Top 101 Breakthrough Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Breakthrough Quotes from famous people such as Jon Huntsman, Sr., Peter Straub, Victoria Arlen, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Mraz, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

If someone said, 'Jon, we need $250 million a year from

If someone said, ‘Jon, we need $250 million a year from now and we can make a dramatic breakthrough for ovarian cancer,’ I’d have $250 million in two months. You just work day and night if the cause in your heart is justified.
Jon Huntsman, Sr.
My first real breakthrough collided with the last months of Callaghan’s Labour government, which had every intention of enjoying my success as much as I did.
Peter Straub
The moment when you feel like giving up is right before your breakthrough.
Victoria Arlen
When I made a breakthrough as an actor, people started to say, ‘Who’s that bloke with the funny name?’ They advised me to change it, saying it would never be put up in lights outside theaters because they couldn’t afford the electricity. But I would never contemplate changing it. It’s who I am.
Pete Postlethwaite
Well, I’ve been happily supporting myself for ten years now on the hustle and trade of live entertainment. I guess my breakthrough moment was when I decided to go for it once and for all.
Jason Mraz
Yes, people are always predicting a big breakthrough for me, but it has never happened. I don’t know why, exactly. But I don’t worry about it.
Joey Heatherton
In thinking about nanotechnology today, what’s most important is understanding where it leads, what nanotechnology will look like after we reach the assembler breakthrough.
K. Eric Drexler
Apple’s iPod success led them to believe an even bigger breakthrough was possible with the iPhone. In some respects, the iPhone hype overwhelmed even Apple.
Steven Levy
I think the real breakthrough will come when sport becomes a social activity, when a family chose sport over a movie on a Sunday afternoon and go and involve themselves in the sporting activity.
Abhinav Bindra
Ever since we achieved a breakthrough in the area of recombinant DNA in 1973, left-wing nuts and environmental kooks have been screaming that we will create some kind of Frankenstein bug or Andromeda Strain that will destroy us all.
James D. Watson
Integrating breakthrough technology into everyday products is always a challenge; at the same time, this is exactly how design makes tech products easily adoptable in life.
Yves Behar
I couldn’t afford therapy, so I just watched ‘Frasier.’ Season 4 was a breakthrough.
Cristela Alonzo
I’ve given a lot of talks over the years on the subject of entrepreneurship. The first thing I find I have to do is to dispel the persistent myth that entrepreneurial success is all about innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas.
Naveen Jain
America has the best doctors, the best nurses, the best hospitals, the best medical technology, the best medical breakthrough medicines in the world. There is absolutely no reason we should not have in this country the best health care in the world.
Bill Frist
I do enjoy manga but would not consider myself a ‘super-fan,’ only really connecting with certain works such as ‘Lone Wolf and Cub,’ or ‘Tekkon Kinkreet,’ the more breakthrough works, and ‘Akira,’ to me, is the daddy of them all.
Gerard Way
But I don’t want to leave until I see the breakthrough.
Stephen Lewis
The people I spoke to who were worried they would be killed for talking to me are now all ministers in the government. This is a major, major breakthrough. You have democracy actually working, the return of the rule of law, in an area of the world which was really tipping into the night.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
The SheBelieves was my big moment, my big breakthrough. We had to get on that platform, hold that trophy, and have that medal around our necks.
Phil Neville
The stainless-steel frets were a major breakthrough, because of the amount of playing and bending that I do. I have to get my guitars refretted every couple of months.
Eddie Van Halen
I thought ‘Borat’ was a breakthrough comedy, because it was really funny. It wasn’t some studio-produced script with 14 writers.
Steve Martin
I am tired of doing stupid comedies. Though comedy has given me the breakthrough in the industry, I constantly feel the need to grow.
Paresh Rawal
The emotion at the point of technical breakthrough is better than wine, women and song put together.
Richard Hamming
I see ‘Hansel and Gretel’ as a breakthrough book for me, and one of the reasons is because I started to apply meaning to the hidden details.
Anthony Browne
Scarlett Johansson has a smile she tries to suppress in every movie she makes. She’s been trying to keep a straight face since she appeared with Bill Murray 11 years ago in her breakthrough, ‘Lost in Translation.’
Steve Erickson
The ‘that’s right’ breakthrough usually doesn’t come at the beginning of a negotiation. It’s invisible to the counterpart when it occurs, and they embrace what you’ve said. To them, it’s a subtle epiphany.
Christopher Voss
I firmly believe that the next great breakthrough in bioscience could come from a 15-year-old who downloads the human genome in Egypt.
Thomas Friedman
When I was a young man, Dirac was my hero. He made a breakthrough, a new method of doing physics. He had the courage to simply guess at the form of an equation, the equation we now call the Dirac equation, and to try to interpret it afterwards.
Richard P. Feynman
But so long as we can keep this crew of fantastic people together and can continue to make real breakthrough films in this category, as well as characters that stay true to what we’ve done in this first film, I’d be more than happy to be a part of it.
Brandon Routh
If we can’t find the next technological breakthrough, well, maybe we can be better than anyone else with how we treat our players and how we connect with players and the relationships we develop and how we put them in positions to succeed.
Theo Epstein
Science has always been my preoccupation and when you think a breakthrough is possible, it is terribly exciting.
James D. Watson
I had a breakthrough in my football life. Now I switch to the left. I make goals. I pass. I am evolving.
Alexis Sanchez
The Good Friday Agreement was an incredible breakthroug

The Good Friday Agreement was an incredible breakthrough. But it’s my view that the Hillsborough Agreement could see politics in the north come of age, and see us all move forwards on the basis of equality and partnership.
Martin McGuinness
New ties between Russia and Japan would mark not only a breakthrough in their relations but also a significant shift in Northeast Asia’s political dynamic.
Fiona Hill
We’re going to have a moment. It’s coming: just that breakthrough that’s going to give us a cool factor, and more people will want to be a part of it. Because that, to me, is the only thing we’re lacking – that social thing: ‘It’s cool to go to a WNBA game.’
Sue Bird
I love near-term sci-fi. I especially love right-now sci-fi: stuff that happens in current time but incorporates a scientific breakthrough that is currently being explored.
Brad Feld
To me the biggest breakthrough was when we did Terminator 2 that just opened the door for Jurassic and all of the others and that was as big as when we did motion control on Star Wars. But I don’t see another big thing coming.
Dennis Muren
Because all of biology is connected, one can often make a breakthrough with an organism that exaggerates a particular phenomenon, and later explore the generality.
Thomas R. Cech
All great pitches have a few things in common: the founder/team is wicked smart, the idea is big and a breakthrough, and the market is potentially enormous.
Scott Weiss
When I moved to Mumbai I had no acting background and so was unable to make a breakthrough for years.
Abhimanyu Singh
President Sadat of Egypt made a historic breakthrough in 1977 when he put an end to war and convinced both Egyptians and Israelis that he was ready to make peace. He broke down the walls of suspicion and prejudice.
Yitzhak Rabin
The challenge is that the day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea. And crazy ideas are very risky to attempt.
Peter Diamandis
I remember discovering that I loved recording – that breakthrough when I was in high school getting to record for the first time.
Phil Elverum
I especially love right-now sci-fi: stuff that happens in current time but incorporates a scientific breakthrough that is currently being explored.
Brad Feld
From Enve Composites to Bluehouse Skis, Utah companies are making breakthrough products for biking, winter sports, water sports and more.
Gary Herbert
My goal was always to get better roles, and in my case, performing on stage really led to great opportunities. My breakthrough came when I did Calder Willingham’s ‘End as a Man’ on stage and was spotted by Max Arnow, who’d been the casting chief for Columbia.
Robert Vaughn
I couldn’t pick just one defining breakthrough role. I like to think that they’re all a part of me.
Natalie Dormer
To be considered for the hottest breakthrough MC of 2011, it’s obviously an honor, but I want to be the hottest.
Machine Gun Kelly
Every time I’ve crossed to a new level of film acting, the film has been a breakthrough project.
Anupam Kher
Virtually every real breakthrough in technology had a bubble which burst, left a lot of people broke who’d invested in it, but also left the infrastructure for this next golden age, effectively.
Tim O’Reilly
When you’re doing something that you think – that you know – is a breakthrough, you cannot obsess about the possibility of failure. That is just not a great place to go.
Renee James
I had a Taco Bell audition where I had to wear a huge sombrero and walk around like an idiot. I got call-backs for the movie ‘Twister,’ did small independent stuff that I won’t name. But it led to all my breakthrough moments on ‘Entourage.’
Mark Cuban
I don’t think there is anything unusual about my struggle. It’s a very typical struggle where you meet bad people, and then you meet good people, and then you finally have a breakthrough.
Kangana Ran
As with instant replay, NFL Films’ use of slow motion, camera angles and the narration of Facenda was not just a technical breakthrough but a conceptual breakthrough.
Tony Verna
You don’t always have to start over to create an emotional reaction to your product. It’s always powerful to deliver a breakthrough, but there’s also a true art to making something great even better.
Mark Parker
Mercury is a potent toxin that interferes with the human nervous system. Reducing this hazard will be a major public health breakthrough.
Frances Beinecke
The big breakthrough for me was, once I stopped disliking conservatives and could actually see what they were right about, they showed me a lot of things that liberals were wrong about. But at the same time, I think there are some things that liberals are right about that conservatives have trouble seeing.
Jonathan Haidt
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.
Marissa Mayer
The French Revolution actualised the Enlightenment’s greatest intellectual breakthrough: detaching the political from the theocratic.
Pankaj Mishra
One in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a wage.
R. Buckminster Fuller
My position hasn’t changed over the years. Which is that online voting is a very unsafe idea and a very bad idea and something I think no technological breakthrough I can foresee can ever change.
Avi Rubin
In the inner city, there’s a mentality that the government owes you something. My breakthrough came when I stopped feeling sorry for myself and took responsibility for every part of my life. No more pity parties. I’ve gotta love me more than anybody else loves me.
Mary J. Blige
The way to be successful in the software world is to come up with breakthrough software, and so whether it’s Microsoft Office or Windows, its pushing that forward. New ideas, surprising the marketplace, so good engineering and good business are one in the same.
Bill Gates
Small businesses are more nimble and innovative than la

Small businesses are more nimble and innovative than large corporations, and as a result are much more likely to develop the breakthrough ideas we need for global competitiveness.
John Delaney
Among the many international consequences of Barack Obama’s stunning victory in the United States is worldwide introspection about whether such a breakthrough could happen elsewhere. Could a person of color win power in other white-majority countries?
Shashi Tharoor
Cutting edge, breakthrough, television. That’s what we want to do.
Anthony Michael Hall
I actually don’t pay a lot of attention to the movie ‘industry’… I just do the work when I get it. I never considered anything I was in, or did, as a possible breakthrough for me. I have advised other actors not to expect anything. Expecting a ‘breakthrough’ is almost an automatic for sure ‘let down’ or heartbreak.
Mark Margolis
Bitcoin represents the first major breakthrough in economics and finance since double-entry bookkeeping was invented in 1494, and activists need to embrace its power.
Max Keiser
Whole new businesses will emerge around breakthrough products as revolutionary technologies accelerate capitalism’s creative destruction of slower industries.
Robert Kiyosaki
During the Me Too breakthrough, I was hanging out with Emma Thompson and Emily Watson – two people I’ve looked up to my entire life. Talking to those women was so empowering.
Florence Pugh
‘Made it as a writer’? I’m still wondering if I’ve made it as a writer. I’ve made it as a published writer of the type of SF that I want to write and read, but I’m still waiting for that big breakthrough.
Eric Brown
Making a breakthrough at the big clubs, a lot of it is down to luck with your timing.
Danny Drinkwater
2019 was my breakthrough year.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik
Yes, I was inspired by Jack London and still love reading his books. Ernie Banks is another hero because I lived in Chicago for two years as a kid, and I loved that he was the Cubs’ loyal underdog and one of the first African-Americans to make that breakthrough.
Conrad Anker
I’ve done a number of projects where people go, ‘This is your breakthrough role,’ so I’ve stopped thinking that.
Matthew Rhys
Many a fine SF story uses science or technology merely as backdrop. Many a fine SF story presumes a technological breakthrough and explores its implications without attempting to predict how the thing might actual work.
Edward M. Lerner
I think my breakthrough was at the World Cup 1986.
Lothar Matthaus
‘Ali’ is a breakthrough for its director, Michael Mann. The film, based on the life of Muhammad Ali, is Mr. Mann’s first movie with feeling; his overwhelming love of its subject will turn audiences into exuberant, thrilled fight crowds.
Elvis Mitchell
I do think that deciding between a particular discovery and a technological breakthrough – I would always think the impact is probably much larger for the technological breakthrough.
Joachim Frank
The Internet, like the steam engine, is a technological breakthrough that changed the world.
Peter Singer
I am thankful to my parents for letting me pursue music as a career. No one in my family is a musician, so when I won a music reality show a decade ago, it was a breakthrough for me.
Neeti Mohan
The gender disparity in STEM is depriving our country of talented minds that could be inventing the next breakthrough technology, founding the next big startup or keeping our nation safe from cyberattacks.
Jacky Rosen
For example, a breakthrough in better batteries could supplant hydrogen. Better solar cells could replace or win out in this race to the fuel of the future. Those, I see, as the three big competitors: hydrogen, solar cells and then better batteries.
Bob Inglis
It’s my view that solar energy may be the ultimate solution for energy for most of the world. I believe, based on what little I know about it, that there is a possibility of a breakthrough.
Donald Bren
I started a newspaper business in North Texas and I started a quinceanera media company… so when I wanted to get into broadcasting I started my own television pilot. That led to years of free work but I was never afraid to just do it and go to people with the power to say yes to breakthrough.
Will Cain
The breakthrough innovations come when the tension is greatest and the resources are most limited. That’s when people are actually a lot more open to rethinking the fundamental way they do business.
Clayton M. Christensen
‘Out’ was my real breakthrough, the novel that became a hit in Japan and sold a lot of books, so it was sort of an obvious choice for being the first book to be translated into English.
Natsuo Kirino
Every quarter, we give an award for a breakthrough idea even if it doesn’t make it to market.
Dinesh Paliwal
Many researchers are exploring other forms of AI, some of which have proved useful in limited contexts; there may well be a breakthrough that makes higher levels of intelligence possible, but there is still no clear path yet to this goal.
Andrew Ng
Conceivably, blockchains could rely on a number of standards above the Internet’s existing standards to allow a smooth bridging from one layer to another. That would be a breakthrough.
William Mougayar
It’s amazing to be nominated for two Brits, and I’m in great company. I’m not a politician out blagging votes, but if people like what I do and feel like giving me a vote for British Breakthrough, imagine how mint it would be if I actually won.
Tom Walker
While that amendment failed, human cloning continues to advance and the breakthrough in this unethical and morally questionable science is around the corner.
Mike Pence
Learning how to edit movies was a real breakthrough.
Peter Jackson
The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society.
Mike Fitzpatrick
Instead of me having a breakdown, I'm focusing on me ha

Instead of me having a breakdown, I’m focusing on me having a breakthrough.
Terrell Owens
When there’s ever a breakthrough, a true breakthrough, you can go back and find a time period when the consensus was ‘well, that’s nonsense!’ so what that means is that a true creative researcher has to have confidence in nonsense.
Burt Rutan
AI has been making tremendous progress in machine translation, self-driving cars, etc. Basically, all the progress I see is in specialised intelligence. It might be hundreds or thousands of years or, if there is an unexpected breakthrough, decades.
Andrew Ng
Writing is my way of diving deep into an issue. My approach is to watch, read and listen – sometimes for years – in order to grasp the dynamics, resistance and patterns of thought that repeat and impede progress and breakthrough.
Paul Hawken
The song This Kiss was definitely my breakthrough song. After that, Breathe was my breakthrough album.
Faith Hill
I was always crazy about New York, dependent on it, scared of it – well, it is dangerous – but beyond that there was the pressure of being young and of not yet having done work you really liked, trademark work, breakthrough work.
Harold Brodkey
What makes it difficult for people trying to follow a dream is that the whole time you feel like you’re slamming your head against the wall. So it’s nice to make a breakthrough and not kind of lying there with your head bleeding.
Lewis Black
I already had top 10 records before ‘Sunshine Superman,’ with ‘Catch the Wind’ and ‘Colors,’ but this was a real breakthrough for me. It was a consciousness change for songwriting, as people are now saying I initiated the psychedelic revolution with this album, ‘Sunshine Superman.’