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.

“The Power of Words – Part I”


“Words do two major things:  They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.”   (Jim Rohn)



“Words can be twisted into any shape.  Promises can be made to lull the heart and seduce the soul.  In the final analysis, words mean nothing.  They are labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little brains around their underlying natures, when ninety-nine percent of the time the totality of the reality is an entirely different beast.  The wisest man is the silent one. Examine his actions. Judge him by them.”   (Karen Marie Monig)



“There is something about words.  In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner.  Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.”   (Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale)



“Words should be scattered like seed:  no matter how small the seed may be, if it has found favorable ground, it unfolds its strength.”   (Seneca)



“Every word carries a vibration that sent out, comes back.  A cutting word destroys what a sweet word heals.  One spoken word can make or mar the destiny of a being.  When heart is put into a word, the word encompasses the totality of love and brings love back.  When a word is without heart, it is cold and empty and will bring back cold and emptiness.”   (Cheryl Canfield)



“It’s amazing how words can do that; just shred your insides apart.  Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me – such bullshit.”   (Lauren Oliver, Delirium)



“Now if these words are helpful to you, put them into practice.  But if they aren’t helpful, then there’s no need for them.”   (Dalai Lama)

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