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.

“The Solution of My Life Occurred to Me ….”


“I can do anything.  I can be anything.  No one ever told me I couldn’t.  No one ever expressed this idea that I was limited to any one thing, and so I think in terms of what’s possible, not impossible. 

They did sell me on the notion of reality.  That I got.  I got the laws of physics and nature pretty much down and knew early on there were very specific things I couldn’t do.  I knew I could never make anyone float, or turn water into wine, or make cats speak French.  I knew I couldn’t bring people back from the dead.  I got that part of it.  But I also knew that if I was with someone who had lost somebody I might be able to make them feel better.  I couldn’t keep someone’s house from burning down, but I could help them sort through the rubble and get their shit together and start in on another one.  So realized I wasn’t God, which was a slight disappointment, you know.  Just a slight disappointment – and a mild surprise.”  (Whoopi Goldberg)



“If we did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”   (Thomas A. Edison)



“The solution of my life occurred to me one evening while I was ironing a shirt.”   (Alice Munro)



“Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals.”   (Lydia M. Child)



“Better not to search for who you are until you decide who it is you want to find.”   (Robert Brault)


“It is in the moments of decisions that your destiny is shaped.”   (Anthony Robbins)


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