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.

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

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To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.

– Oscar Wilde

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

– Lao Tzu

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Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

– Rene Daumal

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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

– Wayne Dyer

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He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.

– Chinese proverb

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

– Bruce Lee

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

– Maya Angelou

May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

– Irish blessing

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We are the landscape of all we have seen.

– Isamu Noguchi

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It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

– Jean-Luc Godard

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You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.

-The Buddha

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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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He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana

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It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

– Marie Curie

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Believe you can and you’re halfway there.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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