comment-157439_960_720Sometimes we need a creative spark to keep us focused on innovation and exploring new ideas beyond what we’ve always known.

How about 50 of them?

Here’s a roundup of some great, inspiring quotes on innovation:

1. Nothing is stronger than habit. [Ovid]

2. If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got. [Albert Einstein]

3. Status quo is Latin for, ‘The mess we’re in.’ [Ronald Reagan]

4. Change is inevitable. Except from a vending machine.[Robert C. Gallagher]

5. When the rate of change outside is more than what is inside, be sure that the end is near. [Azim Premji]

6. Details matter, it’s worth waiting to get it right. [Steve Jobs]

7. The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed. [William Gibson]

8. It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t. [Harvard Business Review]

9. Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. [Will Rogers]

10. They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. [Andy Warhol]

11. We cannot solve a problem by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. [A. Einstein]

12. Necessity is the mother of invention. [Anonymous]

13. Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow. [William Pollard]

14. When all think alike, then no one is thinking. [Walter Lippmann]

15. The biggest room is the room for improvement. [Anonymous]

16. Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open. [T. Dewar]

17. He who sees things grow from the beginning will have the best view of them. [Aristotle]

18. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. [George Bernard Shaw]

19. The future is not what it used to be. [Anonymous]

20. There are no old roads to new directions. [The Boston Consulting Group]

21. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. [Andre Gide]

22. Innovation is anything, but business as usual. [Anonymous]

23. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. [Alan Kay]

24. Promotions may win quarters, innovation wins decades. [former P&G CEO Bob McDonald]

25. If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it. [A. Einstein]

26. The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. [Arthur Koestler]

27. An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all. [Oscar Wilde]

28. A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind. [A. von Szent-Gyorgyi]

29. Managers say yes to innovation only if doing nothing is a bigger risk. [Gijs van Wulfen].

30. Innovation is the ability to convert ideas into invoices. [L. Duncan]

31. Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. [Demosthenes]

32. Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet. [Seneca]

33. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference. [Robert Frost]

34. Stay hungry. Stay foolish. [Steve Jobs]

35. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. [A. Clarke]

36. The key to success is for you to make a habit throughout your life of doing the things you fear. [Vincent Van Gogh]

37. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration. [Thomas Edison]

38. The impossible is often the untried. [J. Goodwin]

39. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. [Dale Carnegie]

40. The biggest risk in innovation lies in sticking too closely to your plans. [D. Hills, Walt Disney Company]

41. Ideas are useless unless used. [T. Levitt]

42. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.[Jim Rohn]

43. It is not how many ideas you have. It’s how many you make happen. [Advertisement of Accenture]

44. The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own. [N. Bushnell]

45. It’s kind of fun to do the impossible. [Walt Disney]

46. Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. [T.S. Eliot]

47. If you want to go fast – go alone. But if you want to go far – go together. [African proverb]

48. Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. [Dan Brown]

49. The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it. [Chinese saying].

50. And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. [Paulo Coelho]

(Hat tip to speaker who collected these quotes.)

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