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.

Castaneda_miserable-or-strong

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

– Carlos Castaneda

Buddha-laughing-at-sky

When you realize how perfect everything is you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.

– The Buddha

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

Joseph Campbell

bloom-with-grace

Where life plants you, bloom with grace.

– French proverb

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

– Dr. Seuss

Time is a created thing

Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.’

– Lao Tzu

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.

– Thomas Edison

The hawk with talons hides his talent

The hawk with talent hides his talons.

– Japanese proverb

Penn-Time_is-what-we-want-most

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.

– William Penn

Henry-James_its-time-to-start-living

It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.

– Henry James

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

– Lucius Annaeus Seneca

More Quotes

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

– George Bernard Shaw

More Quotes

Decisions are made by those who show up.

— Aaron Sorkin

More Quotes

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

More Quotes

He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

– Chinese proverb

More Quotes

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

– C.S. Lewis

More Quotes

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

– William G.T. She’d

More Quotes

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.

– Eckhart Tolle

More Quotes

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

– Benjamin Franklin

More Quotes

Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

More Quotes
 
Top