Imagination continually frustrates tradition. That’s its job.— John Pfeiffer
In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely.— Gerald Croft
Creative thinking may simply mean the realization that there’s no particular virtue in doing things the way they have always been done.— Rudolph Flesch
Never leave well enough alone.— Raymond Loewy
Dissatisfaction is the basis of progress. When we become satisfied, we become obsolete.— J. Willard Marriott, Jr.
I hope the day will never come when the American nation will be the champion of the status quo.— John Foster Dulles
The most damaging phrase in the English language is: “We’ve always done it this way”.— Admiral Grace Hopper
Whoever invented the first wheel was smart. Whoever invented the other three was a genius.— Sid Caesar
Many of my best inventions came from taking the creative but misdirected ideas of others and making them work.— Thomas Edison
There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to follow them through to reality.— Seth Godin
If you don’t execute your ideas, they’ll die.— Unknown
I don’t create companies for the sake of creating companies, but to get things done.— Elon Musk
Invention is the natural outcome of creative thinking.— Sark
A person likes marvelous things; so he invents them, and is astonished.— Edgar Howe
The passion to make and make again.— Adrienne Rich
The innovator is that creative maverick who is willing to do whatever it takes to make the great idea a working reality.— Michael Leboeuf
We can do more than imagine, we can create. We can do more than create, we can innovate.— Vince Pfaff
Those who dream by night awake to find it was vanity. But the dreamers of day are dangerous; they may act out their dreams with open eyes to make them possible.— T.E. Lawrence
A dream without a plan is just a wish.— Carol O’Reilly
The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.— Sara Ban Breathnach
Someone scribbles a wild idea on the back of a napkin. Or dreams an impossible dream over coffee at their kitchen table. This is exactly how many of the world’s most successful ideas and enterprises still get their start.— Trust Your Crazy Ideas
Dream and the future takes form.— Don McAvoy Sr.
Great deeds and great thoughts often have a ridiculous beginning. The ideas for great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.— Albert Camus
The next time your mind wanders, follow it around for a while.— Jessica Masterson
Your dreams are not meant to put you to sleep, but to alert and arouse you to your immense possibilities.— David Phillips
Think of dreams and goals as the coming attractions in your life.— Joseph Campbell
Every day, thousands of ideas, impulses, hunches and intuitions race through your brain. Some are pure genius. Give them the red light long enough to at least write them down.— Ralph Ford
A hunch is a creativity trying to tell you something. It’s the voice of invention calling you forward.— Frank Capra
We should see dreaming as one of our responsibilities, rather than an alternative to one.— Mary Engelbreit
Set aside time every day to think and dream for yourself.— Albert Einstein
Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you first imagine it.— George Lucas
The people who dream are very often the people who see, and dreaming and seeing precede doing.— Margaret E. Sangster
Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.— Larry Niven
Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.— Robert S. Weider
A good explorer knows that looking for ideas is like prospecting for gold. If you look in the same old places as everyone else, you’ll find tapped-out veins.— Roger Von Oech
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Get off the beaten track. Have adventures.— Gary Medica
The best leaders are not interested in promoting their own ideas, but in finding the best ideas. They are not interested in having their own way, but in finding the best way.— Dan Zadra
Leadership today is less about what we know and more about what we’re willing to discover.— Diane Branson
If the future is to remain open and free, we have to have people who can tolerate the unknown, who will not need the support of worked-out systems, whether they be traditional ones from the past or blueprints of the future. — Margaret Mead
Today’s leader must have the spirit of adventure – the pioneer spirit which blazes new trails.— Mary Parker Follett
Every company needs torchbearers. These are the people who embrace new ideas and champion the charge to have them implemented. — Rob Gilbert
Anything one person can imagine, other people can make real.— Jules Verne
Pioneers are special people. ‘First’ is always difficult. We don’t know that things can be done, that dreams can be fulfilled, that great accomplishments can be realized until somebody takes that first step.— Geraldine Neckiman
A frontier is never just a place; it is a time and a way of life. Frontiers pass, but they endure in their people. — Hal Borland
The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality, the opening of new frontiers.— Arthur Koestler
Bring in lots of crazy-sounding ideas and entertain them royally. One of them may be king.— Craig Dunn
Write down one idea every day. In six months you’ll have more ideas than most people have in a lifetime.— Breakthrough Strategies
Ideas are like little fish. Throw thousands out in the water. Only a handful will survive, but that is enough.— Unknown
You may have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince.— 3M Innovation Team
The entrepreneur finds a need and fills it; the innovator anticipates or creates a need and fills it.— Denis Waitley
See things as you would have them be, instead of as they are.— Robert Collier
To stay ahead, you must always have your next idea waiting in the wings.— Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Contentment is the smother of invention.— Ethel Mumford
A single idea can transform a life, a family, a company, a community, a world.— Dan Zadra
Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.— Ken Hakuta
It’s better to have the philosophy to out-think your competition than outspend them.— Les Wolff
More than ever before, business today moves at the speed of ideas.— Glen Rowse
Success is often just an idea away.— Frank Tyger
Get ready! Ideas move very quickly when their time comes.— Carolyn Heilburn
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.— George Bernard Shaw
A genius is a person who aims at something no one else can see and hits it
— Ervin Glaspy
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
— John Sculley
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our lives.
— Daniel J. Boorstin
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
— Albert Einstein
If you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.
— Alice Walker
Our imagination flies. We are its shadow on the earth.
— Vladimir Nabokov
Just think of something that would be wonderful if it were only possible – and then set out to make it possible.
— Armand Hammer
To be human is to be creative. You don’t have to go outside yourself to find creativity – you already have it. It lives in your heart and mind in every moment of every day.
— Sandra Magasandra
The common gift of humanity is that we are all hard-wired to solve problems by creating new solutions.
— John P. Kotter
Imagination is the secret reservoir of the riches of the human race.
— Maude Frandsen
Imagination and innovation are in our DNA.
— Bill Meyer
The future is made in the present. What will you do today that will matter tomorrow?
— Ralph Marston
Your brain is not a museum for the past, or a lumber room for the present; it is a laboratory for the future.
— John Frederick Fuller
The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
Light tomorrow with today.
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Start with the end in mind. Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. We aren’t stuck with the present.
— David Schwartz
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps have never been seen.
— Robert Bresson
Believe in your ability to visualize and create the future. That’s what leaders do. That is our job
— Mark Miller
Business is an instinctive exercise in foresight.
— Henry Luce
It is our ability to invent the future that gives us hope and makes us what we are.
— Dennis Gabor
The future is not some place we are going to, but a place we are creating. The paths to it are not found, they are made.
— Jane Garvey
For the first time in all time, a living creature understands its origin and can undertake to design its future.
— Robert Sinsheimer
My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.
— Charles F. Kettering
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
— Alan Kay
There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and change, and achievement.
— Alan Cohen
It’s more fun to build the future than polish the past.
— Frank Vizzare
The passion to change and innovate will continue to distinguish a market leader from a follower.
— Steve Jobs
Whatever made you successful in the past won’t in the future.
— Lew Platt
Change before you have to. Willingness to adapt and change is a strength, even if it means plunging part of the company into total confusion for a while.
— Jack Welch
Creativity is the best and most dependable response to massive change.
— Dan Zadra
The true innovator welcomes new ideas. He or she is flexible and adaptable and prepared to rearrange his/her thinking.
— A.J. Cropley
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
— Walter Bagehot
Businessmen go down with their business because they like the old way so well they cannot bring themselves to change.
— Henry Ford
Not all organizations adapt equally well to the environment within they grow. Many, like the dinosaur, remain unchanged in a changing world.
— Charles Handy
We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Companies that resist change will lose; companies that embrace change will thrive.
— Mark David
Every organization has to prepare for the abandonment of everything it does.
— Peter Drucker
Change is in the air; breathe deeply
— Mark David
High-integrity workplaces don’t get that way by accident, coincidence, or luck.
— Eric Harvey
Be the change you wish to see in the world
— Mohandas Ghandi
Whatever you are meant to do, move toward it, and it will come to you.
— Gloria Dunn
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
— Michael Althsuler
Keep dreaming, wishing, and planning. There’s immeasurable power in it.
— Laura Smith
You have to have your heart in the business, and the business in your heart.
— Thomas Watson, Sr.
The key is to live a proactive life in a reactive world.
— Mark David
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
— Charles Darwin
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
— Ralph Nader
Bet on people, not strategies.
— Larry Bossidy
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
-— Henry Ford
If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
— John Galsworthy
— Mark David
The more you are you, the more you will do.
— Mark David
Perform one exceptional act of customer courtesy each day. Multiply it by everyone in your organization. Such is the stuff of revolutions.
— Tom Peters
Leaders don’t resist innovation, they symbolize it.
— David Ogilvy
No one is coming…you alone are responsible for your success.
— Mark David
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
— Belva Davis
Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it they will want to come back and see you do it again.
— Walt Disney
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.
— Golda Meir
Creativity is the most effective response to rapid change. — Robert Porter Lynch
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
— Tom Peters
Great leaders make the impossible possible by making the invisible visible for others. —Mark David
Change is inevitable; growth is optional.
— Glenda Cloud
Leadership is action, not position.
— Donald H. McGannon
You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
— Edgar Magnin
Look closely at the present you are constructing: it should look like the future you are dreaming.
— Alice Walker
Set your organization up for success by lighting the path with a crystal-clear Vision, Mission and Core Values, and a strategic action plan.