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.

“Down the Road to Wisdom”


“It’s a lot easier to be lost than found.  It’s the reason we’re always searching and rarely discovered – so many locks not enough keys.”   (Sarah Dessen)



“There are only two questions that human beings have ever fought over, all through history. ‘How much do you love me?’ and ‘Who’s in charge?’  Everything else is somehow manageable.  But these two questions of love and control undo us all, trip us up and cause war, grief and suffering.”   (Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love)



“If we doubted our fears instead of doubting our dreams, imagine how much in life we’d accomplish.”   (Joel Brown)



“Sometimes life isn’t about the end.  It’s not always about tomorrow and the day after that, what we achieve over the years and how we leave the world.  Sometimes it’s about today.

Any of us could die tomorrow regardless of the horde.  We could get sick or be injured or anything else.  That’s the risk we take waking up each morning and stepping outside.”   (Carrie Ryan, The Dark and Hollow Places) 



“Don’t do what you want.  Do what you don’t want.  Do what you’re trained not to want.  Do the things that scare you the most.”   (Chuck Palahniuk)



“The Road to Wisdom

The road to wisdom?

Well, it’s plain and simple to express:

Err and err and err again

but less and less and less.”   (Piet Hein)



“I hate how my past actions keep messing up my future options, Seth muttered.

Then you’ve started down the road to wisdom, Grandpa replied.”   (Brandon Mull, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary)


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