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, 2016”

“It is Never Too Late”

 

“It is never too late to turn on the light.  Your ability to break an unhealthy habit or turn off an old tape doesn’t depend on how long it has been running; a shift in perspective doesn’t depend on how long you’ve held on to the old view.

When you flip the switch in that attic, it doesn’t matter whether it’s been dark for ten minutes, ten years or ten decades.

The light still illuminates the room and banishes the murkiness, letting you see the things you couldn’t see before.

It’s never too late to take a moment to look.”    (Sharon Salzberg)

 

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“Once on a while you get shown the light, in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”   (Robert Hunter)

 

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“Light must come from inside.  You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.”   (Sogyal Rinpoche)

 

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“It is easy.  Just once a day, imagine the life you dream of.  Believe that it can be yours in this world of magic and miracles.  Choose to live as if you know of its inevitable manifestation. Don’t compromise.  Don’t worry.  Don’t look for results.  And as surely as spirit crafts one moment after another, so too will it fuse together the life you now lead with the life of your dreams as if they were two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, destined to become one.

This alone determines what’s ‘meant to be.’

Tallyho,    (signed)    The Universe”    (Notes from the Universe, Mike Dooley, September 15, 2016)

 

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“How do we forgive ourselves for all of the things we did not become?”   (David ‘Doc’ Luben, ’14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes’)

 

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“Someday, somewhere – anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life.”   (Pablo Neruda)

 

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“Grown-Ups Never Understand”

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”   (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

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“When things in your life are adding up, start subtracting.”   (Reverend Run)

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“When you repeat a mistake, it’s not a mistake anymore. It’s a decision.”   (Paulo Coelho)

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“For there are two kinds of forgiveness in the world: the one you practice because everything really is all right, and what went before is mended  The other kind of forgiveness you practice because someone needs desperately to be forgiven, or because you need just as badly to forgive them, for a heart can grab hold of old wounds and go sour as milk over them ”   (Catherine M  Valente, The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Let the Revels There)

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“Tell me what’s the difference between hope and waiting because my heart doesn’t know. 

It constantly cuts itself on the glass of waiting

It constantly gets lost in the fog of hope.”   (Anna Kamienska)

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“Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.”   (Eleanor Roosevelt)

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“One Word; That Word is Love”

 

“Love, I’ve come to understand is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.”   (Nicholas Sparks)

 

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“One of the most amazing things that can happen is finding someone who sees everything you are and won’t let you be anything less.  They see the potential of you.  They see endless possibilities.  And through their eyes, you start to see yourself the same way.  As someone who matters.  As someone who can make a difference in this world.”   (Susane Colasanti)

 

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“I told you.  You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car.  You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”   (L. J. Smith)

 

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“You don’t need another Human Being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul, but cracks to put their love into, is the most calming thing In this World.”   (Emery Allen)

 

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“There are really only two types of people:

Those you now love.

And, those you will love. 

That’s what life’s for,  (signed)  The Universe.”   (Notes from The Universe, Mike Dooley, 7.9.13)

 

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“Things I forgot to tell you.  That I love you, and that when I awake in the morning I use my intelligence to discover more ways of appreciating you.”   (Anaїs Nin, Henry and June)

 

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“One word frees us of all weight and pain of life; that word is love.”   (Sophocles, 496 – 406 BC)

 

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“There’s Something Happening Here / Don’t Worry / We’re Gonna Have a Good Day”

 

 

“There’s something happening here

What it is ain’t exactly clear

There’s a man with a gun over there

Telling me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

 

There’s battle lines being drawn

Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Getting so much resistance from behind

It’s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down

 

What a field-day for the heat

A thousand people in the street

Singing songs and carrying signs

Mostly say, hooray for our side

It’s s time we stop, hey, what’s that sound

Everybody look what’s going down.”   (Stephen Stills, ‘For What It’s Worth’ song lyrics, Buffalo Springfield)

 

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“Don’t worry about a thing

‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Singing’ don’t worry about a thing

‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin’

Smiled with the risin’ sun

Three little birds

Pitch by my doorstep

Singin’ sweet songs

Of melodies pure and true

Saying’, (this is my message to you)

 

Singing’ don’t worry ’bout a thing

‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Singing’ don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing

‘Cause every little thing gonna be alright

Rise up this mornin’

Smiled with the risin’ sun

Three little birds

Pitch by my doorstep

Singin’ sweet songs

Of melodies pure and true

Sayin’, this is my message to you.”   (Bob Marley, ‘Three Little  Birds’ song lyrics)

 

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“Let’s begin Now

You know today I just woke up and I said

You know instead of waitin’ on a good day

Waitin’ around through up’s and down’s waitin

On something to happen I just say

 

We’re gonna have

We’re gonna have

We’re gonna have a good day

And all my homies gonna ride today

And all these mommies look fly today

And all we wanna do is get by today


Heyyy

We’re gonna have a good day

And ain’t nobody gotta cry today

‘Cause ain’t nobody gonna die today

Save that drama for another day

Heyyy we’re gonna have a good day.”   (Nappy Roots, ‘Good Day’ song lyrics, songwriters: Joseph, Patrick “Beans” Esposito, Edward Hokenson, Bruce Charles Sudano, Melvin Adams, Vito Tisdale, William Hughes, Alan E. Wert)

 

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“When your heart speaks, take good notes.”   (Judith Campbell)

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