39 Innovation Quotes

Be inspired and motivated by these innovation quotes. Innovation has been defined by countless business types to mean something very similar to what Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, states as, "meaning a new idea, creative thoughts, new imaginations in form of device or method. Innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs."

The aforementioned definitions of innovation while applied to the business world can also be applied to the individual person. This is the person who decides that to introduce change into their personal equation depends on their reinvention, or innovation relative to their own attributes; that is how they respond to issues; how they handle stress; or how they integrate a modality of expectations into their real personality without causing harm, grief or upset to their own psychic nature.

And, while all of these various definitions may have merit, it is also wise to consider what you mean by innovation in understanding that it may be more an individually subjective rather than an objective viewpoint. There’s no exact science to explain where your next idea may come from, however, it may simply be the reading of one quote, or unique saying, or some other type of message that may just be your trigger. So, read on and see what thoughts unfold today.

  1. You can't test the waters of a new design by keeping your foot dry. Every new invention requires risk. Only that which has been is thought to be reinvented by fools.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  2. Do not adorn the walls of progress with all that has been accomplished by others but, instead, create a brand new wall that stands as the exact opposite of what came before.
    Rosy Lee Anderson
    Poems About Change

  3. There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.
    Victor Hugo
    Short Inspirational Quotes

  4. When building a Community, we embed a certain idea in its foundation — an idea which is able to unite and attract a mass of people ready to serve it.
    Zinovia Dushkova, The Heart of the Community

  5. People are not only open to new ideas, they are craving them.
    Matt Church, The Thought Leaders Practice
    Food For Thought

  6. Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.
    Tom Freston
    Morning Motivation

  7. If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve.
    Jeff Bezos
    Problem Solving

  8. Critical thinking can significantly enhance your problem-solving and decision-making skills. You make better-quality decisions, come up with more innovative solutions.
    Michael Kallet, Think Smarter
    Poems of Encouragement

  9. If you’re going to inspire employees to achieve success, you must first and foremost build a lasting and healthy working relationship with each of them. To accomplish this, get to know each employee on a professional and personal level.
    Sylvia Melena

  10. The best creation I've ever been part of, the best change of attitude I've seen, and the most progressive and lasting renovation is the one called "me"
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  11. It takes courage to teach, to lead, to serve, to heal, to speak up, to stand out, to look inward, to right wrongs.
    Shelly L. Francis

  12. The valiant are the ones who bring change, get to the bottom of problems, seek solutions and lead us into the future. They make us bigger than ourselves. They exude confidence and trust. They make us part of a larger picture and bring out the best in each of us.
    Emilio Iodice

  13. Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.
    Brene Brown
    Short Quotes

  14. There isn’t a single person out there who doesn’t wish to be in the driver’s seat of their own lives. Making this goal a reality involves learning how to use your own mind to benefit you, instead of allowing yourself to be sabotaged by negative habits.
    Brian Cagneey

  15. We don’t know who discovered water, but we’re certain it wasn’t a fish.
    John Culkin

  16. Throughout history, people with new ideas—who think differently and try to change things—have always been called troublemakers.
    Richelle Mead
    Positive Quotes About Change

  17. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct arising from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.
    Carl Jung

  18. Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
    John Steinbeck

  19. To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act.
    Anatole France

  20. Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.
    Robin Sharma

  21. It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas.
    Charles Peguy
    Motivational Poems

  22. There’s no good idea that cannot be improved on.
    Michael Eisner

  23. Do not get obsolete like an old technology, keep innovating yourself.
    Sukant Ratnakar
    Quotes To Live By

  24. What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.
    Simon Sinek
    Never Give Up

  25. As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.
    Francis Bacon
    Positive Thoughts

  26. 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
    Think On These Things

  27. Innovation by definition will not be accepted at first. It takes repeated attempts, endless demonstrations, monotonous rehearsals before innovation can be accepted and internalized by an organization. This requires 'courageous patience'.
    Warren Bennis
    Patience Poem

  28. The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams.
    W. Arthur Porter

  29. Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.
    Theodore Levitt
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words

  30. 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.
    Ted Levitt

  31. If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
    Woody Allen

  32. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
    Niccolo Machiavelli

  33. If you want to be more creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
    Jean Piaget

  34. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
    Edward de Bono
    Poems About Failure

  35. This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is of no value to us.
    Western Union Internal Memo, 1876

  36. Autonomy actually becomes an intrinsic motivator for the employee - they feel trusted with freedom, empowered to be creative and to innovate."
    Dave Coplin, Business Reimagined
    Motivational Quotes for Work

  37. Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
    Alfred North Whitehead

  38. Innovation distinguishes from a leader and a follower.
    Steve Jobs
    Leadership Qualities

  39. Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference.
    Nolan Bushnell
    Make A Difference

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