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.

“Thermodynamic Miracles — Human Beings, Spiritual Beings”


“Don’t compromise yourself.  You are all you’ve got.”    (Janis Joplin)



“Thermodynamic miracles … events with odds against so astronomical they’re effectively impossible … I long to observe such a thing.  And yet, in each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg.  Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter … Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you that emerged.  To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability … that is the crowning unlikelihood.  The thermodynamic miracle … But the world is so full of people, so crowded with these miracles that they become commonplace and we forget … I forget.  We gaze continually at the world and it grows dull in our perceptions.  Yet seen from the other’s vantage point.  As if new, it may still take our breath away.”     (Alan Moore, ‘Watchmen’)



“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”    (Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)



“Always new, always exciting, always full of promise, the mornings of our lives, each a personal daily miracle.”     (Gloria Gaither)



“Miracles start to happen when you give as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears. “     (Richard Wilkins)


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