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.

“What Are You Going to Do With Your Life? Go Through and On”



“’What are you going to do with your life?’

In one way or another it seemed that people had been asking her this forever; teachers, her parents, friends at three in the morning, but the question had never seemed this pressing and still she was no nearer an answer… ‘Live each day as if it’s your last’, that was the conventional advice, but really, who had the energy for that?  What if it rained or you felt a bit glandy?  It just wasn’t practical.  Better by far to be good and courageous and bold and to make a difference.  Not change the world exactly, but the bit around you.  Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well.  Experience new things.  Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”     (David Nicholls, One Day)



“You can have many great ideas in your head, but what makes the difference is the action. Without action upon an idea, there will be no manifestation, no results, and no reward.”    (Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)



“What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.”    (Thadeus Golas)



“Anything that you learn becomes your wealth, a wealth that cannot be taken away from you; whether you learn it in a building called school or in the school of life. To learn something new is a timeless pleasure and a valuable treasure. And not all things that you learn are taught to you, but many things that you learn you realize you have taught yourself.”    (C. JoyBell C.)



“It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”   (Luci Swindoll)



“Instructions For Wayfarers

They will declare:  Every journey has been taken.

You shall respond:  I have not been to see myself.

They will insist:  Everything has been spoken.

You shall reply:  I have not had my say.

They will tell you:  Everything has been done.

You shall reply:  My way is not complete.

You are warned:  Any way is long, any way is hard.

Fear not.  You are the gate – you, the gatekeeper.

And you shall go through and on.”    (Alexandros Evangelou Xenopouloudakis, THIRD WISH, Robert Fulghum, Robert Fulghum Boxed Set, ‘Instructions for Wayfarers’)


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