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.

“Part of Me is Every Age / You’re Unique, Like Everyone Else”


“A grandfather was walking through his yard when he heard his granddaughter repeating the alphabet in a tone of voice that sounded like a prayer. He asked her what she was doing.  The little girl explained:  ‘I’m praying, but I can’t think of exactly the right words, so I’m just saying all the letters, and God will put them together for me, because He knows what I’m thinking.’”  (Charles B. Vaughan)



“I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve.  But I was outside the Bagdad Theater in Portland one night when I saw a man playing the saxophone.  I stood there for fifteen minutes, and he never opened his eyes.

After that I liked jazz music.

Sometimes you have to watch somebody love something before you can love it yourself.  It is as if they are showing you the way.

I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve.  But that was before any of this happened.” (Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz:  Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality)



“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”  (Albert Einstein)



“The truth is, part of me is every age.  I’m a three-year-old, I’m a five-year- old, I’m a thirty-seven-year-old, I’m a fifty-year-old.  I’ve been through all of them, and I know what it’s like.  I delight in being a child when it’s appropriate to be a child.  I delight in being a wise man when it’s appropriate to be a wise man.  Think of all I can be!  I am every age, up to my own.”   (Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson)



“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”   (George Burns)



Be a child again.  Flirt.  Giggle.  Dip your cookies in your milk.  Take a nap.  Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone.  Chase a butterfly.  Be a child again.”   (Max Lucado, When God Whispers Your Name)



“Always remember that you’re unique.

Just like everyone else.”   (Alison Boulter)

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