Innovative Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old innovative quotes, innovative sayings, and innovative proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


There is no innovation and creativity without failure. Period.

Brene Brown

Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.     

William Pollard

Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress.

Li Keqiang

Innovation basically involves making obsolete that which you did before.

Tom Freston

We have to be innovative, we have to be fresh, we have to be new. People are counting on that.     

Sarah Barthel

It takes a tremendous amount of passion to do innovative things every day.     

Jane Pratt

Inventive genius requires pleasurable mental activity as a condition for its vigorous exercise.

Alfred North Whitehead

Innovation only survives when people believe in their own ideas.

Levo League

It is the process of evolution which identifies innovative benefits from any source and selects them on merit without prejudice.     

David Landes

To succeed you have to be innovative.     

Ted Turner

Innovation and best practices can be sown throughout an organization but only when they fall on fertile ground.     

Marcus Buckingham

In essence, innovation is the use of something that is new and unique, and you are able to create its business value.

Pearl Zhu

The paradox of innovation is that it is accepted as an innovation when it has become imitation.     

Piero Scaruffi

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

Steve Jobs

Innovation comes from recombining existing technology and different perspectives in innovative ways.     

Charles Koch

If you want to be inventive, you have to be willing to fail.     

Jeff Bezos

Being innovative is to allow yourself to expose your mind to something great that has potential to change lives and the world positively and you take action on it.     

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.     

Michael Porter

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.     

Dean Kamen

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.     

Peter Drucker

Innovation can only occur where you can breathe free.     

Joe Biden

A lot of really great, innovative things have happened when people just didn't know it wasn't supposed to be possible.

Drew Houston

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

A. Warhol

For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interaction, conflict, argument, debate.     

Margaret Heffernan

Innovation is moving at a scarily fast pace.     

Bill Gates

Innovative wisdom with purpose defines a leader.

Debasish Mridha

If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.     

Peter F. Drucker

Anyone who has the kind of inventive and inspired comic sensibility to be able to do that kind of work must be pretty talented.

Amy Poehler

There's nothing efficient about innovation.     

Simon Sinek

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

Tom Freston