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.

“Take Fate By the Throat and Shake a Living Out of Her”

“Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you?  Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you and disputed passage with you?”    (Walt Whitman)



“I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.

But maybe if you could have the faith to start with, maybe the times would change.

You could change them.  Think about it.  Try.  And try not to hurt each other.”    (‘Oh, God!’ the movie)



“But there is suffering in life, and there are defeats.  No one can avoid them.  But it’s better to lose some of the battles in the struggles for your dreams than to be defeated without ever knowing what you’re fighting for.”    (Paulo Coelo)



“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”  (George Bernard Shaw)



“At bottom, every man knows perfectly well that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.”    (Nietzsche)



“Resolve to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her.”    (Louisa May Alcott)


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