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.

Archive for the month “September, 2014”

“Impossibility, Truth, Initiative, and Innocence”

 

“Impossibility only lasts until you find new unbelievable hard evidences.”   (Toba Beta)

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“Nothing heals, helps, cures, mends, builds, clears, stabilizes, fixes, balances, restores, corrects, inspires, enables, empowers, enlightens or tickles better than the truth.

Ask for it by name.    (signed)    The Universe”   (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, April 4, 2014)

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“Initiating comes from imagination. An atmosphere where people initiate can only come from a place where dreaming is encouraged.

Leaders imagine a world that they would like to be a part of, a world worth fighting for. With this vision and all the emotion that gets stirred up in the heart, the leader begins to initiate. They see the issue or challenge that not everyone else sees and lead people to do something about it that was not done before.  Passion sparks initiative, a tremendous focus, belief, desire, and drive.”   (Seth Godin)

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‘I think that’s the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential.”    (Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole)

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“Don’t be afraid to be weak

Don’t be too proud to be strong

Just look into your heart my friend

That will be the return to yourself

The return to innocence

If you want, then start to laugh

If you must, then start to cry

Be yourself don’t hide

Just believe in destiny

Don’t care what people say

Just follow your own way

Don’t give up and miss the chance

To return to innocence

That’s not the beginning of the end

That’s the return to yourself

The return to innocence

Don’t care what people say

Just follow your own way

Don’t give up and miss the chance

to return to innocence.”   (Enigma)

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“Philosophy is Common Sense With Big Words.”

 

“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”   (Joseph Campbell)

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The key to a better life:

  • Complain less, appreciate more.
  • Whine less, laugh more.
  • Talk less, listen more.
  • Want less, give more.
  • Hate less, love more.
  • Scold less, praise more.
  • Fear less, hope more.”  (Michael Josephson, ‘CharacterCounts’)

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“I think there’s an invisible principle of living too.  If we believe we’re guided through every step of our lives, we are.  It’s a lovely sight, watching it work.”   (Richard Bach)

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(Ali on how he’d like to be remembered) “One who took a few cups of love, one teaspoon of patience, one tablespoon of generosity, one pint of kindness.  Then you mix it up and stir it well.  Then you spread it over the span of a lifetime and you served it to each and every deserving person you met.”

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“Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”   (Robert Frost)

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“There is never a sudden revelation, a complete and tidy explanation for why it happened, or why it ends, or why or who you are.  You want one and I want one, but there isn’t one.  It comes in bits and pieces, and you stitch them together wherever they fit, and when you are done you hold yourself up, and still there are holes and you are a rag doll, invented, imperfect. And yet you are all that you have, so you must be enough. There is no other way.”   (Marya Hornbacher)

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“Philosophy is common sense with big words.”   (James Madison)

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“Every Situation Becomes an Opportunity to Heal”

 

“All the elements for your happiness are already here.  There’s no need to run, strive, search or struggle.      Just be.”   (Thich Nhat Hanh)

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“The soul creates, the mind reacts.  The soul understands what the mind cannot conceive.  The soul speaks to you in feelings. Listen… follow [and] honor your feelings.”   (Neale Donald Walsch)

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“One of the basic needs of every human being is the need to be loved, to have our wishes and feelings taken seriously, to be validated as people who matter.”   (Harold Kushner)

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“Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.”   (Brian Tracy)

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Every situation, properly perceived, becomes an opportunity to heal.”   (A Course in Miracles)

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“I Won’t Back Down”

 

“How do you defeat terrorism?  Don’t be terrorized.”   (Salman Rushdie)

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“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”   (Colin Powell)

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“Well I won’t back down

No I won’t back down

You can stand me up at the gates of hell

But I won’t back down.”   (Tom Petty, Conversations with Tom Petty)

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“There are more good people than bad people, and overall there’s more that’s good in the world than there is that’s bad.  We just need to hear about it, we just need to see it.”   (Tucker Elliot, The Day Before 9/11)

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“Promise me you’ll always remember:  You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”   (A. A. Milne)

 

“The Dream is Within You”

 

“A disciple once complained, ‘You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us.’

The master replied, ‘How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and chewed it up for you before giving it to you?’”    (Unknown Author)

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“They told me I could be anything, that I could do anything.  What they didn’t tell me was that the only thing to do is not to be anything, but to be myself.”   (Alessandro Catania)

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“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”   (Eckhart Tolle)

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“Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there.  What you choose to do with them is up to you.”   (Richard Bach)

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“Nothing is as real as a dream.  The world can change around you, but your dream will not.  Responsibilities need not erase it.  Duties need not obscure it.  Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.”   (Tom Clancy)

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“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy.  If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem.  But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.”   (E. B. White)

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