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

 

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

– Thomas Edison

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Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

– Marcel Proust

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Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?

– C.S. Lewis

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The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.

– Peter Drucker

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In every crisis lies the seed of opportunity.

– Chinese proverb

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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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Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

– Hermann Hesse

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Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal; it’s the courage to continue that counts.

– Mike Ditka

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You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit.

– Harry S. Truman

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The temple of love is not love itself. True love is the treasure, not the walls around it.

– Rumi

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