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.

“Don’t Wish Away Your Days”


“There are moments in our lives when we find ourselves at a crossroad, afraid, confused, without a road map.  The choices we make in those moments can define the rest of our days. Of course when faced with the unknown, most of us prefer to turn around and go back.”  (Lucas Scott, One Tree Hill)



“Among other things, you’ll find that you’re not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You’re by no means alone on that score; you’ll be excited and stimulated to know.  Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now.  Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them—if you want to.  Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you.  It’s a beautiful reciprocal arrangement.  And it isn’t education.  It’s history.  It’s poetry.”   (J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye)



“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.”   (Lou Holtz)



“Don’t limit yourself.  Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do.  You can go as far as your mind lets you.  What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”   (Mary Kay Ash)



“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”  (Unknown Author)



“You are what you believe yourself to be.”   (Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello)


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