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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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

– Will Durant (often attributed to Aristotle)

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Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.

– George Bernard Shaw

Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.

Maybe the greatest madness is to see life as it is rather than what it could be.

– Miguel de Cervantes

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The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

– Henry David Thoreau

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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

– Albert Einstein

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Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.

– Pema Chödrön

“When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.”



When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

– Chinese Proverb

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

-Milton Berle

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

 

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

– Audrey Hepburn

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

– Mark Twain

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

– John Lennon

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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

– Diogenes

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First hold peace within yourself, only then can you bring it to others.

– Thomas à Kempis

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In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

– Sun Tzu

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All we are given is possibilities – to make ourselves one thing or another.

– José Ortega y Gasset

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A leader is a dealer in hope.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

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An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.

– Kazuo Ishiguro

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Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

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No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

– Brendan Francis

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Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.

– Anna Lappe

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