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.

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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

Well done is better than well said.

Well done is better than well said.

– Benjamin Franklin

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Exuberance is Beauty

– William Blake

There are 2 ways of spreading light

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

A pep talk from Winnie the Pooh

If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.

– A.A. Milne

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.

– Jim Rohn

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?

– Rabbi Hillel

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Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

– T.S. Eliot

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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

– Albert Szent Gyorgyi

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Mighty rivers can easily be leaped at their source.

– Publilius Syrus

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Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

 – Epictetus

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Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

– Jim Henson

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There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen

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Life is the sum of all your choices.

– Albert Camus

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