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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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

– Albert Einstein

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Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.

– Pema Chödrön

“When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.”



When a finger points to the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger.

– Chinese Proverb

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.

-Milton Berle

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

 

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

– Audrey Hepburn

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

– Mark Twain

"What you seek is seeking you." - Rumi

What you seek is seeking you.

-Rumi

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life – it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.

– Henry Ford

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You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky

 

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

– Alan Watts

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The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius

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

– Pema Chodron

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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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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old but on building the new.

– Dan Millman

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To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe

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

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Philosophers have only interpreted the world differently; what matters is to change it.

– Martin Heidegger

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Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

– Roger A. Caras

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Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.

– Jim Henson

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