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.

Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.

– Arthur Conan Doyle

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– Mark Twain

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

– Thomas Jefferson

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

– John Wooden

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

– Bruce Lee

All we are given is possibilities – to make ourselves one thing or another.

– José Ortega y Gasset

If you seek to be understood by others, first seek to understand them.

– Stephen J. Covey

We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.

– Robert Brault

Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it’s dark.

– Zen proverb

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.

– Albert Einstein

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To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

– Mark Twain

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Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.

– Japanese proverb

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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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Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.

– George Santayana

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Life is a cycle, always in motion, if good times have moved on so will times of trouble.

– Indian proverb

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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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If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

– Bruce Lee

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You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it.

– Albert Einstein

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