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.

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

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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

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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

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

– Chinese proverb

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The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius

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What you resist persists.

– C.G. Jung

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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

– Stephen J. Covey

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We are the landscape of all we have seen.

– Isamu Noguchi

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I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

– Jules Verne

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the actions.

– Confucius

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The future ain’t what it used to be.

– Yogi Berra

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Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.

– Lao Tzu

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The most painful state of being is remembering the future, particularly the one you’ll never have.

– Søren Kierkegaard

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