This is a compilation of thoughts and quotes that I have found or written recently, as well as many that I've collected throughout the years. Most thoughts are posted randomly, as I feel inspired. A listing of quotes can be found alphabetically (check the 2008 and 2009 archives listing), or by source.

Feel free to suggest additions!

“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

Monday, December 29, 2008

Innovation Quotes

1. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. - Steve Jobs

2. Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat. - Unknown

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

4. 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. -Ted Levitt

5. Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure. - Albert Einstein

6. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. - Steve Jobs

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

8. An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. What does happen is that its opponents gradually die out, and that the growing generation is familiarized with the ideas from the beginning. - Max Planck

9. Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity. - Michael Porter

10. Doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results, is the definition of crazy. - Unknown

11. The innovation point is the pivotal moment when talented and motivated people seek the opportunity to act on their ideas and dreams. - Arthur W. Porter

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

13. You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization. - Denis Waitley

14. Innovation is the creation of the new or the re-arranging of the old in a new way. - Michael Vance

15. When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts. - Larry Ellison

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