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.

“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)




“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)




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




“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)




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




“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)




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



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