This, indeed, is one of the eternal paradoxes of both life and literature-that without passion little gets done; yet, without control of that passion, its effects are largely ill or null.
Justice and goodwill will outlast passion.
Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.
Nobody is quite so blase and sophisticated as a boy of nineteen who is just recovering from a baby grand passion.
Prejudice and passion and suspicion are more dangerous than the incitement of self-interest or the most stubborn adherence to real differences of opinion regarding rights.
A populace never rebels from passion for attack, but from impatience of suffering.
Life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from the richness of life itself.
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
Tenderness is the repose of Passion.
And although I like to relax and have fun, my passion is my work.
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.
We just decided that we were going to play the game with some passion and have fun. So there was a little tenacity and intensity, and that was the objective.
Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion.
Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
The fact is that love is of two kinds one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
We may live without poetry, music and art;
We may live without conscience and live without heart;
We may live without friends; we may live without books;
But civilized man can not live without cooks.
He may live without books,what is knowledge but grieving?
He may live without hopewhat is hope but deceiving?
He may live without love,what is passion but pining?
But where is the man that can live without dining?
Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness, kindness is love, perhaps greater than love .... kindness is goodwill, kindness says "I want you to be happy." Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.
The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.