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25 Great Quotes on Innovation

Quotes on innovation: innovation is crucial! But not always easy. It requires more than a great innovation process to succeed.

Sometimes you need a bit of inspiration yourself to go after that great idea.

Here’s a list of my 25 favorite famous quotes on innovation and leadership.

I hope they inspire you to do great things!

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Quotes on Innovation - 25 famous inspiring innovation quotes

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Quotes on Innovation - 25 great innovation quotes captured in an infographic

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Here’s a list of my 25 favorite quotes on innovation with easy-to-use images.

1. “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” _Albert Einstein

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2. “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” _Abraham Maslow

Quotes on Innovation - “If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.” _Abraham Maslow

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

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4. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” _Anonymous

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5. “We don’t know who discovered water, but we’re certain it wasn’t a fish.”  _John Culkin

Quotes on Innovation - “We don’t know who discovered water, but we’re certain it wasn’t a fish.” _John Culkin

6. “Ideas won’t keep. Something must be done about them.” _Alfred North Whitehead

Quotes on innovation and teamwork

7. “The stone age didn’t end because they ran out of stones.” _unknown

Quotes on Innovation - "Innovation is anything, but business as usual."_Anonymous

8. “Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices.” _L. Duncan

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

Quotes on innovation - Deepak Chopra

10. “Ideas are useless unless used.” _T. Levitt

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11. “Innovation is anything, but business as usual.”_Anonymous

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12. “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” _Theodore Levitt

Quotes on Innovation - “Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” _Theodore Levitt

13. “Swipe from the best, then adapt.” _Tom Peters

Quotes on Innovation - “Swipe from the best, then adapt.” _Tom Peters

14. “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” _Pablo Picasso

Quotes on Innovation - “Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up.” _Pablo Picasso

15. “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” _Antoine Saint-Exupery

Quotes on Innovation - “A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” _Antoine Saint-Exupery

16. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” _Peter F. Drucker

Quotes on Innovation - “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” _Peter F. Drucker

17. “Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” _Scott Adams

Quotes on Innovation - “Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” _Scott Adams

18. “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

Quotes on Innovation - “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

19. “Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” _David Lloyd George

Quotes on Innovation - “Don’t be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” _David Lloyd George

20. “You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” _Albert Einstein

Quotes on Innovation - "You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” _Albert Einstein

21. “What we’ve done to encourage innovation is make it ordinary.” _C. Wynett, Procter & Gamble.

Quotes on Innovation - “What we’ve done to encourage innovation is make it ordinary.” _C. Wynett, Procter & Gamble.

22. “Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.” _W.C. Fields

Quotes on Innovation - “Remember, a dead fish can float down a stream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.” _W.C. Fields

23. “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” _John Cage

Quotes on Innovation - “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” _John Cage

24. “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” _Jonas Salk

Quotes on Innovation - “Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” _Jonas Salk

25. “The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” _John Maynard Keynes

Quotes on Innovation - "The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." _John Maynard Keynes

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