It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.
An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.
Someone is going to make your product obsolete. Make sure it's you.
My motto is very personal and may not fit anyone else or any other company. It is: Don't do anything that someone else can do. Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
Marketing is what you do when your product is no good.
Don't undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible.
A mistake is an event, the full benefit of which has not yet been turned to your advantage.
Any problem can be solved as long as it is stated properly.
Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
[The Polaroid camera is] a system that will be a partner in perception, enabling us to see the objects in the world around us more vividly than we can see them without it, a system to be an aid to memory and a tool for exploration.
Industry is best at the intersection of science and art.
You must expect failure after failure after failure before you succeed.
Don't do anything that someone else can do.
The present is the past biting into the future.
The process must be concealed from - non-existent for - the photographer, who by definition need think of the art in the taking and not in the making photographs... In short, all that should be necessary to get a good picture is to take a good picture.
The most important thing about power is to make sure you don't have to use it.
A mistake is a future benefit, the full value of which is yet to be realized.
If you are able to state a problem - any problem - and if it is important enough, then the problem can be solved.
You always start with a fantasy. Part of the fantasy technique is to visualize something as perfect. Then with the experiments you work back from the fantasy to reality, hacking away at the components.
We live in a world changing so rapidly that what we mean frequently by common sense is doing the thing that would have been right last year.
Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
Over the years, I have learned that every significant invention has several characteristics. By definition it must be startling, unexpected, and must come into a world that is not prepared for it. If the world were prepared for it, it would not be much of an invention.
...from this day forward until the day you are buried, do two things each day. First, master a difficult old insight, and second, add some new piece of knowledge to the world each day.
The future may require not so much having a new idea as stopping having an old idea.
We can be dramatic, even theatrical; we can be persuasive; but the message we are telling must be true.
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