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.

“A Hero Is No Braver Than An Ordinary Man”


“The adventure of the hero is the adventure of being alive.”   (Joseph Campbell)



“Anyone can slay a dragon  … but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again.  That’s what takes a real hero.”    (Brian Adreas)



“You risked your life, but what else have you ever risked?  Have you risked disapproval?  Have you ever risked economic security?  Have you ever risked a belief?  I see nothing particularly courageous about risking one’s life.  So you lose it, you go to your hero’s heaven and everything is milk and honey ’til the end of time.  Right? You get your reward and suffer no earthly consequences. That’s not courage.  Real courage is risking something that might force you to rethink your thoughts and suffer change and stretch consciousness.  Real courage is risking one’s clichés.”    (Tom Robbins)



“Heroes didn’t leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an outstretched hand; they didn’t wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving.  Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else’s.  And maybe that one act could lead someone to rescue you right back.”   (Jodi Picoult, Second Glance)


“Rose, I’m an addict with no work ethic who is likely going to go insane.  I’m not like you. I’m not a super-hero.”

“Not yet,” I said.”    (Richelle Mead, Last Sacrifice)



“Everybody is special.  Everybody.  Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a villain.  Everybody.  Everybody has their story to tell.”   (Alan Moore) 


“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.”      (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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