Visionary Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Visionary Quotes from Caroline Lucas, Tim Scott, John M. Grunsfeld, Dan Pena, Wole Soyinka. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

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The point about Roosevelt’s New Deal was that it was visionary – for the 1930s.
Caroline Lucas
But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so.
Tim Scott
What we do at NASA is inspiring. It’s reaching, it’s visionary, and it inspires people on Earth to try hard things.
John M. Grunsfeld
Jim Newman, the business visionary who created the term ‘comfort zone,’ showed me how to expand my horizons. Thanks to Jim, after I attended one of his PACE Seminars in 1978; I moved out of my comfort zone at Bear Stearns and became a super successful oilman.
Dan Pena
The writer is the visionary of his people… He anticipates, he warns.
Wole Soyinka
Visionary CEOs are product- and business-model-centric and extremely customer focused.
Steve Blank
It’s time for political leaders across the ideological spectrum to realize that, while partisanship is understandable, hyper-partisanship is destructive to our country. We need more visionary leaders who will earnestly strive for bipartisanship and finding policy solutions that can move America forward.
Martin Luther King III
I wasn’t a visionary but I literally had my finger on the pulse of the women of America.
Pat Benatar
Crumb was such an influence on me. He’s such a visionary, such a great artist, that he so shaped my artistic sensibilities on a certain level that I do owe everything to him. The way I see the world is largely changed by him.
Terry Zwigoff
John Kitzhaber was a visionary leader for Oregon.
Kate Brown
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
William E. Gladstone
Visionary people face the same problems everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.
Bill Hybels
To be realistic today is to be visionary. To be realistic is to be starry-eyed.
Hubert H. Humphrey
I’m a visionary drummer and I have been for a long, long, long time.
Bill Ward
Going back to the moon is not visionary in restoring space leadership for America. Like its Apollo predecessor, it will prove to be a dead end littered with broken spacecraft, broken dreams and broken policies.
Buzz Aldrin
After Apollo 17, America stopped looking towards the next horizon. The United States had become a space-faring nation, but threw it away. We have sacrificed space exploration for space exploitation, which is interesting but scarcely visionary.
Gene Cernan
What is obnoxious about the motives of politicians – whatever those motives may be – is that politicians must announce their motives as visionary and grand.
P. J. O’Rourke
I’m so into making music and being behind the scenes. I’m such a visionary person that I don’t see myself being the person in front of the camera or the person in front of the mic.
Mike Will Made It
Eazy was an exceptional human being. He was a visionary. He was very Machiavellian, he understood power and how to use it. He was a good-hearted guy, a good father, just an exemplary human being. I couldn’t be any prouder of him than if he had been my blood son.
Jerry Heller
Olafur Eliasson is also one of the most visionary artists I’ve ever met. He is from Denmark and Iceland, and his focus is nothing less than the entire universe.
Victor Pinchuk
There was a different, visionary team commitment that guided the black community at the beginning of the 20th century, best envisioned by educator, entrepreneur, and founder of Tuskegee University Booker T. Washington.
Burgess Owens
I’m riding my man Obama. I think he’s a visionary. Actually, Barack told me the first date he took Michelle to was ‘Do the Right Thing.’ I said, Thank God I made it. Otherwise you would have taken her to ‘Soul Man.’ Michelle would have been like ‘What’s wrong with this brother?’
Spike Lee
I don’t see myself as a visionary at all.
Linus Torvalds
Culturally, as women, we’re raised to be very concerned with others’ approval in a way that men aren’t, but an inevitable part of directing and being visionary is that you have to be a boss, and as such, not everyone is going to like you all the time or agree with your choices.
Susanna Fogel
Spiritual teachers and artists that have opened the eye of wisdom for the world, and visionary community builders, have influenced my work.
Alex Grey
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
Shia LaBeouf
Abstraction is one of the greatest visionary tools ever invented by human beings to imagine, decipher, and depict the world.
Jerry Saltz
Paul Cummins is a genius. He’s a true visionary.
Laurie David
I’m a product of this visionary mother and father.
Kiran Bedi
It has been a true honor to wear a Bloomberg badge, and this credential has been the passport to sit across from some of the greatest titans of industry, including Mike Bloomberg, the visionary behind this extraordinary company.
Stephanie Ruhle
When the world is in the midst of change, when adversity and opportunity are almost indistinguishable, this is the time for visionary leadership and when leaders need to look beyond the survival needs of those they’re serving.
Chip Conley
Konosuke Matsushita was a visionary entrepreneur. He started working very young as a teenager, and he eventually created Panasonic to become a truly global company.
Tadashi Yanai
The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world.
James Fenimore Cooper
If someone was having some surgery that was going to put them out for three months, it’s something you should consider, with a man or a woman. What is the impact of having the C.E.O. or visionary out for three months?
Aileen Lee
Visionary CEOs are not ‘just’ great at assuring world-class execution of a tested and successful business model: they are also world-class innovators.
Steve Blank
Empirically the way you get a product visionary as CEO is for him to found the company and not get fired.
Paul Graham
As I have said many times – I like Facebook. I think it is well built and run. It’s cool. I think it is, in its next-step way, even visionary.
Kara Swisher
Working with Mr. Armani is such an incredible experience because he’s so creative and such a visionary, and Linda Cantello is amazing and a true artist.
Sarah Gadon
I’m not much of a visionary guy when it comes to figuring out how to go about my career.
Lee Isaac Chung
When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer
Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in – real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it’s going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.
Anita Borg
I am very excited to be supporting one of the world’s most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.
Paul Allen
Visionary CEOs don’t need someone else to demo the company’s key products for them. They deeply understand products, and they have their own coherent and consistent vision of where the industry/business models and customers are today, and where they need to take the company.
Steve Blank
Since the time of St. Jerome, it was mandatory for any kind of scholar or thinker to spend time out in the desert in solitude. It’s no coincidence that the desert has been a major part of the visionary or mystical experience from the beginning of time.
Bill Viola
Americans enjoy the exciting, cinematic vision of a squad of muscle-bound Goliath boasting Olympian speed, strength, and precision – a group whose collective success is the inevitable consequence of the individual strengths of its members and the masterful planning of a visionary commander.
Stanley A. McChrystal
President Obama, like every other leader on Earth, is still going to be looking out for national and economic interests. States don’t cease to be states overnight just because they get a great visionary as their new president.
Samantha Power
Look, part of it is that those credits have a list of names of people who work so hard on the show. They do amazing visionary work on ‘Dragon Prince’. And Netflix lets you skip those credits so easily. We wanted to give people a reason to enjoy the credits.
Aaron Ehasz
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, FDR committed a most visionary act: He appointed a Harvard historian to write the official account of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Samuel Eliot Morison was given the rank of lieutenant commander, with the right to interview anyone of whatever status.
Alistair Horne
The idea of universal brotherhood is innate in the catholic nature of Chinese thought; it was the dominant concept of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whom events have proved time and again to be not a visionary but one of the world’s greatest realists.
Chiang Kai-shek
I’m a visionary. I’m not a maintenance person.
John Catsimatidis
Margaret Thatcher was a 20th century visionary who understood the power of individual freedom versus the tyranny of government collectivism. She was a loyal supporter and friend of the United States and her terms as prime minister were marked as the beginning of the resurgence of the economy of the United Kingdom.
Joe Lhota
We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.
Jay Inslee
The visionary imagination is the source of art and religion.
Alex Grey
Although the Academy prefers their Best Pictures grounded in realism, not fantasy, Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ win proved that the voters understand and appreciate the qualities a visionary director needs to create an otherworldly adventure.
Richard Corliss
PM Modi has provided visionary leadership with his focus on the welfare of the poor and inclusive nature taking along his whole team, including states, parties, all schools of thought, all sections of society.
Piyush Goyal
Working for President Nixon was the most extraordinary professional experience of my life. He was endlessly fascinating: brilliant, visionary, kind, generous, warm, funny – and yes, a good man.
Monica Crowley
Ideally, the ITU must be made up of truly visionary leaders – those willing to do the hard work to get critical spectrum bands realigned and put to their highest use.
Michael O’Rielly
The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.
Malcolm Gladwell
I have tremendous faith in President Obama’s skills. He’s a long-term visionary.
Deepak Chopra
Being a visionary is a new profession, but it is really just a variant on fortunetelling, which may be the world’s oldest. And its marketing appeal is similar – people will pay for reassurance about the unknown.
Nathan Myhrvold
Throughout Yorkshire’s history, the committee had not been known for its visionary approach. They just assumed that because Yorkshire had been fantastic in the past, and the county was full of kids wanting to play cricket, everything would be okay.
Geoffrey Boycott
I was a glamorous actress in Mumbai. I had done Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Musafir.’ I wanted to know how Buddhada thought of me in the role of Supriya, Rahul Bose’s unhappy wife in ‘Kaalpurush.’ It needs a visionary film-maker to see an actor in a role that seems very removed from her real personality or on-screen image.
Sameera Reddy
When you see the face of God, or when you have an overwhelming, ecstatic, blissful, visionary experience; there is no doubt about it. It isn’t like, ‘Did it happen?’ It’s unforgettable. And you are a changed person in some way.
Alex Grey
I learn from Larry Ellison every day. I’ve said this before: how is it to work with someone who thinks out of the box? Larry doesn’t see the walls at all; he does not see the box. He is an absolute, true visionary. And to be honest, I always find myself in a box! I’m comfy in my box. I’ve furnished it; it’s lovely.
Safra A. Catz
Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
David Cameron
A visionary leadership is required to harness rapid technological change for positive benefit rather than allowing to become disruptive and further exacerbate economic inequality.
Piyush Goyal
Howard Hughes was this visionary who was obsessed with speed and flying like a god… I loved his idea of what filmmaking was.
Martin Scorsese
I think of myself as an engineer, not as a visionary or ‘big thinker.’ I don’t have any lofty goals.
Linus Torvalds
I have to extend my admiration and respect for Sam Esmail, who is a visionary with what he’s done with ‘Mr. Robot,’ and this brilliant resurgence of Christian Slater only helped us get where we are today – very talented individual.
Rami Malek