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.

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.

– Rumi

I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way

I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.

– Carl Sandburg

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.

I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me.

– Albert Einstein

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

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

– Albert Einstein

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

– Joseph Campbell

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Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is is true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

– Rumi

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Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.

– Ovid

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.

– William James

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

– Joseph Campbell

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow

It takes both sunshine and rain to make a rainbow.

– Ancient proverb

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

– Lyndon B. Johnson

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If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

– Rumi

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Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy the thorn bush has roses.

– Proverb

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Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

– Robert Frost

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He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.

– Lao Tzu

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Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning.

– Buddhist proverb

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

– Mark Twain

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

– The Dalai Lama

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