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.

“Life – What and How You Remember It”


“Do you think we choose the times into which we are born?  Or do we fit the times we are born into?”     (Abraham Lincoln, ‘Lincoln’ the movie)



“Be miserable.  Or motivate yourself.  Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”    (Wayne Dyer)



“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.  The process never ends until we die.  And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”       (Eleanor Roosevelt)



“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.”    (Ben Okri)



“Life has three rules:  Paradox, Humor, and Change.

Paradox:  Life is a mystery; don’t waste your time trying to figure it out.

Humor:  Keep a sense of humor, especially about yourself. It is a strength beyond all measure.

Change:  Know that nothing ever stays the same.”      (Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior:  A Book That Changes Lives)      



“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”     (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)


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