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.

“Make Your Spirit Glow Out Loud”



“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school.  They don’t teach you how to love somebody.  They don’t teach you how to be famous.  They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor.  They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer.  They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind.  They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying.  They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”    (Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones)



“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”     (C. G. Jung)



“When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  That’s my religion.”  (Abraham Lincoln)



“The practice of assertiveness means acting.  Act as if you are already the healthiest person you can be.  Do not wait until you feel better about yourself or until you believe you have what it takes.  Act as if you are self-actualized and your beliefs will follow suit.  Act while you fear rather than waiting until you feel unafraid.  ‘Acting as if’ is a form of playfulness.  Play successfully combines contrasts and opposites.  When we act as if we are already more advanced than we imagine ourselves to be, we are creatively playing with an old, habitual self-image and welcoming a new self that wants to emerge.  This new self is encouraged into existence by the image we are displaying when we ‘act as if.’”    (David Richo, How to Be an Adult)



“Because, from the beginning, God said, ‘I’m gonna put this world into your hands. If I run everything, then that’s not you.’  So, we were created with a piece of divinity inside us, but with this thing called free will, and I think God watches us every day, lovingly, praying we will make the right choices.”    (Mitch Albom, Have a Little Faith: A True Story)



“Be happy about your own life and you’ll be amazed at just how much more beautiful you’ll find it to be.”    “Do whatever makes your spirit glow out loud.”    (TemitOpe Ibrahim)



“Life is a creation, not a discovery.”    (Neale Donald Walsch)



“Oh, what we might accomplish, were it not for an exaggerated sense of our own unimportance.”    (Robert Brault, Round Up the Usual Subjects)



“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”     (C. S. Lewis)




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