Here’s To The Crazy Ones

Today, in class, one of my teachers read us a poem: “Here’s To The Crazy Ones”. This poem was used in an advertisement for Apple computers. I really enjoy this poem, and, no, I did not get my blog name from this poem. 🙂  Anyway, here it is.

Here’s to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.


You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
The only thing you can’t do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.


How else can stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.


Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do.


3 responses to “Here’s To The Crazy Ones

  1. hi allegra like the poem see you in school.

  2. i know my teacher read that same poem to us too and i really loved it. glad you posted it on your blog.

  3. I LOVED that poem! I didn’t know it was published! I remember when our teacher told us that! I will put it on my blog….

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