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.

“We’re All Going to Die – Be Kind – Be Thankful for the Heavy Days”


“If you follow the ancient maps written on the stars, no person will ever understand you.  So if you could read these maps, would you follow them?  And forever be misunderstood?  Or would you close your eyes tightly and pretend to be like everyone else?”   (C. JoyBell C.)



”People aren’t born good or bad.  Maybe they’re born with tendencies either way, but it’s the way you live your life that matters.”   (Cassandra Clare, City of Glass)



“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus!  That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t.  We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities; we are eaten up by nothing.”  (Charles Bukowski)



“Consider it:  every person you have ever met, every person you will pass in the street today, is going to die.  Living long enough, each will suffer the loss of his friends and family.  All are going to lose everything they love in this world.  Why would one want to be anything but kind to them in the meantime?”   (Sam Harris)



“So often, we define ourselves by the pain in our lives.  It is our way of attracting the attention of the universe.  ‘Look at me.  Look at what the world has done.’  But seldom do we take the time to realize that we are in control of that pain, as much as we are in control of surviving it.  They are one and the same.”   (Ronald Andrés Moore)



“I am thankful

for the heavy days.

All that weight

is the only thing that taught

me what I know about strength.”   (The Blessings Hiding Behind Curses)



“I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.”   (Dele Olanubi)

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