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.

“Someday, You’ll Find Yourself”


“There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part,

So just give me a happy middle

And a very happy start.”   (Shel Silverstein, Every Thing on It)



“When life knocks you down, try to land on your back.

Because if you can look up, you can get up.”   (Les Brown)



“It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world.  Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much.  My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”   (Alan Ball, ‘American Beauty’)



“People tend to think that success is all about the end point, the victory. I would argue that success is in the little details, the perseverance through each day and just being able to close your eyes at night knowing that you didn’t lose sight of your goals.”   (Unknown)



“Those folks who meet with life success and then tell the world it was due to their hard work, really make my job challenging.  They almost NEVER work harder than others.  They don’t even work smarter than others.

They simply leveraged the magic by thinking, speaking, and acting in line with what they wanted.

But, oh, no, they have to go out and tell impressionable minds that it was their hard work, and so, for all who listen and nod, it becomes hard work.

Leverage the magic by thinking, speaking, and acting as if all the things you want have become all the things you have.”     (signed)   ‘The Universe’     (Mike Dooley, ‘Notes from the Universe’)



“As soon as we notice that certain types of events ‘like’ to cluster together at certain times, we begin to understand the attitude of the Chinese, whose theories of medicine, philosophy, and even building are based on a ‘science’ of meaningful coincidences. The classical Chinese texts did not ask what causes what, but rather what ‘likes’ to occur with what.”   (M.L. von Franz)



“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”   (Pablo Neruda)

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