Top 100 Innovations Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Innovations Quotes from famous people such as Adam Ostrow, Angus Deaton, Anne Sullivan, Oliver E. Williamson, Brad Feld, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Since Mashable's inception, some of our most popular ar

Since Mashable’s inception, some of our most popular articles have focused on the science behind the world’s coolest innovations.
Adam Ostrow
I’m in favor of inequality if it comes about from people making great innovations that make us all better off. And I think those people deserve to be rich. But the people who get rich by lobbying the Congress to give them special protections that come out of the hides of the workers seems to be a bad idea.
Angus Deaton
Education in the light of present-day knowledge and need calls for some spirited and creative innovations both in the substance and the purpose of current pedagogy.
Anne Sullivan
The hypothesis that economic organization is the resultant of a series of historic accidents is intructive in that many organizational innovations appear to be the result of trial and error.
Oliver E. Williamson
We should explore ways to make us a more amazing species. A more fascinating society. We should embrace our innovations and evolve with them.
Brad Feld
In a healthy economy, empowering, sustaining and efficiency innovations operate in balance. A healthy economy creates and sustains more jobs before squeezing out inefficiencies.
Clayton M. Christensen
The most dynamic cities have always been immersed in the critical innovations of their time.
Geoff Mulgan
There are… certainly more innovations on ‘Revolver’… but the truth of the matter is ‘Sgt. Pepper’ has something that was just completely different and unique at that moment.
Steven Van Zandt
In an environment where you’ve got to push innovations out the door fast and keep the cost of innovation low, the probability that you’ll be successful is actually much higher.
Clayton M. Christensen
When it comes to providing aid, developing innovations, and making bold steps that change the course of history, the United States is usually on the front lines.
Seth Berkley
Tech innovation is something societies have to pursue as vigorously as they can. We have to innovate civically and socially at the same rate; otherwise, you create unfortunate disruptions, and that’s where you have people opposing technological innovations.
Nick Hanauer
By definition, the Singularity means that machines would be smarter than us, and, in their wisdom, they can innovate new technologies. The innovations would come so quickly, and increasingly quickly, that the innovation would make Moore’s Law seem as antiquated as Hammurabi’s Code.
Marvin Ammori
If you look at the history of innovation, the innovations coming through the defence department have been some of the most important innovations ever. Little things like drones, sensors, and the Internet of Things are defence-type initiatives, but the big one is the Internet itself.
David Cohen
In a time when it is common for chefs to simply reproduce the innovations of others, the few who speak for themselves through their food become the skilled artists of their time.
Charlie Trotter
Chains do more than bargain down prices from suppliers or divide fixed costs across a lot of units. They rapidly spread economic discovery – the scarce and costly knowledge of what retail concepts and operational innovations actually work.
Virginia Postrel
Disruption is a process, not an event, and innovations can only be disruptive relative to something else.
Clayton M. Christensen
Efficiency innovations are a natural part of the economic cycle, but these are the innovations that streamline process and actually reduce the number of available jobs.
Clayton M. Christensen
To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.
Dean Kamen
You should always look for opportunities to test innovations on a subset of users if you can.
Jeff Jordan
If we can come up with innovations and train young people to take on new jobs, and if we can switch to clean energy, I think we have the capacity to build this world not dependent on fossil-fuel. I think it will happen, and it won’t destroy economy.
Kofi Annan
When a nanotech company matures and becomes a real business, it becomes something else. It becomes a biotech company or a cleantech company or a memory chip company. Nanotechnology has fueled the core innovations in electronics and energy.
Steve Jurvetson
Empowering innovations require long-term investments, which tie up capital for years and years. So companies are using capital to create more capital, and consequently, the world is awash in capital, but the innovations we need to advance aren’t there.
Clayton M. Christensen
If innovations were predictable, they wouldn’t be discoveries.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Innovations never happen as planned.
Gifford Pinchot
Most of them are doomed to rapid extinction, but a few may make evolutionary inventions, such as physiological, ecological, or behavioral innovations that give these species improved competitive potential.
Ernst Mayr
Where conservative Catholics have the power to resist what seem like false ideas or disastrous innovations they must do so.
Ross Douthat
Well into the 20th century, scholars viewed economic advances as resulting from commercial innovations enabled by the discoveries of scientists – discoveries that come from outside the economy and out of the blue.
Edmund Phelps
Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative.
P. J. O’Rourke
I am, as far as my politics reaches, ‘King and Country’ – no ‘Innovations in Religion and Government’ say I.
John Clare
We should make innovations in coal-mining and metallurgical industries in particular so as to revitalize the overall economy of the country.
Kim Jong-un
We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.
Buzz Aldrin
New technologies are rapidly giving rise to unprecedent

New technologies are rapidly giving rise to unprecedented methods of warfare. Innovations that yesterday were science fiction could cause catastrophe tomorrow, including nanotechnologies, combat robots, and laser weapons.
Peter Maurer
Electricity is an example of a general purpose technology, like the steam engine before it. General purpose technologies drive most economic growth, because they unleash cascades of complementary innovations, like lightbulbs and, yes, factory redesign.
Erik Brynjolfsson
GIS is being influenced by and integrating with all kinds of new innovations such as faster computing, big data, the cloud, smart devices, and distributed processing.
Jack Dangermond
I was honoured recently to accept the position of president of Mizrachi U.K. I did so because I believe our eternal challenge as Jews is both straightforward and also awash with complexity: How to sanctify the innovations of the modern world in accordance with our eternal Jewish values?
Ephraim Mirvis
To me, part of the magic of this era is that the very same innovations, discoveries, and technologies that are allowing us to live longer, healthier lives are also creating a healthier economy.
Kathleen Sebelius
Empowering innovations transform something that is complicated and expensive into something that is so much more simple and affordable that a much larger population can enjoy it.
Clayton M. Christensen
Britain beat us to the abolition of slavery; the Isle of Man, New Zealand, and Finland all decided to give women the vote well before the United States. Eventually, we got smart and borrowed these egalitarian innovations.
Bari Weiss
People talk about innovations and evolutions and that kind of thing; I don’t understand about that nonsense. It’s like, all instruments are there to use all the time.
Gerry Mulligan
Google the name Prometheus, and see how often it has been given to innovations in many different fields, notably science, medicine and space exploration. The fire he stole can be seen, too, as the spark generating all artistic creativity.
Neil MacGregor
We love serious technology innovations, and there is a strong bias towards large technology innovations that are sort of disruptive to the current market.
Vinod Khosla
Perhaps sooner than we think, African innovations will help the rest of the world create lasting social and economic value.
Frans van Houten
The challenge of global warming should stimulate a whole raft of manifestly benign innovations – for conserving energy and generating it by ‘clean’ means (biofuels, innovative renewables, carbon sequestration, and nuclear fusion).
Martin Rees
Efficiency innovations provide return on investment in 12-18 months. Empowering innovations take 5-10 years to yield a return. We have ample capital – oceans of capital – that is being reinvested into efficiency innovation.
Clayton M. Christensen
The United States ran the table on Internet innovations, creating companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Intel, Apple, Cisco, Twitter, Amazon, eBay, YouTube, and others. Europe and Japan scarcely contributed.
Edward Conard
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
Joseph Addison
China’s history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower.
Gary Locke
Those who have contributed great positive innovations to our society, from the pioneers of genetic understanding to the pioneers of the Information Age, have received a pittance compared with those responsible for the financial innovations that brought our global economy to the brink of ruin.
Joseph Stiglitz
Innovations, instantly followed by a demented lust for them, now arrive with dizzying speed, not just daily, but in one-hour delivery slots.
Peter Baynham
By venturing into space, we improve life for everyone here on Earth – scientific advances and innovations that come from this kind of research create products we use in our daily lives.
Buzz Aldrin