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.

“Fragile or Tough?”

 

“It occurs to me that the peculiarity of most things we think of as fragile is how tough they truly are.  There were tricks we did with eggs, as children, to show how they were, in reality, tiny load-bearing marble balls; while the beat of the wings of a butterfly in the right place, we are told, can create a hurricane across an ocean.  Hearts may break, but hearts are the toughest of muscles, able to pump for a lifetime, seventy times a minute, and scarcely falter along the way.  Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.”   (Fragile Things, Neil Gaiman)

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“There is another more subtle way in which the innocence of childhood is lost: when the child is infected with the desire to become somebody.  Contemplate the crowds of people who are striving might and main to become, not what Nature intended them to be – musicians, cooks, mechanics, carpenters, gardeners, inventors – but somebody:  to become successful, famous, powerful; to become something that will bring, not quiet and self-fulfillment, but self-glorification and self-expansion.”       (Tony deMello SJ)

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“The first step in handling anything is gaining the ability to face it.”     (L. Ron Hubbard)

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“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”      (Tony Robbins)

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“The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.”    (Brian Tracy)

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