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.

We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.

We cannot cure the world of sorrows but we can choose to live in joy.

– Joseph Campbell

Vision without execution is hallucination.

Vision without execution is hallucination.

– Thomas Edison

Albert Einstein on how everything is a miracle

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

– Albert Einstein

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I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.

– Harun Yahya

"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."

If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.

-African proverb

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

– Joseph Campbell


Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

– Dr. Seuss

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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It’s only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

– The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 

As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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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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All we are given is possibilities – to make ourselves one thing or another.

– José Ortega y Gasset

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Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.

– Matsuo Bashō

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

– Peter Drucker

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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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Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

– Albert Szent Gyorgyi

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Learning never exhausts the mind.

– Leonardo da Vinci

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

– Pema Chodron

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