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Innovation Quotes


Top 30 Innovation Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Innovation Quotes

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and invent it.

- Thomas Edison (1847–1931) American inventor, pictured right.


No 2Innovation Quotes

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come,

- Isaac Newton (1642-1727),English scientist, pictured right.



No 3Innovation Quotes

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

- Thomas Edison (1847–1931) American inventor, pictured right.



No 4Innovation Quotes

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have...It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.

- Steve Jobs (1955-2011), co-founder of Apple, pictured right.



 No 5Innovation Quotes

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.

- Helen Keller (1880-1968), American campaigner for the disabled, pictured right.



No 6Innovation Quotes

Opportunity is the source of innovation,

Peter Drucker, pictured right, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985)



No 7Innovation Quotes

Innovation requires a trust in the future.

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, pictured right, in The Change Masters (1984)



No 8Innovation Quotes

To be useful an invention must not only fill a need, it must be an economical and efficient solution to that need

- David Packard (1912-96), pictured right , co-founder of Hewlett-Packard.



No 9Innovation Quotes

Get a good idea and stay with it. Do it, and work at it until it’s done right.

- Walt Disney (1901-66), film maker, pictured right.


No 10Innovation Quotes

If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.

-Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Italian painter, sculptor, architect and engineer, pictured right.



No 11Innovation Quotes

Without experiment I am nothing.

- Michael Faraday (1791-1867) English chemist and physicist, pictured right.


Other comments on experimentation are

 Innovation Quotes

In the field of experimentation, chance favours only the prepared mind.

- Louis Pasteur (1822-95) French scientist, pictured right.

 Innovation Quotes

Everything comes from experiment.

- Josiah Wedgwood (1730-95), English pottery manufacturer, pictured right.

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The time you spend experimenting without commercial pressure is very valuable.

- Nick Park (1958- ) English film animator and creator of Wallace and Gromit, pictured right



No 12Innovation Quotes

Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973),Spanish artist, pictured right.



No 13Innovation Quotes

Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.

- Marie Curie (1867-1934) Polish-born French physicist, pictured right



No 14Innovation Quotes

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.

- Francis Bacon (1561–1626), English writer and philosopher, pictured right.



No 15Innovation Quotes

Imitation is suicide.

- Dale Carnegie, pictured right, in How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1944)



No 16Innovation Quotes

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent,

-Isaac Newton (1642-1727) ,English scientist, pictured right.



No 17Innovation Quotes

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910), pictured right, American writer.



No 18Innovation Quotes

Necessity...the mother of invention.

- Plato (427-347 BC) Greek philosopher, pictured right.



No 19Innovation Quotes

Nothing is more important than to see the sources of invention which are, in my opinion, more interesting than the inventions themselves.

- Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) German philosopher and mathematician, pictured right.



No 20Innovation Quotes

Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?

- Harry Warner (1881-1958), American founder of the Warner Brothers film studio, pictured right.



No 21Innovation Quotes

You always have to keep pushing to innovate

- Steve Jobs (1955-2011), co-founder of Apple, pictured right.



No 22Innovation Quotes

Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present.

- Peter Drucker (pictured right) in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1985.



No 23Innovation Quotes

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different,

- Coco Chanel (1883-1971), pictured right, French fashion designer and businesswoman.



No 24

Innovation Quotes

Experimenting and failing.

James Dyson (1947- ), pictured right, the English inventor, (on the key to invention).



No 25 Innovation Quotes

If you’re too focused on your current business, it’s hard to change and concentrate on innovating.

- Bill Gates (1955-), American co-founder of Microsoft, pictured right


No 26Innovation Quotes

Our plan is to lead the public with new products.

- Akio Morita (1921-1999), co-founder of Sony, pictured right.



No 27Innovation Quotes

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things.

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-62), American philosopher, pictured right.


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No 28

See the future before it arrives.Innovation Quotes

-Gary Hamel, pictured right above, and C.K. Prahalad, pictured right , in Competing for the Future (1996)



No 29Innovation Quotes

Truth is what works.

- William James (1842–1910), American philosopher and psychologist, pictured right.



No 30Innovation Quotes

Theory Y is an invitation to innovation.

- Douglas McGregor, pictured right, in The Human Side of Enterprise (1960)

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