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.

“Living is the Challenge”


“Living is the challenge.  Not dying.  Dying is so easy.  Sometimes it only takes ten seconds to die. But living?  That can take you eighty years and you do something in that time.”   (Melina Marchetta, Looking for Alibrandi)



“When faced with two equally tough choices, most people choose the third choice: to not choose.”   (Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible)



“If we maintain the open-mindedness of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own.  We listen to people in other denominations and religions.  We don’t find demons in those with whom we disagree.  We don’t cozy up to people who mouth our jargon.  If we are open, we rarely resort to either – or:  either creation or evolution, liberty or law, sacred or secular, Beethoven or Madonna.  We focus on both – and, fully aware that God’s truth cannot be imprisoned in a small definition.”   (Brennan Manning)



“Learning that miracles are little more than simple shifts in how we perceive our lives, other people, and the myriad situations that engage us makes it possible to thoroughly appreciate every moment of a day.”   (Karen Casey, Daily Meditations for Practicing the Course)



“Life in itself is sufficient, self-explanatory and complete.”   (Carlos Castaneda, Journey to Ixtlan)


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