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.

“Become a New Person / Be True to Yourself”

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character… would you slow down?  Or speed up?    (Chuck Palahniuk)

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“The purpose of life is not to be happy.  It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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“The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this.  I did not live in the moment enough.  This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs.”    (Anna Quindlen, Loud and Clear)

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“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”    (Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera)

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“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”    (Gerard Way)

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“This above all, to thine own self be true.”    (William Shakespeare)

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