90 Brainstorming Quotes to Find Solutions to Problems

Brainstorming is a popular group method that is used for solving problems by generating lots of ideas quickly.

It’s done in a group where everyone shares their ideas freely, focusing on creativity rather than practicality.

This approach is great for businesses and individuals needing creative solutions to tough problems.

In brainstorming, everyone’s encouraged to speak their mind and offer as many ideas as they can, drawing from their unique knowledge.

Brainstorming Quotes to Find Solutions to Problems

Let’s have a look at some of the best brainstorming quotes.

Brainstorming Quotes

The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not. ~ J. P. Guilford.

The obvious is always least understood. ~ Klemens von Metternich.

I’ve always loved brainstorming with other writers, and I consider having my work critiqued a part of that brainstorming. ~ Jay Asher.

Create lightning bolt ideas during brainstorms by causing disturbances in your atmosphere. ~ Ryan Lilly.

Imagination is the beginning of creation. ~ George Bernard Shaw.

To ask the hard question is simple. ~ W. H. Auden.

Microsoft is a company that manages imagination. ~ Bill Gates.

I do all of my good thinking at over 65 miles per hour. The speed limit is, luckily, the same speed as my brainstorming speed. ~ Maggie Stiefvater.

Brainstorming is not about HOW; but How-To-Wow. ~ CA Vikram Verma.

We would like to believe that we are not in the business of surviving but in being good, and we do not like to admit to ourselves that we are good in order to survive. ~ Dorothy Rowe.

The sorcery and charm of imagination, and the power it gives to the individual to transform his world into a new world of order and delight, makes it one of the most treasured of all human capacities. ~ Frank Barron.

Knowledge is being applied to knowledge itself. It is now fast becoming the one factor in production, sidelining both capital and labor. ~ Peter Drucker.

When I’m riding in a car, I don’t really listen to music. I turn the radio off and just be thinking, brainstorming. I’m one of these people that just like to brainstorm. ~ Chamillionaire

In a regular class I don’t focus on the form, but I think that focus is helpful for brainstorming and coming up with ideas quickly, especially with autobiographical material. ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell.

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Best Brainstorming Quotes

Held in the palms of thousands of disgruntled people over the centuries have been ideas worth millions – if they only had taken the first step and then followed through. ~ Robert M. Hayes

Natural resources have dropped out of the competitive equation. In fact, a lack of natural resources may even be an advantage. Because the industries we are competing for – the industries of the future – are all based on brainpower. ~ Lester Thurow

Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein

Meet regularly with your business team and brainstorm. Intricate business problems are mostly resolved at brainstorming sessions. ~ Richard Branson

I do a lot of brainstorming with my editors. Sometimes it just comes out in the writing. I’ll get an idea as I’m writing the chapter. I try to go for maximum surprises in PLL, stuff you don’t see coming. It’s a lot of fun! ~ Sara Shepard

I’m very easily distracted unless I have music on. Listening to music while I brainstorm makes me think of scenes that would fit the mood of the music I’m playing. ~ Maggie Stiefvater

Sales teams use social media to generate leads and track clients as they move through the sales funnel. Operations and distribution teams forecast supply chains, while research and development squads brainstorm product ideas. ~ Ryan Holmes

What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. ~ William Ralph Inge

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m always working on something. I wish I had more time for free-thinking and brainstorming new ideas. That’s not to say my mind doesn’t wander, but I find myself wishing for more of that kind of time. ~ Marc Guggenheim

Imagination is the living power and prime agent of all human perception. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only joy in the world is to begin. ~ Cesare Pavese

Perfect solutions of our difficulties are not to be looked for in an imperfect world. ~ Winston Churchill

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. ~ John Dewey

Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Musical comedies aren’t written, they are rewritten. ~ Stephen Sondheim

Two heads are definitely better than one and by sourcing ideas from each other, you have a better chance of coming up with a strategy that will allow your business to overcome a setback or challenge. ~ Richard Branson

In the summer of 2012 – and we do as we do when we get together to brainstorm an idea – we were both probably eating grilled cheese and watching ‘Oprah’s Favorite Things,’ so it will never end, and we both brought a few things to the table of what we wanted our next project to be. And Jessica said, ‘What if we raised a baby together?’ ~ Lennon Parham

I am living my dream because I get to work with my kids and watch them find their happiness. It’s so rewarding – we brainstorm around a conference table and have a really great time doing it. ~ Kris Jenner.

Quotes about Brainstorming

You’ll learn more in a day talking to customers than a week of brainstorming, a month of watching competitors, or a year of market research. ~ Aaron Levie

A person who can create ideas worthy of note is a person who has learned much from others. ~ Konosuke Matsushita

Many futurists use a checklist approach to make sure they’re covering a sufficiently wide set of topics in terms of both research and brainstorming during a foresight exercise. ~ Jamais Cascio

Don’t wallow in brainstorming. Time spent fiddling with a business plan or filling up whiteboards with ideas is time that you could spend actually launching your business and seeing if the idea floats. Launching gives you real, solid feedback, instead of the imaginary “what if” scenarios dreamed up in a conference room. ~ Naveen Jain

As I get older it gets harder and harder to hold on to the ephemeral excitement. When a documentary, or a screenplay, or even just a brainstorming session is going well I get to experience sense of hope, and expansiveness, even if it’s just for a moment. ~ Andrew Neel

When you meet these outstanding leaders who have been through a programme that empowers them to take positive action, to make things better for people, for animals and for the environment – when you watch them interact and they start brainstorming, you realise you can relax, because they have got it right. They understand that there’s more to this life than just money. ~ Jane Goodall

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. ~ Edward de Bono

Painting, to me, is a unique experience. Each work is a surprise and has its own personal and intuitive meaning. After brainstorming feelings and memories, each painting evolves freely and independently. ~ Fernando Araujo Perdomo

Ideas shape the course of history. ~ John Maynard Keynes

I used to write jokes with friends. We’d pick a topic and then think out loud, brainstorm. ~ Wendy Liebman

We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye … The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. ~ Jacob Bronowski

The art of creation is older than the art of killing. ~ Ed Koch

I do a lot of brainstorming with my editors. ~ Sara Shepard

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

What is now proved was once only imagined. ~ William Blake

I work out most days, normally first thing, and then I just see where the day takes me. I recipe test most days, do lots of social media and emails, but nothing else is constant. Some days, I film YouTube videos; other days, I have lots of meetings, work on blog posts, brainstorm ideas, and work on upcoming projects. ~ Ella Woodward

To take the difficulties, setbacks and sorrows of life as a challenge to overcome makes us stronger, rather than unjust punishment which should not happen to us, requires faith and courage. ~ Erich Fromm

Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned. ~ Edward de Bono.

Top Brainstorming Quotes

This is what I do for fun – brainstorm about monsters! ~ Drew Goddard

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing. ~ Charles M. Schwab

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. ~ Mary Kay Ash

Generating diverse ideas requires being clear about the kind of input needed and creating multiple ways for diverse team members to share their ideas. ~ David Livermore

Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come. ~ Victor Hugo

Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced. ~ Ned Rorem

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. ~ W. H. Murray

We don’t usually start out with a plot that we can pitch in two lines. We spend a year brainstorming and discussing ideas that are sometimes of a visual nature, sometimes just about characters and then we try to structure the story. ~ Joachim Trier

We are apt to think that our ideas are the creation of our own wisdom but the truth is that they are the result of the experience through outside contact. ~ Konosuke Matsushita

The uncertainty of the profitability of a great idea is millions of times greater than that of the profitability of a good strategy. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I’ve often said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block; the problem is idea block. When I find myself frozen-whether I’m working on a brief passage in a novel or brainstorming about an entire book-it’s usually because I’m trying to shoehorn an idea into the passage or story where it has no place. ~ Jeffery Deaver

Change only favours minds that are diligently looking and preparing for discovery. ~ Louis Pasteur

My ideas often come from strong mental images. When I’m observing some relatively ordinary thing, I’ll think, “What if….” and out of that brainstorming a story emerges. ~ Cassandra Clare

If you wish to advance into the infinite, explore the finite in all directions. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Women’s networks are a necessary part of life. A mixture of empathy and brainstorming can move mountains. ~ Hazel Hawke

Night-time is when I brainstorm; last thing, when the family’s asleep and I’m alone, I think about the next day’s writing and plan a strategy for my assault on the blank page. ~ Athol Fugard

Writers know – especially new writers – [that] a lot of it [creative process] is the prewriting stage, the talking, brainstorming, the narrative arc and the character sketches. ~ Jenna Bush

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. ~ Tom Stoppard

Brainstorming is to aim for alternatives. ~ CA Vikram Verma

There’s a school of thought that says if you legalize drugs it will solve the problem. We’re all good liberals, we said let’s do it and see what happens. We wanted to be honest about it. So in our brainstorming sessions we’d say, what if? The finding was that all the negative things came out also. The answer is that we didn’t believe in the full legalization of drugs. But we don’t believe in the criminalization of drugs, either. ~ George Pelecanos

The Seoul city government has been cooperating with the central government to stabilize the housing market, and we plan to brainstorm all possible ways with the government to better counter the issue. ~ Park Won-soon.

Famous Brainstorming Quotes

If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it. ~ Albert Einstein

It is easier to tone down a wild idea than to think up a new one. ~ Alex Faickney Osborn

I honestly believe that the next big leap in immersive technology will be very much like Brainstorm. ~ Douglas Trumbull

The smell of roses, my children’s bright eyes and smiles, laughing with my husband, walking on the beach, using my hands to do crafts or play guitar, brainstorming, and drinking coffee, really good coffee. ~ Lisa Loeb

Creativity is not the domain of one single person. Through free-association of thoughts and brainstorming, an accidental suggestion can be the best solution. ~ Joshua Fernandez

We think in generalities, but we live in detail. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

I’m in the process of brainstorming with my marketing team and all that stuff, trying to come up with a concept for a late-night restaurant for people in Birmingham. ~ Ruben Studdard

In the creative state a man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing with his normal experiences and out of the mixture he makes a work of art. ~ E. M. Forster

A successful work of art is not one which resolves objective contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromised, in its innermost structure. ~ Theodor Adorno

I sometimes compare my brainstorming on paper to the drilling of oil wells. The only way to strike oil is to drill a lot of wells. ~ Tom Monaghan

Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life. ~ Alvin Toffler

Psychologists usually offer three explanations for the failure of group brainstorming. The first is social loafing: in a group, some individuals tend to sit back and let others do the work. The second is production blocking: only one person can talk or produce an idea at once, while the other group members are forced to sit passively. And the third is evaluation apprehension, meaning the fear of looking stupid in front of one’s peers. ~ Susan Cain

Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt. ~ Barbara Walters

A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis.

The map is not the territory. ~ Alfred Korzybski.

God spare me sclerosis of the curiosity, for the curiosity which craves to keep us informed about the small things no less than the large is the mainspring, the dynamo, the jet propulsion of all complete living. ~ John Mason Brown.

A writer does not come up with ideas, questions, opinions, or stories. They come, and he or she writes them down. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you’re keeping the man-child alive. ~ John Cassavetes.

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