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.

“Boxes of Crayolas – Be Brave -Unfold Your Own Myth”

Please excuse the first quotation because of the word ‘bomb’ and the images that it may conjure up because of what happened recently in Boston. We may still be jittery and sensitive about the events in Boston; however, there is no bad intent on my part nor do I take lightly what happened. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those who died and also to those who were injured. Nonetheless, I saw the following quote and believed that the message would’ve been much better than what happened. ~ Alex Pena

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“Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.” (Robert Fulghum)


“’It is very hard to be brave,’ said Piglet, sniffing slightly, ‘when you’re only a Very Small Animal.’
Rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: ‘It is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us.’”
(Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Piglet)


“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” (Rumi)


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