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

 

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

– Winston Churchill

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

– Mark Twain

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

– John N. Mitchell

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The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

– William Shakespeare

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There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the actions.

– Confucius

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Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

– Marcus Aurelius

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He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg.

– Chinese proverb

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I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

– Oscar Wilde

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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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