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 Effect You Can Have / Your Mom Knows Who You Are”


“It is understandably human nature to see yourself as small.

Until you stop seeing yourself as just human.

You are pure energy: infinite, inexhaustible, and irresistible.

Should be easy for you,

   (signed)  The Universe”      (Mike Dooley, Notes from the Universe, 4.15.13)



“You are so busy being YOU that you have no idea how utterly unprecedented you are.”  (John Green, The Fault in Our Stars)



“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood?  Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.  To be great is to be misunderstood.”   (Ralph Waldo Emerson)



“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.”   (Lao Tzu)



“I think …. you still have no idea.  The effect you can have.”   (Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay)



“Eventually you realize that your mom knows exactly who you are and has been trying to break it to you gently all your life.”   (Robert Brault)


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One thought on ““The Effect You Can Have / Your Mom Knows Who You Are”

  1. Resonated with me…thank you!

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