Ten Innovation Quotes

  • “All it takes is one idea to solve an impossible problem.” — Robert H. Schuller
  • “Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” — Howard Aiken
  • “I failed my way to success.” — Thomas Edison
  • “I want to put a ding in the universe.” –- Steve Jobs
  • “In every work of genius, we recognize our once rejected thoughts.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Innovation is creativity with a job to do.” — John Emmerling
  • “Never innovate to compete, innovate to change the rules of the game.“ — David O. Adeife
  • “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.” — Albert Einstein
  • “There’s a way to do it better — find it.” — Thomas Edison
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol

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Here are innovation quotes on taking action:

  • “Are you a serial idea-starting person? The goal is to be an idea-shipping person. “ – Seth Godin
  • “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” — Theodore Levitt
  • “Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done, and done right.” — Walt Disney
  • “The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” –- Alfred North Whitehead
  • “Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.” — L. Duncan
  • “Innovation is the process of turning ideas into manufacturable and marketable form.”  — Watts Humprey
  • “It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.” — Anatole France
  • “Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.” — Naveen Jain
  • “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.” — Rupert Murdoch
  • “To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act.” – Anatole France
  • “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Goethe
  • “You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.” — Jack London