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.

“Scare the World – Be Who You Are”


“One day I just woke up and realized that I can’t touch yesterday.  So why the heck was I letting it touch me?”   (Steve Maraboli)



“I am made and remade continually.  Different people draw different words from me.”   (Virginia Woolf, The Waves)



“And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”   (Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler)



“I know now, after fifty years, that the finding/losing, forgetting/remembering, leaving/returning, never stops.  The whole of life is about another chance, and while we are alive, till the very end, there is always another chance.”   (Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?)



“Stop looking at the past and all the things you can’t change.  They’re done and over with. Now is the time for you to look to the future, grasp it by the hand, and decide where you want to go.”   (Chasing Nikki, Lacey Weatherford)



“Maybe happiness is this:  not feeling like you should be elsewhere, doing something else, being someone else.”   (Eric Weiner, In the Geography of Bliss)



“Scare the world:  Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.”   (The Shock of Honesty)


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2 thoughts on ““Scare the World – Be Who You Are”

  1. Quotes to hold on to –
    Thank you as always, Alex.
    Emma 🙂

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