Innovation Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Innovation quotes and Innovation sayings, and Innovation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"I’m not against screens, or new songs, or innovation. I just don’t like the gimmicks. I want to know when worship is over that that leader’s sole purpose was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. "

Charles R. Swindoll

"We know that the nation that goes all-in on innovation today will own the global economy tomorrow. This is an edge America cannot surrender."

Barack Obama

"Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity."

Michael Porter

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat."

Steve Jobs

"Creativity is the ability to see relationships where none exist."

Thomas Disch

"Innovation, being avant garde, is always polemic."

Ferran Adria

"The process of innovation is, of course, never ending."

Alan Greenspan

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

Bill Gates

"Innovation is all about people. Innovation thrives when the population is diverse, accepting and willing to cooperate."

Vivek Wadhwa

"An innovation will get traction only if it helps people get something that they’re already doing in their lives done better."

Clayton M. Christensen

"Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative."


"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

"Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations."

Steve Jobs

"When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts."

Larry Ellison

"For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate."

Margaret Heffernan

"Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right."

Walt Disney

"If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative."

Woody Allen

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

General George Patton

"Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them."

Alfred North Whitehead

"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."

Arthur Koestler

"Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices."

L. Duncan

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way."

Michael Vance

"The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

Edwin H. Land

"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found."

James Russell Lowell

"Discoveries are often made by not following instructions, by going off the main road, by trying the untried."

Frank Tyger

"Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form."

Watts Humprey

"Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties."

Erich Fromm

"If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original."

Ken Robinson

"A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow."

Charles Brower

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