15 Great Quotes to Inspire Innovation

Quotes to Inspire InnovationAll of our customers need to be inspired from time to time. That’s why it’s nice to hear from other innovators, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders about how to get creative and build the future. So we’ve gathered some of our favorites here and organized them into five sections that roughly align to the innovation process.

Understand the Problem

“The best vision is insight.”

– Malcolm Forbes

“A problem well stated is a problem half solved.”

– Charles Kettering

“If I had asked the public what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”

-Henry Ford

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

-Albert Einstein

Get Inspired

“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”

-Oscar Wilde

“Innovation is taking two things that already exist and putting them together in a new way.”

–Tom Freston

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.”

– Emile Chartier

Take Action

“What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.”

– Simon Sinek

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

-Andy Warhol

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

– Theodore Levitt

“Invention is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration.”

-Thomas A. Edison

Work Together

“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.”

– Steven Johnson

“Innovation—the heart of the knowledge economy—is fundamentally social”

– Malcolm Gladwell

Build the Future

“It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t.”

Harvard Business Review

“Advertising is just a tax you pay for lack of innovation”

-Jeff Bezos

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