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

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

– Soren Kierkegaard

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Men trust their ears less than their eyes.

– Herodotus

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The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

– Mark Twain

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The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.

– Samuel Butler

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Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

– Robert Frost

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One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.

– Paulo Coelho

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A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

– Lao Tzu

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.

– Harry S. Truman

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

– Kazuo Ishiguro

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Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

– Rumi

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