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.

“Find That Way, Follow the Connection”

“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself.  It’s never your fault.  But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change, you’re the one who has got to change.”     (Katherine Hepburn, Me:  Stories of My Life)



“You are the only person who is in charge of how you feel about yourself.  Nobody else can possibly do that.  You get to decide if you believe you are beautiful or not, and nobody can take it away from you.  If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty.  You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self-importance that they think you should care about what they think.  You can also choose to realize that it has nothing at all to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations.”    (Ragen Chastain)



“When it comes to being gentle, start with yourself.  Don’t get upset with your imperfections.  Being disappointed by failure if understandable, but it shouldn’t turn into bitterness or spite directed at yourself.  It’s a great mistake because it leads nowhere – to get angry because you are angry; upset at being upset; disappointed because you are disappointed.”   (St. Frances de Sales)



“I tried to drown my sorrows, but those bastards learned how to swim.”    (Frida Kahlo)



“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”   (Lady Gaga)



“Whatever you desire is already connected in some way to who you are and what you now have.  Find that way, follow the connection.”    (Ralph Marston)


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