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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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.

– Chinese proverb

Oscar Wilde-Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.

Be yourself, everyone else is taken.

– Oscar Wilde

let-it-go

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.

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The best therapist has fur and four legs

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

– The Buddha

[QUOTE] "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." - Dorothy Parker

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

– Dorothy Parker

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Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

-Dale Carnegie

Your best work is your expression of yourself. You may not be the greatest at it, but when you do it, you’re the only expert in it.

– Frank Gehry

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Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.

– Lao Tzu

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To know what you know and to know what you don’t know, that is real wisdom.

– Confucius

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

– Patti Smith

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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

– Oscar WIlde

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Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Change alone is unchanging.

– Heraclitus

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

– Dale Carnegie

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?

– Rabbi Hillel

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What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

– Ralph Marston

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