174 Innovation Quotes to Inspire and Ignite Your Creative Spark

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Top 10 Innovation Quotes (BEST)

  1. The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. — Abraham Lincoln
  2. If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old — Peter Drucker
  3. Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat — Steve Jobs
  4. The true friends of the people are neither revolutionaries, nor innovators, but traditionalists. — Pope Pius X
  5. Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says, ‘It can’t be done.’ — Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. The law of floatation was not discovered by contemplating the sinking of things, but by contemplating the floating of things which floated naturally, and then intelligently asking why they did so. — Thomas Troward
  7. Optimism is an essential ingredient of innovation. How else can the individual welcome change over security, adventure over staying in safe places? — Robert Noyce
  8. The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success are concentration, discrimination, organization, innovation and communication. — Harold Geneen
  9. Innovators and creative geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what the school has taught them. — Ludwig von Mises
  10. The purpose of the corporation must be redefined as creating shared value, not just profit per se. This will drive the next wave of innovation and productivity growth in the global economy. — Michael Porter

The Most Famous Innovation Quotes

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Innovation is the creation of the new, or the re-arranging of the old in a new way — Mike Vance

Innovation is the creation and delivery of new customer value in the marketplace. — Michael J. Gelb

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work. — Dean Kamen

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. — Steve Jobs

Just as energy is the basis of life itself, and ideas the source of innovation, so is innovation the vital spark of all human change, improvement and progress. — Theodore Levitt

Most innovations fail. And companies that don’t innovate die. — Henry Chesbrough

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. — Michael Porter

Innovation is everything. When you're on the forefront, you can see what the next innovation needs to be. When you're behind, you have to spend your energy catching up. — Robert Noyce

An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done. — R.A. Mashelkar

Ideation is not a synonym for innovation, conformity is not its simple antonym, and innovation is not the automatic consequence of "creative thinking.". — Theodore Levitt

Short Innovation Quotes

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  • Innovation has a lot to do with your ability to recognise surprising and unusual phenomena. — Herbert Simon
  • Creativity is, after all, lauded as the engine of business innovation. — Matthew Walker
  • Innovators are inevitably controversial. — Eva Le Gallienne
  • Marketing's job is never done. It's about perpetual motion. We must continue to innovate every day. — Beth Comstock
  • Being a tech company has to be about a pattern of repetitive innovation. — Chamath Palihapitiya
  • Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse. — Winston Churchill
  • Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation. — Peter Drucker
  • Be innovative. Don't listen to the tried and tested wisdom. Take a risk! — Daniel Libeskind
  • We live in a world defined by the rapid pace of technological change. — Jerome Powell
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Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed, by the masses.

Inspirational Innovation Quotes

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I want to make my own path and leave behind a good legacy for myself and honestly, I just want to be innovative and always down for other people. That's what I want to be remembered by. I want to inspire. — ASAP Rocky

Humans are not disabled. A person can never be broken. Our built environment, our technologies, are broken and disabled. We the people need not accept our limitations, but can transcend disability through technological innovation. — Hugh Herr

You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. — Steve Jobs

Innovation quote Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. — Elon Musk

To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world. — Bill Bowerman

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. — Steve Jobs

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If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less. — Eric Shinseki

On actively promoting innovation — Xi Jinping

If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need. — William L. McKnight

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. — Steve Jobs

Research And Innovation Quotes

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The pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based industry, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth. This is their incredible PR and their nerve. — Marcia Angell

Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form. — Watts Humphrey

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate. — Margaret Heffernan

Innovation quote The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who
The only people who get paid enough, get paid what they're worth are people who don't follow the instruction book, who create art, who are innovative, who work without a map. That option is now available to everyone to take it.

The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast. — Peter Drucker

People are unlikely to know that they need a product which does not exist and the basis of market research in new and innovative products is limited in this regard. — John Harvey-Jones

I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts. — Bill Gates

Innovation quote I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate
I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you're going to innovate.

Learning to learn is to know how to navigate in a forest of facts, ideas and theories, a proliferation of constantly changing items of knowledge. Learning to learn is to know what to ignore but at the same time not rejecting innovation and research. — Raymond Queneau

Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innovation. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race. — Barack Obama

We invest in early childhood education. We invest additional job training dollars. We make sure that we've got a strong research and development strategy so that we continue to innovate. Rebuilding our infrastructure, which we know will attract businesses. — Barack Obama

Technology innovation is starting to explode and having open-source material out there really helps this explosion. You get students and researchers involved and you get people coming through and building start ups based on open source products. — Tim Berners-Lee

Tradition And Innovation Quotes

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I want to find the intersection between digital media and traditional media and be pioneering the endeavor to merge the two worlds. — Logan Paul

Companies disrupting the traditional world order - like Tesla and Square - are wise to hedge their fiat reserves with Bitcoin. Other companies in harm’s way because of disruptive innovation should be investing their cash in new technologies to avoid creative destruction. — Cathie Wood

But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music. — Yo-Yo Ma

The APEC economies has distinctive intellectual resources and a long tradition of innovation. Having created many new technologies, new industries, and new mechanisms, APEC has always been a global pacesetter of innovation-driven development. — Xi Jinping

The truth is that only 1% of all new words are totally new, and of those an even smaller percentage are conjured up out of thin air. The vast majority of coinages are the product of some kind of repurposing, and the result has always been a mix of tradition and innovation. — Susie Dent

Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future. — Jimmy Bertrand

What counts alone is the innovator, the dissenter, the harbinger of things unheard of, the man who rejects the traditional standards and aims at substituting new values and ideas for old ones. — Ludwig von Mises

We need more math classes, we need more science. It's the art of math and the art of science that creates all the innovation, and we have a tradition of great arts, great music. — Wynton Marsalis

Oklahomans value our children and our seniors. Oklahomans value traditions of faith. Oklahomans value our heroes, our veterans. Oklahomans value innovation and the creative arts. — Brad Henry

Now, if King Crimson accepts responsibility for innovating its own tradition, you can't accept responsibility for the audience. And there is an enormous tangible weight of expectation, which comes from an audience attending a King Crimson concert. — Robert Fripp

Science Technology And Innovation Quotes

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We need to scale up cooperation between APEC member economies on scientific and technological innovation, and foster an open, fair, equitable and non-discriminatory environment for the development of science and technology. — Xi Jinping

I’m a Republican who embraces science and understands we have to work with the next generation of Millennials to have the innovation and technology so that we can grow a 21st century economy. — George Pataki

Innovative, bottom-up methods will solve problems that now seem intractable—from energy to poverty to disease. Science and technology, powered by the fuel of entrepreneurial energy, are the largest multipliers of resources we have to solve our many social problems. — Vinod Khosla

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time. — Bill Gates

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

Innovations that drive lasting economic growth emerge from the most advanced science, mathematics and technology. — Susan Hockfield

Innovations in science and technology are the engines of the 21st-century economy; if you care about the wealth and health of your nation tomorrow, then you'd better rethink how you allocate taxes to fund science. The federal budget needs to recognize this. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

All the great advances in cinema came about from technology. The 3-D camera was not invented by a movie director. The new industries are driven by the innovations in science and technology. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

You innovate in ways that stoke your economy. Because innovations in science and technology are the engines of 21st century economies. — Neil deGrasse Tyson

However advanced the technology may become, life is impossible without humanity, and that's why we need a combination of science of thinking and art of living! — Narendra Modi

Social Innovation Quotes

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The next 1,000 unicorns won’t be search engines or social media companies, they’ll be sustainable, scalable innovators – s that help the world decarbonize and make the energy transition affordable for all consumers. — Larry Fink

Money is catching up to the technological trends transforming all aspects of society and business; entertainment, insurance, health-care, gaming, leisure, retail - all commercial and social verticals are going digital - including money itself. — Max Keiser

We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security. — Debbie Stabenow

I think a lot of social media creators have always been, like, content and haven't pushed the limits because no one else had pushed the limits before. I say to myself, 'How can I create my own TV show online every day and actually make it a real production and put effort into it?' — Jake Paul

In a digital economy, where social media and mobile are the bedrock of the competitive advantage, investing in digital transformation is of paramount importance. — Vladimer Botsvadze

I want to be remembered as someone who put India on the scientific map of the world in terms of large innovation. I want to be remembered for making a difference to global healthcare. And I want to be remembered as someone who did make a difference to social economic development in India. — Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it's been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them - blogs, say, or Wikipedia - can become influential. — James Surowiecki

I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all. — Alexis de Tocqueville

The real work of social innovation is to fix our broken human systems. — Cheryl Heller

Transparency may be the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media. — Paul Gillin

Business Innovation Quotes

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All progress depends on the unreasonable man. — George Bernard Shaw

From working in my mum's tiny chemist shop to my experience building large businesses, I have seen how we should support free enterprise and innovation to ensure Britain has a stronger future. — Rishi Sunak

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You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. — Theodore Hesburgh

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If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. — Steve Jobs

The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. — Carl Jung

It is right that people and businesses retain as much of their own money as possible so that they have the freedom to innovate and invest in the future. — Liz Truss

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The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work — Steve Jobs

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Creativity can solve almost any problem. — George Lois

We’ve got a problem, we need to fix that problem. The technology’s here, we’ve proven that… it’s just about finding a sustainable business model. — Micky Watkins

Nearly 100% of innovation-from business to politics-is inspired not by "market analysis" but by people who are supremely pissed off by the way things are. — Tom Peters

Innovation And Creativity Quotes

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Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life? — Jean Piaget

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Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. — Brene Brown

All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention. — Joline Godfrey

Comfort stifles creativity and innovation. — Michael Easter

Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen are innovators; fashion inventors; artists who create. — Bernard Arnault

My work is to help innovators and designers understand that the success of their creativity is in large part based on the success of their products. — Bernard Arnault

A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition. — Charles Caleb Colton

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns. — Edward De Bono

The interesting thing about overthinking and procrastination is sometimes they can actually evolve into innovation and creativity in the short term. Letting an idea grow in your mind in the short term with a deadline and a plan can actually lead to innovation and creativity. — Jay Shetty

Working in the context of ultra-famous brands like Dior and Vuitton, creative spirits are always going to feel reined in. It's important that they are free to develop ideas. — Bernard Arnault

Creativity And Innovation Quotes

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I always had a lot of ideas, and I never thought I couldn’t do something. If you have a good idea and you believe in it, you just go for it. — Glen Bell

It’s important to surround yourself with smart and talented people. Collaboration and diverse perspectives lead to better outcomes. — Jim Simons

Focus on your uniqueness. This replaces competition and comparison with creativity and innovation and allows you to multiply your impact in an easy and enjoyable way without distraction. — Dan Sullivan

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Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. — Brené Brown

Great leaders are not afraid to challenge the status quo and embrace change. — Michael Abrashoff

Building a strong team around you and being able to really communicate well with them is part of what’s going to bring you a higher level of success. — Meghan Markle

Innovation and progress are achieved only by those who venture beyond standard operating procedure. — Michael Abrashoff

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A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. — Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Keep pushing yourself to learn and improve. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. — Edward Barber

The key to getting businesspeople and developers to work well together is for the businesspeople to share problems, not solutions. — Jeff Lawson

Inspiration And Innovation Quotes

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If you want to bet on the future, bet on the continent [Africa] that has the youngest people, and bet on the continent that has the highest desire to change. — Charles Hoskinson

My hope is that Stennis will continue to pioneer in the future those advanced propulsion systems that will take us to Mars and beyond. — Fred Haise

If you’re just focused on the product, you’ll get frustrated. If you’re focused on the impact, then the ups and downs are just part of the journey. — Russell Brunson

I never stopped learning and trying new things. You have to be open to change and always be willing to adapt. — Glen Bell

There are old investors, and there are bold investors, but there are no old bold investors. — Howard S. Marks

We worked six months trying to get the space station in better shape. We had a very interesting mission and I hope your mission is interesting as well. — Sergei Krikalev

I stumbled across the 3.7 billion people around the world who are unconnected and this became a heavy focus, hence World Mobile today. — Micky Watkins

The key to success is to always be looking for ways to improve and never be satisfied with the status quo. — Glen Bell

Connecting Zanzibar is what we’re focused on this year, and then toward the end of the year, it’s all about making the sharing economy work. — Micky Watkins

When all think alike, then no one is thinking — Walter Lippmann

Ideas And Innovation Quotes

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The best innovation comes from inclusive work environments that foster diverse ideas, nurture people with diverse talent and backgrounds, and create strong relationships with diverse communities. — Mark Parker

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. — Steve Jobs

We are a country of Newton, Hodgson, and Turing. Ours is a country of ideas, invention and discovery and is truly a national history. — Rishi Sunak

Our companies communities and countries don’t necessarily suffer from a shortage of novel ideas. They’re constrained by a shortage of people who excel at choosing the right novel ideas. — Adam Grant

Capitalism historically has been a very dynamic force, and behind that force is technical progress, innovation, new ideas, new products, new technologies, and new methods of managing teams. — Manmohan Singh

If an organization values innovation, you can assume it’s safe to speak up with new ideas, leaders will listen, and your voice matters. — Adam Grant

Learn how to validate an idea with as little time and financial investment as possible. — Cliff Lerner

Listen to your people. They often have the best ideas and solutions. — Michael Abrashoff

I left Jane Street Capital to start on my own ideas and got into crypto. — Sam Bankman-Fried

To tackle the big and relevant issues of the day with bold and innovative ideas is without question the most rewarding way to serve. — Marco Rubio

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Don't impersonate. Innovate. — Conor McGregor

Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists — Jean Piaget

It's the unbridled passion and the fearlessness to just go into something with reckless abandon that allows you to create something from nothing. That allows you to innovate. That allows you to take things to the extreme. — Paul Heyman

The strategic stimulus to economic development in Schumpeter's analysis is innovation, defined as the commercial or industrial application of something new---a new product, process or method of production, a new market or source of supply, a new form of commercial, business or financial organization. — Joseph A. Schumpeter

The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective. The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. The manager has his eye on the bottom line; the leader has his eye on the horizon. The manager accepts the status quo; the leader challenges it. — Warren Bennis

When you create something that is popular, when you create a solution, you're an innovator, and you solve problems for people and they like what you have to offer, of course you automatically make money. — Kim Dotcom

Memorable people do memorable things. Followers are seldom remembered. The herd mentality is the killer of innovation. — Gad Saad

Never start with a chiplet design; go for the biggest chip you can imagine and build it. — Jen-Hsun Jensen Huang

Never has there been more money available for new ideas to become reality. This is fueling a dynamic landscape of innovation. — Larry Fink

Technological innovation is indeed important to economic growth and the enhancement of human possibilities. — Leon Kass

Two particular technological advancements would move Europe and the world away from physical coins and in turn help bring about the demise of silver's monetary role: the telegraph, first deployed commercially in 1837, and the growing network of trains, allowing transportation across Europe. With these two innovations, it became increasingly feasible for banks to communicate with each other, sending payments efficiently across space when needed and debiting accounts instead of having to send physical payments. This led to the increased use of bills, checks, and paper receipts as monetary media instead of physical gold and silver coins. More nations began to switch to a monetary standard of paper fully backed by, and instantly redeemable into, precious metals held in vaults. — Saifedean Ammous

Give society what it doesn’t know how to get. — Naval Ravikant

We must become Icelanders in soccer, Israelis in defending our land, Japanese in technology. — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

A good player works hard to win the game everyone else is playing. A great player creates a new game that favors their strengths and avoids their weaknesses. — James Clear

In Conclusion

Innovation requires a mindset that is not afraid of failure and is willing to experiment and learn from mistakes. It is about finding unique and original approaches to problems and constantly seeking improvement. Quotes about innovation remind us that it is not limited to any specific field or industry, but rather a universal concept that can be applied everywhere. They motivate us to push boundaries, think outside the box, and explore unconventional ideas. Through innovation, we can create a better future for ourselves and make a positive impact on the world.

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