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.

“The Beginning of a New Dream”



“There comes a time for healing no matter how broken you are right now; no matter how heavy your heart is right now.  There comes a time when you will go outside and let the sun shine on your face and let the wind touch your hair and you will not be tired by just simply being awake.
There comes a time when you will be happy to be alive again and that day you will appreciate your own being because now you know the other side.  Now you know the opposite.
Now you know what it’s like to not be sure if you really are; who you really are; if you simply are, anymore.
And that day will be the beginning of everything.”    (Charlotte Eriksson, Empty Roads & Broken Bottles; In Search for the Great Perhaps)



“Things change, so I have to change too.”    (Adam Scythe, Immortals, Vol. III)



“Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.”    (Craig D. Lounsbrough)



“Where should I start?  I texted my old Jiko this question, and she wrote back this: You should start where you are.”    (Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being)



“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)



“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be.  There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want.  You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing.  We can make the best or the worst of it.  I hope you make the best of it.  And I hope you see things that startle you.  I hope you feel things you never felt before.  I hope you meet people with a different point of view.  I hope you live a life you’re proud of.  If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”    (Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)



“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”    (Joseph Campbell)



“Today is the beginning of a new dream.”    (Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom)



“Here’s to new beginnings,” Stuart says and raises his bourbon.
I nod, sort of wanting to tell him that all beginnings are new.”    (Kathryn Stockett, The Help)



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