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

 

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be.

– Eckhart Tolle

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By having a reverence for life, we enter into a spiritual relation with the world. By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.

– Albert Schweitzer

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Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

– George Bernard Shaw

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Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

– Thomas Edison

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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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Learning never exhausts the mind.

– Leonardo da Vinci

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You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.

– Jonathan Safran Foer

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Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

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Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

– Leo Tolstoy

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Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.

— Doe Zantamata

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