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.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

– Dr. Seuss

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

– Marcel Proust

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The quieter you become the more you can hear.

– Ram Dass

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Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.

– C.G. Jung

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Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

– Albert Camus

Don't look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.

– Annie Lamott

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight Eisenhower

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.

– Dwight Eisenhower

"Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day." - Zen Proverb

Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.

– Zen Proverb

Believe that life is worth living

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.

– William James

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

– Theodore Roosevelt

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He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.

– Marcus Aurelius

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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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Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.

– Mark Twain

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

– Robert Brault

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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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Silence isn’t absence. It is complete presence.

– Karen Maezen Miller

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Be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.

– Charles Dickens

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The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.

– Samuel Butler

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