77 Best and Most Inspiring Quotes on Innovation

77 Best and Most Inspiring Quotes on Innovation


Most Inspiring Quotes on Innovation:


#1. “Innovation is taking two things that exist and putting them together in a new way.”

— Tom Freston

#2. “What is the calculus of innovation? The calculus of innovation is really quite simple: Knowledge drives innovation, innovation drives productivity, productivity drives economic growth.”

— William Brody

#3. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

— Theodore Levitt

#4. “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”

— Steven Johnson

#5. “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.”

— Albert Einstein

#6. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”

— Peter F. Drucker

#7. “Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”

— Dr. Albert

#8. “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”

— William Pollard

#9. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

— Arthur C. Clarke

#10. “Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity… and these, in turn, rely on the education of our people.”

— Julia Gillard

#11. There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

— Brene Brown

#12. “Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.”

— Winston Churchill

#13. “Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.”

— Dean Kamen

#14. “For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.”

— Margaret Heffernan

#15. “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.”

— Li Keqiang

#16. “If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.”

— Charles Kettering

#17. “There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.”

— Victor Hugo

#18. “The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: Concentration, Discrimination, Organization, Innovation and Communication.”

— Harold S. Geneen

#19. “A dream will not become an innovation if there is no realization.”

— Ciputra

#20. “Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money.”

— William J. Cameron

#21. “A noble purpose inspires sacrifice, stimulates innovation, and encourages perseverance.

— Gary Hamel

#22. “Exploration is the engine that drives innovation. Innovation drives economic growth. So let’s all go exploring.”

— Edith Widder

#23. Looking at the world through a sustainability lens not only helps us ‘future proof’ our supply chain, it also fuels innovation and drives brand growth.

— Paul Polman

#24. The invention is not enough. Tesla invented the electric power we use, but he struggled to get it out to people. You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and gets them to people.

— Larry Page

#25. The heart and soul of the company are creativity and innovation.

— Bob Iger

#26. If a founder has passion and innovation, he needs to be supported. I am more intuitive than a numbers person, and I recognize that not all investments are going to be positive. Some may fail, and some may have problems for other reasons. That is life.

— Ratan Tata

#27. In this 21st century world, some of our country’s most significant exports and imports extend beyond goods and services: They also include innovation, knowledge, discovery, and healing.

— Kathleen Sebelius

#28. You have all the reasons in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

— Denis Waitley

#29. To have a stable economy, to have a stable democracy, and to have a modern government is not enough. We have to build new pillars of development. Education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more equality.

— Sebastian Pinera

#30. Collaboration is important not just because it’s a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning to collaborate is part of equipping yourself for effectiveness, problem-solving, innovation, and life-long learning in an ever-changing networked economy.

— Don Tapscott

#31. Policies to strengthen education and training, encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, and promote capital investment, both public and private, could all potentially be of great benefit in improving future living standards in our nation.

— Janet Yellen

#32. “Innovation—any new idea—by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires courageous patience.”

— Warren Bennis

#33. “When money, rather than innovation or value, is your competitive advantage, that’s when things get boring and stagnant, and monopolies take root.”

— Hank Green

#34. “Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.”

― Voltaire

#35. “Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.”

― Richelle Mead

#36. “Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”

― J.K. Rowling

#37. “Remember the two benefits of failure. First, if you do fail, you learn what doesn’t work; and second, the failure gives you the opportunity to try a new approach.”

― Roger Von Oech

#38. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship…the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.”

― Peter Drucker

#39. “Innovation is an evolutionary process, so it’s not necessary to be radical all the time.”

― Marc Jacobs

#40. “You have to take your own bold approach, and if you do you will be rewarded with success.

Or calamitous failure. That can happen too.”

― Steven Moffat

#41. “Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself.”

― Sukant Ratnakar

#42. “Some fish love to swim upstream. Some people love to overcome challenges.”

― Amit Ray

#43. “Keep in mind that imagination is at the heart of all innovation. Crush or constrain it and the fun will vanish.”

― Albert-Laszlo Barabasi

#44. “Being right keeps you in place. Being wrong forces you to explore.”

― Steven Johnson

#45. “The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation.”

― Piero Scaruffi

#46. “Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate.”

― Amit Kalantri

#47. “Innovation is saying “no” to 1,000 things.”

― Steve Jobs

#48. “Innovation needs preparation, collaboration, and the light of the soul. Every challenge provides that light – a greater depth of understanding about life and truth.”

― Amit Ray

#49. “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”

– John Steinbeck

#50. “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.”

– Alfred Nobel

#51. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

– J. K. Rowling

#52. “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”

­— Arthur C. Clarke

#53. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

– Andy Warhol

#54. “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

– George Bernard Shaw

#55. “The uncreative mind can spot wrong answers, but it takes a very creative mind to spot wrong questions.”

– Antony Jay

#56. “Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

– Helen Keller

#57. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

– Maya Angelou

#58. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#59. “The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites.”

– Carl Jung

#60. “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.”

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

#61. “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.”

– William McKnight

#62. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

— Socrates

#63. “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

#64. “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.”

– John Maynard Keynes

#65. “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”

– Antoine Saint-Exupery

#66. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

#67. “Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze.”

– Peter Drucker

#68. “There’s always an element of chance and you must be willing to live with that element. If you insist on certainty, you will paralyze yourself.”

– J.P. Getty

#69. “If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out.”

– Arthur Koestler

#70. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

– John Cage

#71. “Capital isn’t so important in business. Experience isn’t so important. You can get both these things. What is important is ideas. If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn’t any limit to what you can do with your business and your life.”

– Harvey Firestone

#72. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

– Theodore Levitt

#73. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

– Simon Sinek

#74. “Innovation only survives when people believe in their own ideas.”

— Levo League

#75. “If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

— Albert Einstein

#76. “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”

— Woody Allen

#77. “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do.”

— Sarah Ban Breathnach



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