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 I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

– Lao Tzu

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Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.

– Rene Daumal

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How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

– Wayne Dyer

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He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.

– Chinese proverb

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.

– Bruce Lee

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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

– Maya Angelou

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Well done is better than well said.

– Benjamin Franklin

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Exuberance is Beauty

– William Blake

There are 2 ways of spreading light

There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

– Edith Wharton

A pep talk from Winnie the Pooh

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. 

– A.A. Milne

Wherever you are, be there. If you can be fully present now, you’ll know what it means to live.

– Steve Goodier

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What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

– Pericles

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You travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

– Marie Curie

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The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.

– Josh Billings

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An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

– Oscar Wilde

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The temple of love is not love itself. True love is the treasure, not the walls around it.

– Rumi

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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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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana

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Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

– Arnold H. Glasow

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