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.

“What’s That Sound? The Rustle of Super Bowl Week”

Taking a break from the usual ‘catalyst quotes,’ I have some quotes in light of today’s Super Bowl.  Enjoy!


“What was that sound?  That rustling noise?  It could be heard in the icy North, where there was not one leaf left upon one tree, it could be heard in the South, where the crinoline skirts lay deep in the mothballs, as still and quiet as wool.  It could be heard from sea to shining sea, o’er purple mountains’ majesty and upon the fruited plain.  What was it?  Why, it was the rustle of thousands of bags of potato chips being pulled from supermarket racks; it was the rustle of plastic bags being filled with beer and soda pop and quarts of hard liquor; it was the rustle of newspaper pages fanning as readers turned eagerly to the sports section; it was the rustle of currency changing hands as tickets were scalped for forty times their face value and two hundred and seventy million dollars were waged upon one or the other of two professional football teams.  It was the rustle of Super Bowl week…”    (Tom Robbins)



“What does it mean to be the best?  It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that?  He’s a loser—that’s why he’s number two.”   (Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale)



“I wanted a normal life, but normal was as foreign to me as a super bowl ring was to Tony Romo.”  (Angela McPerson, Hope’s Decree)



“Your life is not a movie, Pat.  Life is not a movie.  You’re an Eagles fan.  After watching so many NFL seasons without a Super Bowl, you should know that real life often ends poorly.”   (Matthew Quick)



“Anyone who thinks women talk too much has never sat through a six hour Super Bowl pre-game show.”   (Nora Barry)


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