quote by Joseph A. Schumpeter

At the heart of capitalism is creative destruction.

— Joseph A. Schumpeter

Attractive Creative Destruction quotations

Creative destruction quote Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure
Maybe it won't work out. But maybe seeing if it does will be the best adventure ever.

Situations emerge in the process of creative destruction in which many firms may have to perish that nevertheless would be able to live on vigorously and usefully if they could weather a particular storm.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Creative destruction quote You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.

One of the most wicked destructive forces, psychologically speaking, is unused creative power ... If someone has a creative gift and out of laziness, or for some other reason, doesn't use it, the psychic energy turns to sheer poison. That's why we often diagnose neuroses and psychotic diseases as not-lived higher possibilities.

The great difference between the two feelings is that love is always creative, and fear is always destructive.


The character of human life, like the character of the human condition, like the character of all life, is "ambiguity": the inseparable mixture of good and evil, the true and false, the creative and destructive forces-both individual and social.

Creative destruction quote Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainty.

The entrepreneur shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher productivity and greater yield.

Creative Destruction is the essential fact about capitalism.

Embrace change. Envision what could be, challenge the status quo, and drive creative destruction.

Creative destruction quote To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
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The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.


The essential point to grasp is that in dealing with capitalism we are dealing with an evolutionary process

It is an art in itself to compose a starting team, finding the balance between creative players and those with destructive powers, and between defence, construction and attack – never forgetting the quality of the opposition and the specific pressures of each match.

Creative destruction quote When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.

The Spirit of God is as destructive of evil as it is creative of good.

Capitalism proceeds through creative destruction.

What is created is capitalism in a 'new and improved' form - and what is destroyed is self-sustaining capacity, livelihood and dignity of its innumerable and multiplied 'host organisms' into which all of us are drawn/seduced one way or another.

To live without the creative potential of our own destructiveness is to be a cardboard angel.

Creative destruction quote Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to k
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Today we are going to talk about words.

You know, words are containers for power. They carry creative or destructive power. They carry positive or negative power. We can choose our words and we should do it carefully.

All creative effort - including the making of an omelet - is preceded by destruction.

I see the mind of the five-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness.

Creative destruction quote I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they l
I think it's necessary to let kids get bored once in a while - that's how they learn to be creative.
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It's hard to overemphasize how important Ford's deregulation was.

True, most of the benefits took years to unfold-rail freight rates, for example hardly budged at first. Yet deregulation set the stage for an enormous wave of creative destruction in the 1980s.

There is only one answer to destructiveness and that is creativity.


Nature's creative power is far beyond man's instinct of destruction.

Creative destruction quote The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.

The creation of rule is more creative than the destruction of them.

Creation demands a higher level of reasoning and draws connections between cause and effect. The best rules are never stable or permanent, but evolve naturally according to context or need.

Nothing is more creative... nor destructive... than a brilliant mind with a purpose.

There is no virtue in being uncritical;

nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.

Creative destruction quote A sunday well-spent brings a week of content.
A sunday well-spent brings a week of content.

Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive.

It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad. And if this is lacking, no teacher can supply it or take its place.


Artistic temperament sometimes seems a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling.

Until we become the architects of a society that is truly free and ecological, it will always seem that when the human brain is not adaptive, it is more often destructive than creative.

Creative destruction quote Balance is not something you find. It's something you create.
Balance is not something you find. It's something you create.

With every pill we have prescribed for us we should also be given a creative prayer, a suggested way to correct our destructive patterns of thought.

The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.

The daimonic is any natural function which has the power to take over the whole person. Sex and eros, anger and rage, and the craving for power are examples. The daimonic can be either creative or destructive and is normally both.

Creative destruction quote Destroy what destroys you
Destroy what destroys you
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I think that the Christian faith is right as against simple forms of secularism.

That it believes that there is in man a radical freedom, and this freedom is creative but it is also destructive. And there's nothing that prevents this from being both creative and destructive.

Words are so awesome. Words are containers for power. They carry either creative power or destructive power.

I always chose talkative people. And Viva, who was my first wife - we started making films together because she was extraordinarily creative. I was drawn to those people who tended to talk or act differently. The nice thing about using your friends as actors is they trust you. I wouldn't use footage of people that was destructive to them.

Limitation of means is a precondition of excellence.

Creative freedom chooses its limitations. Destructive freedom rejects them heedlessly.

Because there is something difficult and destructive involved, there must be something creative involved as well. Relating to that creative aspect is the point.

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