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.

“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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