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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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

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

– Mark Twain

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?

– C.S. Lewis

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Welcome to the present moment. Here. Now. The only moment there ever is.

– Eckhart Tolle

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The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.

– Alice Walker

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

– Bruce Lee

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.

– Harry S. Truman

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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

– Herodotus

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Learn from yesterday. Live for today. Hope for tomorrow.

– Albert Einstein

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

– Jim Henson

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It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.

– Ancient proverb

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Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble.

– Indian proverb

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