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

 

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

– Bertrand Russell

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

– C.G. Jung

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Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

– Arthur Conan Doyle

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Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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

– Peter Drucker

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We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.

– Diogenes

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Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

– Charles Swindoll

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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

– Marcel Proust

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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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You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.

– Richard Branson

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