What inspires? What sparks creation?

There are as many answers to this as there are ideas. Leading clients through the ideation process is one of the several services we provide at Dawn. Often we use quotes to spark a discussion. We seek out quotes where the writer skillfully uses words to express and illuminate an idea in a powerful or provocative way. You’ll find some of our favorites here, including ones that have the power to alter a mindset. If you’re looking for a favorite author or a particular subject, use our search function to find these quotes from the illuminating nuggets we’ve collected.

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life

Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.

– Pablo Picasso

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror.

– Byron Katie

That which does not kill us makes us stronger

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

The Buddha on Happiness

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single source and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases from being shared.

– The Buddha

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The only way to have a friend is to be one.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over it became a butterfly.

– Proverb

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

– Winston Churchill

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home

Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.

– Matsuo Basho

The wound is where the light enters you

The wound is where the light enters you.

– Rumi

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

– The Dalai Lama

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.

– Zen proverb

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Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.

– Vince Lombardi

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With our thoughts, we make the world.

– The Buddha

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You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

– Richard Branson

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Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

– Albert Einstein

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In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

– Sun Tzu

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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

– Oprah Winfrey

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

– Oscar Wilde

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Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.

– John Lennon

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Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

– Soren Kierkegaard

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