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.

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

It’s only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

– The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the actions.

– Confucius

More Quotes

If you seek to be understood by others, first seek to understand them.

– Stephen J. Covey

More Quotes

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius

More Quotes

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

– Sun Tzu

More Quotes

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

– Frank A. Clark

More Quotes

Change alone is unchanging.

– Heraclitus

More Quotes

Mighty rivers can easily be leaped at their source.

– Publilius Syrus

More Quotes

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.

– Émile Zola

More Quotes

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

– Richard Branson

More Quotes

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

– Irish blessing

More Quotes