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)

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“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)

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

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“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)

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

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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)

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“Always remember that you’re unique.

Just like everyone else.”   (Alison Boulter)

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