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.

“Dreams, Life, Multiple Choice Test – Never Give Up”


“Nothing happens unless first we dream.”    (Carl Sandburg)



“’When I grow up …‘

No kid sets out to make Doritos commercials.  No one grows up saying, ‘I want to go into marketing.’

More than ever, though, folks grow up saying, ‘I want to change the world.’  More than ever, that means telling stories, changing minds and building a tribe.

You know marketing.

At least if you want it to be.”    (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog 8.25.13)



“Dreams are illustrations, from the book your soul is writing about you.”    (Marsha Norman)



“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”    (Mark Twain)   



 “The next time life tosses you a multiples choice test, remember…

  1)   The more time you give it, the more choices you’ll have.

  2)   There’ll always be more than one right answer. And,

  3)   Waiting for divine intervention is almost never a good idea.

Unless, the divine intervention is your own.

     (signed)    The Universe                (Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe, July 15, 2013)   



“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a you that you choose to be”    (Joy Page)


“I believe that every one of us has something that’s very unique to us specifically.  Something

unique enough that no one else might really ever understand it — not our parents, or teachers, or best friends, or siblings.

It’s our point of view.

Our point of view is what makes us unique, because no one else — no one else — has your particular combination of thoughts, and dreams, and hopes, and desires, and ambitions and memories, and experiences.  No one.  And I believe that every once in a while, the Universe opens itself up to you and you alone, and shows you something that no one else is going to understand.   And you have to decide in that moment how much you believe in what you have seen — even if everyone else in the world tells you you’re wrong.”     (James A. Owen)



“Never give up.

It’s like breathing – once you quit, your flame dies letting total darkness extinguish every last gasp of hope.  You can’t do that.  You must continue taking in even the shallowest of breaths, continue putting forth even the smallest of efforts to sustain your dreams.  Don’t ever, ever, ever give up.”     (Richelle E. Goodrich)


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