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.

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

– The Dalai Lama

The sharpness of the sword is not in the edge of the blade, but in the hand of the warrior.

– Martin Aquino

In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.

– Sun Tzu

If you obey all the rules, you will miss all the fun.

– Katherine Hepburn

I don’t put off to tomorrow doing what I must do, right now, to find out what my secret self needs, wants, desires with all its heart.

– Ray Bradbury

An artist’s concern is to capture beauty wherever he finds it.

– Kazuo Ishiguro

You may delay, but time will not.

– Benjamin Franklin

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.

– Thomas Edison

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats

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

– Marcus Aurelius

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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Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon.

– Charles Schulz

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If you hate your work, leave. If you hate your hate, leave that too.

– Buddhist proverb

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

– Edmund Burke

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Learning to unlearn is the highest form of learning.

– Buddhist proverb

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It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

– John Wooden

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There are no uninteresting things; only uninterested people.

– G.K. Chesterton

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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

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The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.

– C.G. Jung

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It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.

– Jean-Luc Godard

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