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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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

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Every wall is a door.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That's the problem.

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.

– A.A. Milne

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

– Andre Gidé

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Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.

– Rumi

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

– Carlos Castaneda

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

– Ashley Montagu

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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The unfed mind devours itself.

– Gore Vidal

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The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

– Joseph Campbell

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To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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

– C.S. Lewis

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If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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

– Soren Kierkegaard

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

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

– Chinese proverb

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