Catalyst Quotes

Compiled by Alex Pena ~ ‘Catalyst’: “to spark, to ignite, energize, mobilize; something that accelerates a reaction (DDI)." Thought-provoking & motivational quotes and stories for you to read, reflect on and move forward in making creative and positive changes in your life.

“Does Life Suck Sometimes?”


There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ people.   Some are a little better or a little worse, but all are activated more by misunderstanding than malice.   A blindness to what is going on in each other’s hearts… nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos.   That is the way we all see …each other in life.   Vanity, fear, desire, competition — all such distortions within our own egos– condition our vision of those in relation to us.   Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other.   That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layer of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts.   Such cases seem purely theoretical to me…”    (Tennessee Williams)


Does life suck sometimes?    Absolutely.

Nonetheless you and only you own your attitude.   Realistically, things may stink to high heaven.   Still, the day is yours to embrace with vigor and good cheer  –  or not.   Your call.    100%.    Period.     (Tom Peters)


“Don’t find fault, find a remedy.”       (Henry Ford)


“If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word you ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor?”     (Author Unknown)


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4 thoughts on ““Does Life Suck Sometimes?”

  1. jaymsjags06 on said:

    In my humble opinion, life sucks sometimes, but you have the power to make it all better. Kind words are like honey as mean words are like pain.

  2. I agree with you. As Tom Peters states, “you … own your attitude.” As I’ve told many, “you create your own environment.” In other words, your responses to what happens around you will “create” what happens thereafter – either negatively or positively.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. You and only you have the power to determine how you respond to life, so brace up, be bold and face life head on, great blog

  4. Thank you Believing Girl. You used some powerful words – “be bold” which many of us need. Believe in yourself and be bold.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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