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.

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.

-Rumi

Robert-Frost_Life goes on

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

– Henry Ford

Gretsky_You-miss-the-shots-you-don't-take

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky

 

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

– Dr. Seuss

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust

Ram-Dass_the-quieter-you-become

The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

Jung_your-vision-will-become-clear

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

Do not speak unless you can improve on silence.

– Zen saying

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Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

– Robert Frost

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I know that I am intelligent, because I know that I know nothing.

– Socrates

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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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Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.

– Warren Buffett

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Wherever you are, be there. If you can be fully present now, you’ll know what it means to live.

– Steve Goodier

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

– Wayne Dyer

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You travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

– Rumi

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