Eternal Passion! Eternal Pain!Matthew Arnold: 1853 Poems: A New Edition,'Philomela', l.31-2.
There is no passion in the mind of man so weak, but it mates and mastersthefearofdeath. And therefore death is no such terrible enemy, when a man hath so many attendants about him that can win the combat of him. Revenge triumphs over death; love slights it; honour aspireth to it; grief flieth to it.Bacon, Francis,Viscount St Albans: 1625 Essays, no.2,'Of Death'.
Only I discern Infinite passion, and the pain Of finite hearts that yearn.Robert Browning: 1855 Men and Women,'Two in the Campagna'.
Butthislove ofoursisimmoderate, inordinate, and notto be comprehended inany bounds.It will notcontainitself within the union of marriage or apply to one object, but is a wandering, extravagant, a domineering, a boundless, an irrefragable, a destructive passion.Robert pseudonym DemocritusJunior Burton: 1621Anatomy of Melancholy, pt.3, section 2, member1, subsection 2.
As her lute doth live or die, Led by her passion, so must I: For when of pleasure she doth sing, My thoughts enjoy a sudden spring, But if she doth of sorrow speak, Ev'n from my heart the strings do break.thomas campion: 1601A Book of Airs, no.6,'When to Her Lute Corinna Sings'.
A master passion is the love of news.George Crabbe: 1785 The Newspaper, l.279.
I have forgot much,Cynara! Gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses, riotously with the throng, Dancing, to put thy pale, lost lilies out of mind; But I was desolate and sick of an old passion, Yea, all the time, because the dance was long: I have been faithful to thee,Cynara! in my fashion.Ernest Dowson: 1896 Verses,'Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae'.
Moderate sorrow Fits vulgar love, and for a vulgar man: But I have lov'd with such transcendent passion, I soar'd, at first, quite out of reason's view, And now am lost above it.john dryden: 1678 All for Love, or The World Well Lost, act 2.
Whenlovegrows diseased,thebestthing we candoisto put it to a violent death. I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.Sir George Etherege: 1676 The Man of Mode or, Sir Fopling Flutter, act 2, sc.2.
Le charme de la nouveaute , peu a' peu tombant comme un ve" t ement, laissait voir a' nu l'e ternelle monotonie de la passion, qui a toujours les me" mes formes et le me" me langage. The charm of novelty, falling little by little like a robe, revealed the eternal monotony of passion, which has always the same forms and the same language.Gustave Flaubert: 1857 Madame Bovary, pt.2, ch.12.
Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon.Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.E(dward) M(organ) Forster: 1910 Howards End, ch.22.
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence: 1922 Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch.15.
Better passion and death than any more of these'isms'. No more of the old purpose done up in aspic. Better passion and death.D(avid) H(erbert) Lawrence: 1922 Fantasia of the Unconscious, ch.15.
Drabs from the alleyways and drug fiends pale Minds still passion-ridden, soul-power frail: Vermin-eaten saints with moldy breath, Unwashed legions with the ways of Death (Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?)(Nicholas) Vachel Lindsay: 1913 General Booth Enters Into Heaven,'General Booth Enters Into Heaven'.
There held in holy passion still, Forget thyself to marble.john milton: c.1631 Il Penseroso, l.37-8.
Calm of mind, all passion spent.john milton: 1671Samson Agonistes, l.1758.
By the time you say you're his, Shivering and sighing And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying.Dorothy ne e Rothschild Parker: 1937 Not So Deep as AWell,'Unfortunate Coincidence'.
Quelque e tendue d'esprit que l'on ait, l'on n'est capable que d'une grande passion. However vast a man's spirit, he is only capable of one great passion.Blaise Pascal: c.1653 Discours sur les passions de l'amour (Discourse on the Passions of Love).This is usually attributed to Pascal.
He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.Anthony Dymoke Powell: 1955 TheAcceptanceWorld, ch.1.
What is our life? a play of passion; Our mirth the music of division; Our mothers' wombs the tiring-houses be Where we are dressed for this short comedy. Heaven the judicious sharp spectator is, That sits and marks still who doth act amiss; Our graves that hide us from the searching sun Are like drawn curtains when the play is done. Thus march we, playing, to our latest rest, Only we die in earnestthat's no jest.Sir Walter Raleigh: 1612 'On the Life of Man'.
His love was passion's essence:as a tree On fire by lightning, with ethereal flame Kindled he was, and blasted.Rochdale: 1812-18 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto 3, stanza 78.
L'homme est une passion inutile. Man is a useless passion.jean-paul sartre: " 1943 L'Etre et le ne ant (Being and Nothingness,1957) pt.4, ch.2, section 3 (translated by Hazel Barnes).
Nowadays a sales conference resembles a Passion play: everybody is invited to participate and marvel at the drama.1991In the Company ofWriters: A Life in Publishing.
If ever I do a mean action, it must be in some interval betwixt one passion and another.Laurence Sterne: 1768 A SentimentalJourney,'Montriul'.
Yes,Iama fatal man,Madame Fribsbi.Toinspirehopeless passion is my destiny.william makepeace thackeray: 1848-50 Mirobolant. Pendennis, ch.23.