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.

“Face It, Suffer Now, Be a Champion!”


“The first step in handling anything is gaining the ability to face it.”

(L. Ron Hubbard) 



“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”     (Muhammad Ali)



There are only two options regarding commitment.  You’re either IN or you’re OUT.  There is no such thing as life in-between.”     (Pat Riley)



“Said a disappointed visitor, ‘Why has my stay here yielded no fruit?’

‘Could it be because you lacked the courage to shake the tree?’ said the Master benignly.”     (Anthony de Mello)



“Walk on road, hmmm?

Walk left side, safe.  Walk right side, safe.

Walk middle; sooner or later get squish just like grape.

Here, karate, same thing.

Either you karate do ‘yes’ or karate do ‘no.’

You karate do ‘guess so,’ squish just like grape.  Understand?”

(Miyagi, “Karate Kid” movie)



“Dreams are illustrations, from the book your soul is writing about you.”

(Marsha Norman)


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