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.

“Mom – Mother – Supermom; There is No One on Earth …”


“24/7; once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer.”    (My Sister’s Keeper, Jodi Picoult)



“Supermom wasn’t a bad job description.  The pay was lousy if you were talking about real money.  But the payoff was priceless in so many other ways.”    (Roxanne Henke)



“Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is … and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”      (At Home on Ladybug Farm, Donna Ball)



“Motherhood is near to divinity.  It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind.”   (Howard W. Hunter)



“The terrible things that happen to us in life never make any sense when we’re in the middle of them, floundering, no end in sight.  There is no rope to hang on to, it seems.  Mothers can soothe children during those times, through their reassurance.  No one worries about you like your mother, and when she is gone, the world seems unsafe, things that happen unwieldy. You cannot turn to her anymore, and it changes your life forever.  There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her. Memories are very different and cannot soothe you the same way her touch did.”    (Big Stone Gap, Adriana Trigiani)


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