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.

“Do We Still Have What It Takes”


“I just want to do something that matters.  Or be something that matters.  I just want to matter.”   (John Green, An Abundance of Katherines)



“Sometimes in life you have an appointment with destiny, and sometimes you just have to get destiny to squeeze you in.”    (Robert Brault)



“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”    (Napoleon Hill)



“Our lives are so hopelessly entangled in the choices of others, we can never have full control over our destiny or fate or purpose or whatever you want to call it.  The choices we make will define us, of course, but so do the choices of everyone around us whether we know them or not.”    (How to Disappear Completely, David Bowick)



“For most of my life I have thought of grace as a hope of a bright tomorrow in spite of the darkness of today — and this is true.  In this way we are all like Pamela, walking a road to grace — hoping for mercy.  What we fail to realize is that grace is more than our destination, it is the journey itself, manifested in each breath and with each step we take.  Grace surrounds us, whirls about us like the wind, falls on us like rain.  Grace sustains us on our journeys, no matter how perilous they may be and, make no mistake, they are all perilous.  We need not hope for grace, we merely need to open our eyes to its abundance.  Grace is all around us, not just in the hopeful future but in the miracle of now.”   (Richard Paul Evans, The Road to Grace)  


“Wherever you go, go with inspiration and aspiration.

Whatever you do, do with love and concern.

Whomever you see, see with purity’s beauty

And responsibility’s glory.”     (Sri Chinmoy, The Wings of Joy:  Finding Your Paths to Inner Peace)


“Is it always to be a winners-losers world, or can we keep everyone in the game?  Do we still have what it takes to find a better way?”    (Robert Fulghum)



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