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

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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

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. 

– A.A. Milne

The temple of love is not love itself. True love is the treasure, not the walls around it.

– Rumi

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The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.

– Plutarch

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Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

– Maya Angelou

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

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.

– Albert Einstein

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The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

– Albert Einstein

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If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

– Lao Tzu

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.

— Albert Einstein

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