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 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 Chödrön

“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

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.

-Rumi

Decisions are made by those who show up.

— Aaron Sorkin

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If everything was perfect, it wouldn’t be.

– Yogi Berra

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I don’t put off to tomorrow doing what I must do, right now, to find out what my secret self needs, wants, desires with all its heart.

– Ray Bradbury

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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

– Arthur Conan Doyle

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You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

– Jack London

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A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.

– William G.T. She’d

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The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.

– Socrates

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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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The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.

– Meister Eckhart

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The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the imagination.

– Emily Dickinson

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