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.

“What About the Rest of Your Life?”


“Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn’t original sin. He’s born with the tragedy that he has to grow up.  A lot of people don’t have the courage to do that.”    (Helen Hayes)



“The power to change your life lies in the simplest of steps.”    (Steve Maraboli)



“All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten.  Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the sandpile at Sunday School.”    (Robert Fulghum)



“Whatever you do, if you do it sincerely, will eventually become a bridge to your wholeness, a good ship that carries you through the darkness.”    (Carl Jung)



“Never forget the nine most important words of any family –
‘I love you.’
‘You are beautiful.’
‘Please forgive me.’”    (H. Jackson Brown Jr.)



“Time is an equal opportunity employer.  Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day.  Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes.  And you can’t save time to spend it on another day.  Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving.  No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”    (Denis Waitley)



“’What about the rest of your life?’
She shrugged. ‘What about it?’
‘Aren’t you worried about, like, forever?’
‘Forever is composed of nows,’ she says.”    (John Green, Paper Towns)



“Don’t be afraid of death, be afraid of the unlived life.”    (Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt)



“When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable.  But to grow up is to accept vulnerability.  To be alive is to be vulnerable.”    (Madeleine L’Engle)



“Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you.  It is not too late to become that person again.”    (Robert Brault, Round Up the Usual Subjects)



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2 thoughts on ““What About the Rest of Your Life?”

  1. I don’t think I have ever grown up. Much to the chagrin of my wife.

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