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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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

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

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

– William Penn

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

– Henry James

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Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom 

– Zen Proverb

You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

– Richard Branson

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– Mark Twain

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

– Lucille Ball

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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.

– Oprah Winfrey

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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

– Bruce Lee

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In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let us not plant any seeds other than seeds of love and compassion.

– Rumi

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He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise.

– Lao tzu

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Mighty rivers can easily be leaped at their source.

– Publilius Syrus

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Everything is habit-forming, so make sure what you do is what you want to be doing.

– Wilt Chamberlain

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