Quotes on Inspirational And Innovation

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

When all think alike, then no one is thinking Walter Lippmann

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have. Emile Chartier

Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. Alfred North Whitehead

If the creator has a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely would have meant for us to stick it out. Arthur Koestler

We have approximately 60,000 thoughts in a day. Unfortunately, 95% of them are thoughts we had the day before. Deepak Chopra

Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. Theodore Levitt

Swipe from the best, then adapt. Tom Peters

Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. Peter Drucker

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

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. Thomas A Edison

The things we fear most in organizations - fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances - are the primary sources of creativity. Margaret J Wheatley

The greater the contrast, the greater the potential. Great energy only comes from a correspondingly great tension of opposites. Carl Jung

The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child. Thomas A Edison

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

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

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln

The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. Brian Tracy

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast. Peter Drucker

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. Theodore Levitt

The biggest risk is not taking any risk. Mark Zuckerberg

Innovation- any new idea-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 G. Bennis

All human development, no matter what form it takes, must be outside the rules; otherwise we would never have anything new. Charles Kettering

Innovation is fostered by information gathered from new connections; from insights gained by journeys into other disciplines or places; from active, collegial networks and fluid, open boundaries. Innovation arises from ongoing circles of exchange, where information is not just accumulated or stored, but created. Knowledge is generated anew from connections that weren't there before. Margaret J Wheatley

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe31. The best revenge is massive success. Frank Sinatra

The organizations of the future will increasingly depend on the creativity of their members to survive. Great Groups offer a new model in which the leader is an equal among Titans. In a truly creative collaboration, work is pleasure, and the only rules and procedures are those that advance the common cause. Warren G. Bennis

You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty. Rajneesh

We ought not to be over-anxious to encourage innovation in cases of doubtful improvement, for an old system must ever have two advantages over a new one; it is established, and it is understood. Charles Caleb Colton

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Albert Camus

I wonder whether there has been too much emphasis on teaching women to conform, to fit into the system. Certainly that suits conservative organizations in conservative times. But now ... innovation and creativity are necessary. Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can get on with creating the future. Jimmy Bertrand

Invention strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come from nothing. Joshua Reynolds

Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery of arranging means toward ends, mechanically placing the right foot in front of the left and the left in front of the right, moving down narrow corridors toward narrow goals. Play widens the halls. Work will always be with us, and many works are worthy. But the worthiest works of all often reflect an artful creativity that looks more like play than work. James Ogilvy

After years of telling corporate citizens to 'trust the system,' many companies must relearn instead to trust their people - and encourage their people to use neglected creative capacities in order to tap the most potent economic stimulus of all: idea power. Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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

I start where the last man left off. Thomas A Edison

I'm as proud of many of the things we haven't done as the things we have done. Innovation is saying no to a thousand things. Steve Jobs

Creative thinking is not a talent, it is a skill that can be learned. It empowers people by adding strength to their natural abilities which improves teamwork, productivity and, where appropriate, profits. Edward De Bono

I want to put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs

Some people use things; they destroy. You're a creator, a builder. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

All work and no play doesn't just make Jill and Jack dull, it kills the potential of discovery, mastery, and openness to change and flexibility and it hinders innovation and invention. Joline Godfrey

Conditions for creativity are to be puzzled; to concentrate; to accept conflict and tension; to be born everyday; to feel a sense of self. Erich Fromm

Innovation has nothing to do with how many R amp&; D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R & D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it. Steve Jobs

The creative person wants to be a know-it-all. He wants to know about all kinds of things-ancient history, nineteenth century mathematics, current manufacturing techniques, hog futures. Because he never knows when these ideas might come together to form a new idea. It may happen six minutes later, or six months, or six years. But he has faith that it will happen. Carl Ally

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? Bill Gates

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away. Stewart Brand

The only sure way to avoid making mistakes is to have no new ideas. Albert Einstein

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. Charles Baudelaire

A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude... Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. John Cage

It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out-of-date. Roger Von Oech

Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob. Oscar Wilde

In my experience, in the real-estate business past success stories are generally not applicable to new situations. We must continually reinvent ourselves, responding to changing times with innovative new business models. Akira Mori

Creative power is that receptive attitude of expectancy which makes a mold into which the plastic yet undifferentiated substance can flow and take the desired form. Thomas Troward

Old ideas give way slowly; for they are more than abstract logical forms and categories. They are habits, predispositions, deeply ingrained attitudes of aversion and preference. John Dewey

In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education. Barack Obama

Truly creative people care a little about what they have done, and a lot about what they are doing. Their driving focus is the life force that surges in them now. Alan Cohen

Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity that you are doing. It is an attitude, an inner approach - how you look at things . . . Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing is not purely economical, then it is creative. Rajneesh

An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively. Julia Cameron

As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems. Edward De Bono

The millions currently trapped in poverty and despair are a tremendous untapped resource. Just think of what it would mean for America to gain full use of the talents and abilities of all her people. They would develop new innovations to improve our lives, or help build the next great American company. Marco Rubio

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

Carry laughter with you wherever you go. Hugh Sidey

If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you. Carl Sagan

The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. Rupert Murdoch

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. James Russell Lowell

Genius is infinite painstaking. Michelangelo

99 percent of success is built on failure. Charles Kettering

Without a deadline, baby, I wouldn't do nothing. Duke Ellington

Observe what is with undivided awareness. Bruce Lee

All progress depends on the unreasonable man. George Bernard Shaw

No influence is so powerful as that of the mother. Sarah Josepha Hale

Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. Douglas Ivester

Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet. Edwin Moses

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

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual. Arthur Koestler

When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others. Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The reason so few people are successful is no one has yet found a way for someone to sit down and slide uphill. W Clement Stone

Life is a quest and love a quarrel Edna St Vincent Millay

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