"Make a dent in the universe" 这句话出自 Apple 创始人乔布斯（Steve Jobs）的口头禅. 仅在斯蒂夫乔布斯传里面，这句话就一共出现多达六次。例如：
- ...more than that, he wanted a product that would, in his words, make a dent in the universe.
- ...Steve said..."Come down here and make a dent in universe."
- ...charisma and corporate clout that would lead them to "make a dent in the universe."
- ...”A few manufacturers released tablet PCs that year using the software, but none made a dent in the universe.“
Steve Jobs said:“We're here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”
但这句话不是乔布斯的原话。其最早出自1999年上映的电影"硅谷传奇" (Pirates of Silicon Valley)里面人物乔布斯（诺亚·怀尔扮演）之口：
I don't want you to think of this as just a film, some process of converting electrons and magnetic impulses into shapes and figures and sounds. No. We're here to make a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why even be here? We're creating a completely new consciousness, like an artist or a poet. That's how you have to think of this. We're rewriting the history of human thought with what we're doing.