33 Innovation Quotes to Inspire Your Next Idea

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The Power of Innovation

There’s no telling where your next idea will come from. One of the many reasons I love to share quotes is that they often inspire us or cause us to think differently. Here are some quotes about innovation for the next time you need a spark.


“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.” –Tom Freston


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


“Innovation is created as a result of constructive conflict.” -Jeff DeGraff


“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” –Steve Jobs


“Finding opportunity is a matter of believing it’s there.” –Barbara Corcoran


“There’s a way to do it better—find it.” –Thomas Edison


“Innovation comes from saying NO to 1,000 things.” –Steve Jobs


“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.” –Jonathan Swift


“Innovation only survives when people believe in their own ideas.” –Levo League


“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” –Michael Porter


“It always seems impossible until it is done.” –Nelson Mandela


“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” –Maya Angelou


“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” –Henry David Thoreau


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine


“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” –Albert Einstein


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


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


“When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” –Chinese Proverb


“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all what the world needs most are dreamers that do.” –Sarah Ban Breathnach

“There is an innovator inside of all of us.” -Rowan Gibson


“Be an innovator, not an imitator.” – Audrey Carballo


“Innovation is change that unlocks new value.” –Jamie Notter


“The heart and soul of the company is creativity and innovation.” –Bob Iger


“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” –Carlos Castenada


“Innovation starts by intimately observing your customer.” –Jeremy Gutsche


“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you try.” –Dr. Seuss


“We have a strategic plan, it’s called doing things.” –Herb Kelleher


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


“Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.” –Li Keqiang


“Innovation is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.” -Peter Drucker


“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” –Albert Einstein


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” –Alan Kay


“Having influence is not about elevating self, but about lifting others.” –Sheri Dew

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