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.

“Time … Must Be Lived Forward”

“There’s only one day at a time here, then it’s tonight and then tomorrow will be today again.”    (Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1)


“Live today.  Not yesterday.  Not tomorrow.  Just today.  Inhabit your moments.  Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.  Do you know what you’re doing when you spend a moment wondering how things are going to turn out …?  You’re cheating yourself out of today.  Today is calling to you, trying to get your attention, but you’re stuck on tomorrow, and today trickles away like water down a drain.  You wake up the next morning and that today you wasted is gone forever.  It’s now yesterday.  Some of those moments may have had wonderful things in store for you, but now you’ll never know.”     (Jerry Spinelli, Love, Stargirl)


“A very small percentage of the people in this world will actually experience and live today. So many people will be stuck on another day, another time that traumatized them and caused them to spiritually stutter so they miss out on this day.”    (Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You:  Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)


“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.”    (Diane Ackerman)



“You can shed the past.  You can’t shake it, but you can certainly get new skin.  You can grow old and become stronger.”    (Lesra Martin)



“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”    (Sören Kierkegaard)


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One thought on ““Time … Must Be Lived Forward”

  1. Great quotes. Very inspirational 🙂 Thanks for sharing and best of luck with everything 🙂

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