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.

“Imagine / Thank the Lord for Letting You Have the Ride”

 

“I need, therefore I imagine.”    (Carlos Fuentes)

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“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.”   (Maria Montessori)

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“Imagine smiling after a slap in the face.  Then think of doing it twenty-four hours a day.”  (Markus Zusak, The Book Thief)

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In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it’s stunning how little imagination most people display.”   (Chuck Palahniuk)

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“I was blind and heart-broken and didn’t want to do anything and Gus burst into my room and shouted, ‘I have wonderful news!’  

And I was like, ‘I don’t really want to hear wonderful news right now,’ and Gus said, ‘This is wonderful news you want to hear,’ and I asked him, ‘Fine, what is it?’ and he said, ‘You are going to live a good and long life filled with great and terrible moments that you cannot even imagine yet!’”    (John Green, The Fault in Our Stars)

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“Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed.  The fact is that most putts don’t drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just like people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise.  Life is just like an old time rail journey … delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed.  The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride.”    (Jenkin Lloyd Jones)

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