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.

“The Threshold of Your Own Mind”


“A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.”   (William James)



“Well, I must endure the presence of a few caterpillars if I wish to become acquainted with the butterflies.”   (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince)



“You do not write your life with words … You write it with actions.  What you think is not important.  It is only important what you do.”   (Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls)



“No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.

The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness.

If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”    (Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet)



“The more you struggle to live, the less you live.  Give up the notion that you must be sure of what you are doing.  Instead, surrender to what is real within you, for that alone is sure …. you are above everything distressing.”   (Baruch Spinoza)



“There’s only one day at a time here, then it’s tonight and then tomorrow will be today again.”   (Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1)



“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.

(And now) Here’s Tom with the Weather.”   (Bill Hicks)


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