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.

“Time to Go to a New Movie / Don’t Ask the World to Change”


“Got this one from a Tony Robbins seminar (I think it was ‘Date with Destiny’):

You have any movies you just absolutely hated?  Yah?  Me, too.

Quick question:  Would you go watch it 10,000 times?

Um.  Riiiight.

That’d be pretty stupid, eh?

So, another quick question:  Why do we replay that horrible scene from our lives over and over and over and over and over and over again?

Time to go to a new movie, wouldn’t you say?”   (Brian Johnson, Chief Philosopher and CEO of en*theos)



“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won’t come in.”   (Alan Alda)



“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”   (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass)



“You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe.

You think you belong to this world of dust and matter.

Out of this dust you have created a personal image, and have forgotten about the essence of your true origin”   (Rumi, Hush, Don’t Say Anything to God:  Passionate Poems of Rumi)



“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.  What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”    (Thomas Merton)



“Don’t ask the world to change….you change first.”    (Anthony de Mello)


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