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.

“Fear? Take Personal Responsibility”

 

“Only fear can defeat life… it goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unerring ease.  It begins in your mind, always… nestles in your memory like a gangrene: it seeks to rot everything, even the words with which to speak of it… if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.”       (Yann Martel, author, ‘Life of Pi’)

 

 

“The most destructive element in the human mind is fear.  Fear creates aggressiveness….fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light….only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.”           (Dorothy Thompson)

 

 

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when adults are afraid of the light.”           (Plato)

 

 

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.  We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”      (Dale Carnegie)

 

 

“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears – of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words, ‘Some Assembly Required’.”         (Dave Barry)

 

 

“You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”         (Jim Rohn)

 

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