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

 

Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.

– The Dalai Lama

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Time you enjoy wasting was not wasted.

– John Lennon

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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

– Navajo proverb

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I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

– Pablo Picasso

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

– Walt Disney

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There is not one big cosmic meaning for all, there is only the meaning we each give to our life.

– Anais Nin

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You travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.

– Peter Drucker

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