Quotations on Passion

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I want to feel passion, I want to feel pain. I want to weep at the sound of your name. Come make me laugh, come make me cry... just make me feel alive.
- Joey Lauren Adams
(Keywords: Name, Pain, Passion, Sound, Want)

If I had not passed through trial - through passion, one could say - through these years so painful and so rich, I don't believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Life, Career, Passion, Today, Years)

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
- Mark Akenside
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me. At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace, and my passion as a war correspondent.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: War, Passion, Planning, Road)

The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.
- Robert Anderson
(Keywords: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Thomas Aquinas
(Keywords: Mind, Passion, Temperance)

The law is reason, free from passion.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Law, Passion, Reason)

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

Although I enjoyed writing Film Music it was always a means to an end, in that it enabled me to keep a wife and family and write my classical music, which has always been my passion.
- Malcolm Arnold
(Keywords: Family, Music, Wife, End, Film, Passion, Writing)

I try to live my life where I end up at a point where I have no regrets. So I try to choose the road that I have the most passion on because then you can never really blame yourself for making the wrong choices. You can always say you're following your passion.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Life, Blame, Choices, End, Passion, Road, Wrong)

I'd like to do a lot of different stuff. I think it's important as a creative person to keep challenging yourself and keep doing new stuff. If you end up trying to repeat yourself it's death. It just becomes boring and takes the passion out of it. You gotta find stories and characters that you really want to hang out with.
- Darren Aronofsky
(Keywords: Death, End, Passion, Trying, Want)

Hitherto I have courted Truth with a kind of Romantick Passion, in spite of all Difficulties and Discouragements: for knowledge is thought so unnecessary an Accomplishment for a Woman, that few will give themselves the Trouble to assist us in the Attainment of it.
- Mary Astell
(Keywords: Truth, Thought, Knowledge, Accomplishment, Difficulties, Passion, Trouble, Will, Woman)

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
- Saint Augustine
(Keywords: Wife, Opportunity, Act, Adultery, Evil, Living, Man, Obvious, Passion, Reason)

The Passion narratives are the first pieces of the Gospels that were composed as a unity.
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Keywords: First, Passion, Unity)

For passion, be it observed, brings insight with it; it can give a sort of intelligence to simpletons, fools, and idiots, especially during youth.
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Intelligence, Fools, Idiots, Passion, Youth)

The passion of the Italian or the Italian-American population is endless for food and lore and everything about it.
- Mario Batali
(Keywords: Food, Passion, Population)

My reading is always about musical biographies. I have an innate interest and passion for that.
- Nina Blackwood
(Keywords: Interest, Passion, Reading)

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Money, People, Cause, Miser, Passion, Thieving, Want)

Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity. But you still have to act a certain way.
- Arthur Blank
(Keywords: Act, Help, Passion, Sense, Unity)

Criticism starts - it has to start - with a real passion for reading. It can come in adolescence, even in your twenties, but you must fall in love with poems.
- Harold Bloom
(Keywords: Love, Adolescence, Criticism, Passion, Poems, Reading)

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Character, Ambition, May, Passion, Principles)

It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Keywords: Kiss, Affection, Passion, Sweetness)

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do. But what we want to bring to these works is energy, passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw
(Keywords: Energy, Passion, Shakespeare, Want)

I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the art by airing and arguing it in public.
- James Broughton
(Keywords: Art, Passion, Public)

The young women in my classes are feisty and clever and believe, often with the passion of youthful optimism, that feminism is a battle already won. I worry for them - and for my daughters, too.
- Louise Brown
(Keywords: Women, Optimism, Battle, Daughters, Feminism, Passion, Worry)

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Art, Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

As reason is a rebel to faith, so passion is a rebel to reason.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Faith, Passion, Reason)

Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.
- Thomas Browne
(Keywords: Humor, Men, Passion, Reason)

Travellers, like poets, are mostly an angry race: by falling into a daily fit of passion, I proved to the governor and his son, who were profuse in their attentions, that I was in earnest.
- Richard Francis Burton
(Keywords: Son, Passion, Poets)

God Almighty is, to be sure, unmoved by passion or appetite, unchanged by affection; but then it is to be added that He neither sees nor hears nor perceives things by any senses like ours; but in a manner infinitely more perfect.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: God, Affection, Appetite, Passion, Senses)

There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
- George Byron
(Keywords: Life, Passion, State)

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Life, Love, Existence, First, Man, Passion, Woman)

A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Truth, Nothing, Passion, Taste)

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
- Albert Camus
(Keywords: Friendship, Truth, Nothing, Passion, Sincerity, Taste)

There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
- Bliss Carman
(Keywords: Successful, Fact, May, Passion, Perfection, Will)

I continue to have a special pride and passion for AOL, and I strongly believe that AOL - once the leading Internet company in the world - can return to its past greatness.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Greatness, Company, Internet, Leading, Passion, Past, Pride, World)

It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Interest, Passion, Perspective, Right)

If you're doing something new you've got to have a vision. You've got to have a perspective. You've got to have some north star you're aiming for, and you just believe somehow you'll get there, which kind of gets to the passion point.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Vision, Passion, Perspective)

I think the support of the other team at AOL and everybody's really shared passion and belief about this and - saying that some day everybody was going to be on line.
- Steve Case
(Keywords: Belief, Day, Passion, Saying, Support)

In the earliest days, this was a project I worked on with great passion because I wanted to solve the Defense Department's problem: it did not want proprietary networking and it didn't want to be confined to a single network technology.
- Vinton Cerf
(Keywords: Technology, Defense, Network, Passion, Project, Want)

When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Nature, Husband, Laws, Lovers, Man, Name, Obstacles, Parents, Passion, Right, Woman)

Well, it's still a bit uncertain, but I will do the consulting, and I'll see how I can contribute. But I'm sure whatever I do will involve the space program. That's where my passion is.
- Leroy Chiao
(Keywords: Consulting, Passion, Space, Will)

I've lost a little bit of my fire... I don't want to say I've lost my passion.
- Roger Clemens
(Keywords: Fire, Passion, Want)

And although I like to relax and have fun, my passion is my work.
- Benjamin Cohen
(Keywords: Work, Fun, Passion, Relax)

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Wisdom, Darkness, Folly, Ignorance, Infatuation, Passion, Purity)

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
- Cyril Connolly
(Keywords: Illusion, Passion, Temperament, Want)

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.
- Bill Cosby
(Keywords: Music, Time, Clothes, Generations, Nothing, Passion, Procrastination)

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Keywords: Learning, Passion, Will)

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
(Keywords: Ignorance, Passion, Persistence)



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