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

Change alone is unchanging.

– Heraclitus

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

– Jack Dixon

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We are the landscape of all we have seen.

– Isamu Noguchi

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

– African proverb

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As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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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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Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.

– Pablo Picasso

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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

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Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.

– Lao Tzu

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In every crisis lies the seed of opportunity.

– Chinese proverb

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