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40 Best Innovation Quotes and Sayings of All Time

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The process of turning an idea or invention into a product or service that adds value and/or that people would pay for is known as innovation.

We have curated some of the popular quotes about Innovation for you.


Best Innovation Quotes of All Time

1. “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.” ~ Steve Jobs.

2. “Innovation: Imagine the future and fill in the gaps.” ~ Brian Halligan.

3. “No organization ever created an innovation. People innovate, not companies.” ~ Seth Godin.

4. “I believe innovation is the most powerful force for change in the world.” ~ Bill Gates.

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5. “Innovation comes from people who take joy in their work.” ~ W. Edwards Deming.

6. “Innovation is key. Only those who have the agility to change with the market and innovate quickly will survive.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki.

7. “Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” ~ Denis Waitley.

Top Innovation Quotes

8. “Focus on how the end-user customers perceive the impact of your innovation – rather than on how you, the innovators, perceive it.” ~ Thomas A. Edison.

9. “There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.” ~ Brené Brown.

10. “Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.” ~ Bill Gates.

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

12. “There’s nothing efficient about innovation.” ~ Simon Sinek

13. “Innovation is rewarded. Execution is worshipped.” ~ Eric Thomas

14. “Small daily – seemingly insignificant – improvements and innovations lead to staggering achievements over time.” ~ Robin S. Sharma.

Famous Innovation Quotes

15. “Great innovation only happens when people aren’t afraid to do things differently.” ~ Georg Cantor

16. “Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business has two and only two functions: Marketing and Innovation. Marketing and Innovation produce results. All the rest are costs.” ~ Peter F. Drucker

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

18. “Innovation, having fun and giving back, should be the core values for everyone.” ~ Hillary Clinton

19. “Basically, to lead without a title is to derive your power within the organisation not from your position but from your competence, effectiveness, relationships, excellence, innovation and ethics.” ~ Robin S. Sharma

20. “There are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach.” ~ John S. Herrington

21. “Marketing is about innovation.” ~ Beth Comstock.

Inspiring Innovation Quotes

22. “Innovation is a good thing. The human condition – put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes – is improving because of innovation.” ~ Bill Gates

23. “Compliance does not foster innovation, trust does. You can’t sustain long-term innovation, for example, in a climate of distrust.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

24. “Encourage innovation. Change is our lifeblood, stagnation our death knell.” ~ David Ogilvy

25. “If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied.” ~ Alfred Nobel

26. “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” ~ John F. Kennedy

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27. “Business only has two functions – innovation and marketing.” ~ Milan Kundera

28. “Making changes to better appeal to customer is INNOVATION.” ~ Peter F. Drucker

29. “You don’t build it for yourself. You know what the people want and you build it for them.” ~ Walt Disney.

30. “I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” ~ Steve Jobs

31. “Optimism is an essential ingredient of innovation. How else can the individual welcome change over security, adventure over staying in safe places?” ~ Robert Noyce

32. “You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.” ~ Denis Waitley

33. “There are only two things in a business that make money – innovation and marketing, everything else is cost.” ~ Peter F. Drucker

34. “I appear as a skeptic, who believes that doubt is the great engine, the great fuel of all inquiry, all discovery and all innovation.” ~ Christopher Hitchens.

35. “Every day were saying, ‘How can we keep this customer happy?’ How can we get ahead in innovation by doing this, because if we don’t, somebody else will.” ~ Bill Gates.

36. “Large corporations welcome innovation and individualism in the same way the dinosaurs welcomed large meteors.” ~ Scott Adams.

37. “Our best ideas come from clerks and stockboys.” ~ Sam Walton.

38. “Managing innovation will increasingly become a challenge to management, and especially to top management, and a touchstone of its competence.” ~ Peter F. Drucker.

39. “To gain customer insights, we must understand that we are prisoners of what we know and what we believe.” ~ Mohanbir Sawhney.

40. “I’m an investor in a number of biotech companies, partly because of my incredible enthusiasm for the great innovations they will bring.” ~ Bill Gates.


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Chandan Negi

I’m Chandan Negi, the Founder of Internet Pillar. I love sharing quotes and sayings to inspire and motivate people.
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