- [The PlayStation 2 is a] historic, a mass-market appliance that fundamentally changes society in the way the printing press did.
- [PlayStation 2] is a new canvas for humanity that takes us back to our nature.
- Quoted in "The Amazing PlayStation 2", Newsweek, 2006-02-26
- If you look at any institution in history – look at the Roman Empire – anything in history, and what it looks like when it’s peaking. Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking? ... The thing is, it may take another year or two before it starts to decline, but it has to – everything does.
- Quoted in "Trip Hawkins On Apple", Edge Online, 2011-08-02