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.

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

“When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.”



When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

– Chinese Proverb

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

-Milton Berle

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

 

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

– Audrey Hepburn

You travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

– Michelangelo

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If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

– Chinese proverb

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Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

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The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

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There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

– Lao Tzu

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

– William Shakespeare

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Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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