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Introduction Quotes About The Possibilities of Something New

These introduction quotes about innovation and change illustrate the impact new technologies, processes, or inventions can have on humanity.

Every moment of every day is a chance to be introduced to something or someone new! We should meet each introduction with excitement and awe.

Sometimes it can be something big and exciting that is going to take the world by storm, like the personal computer or smartphone. Those of us who are old enough to remember the introduction of new technology know firsthand how confusing, yet exhilarating, that can be.

Being introduced to a new piece of knowledge can also be life-changing. You never know what learning something new can do for your life. The same can be said about meeting new people, even if those first-time introductions are a bit awkward!

These introduction quotes prove just how important learning and meeting new people can be. Keep reading to learn more about the power of a good introduction.

Don’t forget to also check out these welcome quotes for greeting friends, guests, and challenges in life.

Introduction quotes about innovation and change

1. “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” ― Niccolo Machiavelli

2. “Innovation is hard. It really is. Because most people don’t get it. Remember, the automobile, the airplane, the telephone, these were all considered toys at their introduction because they had no constituency. They were too new.” ― Nolan Bushnell

3. “We will work on maximizing the introduction of energy conservation and renewable energy while lowering our dependence on nuclear power generation as much as possible.” ― Yoshihide Suga

4. “Here’s a startling fact: in the 45 years since the introduction of the automated teller machine, those vending machines that dispense cash, the number of human bank tellers employed in the United States has roughly doubled, from about a quarter of a million to a half a million.” ― David Autor

5. “5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or the car, affecting entire economies and benefiting entire societies.” ― Steve Mollenkopf

6. “Every new medium has, within a short time of its introduction, been condemned as a threat to young people. Pulp novels would destroy their morals, TV would wreck their eyesight, video games would make them violent.” ― Hanna Rosin

7. “For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.” ― Plato

8. “The 21st century is dominated by networks because the introduction of the information age, we can suddenly create, free flow these globally distributed, organic, shaped networks of individuals.” ― Chris Fussell

9. “What’s really interesting is the introduction of the tablet – not just the iPad, but the Nook and the Kindle. While they aren’t going to solve all of our problems, I do think they make it easier for people to pause, linger, read and really process very important ideas.” ― Chris Hughes

10. “Swipe fees have increased steadily since the introduction of debit cards 20 years ago when there were no swipe fees at all. Merchants can’t negotiate or control them. They’ve tried, but they have no leverage against the big banks and issuers. So they get ignored.” ― Peter Welch

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Introduction quotes from famous people about how they got their start

11. “Before I was an actor, I was a breakdancer, one of those street performers you see. I guess my introduction into the professional world of performing was a stint as a backup dancer for Lionel Richie, and I performed at the closing ceremony at the ’84 Olympics.” ― Cuba Gooding, Jr.

12. “Believe it or not, my introduction to scary literature was ‘Pinocchio.’ My mother read it to me every day before naptime when I was three or four. The original ‘Pinocchio’ is terrifying.” ― R. L. Stine

13. “My mom gave me ‘Anne of Green Gables’ as a present, so that was my first introduction to Anne. Little did I know.” ― Amybeth McNulty

14. “I grew up with my dad’s music, so my introduction to rock was Alice Cooper and Cinderella and Dio and Black Sabbath, so I was listening to a lot of dude bands: Guns N’ Roses and Metallica, all that stuff.” ― Lzzy Hale

15. “My introduction to art history was like everybody else’s. You see an art history book that has works by Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Yes, these things are great. But I don’t see a reflection of myself in any of these things I’m looking at.” ― Kerry James Marshall

16. “Toy Soldiers was my introduction to film. I certainly didn’t think I was doing art by any stretch of the imagination.” ― Tim Robbins

17. “I remember my first thing was CSI: Miami. I played a Cuban gangster. And that was it. I was like, ‘Wow, I don’t have to clean toilets.’ I could actually dress up and get paid equivalent to that. So that was my introduction into the Hollywood industry.” ― Richard Cabral

18. “Dawson’s Creek was my introduction to the industry. It put some money in my pocket and it put me in the position I wanted to be in, where I could audition for projects that I wanted to be a part of. I didn’t find it creatively fulfilling in any way, though.” ― Michael Pitt

19. “I didn’t get a formal introduction to horror until right about the age of 12 when my uncle showed me Twilight Zone: The Movie. When you’re 12 years old, and you see that—oh, God. I devoured as many horror movies and novels as possible.” ― Josh Malerman

20. “I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.” ― Alan Parsons

21. “I remember my mom had a big collection of copies of Saturday Evening Post magazines, and that was really my introduction to those great illustrators.” ― Thomas Kinkade

22. “My first introduction to pop music was probably the Osmonds, the Jackson 5, the BeeGees… Then the Beatles, eventually. My father was pretty specific about what we listened to early on.” ― Nick Jonas

Introduction quotes about knowledge, learning, and reading

23. “The introduction of many minds into many fields of learning along a broad spectrum keeps alive questions about the accessibility, if not the unity, of knowledge.” ― Edward Levi

24. “The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” ― Lao Tzu

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25. “The study of error is not only in the highest degree prophylactic, but it serves as a stimulating introduction to the study of truth.” ― Walter Lippmann

26. “The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.” ― George Henry Lewes

27. “My favorite book in life is ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ which I read before high school. It was my first introduction to the meeting of science and spirit and the universe and big thoughts and all of those interesting New Age-y concepts. It made everything make sense to me and opened up my mind.” ― Mae Whitman

28. “I’m not sure that teaching a core course is necessarily the best introduction to teaching.” ― Lauren Willig

29. “The advent of ebooks is no more going to kill the pleasure of reading than the introduction of the internal combustion engine made horses extinct.” ― Michael A. Stackpole

30. “As the child approaches a new text, he is entitled to an introduction so that when he reads, the gist of the… story can provide some guidance for a fluent reading.” ― Marie Clay

31. “As a reader, I loathe introductions… Introductions inhibit pleasure. They kill the joy of anticipation; they frustrate curiosity.” ― Harper Lee

Meeting people as explained in these introduction quotes

32. “It’s much easier to get a reception from someone if there is an introduction versus randomly trying to get in front of people.” ― Brad Feld

33. “I’m pretty good with talking to girls if I have an introduction, but I’m the worst at trying to go pick up a girl. I’m really bad at breaking the ice. It’s awkward!” ― Bryan Greenberg

34. “The introduction is the first and best chance to win the attention of people who otherwise would not care. The first thing you have to do is make people believe that what you have to say is relevant and important.” ― Martyn Lloyd-Jones

35. “Introductions are hard to come by when your natural state is shyness.” ― Steve Martin

36. “History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.” ― Dexter Perkins

37. “I do not know what the reality is, but I do know we will remain, the stranger each other if we do not introduce ourselves.” ― Ehsan Sehgal

38. “Politeness and an affable address are our best introduction.” — Marcus Tullius Cicero

People and things who need “no introduction” quotes

39. “Mark Zuckerberg needs no introduction these days, what with all the magazine covers and morning news shows. My mother knows who he is now, and my mother can hardly turn on a computer.” ― Kara Swisher

40. “Selena is a classic and timeless singer, and she really doesn’t need an introduction. Her music is always good for the soul.” ― Kali Uchis

41. “I assume I don’t need an introduction.” ― Anne Rice

42. “If you are looking for a great life in this life and beyond, you need to be introduced to a man who needs no introduction. His name is Jesus Christ. He has the sole ability to introduce people, to an everlasting life.” ― Gift Gugu Mona

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43. “Quality needs no introduction. It speaks for itself.” ― William Walsh

44. “Work until your name needs no introduction.” ― Unknown

45. “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.” ― Mark Twain

Introduction Quotes and Sayings About New Beginnings

46. “The best gift you can give a human being is an introduction to a God who loves them.”

Bill Hybels

47. “Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.” — Olga Korbut

48. “First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.” — Napoleon Hill

49. “The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.” — Marquise du Deffand

50. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” — T.S. Eliot

51. “Sharing your unique expertise and making introductions for someone creates a lasting legacy.” — Marsha Blackburn

52. “The best introduction to the psychological world of one of the most important and gifted writers of our time.” — Italo Calvino

53. “My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.”— Roger Bannister

54. “By multiplying the means of gratification, by promoting the introduction and circulation of the precious metals, those darling objects of human avarice and enterprise, it serves to vivify and invigorate the channels of industry, and to make them flow with greater activity and copiousness.” — Alexander Hamilton

55. “But with the Industrial Revolution and introduction of various industrial techniques for purifying sugar, we have a situation in which what we are consuming is not good nutritionally or ecologically.” — Marvin Harris

What did you learn from these introduction quotes?

These quotes about people and things who need no introduction were both funny and inspiring! I loved Anne Rice’s assumption that she doesn’t need an introduction!

If only we all walked around with a little more confidence like that! The one about work until your name needs no introduction, definitely applies to her. And it is a good goal for the rest of us to have!

Introductions are the building blocks for every human connection. It can be interesting to remember that some of our deepest relationships started out as a simple introduction. When we went around the room and introduced ourselves in my college swim class 20 years ago, I never could have imagined I marry that boy from Hawaii.

It is interesting to see how some of the pioneers in their industry got introduced to the skill or art. Can you imagine a world in which Cuba Gooding Jr. didn’t become an actor? Or one where Thomas Kincaid wasn’t introduced to art?

Can you remember your introduction to something that you have come to love or excel at? How about the way you were introduced to a loved one?

Let us know in the comment section below. Don’t forget to also share with us any other favorite introduction quotes and sayings.

Danielle Dahl, Lead Contributor
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