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

 

Welcome to the present moment. Here. Now. The only moment there ever is.

– Eckhart Tolle

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Life is what happens to you while you’re making other plans.

– Allen Saunders

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In this earth, in this soil, in this pure field, let us not plant any seeds other than seeds of love and compassion.

– Rumi

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Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

– Mark Twain

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We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

– Anais Nin

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One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

– Henry Miller

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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

– Walt Disney

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If light is in your heart, you will find your way home.

– Rumi

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The best way to make dreams come true is to wake up.

– Mae Jemison

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There’s no such thing as work-life balance. It’s all life. Be fully present in life.

– Jon Kabat-Zinn

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