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

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

– Lucille Ball

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

– Charles Swindoll

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If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.

– Jack Dixon

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In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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

– Emily Dickinson

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As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

– C.G. Jung

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

– Rumi

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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

– Albert Szent Gyorgyi

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