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.

“Believe in Yourself … Create Miracles”


“Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body.”   (Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives)



“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.”    (Eckhart Tolle)



“Our bodies have five senses:  touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing.  But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. 
The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”    (C. JoyBell C.)



“You cannot trade the courage needed to live every moment for immunity from life’s sorrows.  We may say we know this but ours is the culture of the deal-making mind.  From infancy, we have breathed in the belief that there is always a deal to be made, a bargain to be struck.  Eventually, we believe, if we do the right thing, if we are good enough, clever enough, sincere enough, work hard enough, we will be rewarded.  …

My invitation, my challenge to you here, is to journey into a deeper intimacy with the world and your life without any promise of safety or guarantee of reward beyond the intrinsic value of full participation.”   (Oriah Mountain Dreamer, The Invitation)



“I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing or been too hesitant to attempt.  So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future.  The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure.  The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.  …

You are wrong if you think Joy emanates only or principally from human relationships.  …

My point is that you do not need me or anyone else around to bring this new kind of light in your life.  It is simply waiting out there for you to grasp it, and all you have to do is reach for it.  The only person you are fighting is yourself and your stubbornness to engage in new circumstances.”   (Jon Krakauer, Into the Wind)



“Motivational quotes and speeches are not about becoming an astronaut, brain surgeon, 1st place athlete or making a certain amount of money.  It’s about excitement, excitement from realizing the absurdity of existence and appreciating that you’re part of it.  And then inspiring others to follow, until we’ve all found that appreciation and the inner peace that comes with it.”   (Aiden Hall)



“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.”  (Marvin Gaye)



“You’re never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.” (Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah)



“Once you believe in yourself
and see your soul as divine and precious,
you’ll automatically be converted
to a being who can create miracles.”   (Wayne W. Dyer)



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