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.

“The Rest of Your Life Starts Right Now”


“The rest of your life is a long time and whether you know it or not, it’s being shaped right now. You can choose to blame your circumstances on fate or on bad luck or bad choices, or you can fight back. Things aren’t always going to be fair in the real world, that’s just the way it is, but for the most part, you get what you give.  Let me ask you a question.  What’s worse: not getting everything you wished for or getting it and finding out it’s not enough?  The rest of your life is being shaped right now with dreams you chase, the choices you make and the person you decide to be.  The rest of your life is a long time and the rest of your life starts right now.”  (Mark Schwann, “One Tree Hill”) 



“I often say that I don’t worry about the meaning of life–I can’t handle that big stuff.  What concerns me is the meaning in life — day by day, hour by hour, while I’m doing whatever it is that I do.  What counts is not what I do, but how I think about myself while I’m doing it.”   (Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It)



“I do not want to know what you will hope for.  I want to know what you will work for.  I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity.  I want your muscle.  As the wagon driver said when they came to a long, hard hill:  ‘Them that’s going on with us, get out and push.  Them that ain’t, get out of the way’.”     (Robert Fulghum)



“A Warrior’s Prayer:

Make me strong in spirit, Courageous in action, Gentle of heart.

Let me act in wisdom, Conquer my fear and doubt, Discover my own hidden gifts.

Meet others with compassion, Be a source of healing energies, And face each day with hope and joy.”    (Abby Willowroot)



Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be.  Become one yourself!”  (Marcus Aurelius Antoninus)


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