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.

“Someday the Inner Light Will Shine From Us”


“The stars are the street lights of eternity.”   (Author Unknown)



“The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.  The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.”   (Felix Adler)



“Ever since we crawled out of that primordial slime, that’s been our unifying cry, ‘More light.’  Sunlight.  Torchlight.  Candlelight.  Neon, incandescent lights that banish the darkness from our caves to illuminate our roads, the insides of our refrigerators.  Big floods for the night games at Soldier’s Field.  Little tiny flashlights for those books we read under the covers when we’re supposed to be asleep.  Light is more than watts and foot-candles.  Light is metaphor.  Light is knowledge, light is life, light is light.”   (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider)



“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”   (Edith Wharton)



“In this world, darkness is always looming on the horizon.  At Gottfried, instead of avoiding the dark, we meet it head on.

Do the same with your studies and with every obstacle you face in the future. Do not accept the confines of the world as you perceive it.

Instead, look for what you cannot see.  There are universes among us, within us.  Our only way out of darkness is to learn how to see WITHOUT light.”   (Yvonne Woon, Dead Beautiful)



“Whatever you are physically … male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy — all those things matter less than what your heart contains.  If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”   (Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel)



“Someday perhaps the inner light will shine forth from us, and then we’ll need no other light.”   (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


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