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.

Pema-Chodron_The Future is completely open

“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.”

– Pema Chödrön

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

– Maya Angelou

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The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.

– Native American saying

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

– Lao Tzu

Making the simple complicated

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charlie Mingus

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You only lose what you cling to

– The Buddha

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Change your thoughts and you change your world.

– Norman Vincent Peale

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The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

– Tony Robbins

Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what happens to you.

Experience is not what happens to you; it’s what you do with what happens to you.

– Aldous Huxley

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

Arrange whatever pieces come your way.

– Virginia Wolf

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden

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Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who will never find out.

– Frank A. Clark

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The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

– Alan Watts

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Do not seek to change what has come before. Seek to create that which has not.

– David Airey

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Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

– Oscar Wilde

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Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

– Soren Kierkegaard

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You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

– Jonathan Safran Foer

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Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.

– Isaac Asimov

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

– Lao Tzu

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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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