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

As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free of it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein

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It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.

– Roger Ward Babson

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When you come to the edge of all that you know, you must believe one of two things: There will be ground to stand. Or you will grow wings to fly.

– O.R. Melling

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

– Pablo Picasso

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Be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

– Charles Dickens

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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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Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

– Publilius Syrus

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What you resist persists.

– C.G. Jung

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life.

– Anais Nin

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