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.

What you do makes a difference

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.

– Jane Goodall

Pema-Chodron_The Future is completely open

“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.”

– Pema Chödrön

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

– Maya Angelou

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The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.

– Native American saying

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

– Lao Tzu

Making the simple complicated

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.

– Charlie Mingus

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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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

– Charles Schulz

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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

– Arthur Conan Doyle

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

– Wayne Dyer

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The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.

– Albert Einstein

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We go through life. We shed our skins. We become ourselves.

– Patti Smith

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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

– Lao Tzu

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We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

– Robert Brault

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

– Brendan Francis

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The sharpness of the sword is not in the edge of the blade, but in the hand of the warrior.

– Martin Aquino

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Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

– Publilius Syrus

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