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.

“Your Belief Will Create the Fact”


“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”   (Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly:  Reflections on Life’s Journey)



“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.”   (Charles F. Kettering)



“Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?”  He replied, “All poets believe it does. And in ages of imagination, this firm persuasion removes mountains; but many are not capable of firm persuasion of anything.”   (William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell)



“Luke:  I can’t believe it.

Yoda:  That is why you fail.”  (Star Wars)



”People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”  (George Bernard Shaw)



“The good news is that the moment you decide that what you know is more important than what you have been taught to believe, you will have shifted gears in your quest for abundance.  Success comes from within, not from without.”   (Ralph Waldo Emerson)



“Whatever I hold in my mind tends to manifest itself in my life.  What we believe and assume creates most of our reality and our experience.”   (David Emerald, ‘Quotes from The Power of TED’)



“Confidence is a resolute state of mind by which you believe nothing is impossible.”   (John Eliot, Ph.D. Overachiement)



“Be not afraid of life.  Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”   (William James)

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