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.

“Be Curious; Don’t Just Give Up”


“What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else?”    (Arnold Schwarzenegger)



“Be yourself;  everyone else is already taken.”    (Oscar Wilde)



“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”    (Lewis Carroll)



“I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”     (Albert Einstein)



“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”     (Arthur C. Clarke)



“Don’t bite off more than you can chew because nobody looks attractive spitting it back out.”     (Carroll Bryant)



“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.”     (C. JoyBell C.)



“We are what we repeatedly do.  Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit.”    (Aristotle)



“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet.  Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious.  And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.  It matters that you don’t just give up.”    (Stephen Hawking)



“Calvin: ‘The more you know, the harder it is to take decisive action.  Once you are informed, you start seeing complexities and shades of gray.  You realize nothing is as clear as it first appears.  Ultimately, knowledge is paralyzing.  Being a man of action, I cannot afford to take that risk.’

Hobbes: ‘You’re ignorant, but at least you act on it.’”   (Bill Watterson, The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury)



“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)




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