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 way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

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You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.

– Henry David Thoreau

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When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

– African proverb

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The unfed mind devours itself.

– Gore Vidal

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No yesterdays are ever wasted for those who give themselves to today.

– Brendan Francis

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Be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

– Charles Dickens

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The road to success is always under construction.

– Lily Tomlin

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

– Wayne Dyer

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Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.

– Eckhart Tolle

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To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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