10 quotes about innovation and creativity

Great minds and innovators are often important inspirators for people working on innovation. Some accurate ideas and oneliners.

'Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one you have.'

Emile Chartier, philosopher

'You can't ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they'll want something new.'

Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

'If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.'

Henry Ford, founder of Ford

'Do not fear mistakes. There are none.'

Miles Davis, jazz musician

'If at first the idea is not absurd, then there will be no hope for it.'

Albert Einstein, scientist

'The greatest invention in the world is the mind of a child.'

Thomas Edison, scientist

'I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.'

John Cage, songwriter

'Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.'

Salvador Dali, artist

'It's always about timing. If it's too soon, no one understands. If it's too late, everyone's forgotten.'

Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine

'You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.'

Wayne Gretzky, hockey player