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.

“Don’t Give Up” / “Whatever You Give, You Get”


“We aren’t who we want to be.  We are what society demands.  We are what our parents choose.  We don’t want to disappoint anyone.  So, we smother the best in us.”   (Paulo Coelho)



“I’d like to believe that for all the harm I’ve caused, I’ve also done some good. Maybe the angels need a sharp sword too.”   (Amanda Waller)



“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.  You wait, and you watch, and you work:  You don’t give up.”   (Anne Lamott)



“To empower another, is to empower yourself.

To celebrate another, is to celebrate yourself.

And to free another is to free yourself.

I say empower, celebrate, and free them all.

See the trend?  Whatever you give, you get.  (signed)   The Universe”    (Note from The Universe, Mike Dooley 9.27.17)



“When it comes to being gentle, start with yourself.  Don’t get upset with your imperfections.  Being disappointment by failure is understandable, but it shouldn’t turn into bitterness or spite directed at yourself.  It’s a great mistake because it leads nowhere – to get angry because you are angry; upset at being upset; disappointed because you are disappointed.”    (St. Frances de Sales)



“For me, I am driven by two main philosophies:  know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others.  You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”    (Neil deGrasse Tyson)



“Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world.” (Marianne Williamson)




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