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

 

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

– Patti Smith

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It is through the happy sharing of your treasures that you show other people that they are treasured.

– Neale Donald Walsch

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Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

– Thomas Jefferson

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When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.

– Mark Twain

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Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.

– John N. Mitchell

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In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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There are no facts, only interpretations.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

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Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

– Thomas Edison

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He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

–  Thomas Carlyle

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