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.

“If You Are a Dreamer Come In”


“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!”    (Shel Silverstein)



“The untrained mind keeps up a running commentary, labeling everything, judging everything.  Best to ignore that commentary.  Don’t argue or resist, just ignore. Deprived of attention and interest, this voice gets quieter and quieter and eventually just shuts up.”    (Plato, Conversations with Plato)



“Confronting problems is choosing to suffer now in the hope of future gratification rather than choosing to continue present gratification in the hope that future suffering will not be necessary.”    (M. Scott Peck)



“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.”    (Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night)



“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”  (J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan)



“There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves.  Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you.”    (Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience)



“Imagination is the voice of daring.  If there is anything godlike about God, it is that. He dared to imagine everything.”    (Henry Miller, Sexus)



“Make big plans … that’s the best way to make big things happen.
Write down your plans.  Share them with trusted colleagues.  Seek out team members and accomplices.
Shun the non-believers.  They won’t be easily convinced, but they can be ignored.
Is there any doubt that making big plans increases the chances that something great will happen?
Is there any doubt that we need your contribution?
Why then, are you hesitating to make big plans?”    (Seth Godin)



“The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.”    (The Army Corp of Engineers)


“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”    (Walt Disney)



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