an American businessman and the president of the video game company Valve.

Born November 03, 1962

Best 19 Quotes by Gabe Newell

“A lot of times I make people better by getting stupid, distracting, bureaucratic stuff off their desk. That's an incredibly easy way to make a senior person more productive.”

Gabe Newell

“Don't ever, ever try to lie to the internet.”

Gabe Newell

“George Lucas should have distributed the 'source code' to Star Wars. Millions of fans would create their own movies and stories. Most of them would be terrible, but a few would be genius.”

Gabe Newell

“I think Windows 8 is a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space.”

Gabe Newell

“I'm a handsome man with a charming personality.”

Gabe Newell

“I've always wanted to be a giant space crab.”

Gabe Newell

“If you look at a multi-player game, it's the people who are playing the game who are often more valuable than all of the animations and models and game logic that's associated with it.”

Gabe Newell

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“It feels a little bit funny coming here and telling you guys that Linux and open source are the future of gaming. It's sort of like going to Rome and teaching Catholicism to the pope.”

Gabe Newell

“Most people who end up being successful have good grades, but it's orthogonal – there's no extra information than if they put together a website and have bunch of fans who love coming and seeing what they're doing.”

Gabe Newell

“Ninety percent of games lose money; 10 percent make a lot of money. And theres a consistency around the competitive advantages you create, so if you can actually learn how to do the art, the design, and the programming, you would be consistently very profitable.”

Gabe Newell

“One of the things that's important about family is the narrative history they create for themselves.”

Gabe Newell

“One thing that we have learned is that piracy is not a pricing issue. It's a service issue.”

Gabe Newell

“Photoshop should be a free-to-play game. There's not really a difference between very traditional apps and how they enhance productivity and wandering around a forest and killing bears.”

Gabe Newell

“The easiest way to stop piracy is not by putting anti-piracy technology to work. It's by giving those people a service that's better than what they're receiving from the pirates.”

Gabe Newell

“The Internet is changing what entertainment and sports is. It's not just a few people authoring an experience for others. It's really growing out of what everybody does.”

Gabe Newell

“The internet is super smart. If you do something that is cool, that's actually worth people's time, then they'll adopt it. If you do something that's not cool and sucks, you can spend as many marketing dollars as you want, they just won't.”

Gabe Newell

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“There is a spiritual realm that encompasses all beings. Make friends with the angels, who will always be with you, although invisible. Make good use of their assistance while following your dreams and in all your creative pursuits through life. Your success and prosperity will come much easier and a lot quicker.”


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“The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else.”

Gabe Newell

“Traditional credentialing really doesn't have a lot of predictive value to if people will be successful.”

Gabe Newell

“We just always focus on quality, which can be frustrating during the wait, but which pays off when we're done.”

Gabe Newell