Innovation Quotes and Sayings

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

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.

Michael Porter

The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.

Dr. Linus Pauling

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

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

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

James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)

M. A. Rosanoff: “Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe.”
Edison: “There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish somep’n!”

Thomas Edison

The world leaders in innovation and creativity will also be world leaders in everything else.

Harold R. McAlindon

Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure.

Albert Einstein

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter F. Drucker

To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science. Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacture-able and marketable form.

Watts Humprey

Entrepreneurs innovate. Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. It is the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.

Peter F. Drucker

Observe what is with undivided awareness.

Bruce Lee

History can’t give attention to what’s been lost, hidden, or deliberately buried; it is mostly a telling of success, not the partial failures that enabled success.

Scott Berkun

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

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

Everything that can be invented has been invented.

Charles H. Duell, Director of US Patent Office 1899