Invention Quotes

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Here at Invention Therapy we love to talk about the creative process and famous invention quotes that we have heard over the years. These phrases can be not only inspiring but also offer you hints to the secrets other inventors used to make their products successful.

Here Are Some Famous and Notable Invention Quotes

  • “My main purpose in life is to make enough money to create ever more inventions….” Thomas Edison
  • “When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” Alexander Graham Bell
  • “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

Quoted Words To Live by As An Inventor

  • “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” Marie Curie

Richard Haberkern’s all time favorite invention quote

  • “You can have a great invention but still need someone to sell it” Andreana Barbieri (Richard Haberkern’s wife)

Need more Famous Invention Quotes?

Here is a list of famous inventors. It’s far from complete but it does offer you some insight into how many successful inventors there have been over the years. Maybe we will be seeing your name on this list someday soon.

Inspiring Quotes? Start Inventing Now!

Here is an interesting video that should help you plan your journey as an inventor. Don’t quote me on this one but I am pretty sure you will to be realistic and come up with products that people are willing to buy. There are many factors that will go into your decisions regarding your inventions and how you will build them. There is a whole bunch for you to learn so let’s stop talking and get to work!




Now that you have a better perspective on inventing.

Once you have a realistic invention idea in mind, sketching your invention is the first step in turning your idea into a reality. In order to have a viable invention you must be able to explain the concept to other people. The fabricators, engineers, patent experts, packaging designers and many other people are going to need to know what the product will look like before they can get started. Don’t let me scare you here because in most cases, you are going to be doing much of the design work on your own. These sketches or drawings are still needed in order to get the idea off of paper and into some sort of 3D CAD design program. By doing sketches, we are just motivating you to get started.


We All Sketch Ideas On Paper Sometimes

In the past, I have claimed to only be able to draw stick men. Honestly, I was never able to sketch my invention ideas until I attended a Master’s Design program in Florence, Italy. They say that Florence is the birthplace of artistic inspiration and invention. I guess this sketch of a water bottle that I designed a few years ago is proof that anyone can learn to sketch if they just give it a try.

The manual and time consuming aspect of hand drawing your ideas will force you to think hard about your design before putting pencil to paper. In addition, the artistic inspiration that comes from sketching will help you improve the styling of your inventions.

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A concept sketch of a watering can created by Richard Haberkern

Sketch Your Idea On A Napkin If You Must

There are plenty of stories of great inventions and businesses starting on a napkin so any form of laying out your design is acceptable. If you are experienced already in 3D modeling software or programs like photoshop, you can skip the pen and paper step and go right to the computer. It doesn’t matter how you make your sketch as long as you get started.

Be sure to check out the Inventors Check List for more information on making sure that your invention idea is viable.

Here a some other pages that may inspire you.



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Are you ready to become an inventor?

Getting your idea out of your head and into your hands is only the first in a long set of steps towards becoming a successful inventor.

First Steps To A Successful Invention

At Invention Therapy, we believe that the power of the internet makes it easier than you think to turn your invention idea into a reality. In most cases, you can build a prototype and start manufacturing a product on your own. Changing your way of thinking can be difficult. Being an inventor requires you to balance your passion with the reality of having to sell your products for a profit. After all, if we can't make a profit, we won't be able to keep the lights on and continue to invent more amazing things!

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Richard Haberkern

A professional inventor for over twenty years that has created many different electronic, audio and film industry related products. Richard is best known as the designer and inventor of the Trackstick and Soundlazer. He is also the creator of Invention Therapy. His knowledge will reveal all the secrets that those invention help companies don't want you to know.

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