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.

“Imagine Where You Want to Be; Your Reservations Have Been Made”


“In the dim background of our mind we know meanwhile what we ought to be doing. . . . But somehow we cannot start. . . . Every moment we expect the spell to break . . . but it does continue, pulse after pulse, and we float with it. . . .”       (William James)


“My great mistake, the fault for which I can’t forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.”          (Oscar Wilde)


“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”     (Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)


“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.  All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred . . . unforeseen incidents, meeting, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”     (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


“Do you really want to be happy?  You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.”       (Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh)


“Close your eyes and imagine where you want to be.  Imagine the complete journey you need to take in order to get there.  Now go pack.  Your reservations have been made.”        (Michelle Ustaszeski)


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