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.

“What You Think You Become”


“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”

(Søren Kierkegaard)



“How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?”

(David ‘Doc’ Luben, 14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes)



“Don’t be too hard on yourself.  There are plenty of people willing to do that for you.  Love yourself and be proud of everything that you do.  Even mistakes mean you’re trying.”

(Susan Gale)



“What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless:  well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.”

(Sylvia Plath)



“And why do we fall?  So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

(Thomas Wayne, ‘Batman Begins’)



“If you do what you need, you’re surviving.  If you do what you want, you’re living.”  

(Unknown Author)



“Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.”

(Erich Fromm)



“Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

(Steve Martin)



“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”



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