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 Question of What We Are”


“The question of what we are can only be answered by ourselves.  We each decide what we are by the life choices we make.  How we were made, who are parents are, where we are from, the color of our skin, who we choose to love, all those things do not define us. Our actions define us, and will keep defining us until even after death.”   (P. C. Cast, Destined)



“If everybody spent enough time worrying about their own goddamn selves, no one would have to worry about anyone else.”   (Don De Grazia, American Skin)



“You are a function of what the whole universe is doing in the same way that a wave is a function of what the whole ocean is doing.”   (Alan Wilson Watts)



“Jesus Christ knew he was God.  So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing).  However if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last you found out.’”   (Alan Wilson Watts, The Essential Alan Watts)



“I’ve tried

 to become someone else for a while,

only to discover that he, too, was me.”   (Stephen Dunn)



“What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.”   (Helen Keller)

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