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 “March, 2017”

“Stop Being Who You Were” / “You Are a Badass”

 

 

 

“Did I offer peace today?  Did I bring a smile to someone’s face?  Did I say words of healing?  Did I let go of my anger and resentment?  Did I forgive?  Did I love?  These are the real questions.  I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.”   (Henri J. M. Nouwen)

 

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“Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage.  You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.”   (Jarod Kintz)

 

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“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.” (William Arthur Ward)

 

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“Our character isn’t defined by the battles we win or lose, but by the battles we dare to fight.”   (Robert Beatty, Serafina and the Black Cloak)

 

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“Close the door.  Remove the dust.  Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.”   (Paulo Coelho)

 

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“You are a badass.  You were one when you came screaming onto this planet and you are one now.  The Universe wouldn’t have bothered with you otherwise.  You can’t screw up so majorly that your badassery disappears.  It is who you are.  It’s who you always will be.  It’s not up for negotiation.”   (Jen Sincero, author of You are a Badass, How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life)

 

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“Are you scared?  Or are you not ready?  There is a difference.”   (‘Unique Quietness’)

 

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“But There is Always 100% Love”

 

 

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”    (Og Mandino)

 

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“Tonight I sent an angel to watch over you, but it came back. When I asked why, it told me that angels don’t watch over other angels.”     (Unknown)

 

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“Accept who you are and revel in it.”   (Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie)

 

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“Respect is one of the greatest expressions of love.”   (Miguel Angel Ruiz)

 

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“A soul mate is not the person who makes you the happiest,

but the one that makes you feel the most. 

Who conducts your heart to bang the loudest,

who can drag you giggling with forgiveness from the cellar they locked you in.”   (Sierra DeMulder, excerpt from “Unrequited Love Poem”)

 

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“It’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain, and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.”   (Alan Ball, American Beauty)

 

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“My grandmother once told me, “Relationships are work, honey, and they aren’t 50/50. Some days when I get up I only feel like giving 10%, then your granddaddy has to give 90% that day.  But there is always 100% love.”   (Leigh Ann Lunsford)

 

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“In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But when I open my mouth, everything collapses.”   (Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies) 

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