56 Groundbreaking Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of the best groundbreaking quotations and slogans. We've compiled this selection of inspirational groundbreaking quotes. Hopefully, these groundbreaking quotes will keep you motivated not only during hard times but to expand your groundbreaking knowledge!

The Most Famous Groundbreaking Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. — Arthur Koestler

A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth. — Lao Tzu

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. — Ayn Rand

Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique. — Martin Buber

Man — despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication, and his many accomplishments — owes his existence to a six inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains. — Paul Harvey

I want to be where your bare foot walks, because maybe before you step, you'll look at the ground. I want that blessing — Rumi

All significant breakthroughs are break -“withs” old ways of thinking. — Thomas Kuhn

The day before something is a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. — Peter Diamandis

Let us not wonder if something happens which never was before, or if something doth not appear among us with which the ancients were acquainted. — Plutarch

The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged - keep on - there are divine things, well envelop'd; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. — Walt Whitman

Short Groundbreaking Quotes

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  • To me, 5G is not groundbreaking and will not change people’s lives enough for all of the hype. — Micky Watkins
  • All my singles went platinum-plus.All my records and videos were groundbreaking. — DJ Khaled
  • I have a lot of respect for Jay-Z, Eminem, Ludacris, Cee-Lo. They're groundbreaking. — Eyedea
  • Groundbreaking innovators generate and execute far more ideas. — Frans Johansson
  • I think one of the most groundbreaking inventions of all time is the jackhammer. — Demetri Martin

People Writing About Groundbreaking

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Read quotes by Martin Buber

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More Groundbreaking Quotes

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Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking. In the early '90s it really changed television a lot. A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure, came on after that. — Sherilyn Fenn

The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music. In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music. It was groundbreaking and political. — Penelope Spheeris

Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world. — L.A. Reid

Innovation comes ultimately from a diversity of perspectives. So when you combine ideas from different industries or different cultures, that's when you have the best sense of developing groundbreaking ideas. — Frans Johansson

In a groundbreaking move, the Associated Press, the largest news-gathering organization in the World, will no longer use the term 'illegal immigrant'. They will now use the phrase 'undocumented democrat'. — Jay Leno

Calculus, the electrical battery, the telephone, the steam engine, the radio - all these groundbreaking innovations were hit upon by multiple inventors working in parallel with no knowledge of one another. — Steven Johnson

I played in a band and attended Grambling University. I think the Mob style funk music I do was patterned after the big college bands. I was also influenced by groundbreaking efforts of Too Short. — E-40

The only way you survive on all these services is if you're groundbreaking. There's pressure to be groundbreaking, which is the greatest thing that's ever happened. It's a bizarre aspect of what's happened with all of these subscription services is everyone is trying to outdo each other by doing great things. — Judd Apatow

I can think of no one more relevant and credible in the hip-hop community to build upon Def Jam's fantastic legacy and move the company into its next groundbreaking era. — Jay-Z

No matter what part of the country you come from, you can always come together to make groundbreaking hip-hop. — Ice Cube

Most remember the groundbreaking first in sports; few remember the third or fourth to follow in those tracks. That's not downplaying anyone's achievements but rather recognizing that there comes a time when simply being there is no longer good enough for the record books. — LZ Granderson

I don't want to be lofty, but it was groundbreaking, in many ways, for musical theater, so that was really thrilling to be part of The Book of Mormon . And Girls felt very much the same way - there was an excitement about it as we were doing it; I knew it was something special. — Andrew Rannells

It does seem like between the groundbreaking writing of Edmund White's generation and the work of younger gay writers in their twenties and thirties there is a kind of gap. — Garth Greenwell

Poland didn't experience a groundbreaking moment in 1989. We didn't storm the secret police building. The squads of secret police, with all their political baggage, remained unscathed. — Wladyslaw Bartoszewski

A groundbreaking, fast-paced, action-oriented new training program for dealing with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Self-Coaching is a dramatic and fresh departure from traditional therapeutic approaches and a motivational training program for reclaiming life by breaking the habits that feed these problems. — Harold H. Bloomfield

What I love about what digital entertainment has done is that they've given real creative freedom to folks like myself who are doing really groundbreaking stuff. — Morgan Spurlock

I don't know if the '80s were unique, but we certainly got original, groundbreaking stuff at the time with movies like 'Back to the Future' and 'Star Wars' - movies that became classics. — Ernest Cline

I always want to do something groundbreaking, something different. I think that's what it's always about. If you have the means to do it, why not? — Chris Bosh

That was one of the reasons I took the role [of Mayor Amanda Rosewater in Defiance] - to be a part of something groundbreaking interested me. — Julie Benz

The introduction of Harriet Tubman is going to be very exciting, she's a real life superhero so for us to be able to feature her this season is groundbreaking for a television series. — Aldis Hodge

We were able to conclude a Paris climate agreement, which will lead the way for the rest of the world, which is groundbreaking. And together with the sustainable development goals of the agenda 2030 for the whole world, this is indeed a sea change, I think, that we see here, and, step-by-step, it will be implemented. — Angela Merkel

I felt like it was a courageous show [Black-ish] from the beginning. We are a black family - we're not a family that happens to be black. But the show is not even about us being black. The show is about us being a family. That is groundbreaking - on TV, the black characters either happen to be black or they're the "black character," where everything they say is about being black. I think that's the genius. — Tracee Ellis Ross

I looked at [Geena Davis] research and see things like 21 percent of filmmakers are women, only 31 percent of speaking roles in popular films are female - you start seeing it everywhere. It's so much bigger. So you've uncovered this groundbreaking data and research. — Emma Watson

From the time I got the first couple of scripts [of Jessica Jones], I always felt that this was groundbreaking material and a groundbreaking character. — Krysten Ritter

I do also think it eludes genre a bit - not in any groundbreaking way but you can't quite call it a comedy and you can't quite call it a romantic anything. It's not quite a drama either really. But it has elements of all those things. — Colin Firth

Jane Jacobs work wouldnt have been complete if it hadn't inspired others to carry it on, and evolve Jane's groundbreaking accomplishments so that the essential kernel of thought remains relevant for future generations. The essayists in What We See have built on those essential footholds that people who have never heard of Jane Jacobs will benefit from for decades. — Majora Carter

I did some great work with my Calvin Klein ads on the motorcycle. It was really groundbreaking because people hadn't seen a woman actually riding a motorcycle before. — Carre Otis

I really knew how to speak - from my female voice, that "different voice" that Carol Gilligan so presciently described many years ago in her groundbreaking book. Because if we try to speak in a voice that isn't ours, we lose our power. — Elizabeth Lesser

The second edition of There Is a Cure for Diabetes is groundbreaking. Dr. Gabriel Cousens gets impressive results that speak for themselves. He is reducing and even eliminating the need for medication, rated by The Journal of the American Medical Association as the fourth leading cause of death in people with diabetes. This well-documented book is all the more important and a better alternative. — Terry Shintani

The Italian historian Armando Petrucci has done more than anyone else to revive interest in public writing. His groundbreaking Public Lettering: Script, Power, and Culture surveys the forms and uses of epigraphic writing from classical antiquity to the twentieth century. — Geoffrey Nunberg

They were and still are a groundbreaking band. Even though they haven't released any new music in ages, you can put on the first Black Sabbath album and it still sounds as fresh today as it did 30-odd years ago. And that's because great music has a timeless ability: To me, Sabbath are in the same league as the Beatles or Mozart. They're on the leading edge of something extraordinary. — Rob Halford

As an actor, you generally don’t get to choose what projects you are part of, so I’ve been very fortunate that The Book of Mormon was something I got to be part of. I don’t want to be lofty, but it was groundbreaking, in many ways, for musical theater, so that was really thrilling to be part of. — Andrew Rannells

The Lourie Center provides much-needed services for our youngest and most vulnerable children and their families in our region. Their work and groundbreaking research help our community as well as the nation. — Doug Duncan

Intelligent media companies strive to provide both intellectual and comedy programs, groundbreaking and reflective articles, art house and popular movies. Not to be open minded in providing a full range of quality media would be a failure to serve the breadth and depth of the communities we live in. — Lachlan Murdoch

How can you be sure?" "I'm a doctor, Jenna. And a scientist." "Does that make you an authority on everything? What about a soul, Father? When you were so busy implanting all your neural chips, did you think about that? Did you snip my soul from my old body, too? Where did you put it? Show me! Where? Where in all this groundbreaking technology did you insert my soul? — Mary E. Pearson

Scoring well on tests is the sort of happy thing that gets the school district the greenbacks they crave. Understanding and appreciating the material are secondary. — Libba Bray

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