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.

“An Approach to Immortality”

“Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.”   (T. S. Eliot)



“Cherish your friends, stay true to your principles, live passionately and fully and well.  Experience new things.  Love and be loved, if you ever get the chance.”   (David Nicholls, One Day)



“If you announce what you want, if you are clear about what’s on offer, if you set goals … the chances of accomplishing your goal go up, and so does … the chance that you will be disappointed

For many people, apparently, it’s better to not get what you want than it is to be disappointed. The resistance is powerful indeed.

Every time you use waffle words, back off from a clear statement of values and priorities and most of all, think about what’s likely instead of what’s possible, you are selling yourself out.  Not just selling yourself out, but doing it too cheaply.

Own your dreams.  There is no better way to make them happen.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, 10.30.13)



“The hardest battle you will ever have to fight is between who you are now and who you want to be.”   (Anonymous)



“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”   (Guillaume Apollinaire)



“If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.”   (Norman Cousins)


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