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 Story, Money, Essentials to Happiness and the Weather”


“Your story about money

Is a story.  About money.

Money isn’t real.  It’s a method of exchange, a unit we exchange for something we actually need or value.  It has worth because we agree it has worth, because we agree what it can be exchanged for.

But there’s something far more powerful going on here.

We don’t actually agree, because each person’s valuation of money is based on the stories we tell ourselves about it.

Our bank balance is merely a number, bits represented on a screen, but it’s also a signal and symptom.  We tell ourselves a story about how we got that money, what it says about us, what we’re going to do with it and how other people judge us.  We tell ourselves a story about how that might grow, and more vividly, how that money might disappear or shrink or be taken away.

And those stories, those very powerful unstated stories, impact the narrative of just about everything else we do.

So yes, there’s money.  But before there’s money, there’s a story.  It turns out that once you change the story, the money changes too.”   (Seth Godin, Seth’s Blog, 3.26.14)



“The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”   (George Washington Burnap, The Sphere and Duties of Woman:  A Course of Lectures)



“May Light always surround you;

Hope kindle and rebound you.

May your Hurts turn to Healing;

Your Heart embrace Feeling.

May Wounds become Wisdom;

Every Kindness a Prism.

May Laughter infect you;

Your Passion resurrect you.

May Goodness inspire 

your Deepest Desires.

Through all that you Reach For, 

May your arms Never Tire.”   (D. Simone)



“How people treat you is their Karma.  How you respond is yours.”   (Wayne Dyer)



“I don’t believe that people create their own visions.  Rather, I believe that visions are actually God’s way of communicating with us.”   (Russell Simmons, Do You!)



“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. (And now …) here’s Tom with the Weather.”   (Bill Hicks)

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