100 Invention Quotes And Sayings

In the fast-paced world we live in, it’s easy to lose touch with our creative side. We need to take time out to think, plan, and dream. When we do this, we can come up with some pretty amazing inventions that greatly improve our lives. Who knows what else we could come up with? Check out this list of inspirational quotes about inventions that show that innovation can happen at the smallest of moments.

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of...
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. Arthur Conan Doyle
The world is moving so fast these days that the...
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Elbert Hubbard
There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colours, yet in combinationthey produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes, yet combinations ofthem yield more flavours than can ever be tasted. Sun Tzu
Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate.
Our ancestors have invented, we can at least innovate. Amit Kalantri
Sometimes, the things They say, the laws They make, the...
Sometimes, the things They say, the laws They make, the way the world spins doesn't make any sense at all... Which is exactly why you have to ask "Why?" and keep on asking until you get the TRUTH... Joe Kelly
Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
If where we are now and whatever we are going...
If where we are now and whatever we are going through does not motivate us to leave this world better than the way we met it, we are in this world for wrong reasons. Bamigboye Olurotimi
An invention is a responsibility of the individual, society cannot...
An invention is a responsibility of the individual, society cannot invent, it can only applaud the invention and inventor. Amit Kalantri
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing...
We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in...
Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in creating out of void but out of chaos. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Wonder is the starter kit for innovation Unknown
Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing...
Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them. Amit Kalantri
Life is a continous journey of transformation
Life is a continous journey of transformation Sukant Ratnakar
To own something and not be aware of it could not only be annoying, but fatal too. That is why most people had all the time but did nothing with it. They died leaving behind no invention or product that they could be remembered for. Sunday Adelaja
Getting fired from work gives you the zeal to make...
Getting fired from work gives you the zeal to make your own inventions Sunday Adelaja
Poverty is the mother of invention
Poverty is the mother of invention Sunday Adelaja
People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don't understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they're so proud of their inventions. What's worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don't know it, but they're losing nature. They don't see that they're going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water. . Akira Kurosawa
Imagination has brought mankind through the Dark Ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine and the automobile, for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities. So I believe that dreams - day dreams, you know, with your eyes wide open and your brain-machinery whizzing - are likely to lead to the betterment of the world. The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman most apt to create, to invent, and therefore to foster civilization. L. Frank Baum
But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact; and anyone who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the 'anticipation of Nature, ' that is, by the invention of hypotheses, which, though verifiable, often had very little foundation to start with. Thomas Henry Huxley
The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely...
The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely the invention of the molecule DNA. Lewis Thomas
In my view, ideas and other intellectual productions are more...
In my view, ideas and other intellectual productions are more interesting, more indicative of intelligence, and more productively debated than IQ alone. Christopher Langan
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in...
She liked books more than anything else, and was, in fact, always inventing stories of beautiful things and telling them to herself. Frances Hodgson Burnett
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear,...
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but fear, too, is not barren of ingenious suggestions. Joseph Conrad
Poverty is the origin of invention
Poverty is the origin of invention Sunday Adelaja
The way of war was the invention of heavenly beings.
The way of war was the invention of heavenly beings. Toba Beta
There probably was a time when the idea of having...
There probably was a time when the idea of having a toilet inside a house was repulsive. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand,...
Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth. Archimedes
Be the initiator of things you wish to see, but...
Be the initiator of things you wish to see, but can’t see. Be the originator of things you wish you feel but can’t feel. Israelmore Ayivor
Don’t always complain the way isn’t there. If you can’t find the way, create it. Israelmore Ayivor
Bridges take people across rivers. Leaders take people across ignorance. With a leader, the destination of a journey is sure. Israelmore Ayivor
Photography is essentially an act of recognition by street photographers, not an act of invention. Photographers might respond to an old man’s face, or an Arbus freak, or the way light hits a building–and then they move on. Whereas in all the other art forms, take William Blake, everything that came to that paper never existed before. It’s the idea of alchemy, of making something from nothing. . Duane Michals
It is only in his work that an artist can find reality and satisfaction, for the actual world is less intense than the world of his invention and consequently his life, without recourse to violent disorder, does not seem very substantial. The right condition for him is that in which his work in not only convenient but unavoidable. Tennessee Williams
When Design become Useless it becomes Art. Yesterday's Artisans are today's Artists. Vineet Raj Kapoor
Just as little as a reader today reads all of the individual words (let alone syllables) on a page–rather he picks about five words at random out of twenty and "guesses" at the meaning that probably belongs to these five words–just as little do we see a tree exactly and completely with reference to leaves, twigs, color, and form; it is so very much easier for us to simply improvise some approximation of a tree. Even in the midst of the strangest experiences we will still do the same: we make up the major part of the experience and can scarcely be forced not to contemplate some event as its "inventors." All this means: basically and from time immemorial we are–accustomed to lying. Or to put it more virtuously and hypocritically, in short, more pleasantly: one is much more of an artist than one knows. Friedrich Nietzsche
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
... He who innovates will have for his enemies all those who are well off under the existing order of things, and only lukewarm supporters in those who might be better off under the new... partly from the incredulity of mankind, who will never admit the merit of anything new, until they have seen it proved by the event. Unknown
It is naturally given to all men to esteem their own inventions best. Thomas More
Ideas are the seeds of invention and actions are the fertilizers. Debasish Mridha
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity. H.G. Wells
The more you think, the less you imagine. The less you imagine, the less you create. Michael Bassey Johnson
You were created, fashioned and designed in a special form to leave in the world something that did not exist before you were born! Israelmore Ayivor
Clocks were invented to warn us. Tick (time is passing). Tock (time has passed). Kamand Kojouri
I invented you the way I like but I have fallen for you the way you are. Pushpa Rana
One must always account for the vagaries of truth. Betsy Cornwell
Rebels revel in rewriting reality's restrictions. Ryan Lilly
While what I write is always largely consistent with the records that remain I freely admit that where historical fact proves a barrier to invention, I simply move a detail a little one way or another. Sara Sheridan
Improvement is not enough, you also needs innovation. Amit Kalantri
Improvement is not enough, you also need innovation. Amit Kalantri
That was a stupid idea I made up while drunk. Why did someone build that? Warren Ellis
A woman brings so much more to the world than birth, for she can birth discovery, intelligence, invention, art, just as well as any man. Shannon Celebi
As with all new inventions, there are upsides and downsides. The commercial drone is no exception. But until robust safeguards have been introduced to protect personal privacy from prying eyes in the skies, the true benefits to society of unmanned aerial vehicles will remain unrealised. Alex Morritt
Your dreams can change the environment which was not conducive for it at first! However it is a good initiative for the dreams that would change one society to be nursed in another environment, before being transplanted to strive in its original environment for the change process to begin! Israelmore Ayivor
Inventions are not solely the making of material things, inventions are also the mental unleashing of ideas by a genuis with a sixth sense. Michael Bassey Johnson
The progressive development of man is vitally dependent on invention. It is the most important product of his creative brain. Nikola Tesla
You call a star a star, and say it is just a ball of matter moving on a mathematical course. But that is merely how you see it. By so naming things and describing them you are only inventing your own terms about them. And just as speech is invention about objects and ideas, so myth is invention about truth. Humphrey Carpenter
We mustn't be afraid of inventing anything.. Everething there is in us exists in nature. After all, we're part of nature. If it resembles nature, that's fine. If it doesn't, what of it? When man wanted to invent something as useful as the human foot, he invented the wheel, which he used to transport himself and his burdens. The fact that the wheel doesn't have the slightest resemblance to the human foot is hardly a criticism of it. Unknown
Telephone did not come into existence from the persistent improvement of the postcard. Amit Kalantri
Desperation is the father of invention. Micheal Lee Nelson
Necessity may be the mother of invention, but ingenuity is the bombshell of success Phillip Gary Smith
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true, then there would be little hope for advance. Orville Wright
Creation pulls something from an abyss of nothing. Startups take the something & give it to those in the dark, at first, perhaps, for nothing. Ryan Lilly
Creation pulls something from an abyss of nothing. Startups take the something and give it to those in the dark, at first, perhaps, for nothing. Ryan Lilly
If you’re struggling to “think outside the box” remember the box is self-imposed. Who says it has to be a box? Why not a bowl of petunias? Ryan Lilly
Discovery's friend is creativity Phillip Gary Smith
Boredom is a lack of crazy. Its a lack of creativity. Invention. Innovation. If you're bored, blame yourself. Katelyn S. Bolds
Sometimes time spent reinventing the wheel results in a revolutionary new rolling device. But sometimes it just amounts to time spent reinventing the wheel. Steve Krug
Fast can be good. Except when moving so fast and getting so far ahead of ourselves we no longer can recognize our mode of transportation or the wall we’ve hit prior to creating it. Todd Crawshaw
The most obvious and the most distinctive features of the History of Civilisation, during the last fifty years, is the wonderful increase of industrial production by the application of machinery, the improvement of old technical processes and the invention of new ones, accompanied by an even more remarkable development of old and new means of locomotion and intercommunication. By this rapid and vast multiplication of the commodities and conveniences of existence, the general standard of comfort has been raised, the ravages of pestilence and famine have been checked, and the natural obstacles, which time and space offer to mutual intercourse, have been reduced in a manner, and to an extent, unknown to former ages. The diminution or removal of local ignorance and prejudice, the creation of common interests among the most widely separated peoples, and the strengthening of the forces of the organisation of the commonwealth against those of political or social anarchy, thus effected, have exerted an influence on the present and future fortunes of mankind the full significance of which may be divined, but cannot, as yet, be estimated at its full value. Thomas Henry Huxley
When people believe that what you believe is what they believe, they turn you into a belief. Michael Bassey Johnson
Evidently, I'd suffered an epiphany: the subconscious realization that when it comes to coolness, nothing the human race has ever invented is more cool than a book. Tom Robbins
The capital. . shall form a fund, the interest of which shall be distributed annually as prizes to those persons who shall have rendered humanity the best services during the past year.. One-fifth to the person having made the most important discovery or invention in the science of physics, one-fifth to the person who has made the most eminent discovery or improvement in chemistry, one-fifth to the one having made the most important discovery with regard to physiology or medicine, one-fifth to the person who has produced the most distinguished idealistic work of literature, and one-fifth to the person who has worked the most or best for advancing the fraternization of all nations and for abolishing or diminishing the standing armies as well as for the forming or propagation of committees of peace. Alfred Nobel
Power as a beneficial tool for aspiring achievers is primarily made up into four folds;1. Power to control emotions, 2. Power to make right decisions, 3. Power to stand against depression, 4. Power to excel in innovations. Israelmore Ayivor
The discovery of the telephone has made us acquainted with many strange phenomena. It has enabled us, amongst other things, to establish beyond a doubt the fact that electric currents actually traverse the earth's crust. The theory that the earth acts as a great reservoir for electricity may be placed in the physicist's waste-paper basket, with phlogiston, the materiality of light, and other old-time hypotheses. William Henry Preece
Every idea is in the soul of its owner. No other power can shift it to another soul, that is why we have the telephone, aircraft, etc, each having its unique inventor. Michael Bassey Johnson
Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared. J.k. Rowling
Well, I’ve had my fun; I’ve had it, he thought, looking up at the swinging baskets of pale geraniums. And it was smashed to atoms–his fun, for it was half made up, as he knew very well; invented, this escapade with the girl; made up, as one makes up the better part of life, he thought–making onself up; making her up; creating an exquisite amusement, and something more. But odd it was, and quite true; all this one could never share–it smashed to atoms. Virginia Woolf
Plant the seed of desire in the field of imagination to grow the harvest of invention. Debasish Mridha
Plant the seeds of desire in the field of imagination to grow the harvest of invention. Debasish Mridha
If you had come to me a hundred years ago, do you think I should have dreamed of the telephone? Why, even now I cannot understand it! I use it every day, I transact half my correspondence by means of it, but I don’t understand it. Think of that little stretched disk of iron at the end of a wire repeating in your ear not only sounds, but words–not only words, but all the most delicate and elusive inflections and nuances of tone which separate one human voice from another! . William Crookes
Every invention began as an imagination. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Thanks God that he created me dumb and crazy enough to believe that I can create and invent in other than what i studied in and what they want me to be. Hisham Fawzi
Go wherever the narrow way passes. If possible, go wherever there seems to be no way and create a way. Israelmore Ayivor
When you come across an excellent invention, what it should tell you is that someone used most of his sleeping time as his thinking time... and he kept doing the same until his good became better and his better became the best! Israelmore Ayivor
The reason why nothing happens is because nothing was done. Something will happen when something is done. Leaders take actions! Israelmore Ayivor
People who achieve big things are those who decide to try ideas that were previously rated and graded as impossibilities. “Impossibility” never exists! Israelmore Ayivor
Never despise the talents you have. It is by them that you will do something that has not yet come into existence until you were born. Israelmore Ayivor
Come out with your unique signal and don’t always be compelled to go the common way. That is called innovation. Israelmore Ayivor
Every wheel wish to be the wheel of a car, and not of just another vehicle. Amit Kalantri
During the youthful period of mankind's spiritual evolution human fantasy created gods in man's own image, who, by the operations of their will were supposed to determine, or at any rate to influence, the phenomenal world. Man sought to alter the disposition of these gods in his own favor by means of magic and prayer. The idea of God in the religions taught at present is a sublimation of that old concept of the gods. Its anthropomorphic character is shown, for instance, by the fact that men appeal to the Divine Being in prayers and plead for the fulfillment of their wishes. Nobody, certainly, will deny that the idea of the existence of an omnipotent, just, and omnibeneficent personal God is able to accord man solace, help, and guidance; also, by virtue of its simplicity it is accessible to the most undeveloped mind. But, on the other hand, there are decisive weaknesses attached to this idea in itself, which have been painfully felt since the beginning of history. That is, if this being is omnipotent, then every occurrence, including every human action, every human thought, and every human feeling and aspiration is also His work; how is it possible to think of holding men responsible for their deeds and thoughts before such an almighty Being? In giving out punishment and rewards He would to a certain extent be passing judgment on Himself. How can this be combined with the goodness and righteousness ascribed to Him?(Albert Einstein, Science, Philosophy, and Religion, A 1934 Symposium published by the Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc., New York, 1941; from Einstein's Out of My Later Years, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1970, pp. 26-27.) . Albert Einstein
I invented adventures for myself and made up a life, so as at least to live in some way. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
You were saved not by work, but for work. Do it till all is done. By your Inventions, Innovations, Initiatives, Improvements, Involvements, Imaginations, Information, Interventions and Inspirations... Go the extra mile and dare to do it. Israelmore Ayivor
â€â€¹Till mirrors were Invented, Face was not You, Not Even part of Your Performance. Vineet Raj Kapoor
The patent system was established, I believe, to protect the lone inventor. In this it has not succeeded. … The patent system protects the institutions which favor invention. Ernst Alexanderson
I suppose it's impossible to say that they will not invent anything else, because they might, " said Zubria. "And, of course, if one thought of something that they might invent, one would have thought of it oneself, therefore one would be the inventor of what one thought of, and they would not be, which would make one an inventor, like them. Unknown
If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely greed must be the father. Children of this odd couple are named: Laziness, Envy, Greed, Jr., Gluttony, Lust, Anger and Pride. Unknown
While both these statements refer to eggs, the main difference between these two rather irking statements is this: omelets do not come from chickens — it is eggs which come from chickens. Omelets on the other hand, are an entirely Human invention. Humans being here, the ‘middle man’ as it were. Christina Engela
Everything either is, was or will be. Time doesn't really exist. It's just something we have made up that makes it easier for us to grasp the universe. Ashly Lorenzana
What we invent, we become Marty Rubin
I thought the invention of mobile phone was to save our time & money, be we are doing exactly the opposite. Srinivas Shenoy
Necessity is not the mother of invention. Knowledge and experiment are its parents. It sometimes happens that successful search is made for unknown materials to fill well-recognized and predetermined requirements. It more often happens that the acquirement of knowledge of the previously unknown properties of a material suggests its trial for some new use. These facts strongly indicate the value of knowledge of properties of materials and indicate a way for research. Willis R. Whitney