Quotations on Enthusiasm

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I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life.
- Jenny Agutter
(Keywords: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
- Mary Kay Ash
(Keywords: Idea, Enthusiasm, Will)

Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks.
- James A. Baldwin
(Keywords: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth.
- Arthur Balfour
(Keywords: Truth, Enthusiasm, World)

And I thought my loss my loss was not, certainly, the end of the world, but to lessen the enthusiasm of those young people who were signed up, I thought that was tragic.
- Birch Bayh
(Keywords: Thought, People, Enthusiasm, End, Loss, World)

While we are focusing on fear, worry, or hate, it is not possible for us to be experiencing happiness, enthusiasm or love.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Love, Happiness, Fear, Enthusiasm, Hate, Worry)

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Motivation, Inspiration, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Excitement)

Music is at once the product of feeling and knowledge, for it requires from its disciples, composers and performers alike, not only talent and enthusiasm, but also that knowledge and perception which are the result of protracted study and reflection.
- Alban Berg
(Keywords: Music, Talent, Knowledge, Enthusiasm, Perception, Composers, Feeling, Reflection, Result, Study)

At this period the enthusiasm of the amateur was fast giving way to a more steady commercial instinct, and I let no opportunity slip of improving my position, but I felt that I was still labouring under the disadvantage of not having acquired some technical profession.
- Henry Bessemer
(Keywords: Opportunity, Enthusiasm, Giving, Instinct, Profession)

Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

To act wisely when the time for action comes, to wait patiently when it is time for repose, put man in accord with the tides. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand, and depression on the other.
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Keywords: Time, Action, Enthusiasm, Depression, Ignorance, Law, Man, Results, Tides)

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Man)

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Keywords: Genius, Truth, Enthusiasm, Sincerity)

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
- Edward B. Butler
(Keywords: Life, Success, Enthusiasm, Man, Years)

Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Life, Enthusiasm, Today)

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
- Dale Carnegie
(Keywords: Success, Quality, Enthusiasm, Persistence, Sense)

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Success, Enthusiasm, Failure, Loss)

Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books.
- Jackie Collins
(Keywords: Change, Time, Enthusiasm, Being, Books, Want)

I printed a list of Irish names from the Internet and my husband, Dave, saw Finley on the list. I really liked it but didn't want to scare Dave off with my enthusiasm. So I used a little reverse psychology and let him think it was his idea.
- Holly Marie Combs
(Keywords: Husband, Idea, Enthusiasm, Internet, Irish, Names, Psychology, Want)

The professional world was much more unpleasant than I thought. I was always wishing I could get back that enthusiasm I had when I was doing shows at college.
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Keywords: Thought, Enthusiasm, College, Wishing, World)

But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing.
- John Cornyn
(Keywords: Change, Enthusiasm, Party, Republicans, Tea, Washington)

Then there is a still higher type of courage - the courage to brave pain, to live with it, to never let others know of it and to still find joy in life; to wake up in the morning with an enthusiasm for the day ahead.
- Howard Cosell
(Keywords: Life, Courage, Enthusiasm, Day, Joy, Pain)

Of course, Americans have no monopoly of patriotic enthusiasm and good faith.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Faith, Enthusiasm, Americans)

He was so excited. He cut out pictures of these landscapes and neighborhoods and kind of really tried to give you a feel of the movie. It was kind of cute but at the same time it really showed his enthusiasm for it.
- Macaulay Culkin
(Keywords: Time, Enthusiasm, Cute)

We have built a genuine level of enthusiasm and goodwill with people throughout this district. People are really excited about the possibilities this election holds, not just for this district, but because of the message Alabama sent to the rest of the country.
- Artur Davis
(Keywords: People, Enthusiasm, Country, Goodwill, Possibilities, Rest)

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Genius, Enthusiasm, Production)

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool. I like the business. I like to do different parts and diverse characters. I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall
(Keywords: Business, Enthusiasm, Acting)

Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test.
- Herb Elliott
(Keywords: Time, Enthusiasm, Training)

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Mother, Enthusiasm, Effort, Nothing)

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst
(Keywords: Technology, Enthusiasm, Expectations, Famous, School, Study)

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Energy, Eyes, Stars, Will)

I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France
(Keywords: Wisdom, Enthusiasm, Folly, Indifference)

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Ideas, Enthusiasm, Perseverance, World)

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
- Alexander Hamilton
(Keywords: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.
- Peter Hammill
(Keywords: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

A mother should give her children a superabundance of enthusiasm; that after they have lost all they are sure to lose on mixing with the world, enough may still remain to prompt fated support them through great actions.
- Augustus Hare
(Keywords: Mother, Enthusiasm, Actions, Children, May, Support, World)

Accordingly the Northern races of Europe found their inspiration in the Bible; and the enthusiasm for it has not yet quite faded away.
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Keywords: Inspiration, Enthusiasm, Bible, Europe)

It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Keywords: Faith, Life, Enthusiasm, Living, Worth)

I think the American people have been surprised by the enthusiasm with which the Iraqis have taken to elections and politics.
- Duncan Hunter
(Keywords: Politics, People, Enthusiasm, American, Elections)

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which mean never losing your enthusiasm.
- Aldous Huxley
(Keywords: Age, Genius, Enthusiasm, Losing, Old, Spirit)

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.
- Steve Irwin
(Keywords: Education, Enthusiasm, Being, Passion)

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.
- Steve Irwin
(Keywords: Belief, Enthusiasm, Passion, Television, Wildlife)

On the other hand, I don't understand the enthusiasm for everything in the antique shop that Grandma threw out. There, the sense of quality has declined; otherwise Grandma wouldn't have thrown it out.
- Arne Jacobsen
(Keywords: Quality, Enthusiasm, Sense)

I didn't only have a perceptual problem, I was also so nervous and so upset. The process just didn't work. I lost enthusiasm for school and I flunked second grade. The teachers said I was lazy.
- Bruce Jenner
(Keywords: Work, Enthusiasm, School, Teachers)

My attitude is always one of sensuality, aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness in my expression.
- Sally Kirkland
(Keywords: Attitude, Enthusiasm, Expression, Sensuality)

It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm.
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Keywords: Society, Enthusiasm, Study)

The best thanks we could offer those who went before and raised the Irish working class from their knees was to press forward with determination and enthusiasm towards the ultimate goal of their efforts, a Co-operative Commonwealth for Ireland.
- James Larkin
(Keywords: Determination, Enthusiasm, Goal, Class, Ireland, Irish, Press)

Useful as a war against France, undertaken by the Government against the will of the people would be for our revolutionary development, just so dangerous must be the effect upon our democratic development of a war supported by blind popular enthusiasm.
- Ferdinand Lassalle
(Keywords: Government, War, People, Development, Enthusiasm, Blind, Effect, France, Popular, Will)

I fear my enthusiasm flags when real work is demanded of me.
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Keywords: Work, Fear, Enthusiasm, Flags)

Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur
(Keywords: Soul, Enthusiasm, Skin, Years)



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