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.

“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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