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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It’s time to start living the life you’ve imagined.

– Henry James

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Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom 

– Zen Proverb

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Talk doesn’t cook rice

– Chinese proverb

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Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

– Socrates

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

– C.G. Jung

Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure..

The more you struggle to live, the less you live. Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing. Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure.

– Baruch Spinoza

The most precious gift we can offer others is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

The most precious gift we can offer others is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Some men fish all their lives without knowing it is not really the fish they are after

Some men fish all their lives without knowing it is not really the fish they are after.

– Henry David Thoreau

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

– Mahatma Gandhi

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom

– Aristotle

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.

– The Buddha

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Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

– Jim Henson

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Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

– Proverb

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Don’t overlook life’s small joys while searching for the big ones.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.

– Pema Chodron

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You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

– Jonathan Safran Foer

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Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done, and why. Then do it.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.

– Dale Carnegie

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

– Kazuo Ishiguro

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The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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