30 inspiring quotes about business, marketing, and creativity

‘You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.’

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In the spirit of that wall, I compiled a list of great quotes. I would love it if you added to the list, so if you have your favorites handy, drop them in the comments box at the end of the post.

Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order:


“To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson Sr.

“A business has to be evolving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative interests.” – Richard Branson

“Business only has two functions—marketing and innovation.” – Peter Drucker

“Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.” – Zig Ziglar


“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” – Dee Hock

“Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” – Larry Ellison

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