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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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

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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

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

– Francis Bacon

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Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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

– Jim Henson

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Shut your eyes and see.

– James Joyce

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It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden

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Believe those who are seeking truth. Doubt those who found it.

– Andre Gide

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As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

– Peter Drucker

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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

– Bertrand Russell

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

– Winston Churchill

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