Passion Quotes

Where a man has a passion for meditating without the capacity of thinking, a particular idea fixes itself fast, and soon creates a mental disease

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative, especially in the theater. You have to care so much that you can't sleep, you can't eat, you can't talk to people. It's just got to be right. You can't do it without that passion.

Agnes George DeMille

The secret affinity between gambling and the desert . . . Gambling itself is a desert form, inhuman, uncultured, initiatory, a challenge to the natural economy of value, a crazed activity on the fringes of exchange. But it also has a strict limit and stops abruptly; its boundaries are exact, its passion knows no confusion. Neither the desert nor gambling are open areas; their spaces are finite and concentric, increasing in intensity toward the interior, toward a central point, be it the spirit of gambling or the heart of the desert a privileged, immemorial space, where things lose their shadow, where money loses its value, and where the extreme rarity of traces of what signals to us there leads men to seek the instantaneity of wealth.

Jean Baudrillard

He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul.

Celia Thaxter

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

Anthony J D'Angelo

Vanity is a strange passion; rather than be out of a job it will brag of its vices.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Fame is the shadow of passion standing in the light

Sallust

Patience is passion tamed.

Lyman Abbott

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.

Ovid

Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses and the wine; And I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, I was desolate and bowed my head: I have been faithful to thee, Cynara! in my fashion.

Ernest Dowson

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

Roland Barthes

I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Never underestimate the power of passion.

Eve Sawyer

If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.

Lord Chesterfield

I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success

Ingrid Bergman

Destiny has a constant passion for the incongruous.

Booth Tarkington

Revenge is the act of passion, vengeance is an act of justice.

Samuel Johnson

Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.

Marquis de Sade

The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion and desirousness which must be repressed in a humanitarian ordering of life.

Carl Jung

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

Buddha

The gallantry of his grief did put me into a towering passion.

William Shakespeare

Great dancers aren't great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.

Unknown

A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.

Abraham J. Heschel

Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you.

Horace
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