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.

“When Nothing Seems to Help / Break Free”


“Some defeats are only installments to victory.”   (Jacob Riis)



“Are you scared?  Or are you not ready?  There is a difference.”   (Unique Quietness)



“Some people live in cages with bars built from their own fears and doubts. Some people live in cages with bars built from other people’s fears and doubts; their parents, their friends, their brothers and sisters, their families. Some people live in cages with bars built from the choices others made for them, the circumstances other people imposed upon them.  And some people break free.”   (C. JoyBell C.)



“Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date.  Take a deep breath and try again.”   (KT Witten)



“I follow four dictates:  face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go.”   (Sheng Yen)



“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”   (Lao Tzu)



“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”   (Maya Angelou)



“When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” (Jacob Riis)


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