Oh…. how I love a good quote. Some of my favourites below.

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take” Wayne Gretzky

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” Walt Disney

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” Theodore Roosevelt

‘Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery of arranging means toward ends, mechanically placing the right foot in front of the left and the left in front of the right, moving down narrow corridors toward narrow goals. Play widens the halls. Work will always be with us, and many works are worthy. But the worthiest works of all often reflect an artful creativity that looks more like play than work.’ James Ogilvy

‘A nation’s morals are like its teeth: the more decayed they are, the more it hurts to touch them’ George Bernard Shaw

‘Creativity is a process, not just a random act of inspiration’ Sir Ken Robinson

‘I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by‘ Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

“After years of telling corporate citizens to ‘trust the system,’ many companies must relearn instead to trust their people – and encourage their people to use neglected creative capacities in order to tap the most potent economic stimulus of all: idea power.”  Rosabeth Moss Kanter

‘There will never be a bigger plane built’ A Boeing engineer, after the first flight of the 247, a twin engine plane that holds ten people

‘You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred’ Woody Allen

‘Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant’ Robert Louis Stevenson

‘We need thinking in order to make even better use of information that is also available to our competitors’ Edward de Bono

‘An established company which, in an age demanding innovation, is not able to innovate, is doomed to decline and extinction‘ Peter Drucker

‘Marge, you’re as beautiful as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda’ Homer Simpson

‘If I had asked people what they wanted they would have asked for a better horse’ Henry Ford

‘Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists’ John Kennedy Galbraith

“If you want to build a ship, don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery


2 responses to “quotes

  1. Lucy,

    Love the quotes page and the look and feel of the website. Have followed your feeds on Twitter and find the content thought-provoking and inspiring. Really good to get input and support from someone else in the innovation field.


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