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.

“A Genius – The Ability to Recognize”


“Many people pray to be kept out of unexpected problems.  Some people pray to be able to confront and overcome them.”   (Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza)



“You don’t have to do “it” right, you just have to try to do it right.

And then you will have done it right.

Works for me.

You know, visualizing, sauntering, acting with faith, being positive, raising the bar, living with gratitude, or just tootling.    (signed)   The Universe”   (Notes From the Universe, Mike Dooley, April 4, 2014)



“A writer arrived at the monastery to write a book about the Master.  ‘People say you are a genius,’ he asked.  ‘Are you?’

‘You might say so,’ said the Master, none too modestly.

‘And what makes one a genius?’

‘The ability to recognize.’

‘Recognize what?’

‘To recognize the butterfly in a caterpillar; the eagle in an egg; the saint in a selfish human being,’ said the Master.”   (Anthony de Mello)



“What man is a man who does not make the world better.”  (Balian of Ibelin, Kingdom of Heaven movie)



“Try pretending that all you now believe to be real, is not.  And that all you wish to be real, is.  If only for a few minutes each day.

Then, try acting like all you wish to be real already is real.  With just a word here, a sentence there, or some little demonstration.  If only in private.

Before long, you won’t even remember if what you used to believe was real or just a dream.

I’m pretending you already do this stuff whenever you want change.  ‘Who me?  I never thought that!’  We hear it all the time.  (signed)  The Universe”   (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, June 25, 2014)


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