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 Exist” / “You Were Born with Wings”


“If you wait for inspiration you’ll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street.”    (Ben Nicholas)



“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”    (Liz Story)



“You don’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.”   (Flip Wilson)



“To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage.”    (Confucius)



“In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”    (James Lane Allen)



“You can’t build a reputation on what you intend to do.”    (Liz Smith)



“You create your reality with your intentions.
You gain or lose power according to the choices that you make.”    (Thoughts from the Seat of the Soul)



“Excellence is never an accident.  It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”    (Aristotle)



“Don’t exist.
Get out, explore.
Challenge authority.  Challenge yourself.
Change forever.
Become who you say you always will.  Keep moving.  Don’t stop.  Start the revolution.  Become a freedom fighter.  Become a superhero.  Just because everyone doesn’t know your name doesn’t mean you don’t matter.
Are you happy?  Have you ever been happy?  What have you done today to matter? Did you exist or did you live?  How did you thrive?
Become a chameleon – fit in anywhere.  Be a Rockstar – stand out everywhere.  Do nothing, do everything.  Forget everything, remember everyone.  Care, don’t just pretend to.  Listen to everyone.  Love everyone and nothing at the same time.  It’s impossible to be everything, but you can’t stop trying to do it all.
All I know is that I have no idea where I am right now.  I feel like I am in training for something, making progress with every step I take.  I fear standing still.  It is my greatest weakness. …

Make this moment your reckoning.  Your head has been held under water for too long and now it is time to rise up and take your first true breath.
Do everything with exact calculation, nothing without meaning.  Do not make careful your words, but make no excuses for what you say. … Set a goal for everyday and never be tired.”    (Brian Krans, A Constant Suicide)



“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideals and dreams.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”     (Rumi)


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