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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The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.

– C.G. Jung

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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

– Albert Camus

Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

– Annie Lamott

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

– Dwight Eisenhower

"Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." - Zen Proverb

Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

– Zen Proverb

Believe that life is worth living

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

– e.e. cummings

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Do or do not. There is no try.

– Yoda

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.

– George Bernard Shaw

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

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Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.

– Heraclitus

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The road to success is always under construction.

– Lily Tomlin

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The man who can keep a secret may be wise, but he is not half as wise as the man with no secrets to keep.

– Edgar Watson Howe

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An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– Mark Twain

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