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.

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

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

– Aristotle

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Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.

Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.

– Miguel de Cervantes

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The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

– Henry David Thoreau

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

– Albert Einstein

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Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.

– Pema Chodron

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

– Henry David Thoreau

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You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

– Navajo proverb

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

– C.G. Jung

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An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.

– Kazuo Ishiguro

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All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

– William Butler Yeats

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

– Pablo Picasso

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First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life.

– Anais Nin

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I’ve always been very careful never to predict anything that has not already happened.

— Marshall McLuhan

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