Without passion, you don't have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
When illusions are over, when the distractions of sense, the vagaries of fancy, and the tumults of Passion have dissolved even before the body is cold, which once they so thronged and agitated, the soul merges into intellect, intellect into conscience, conscience into the unbroken, awful solitude of its own personal accountability; and though the inhabitants of the universe were within the spirit's ken, this personal accountability is as strictly alone and unshared, as if no being were throughout immensity but the spirit and its God.henry giles
Unconscious assumptions or opinions are the worst enemy of woman; they can even grow into a positively demonic Passion that exasperates and disgusts men, and does the woman herself the greatest injury by gradually smothering the charm and meaning of her femininity and driving it into the background. Such a development naturally ends in profound psychological disunion, in short, in a neurosis.carl jung
Jews and Saracens [Muslims] of both sexes in every Christian province must be distinguished from the Christian by a difference of dress. On Passion Sunday and the last three days of Holy Week they may not appear in public.
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.
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
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
Yes,Iama fatal man,Madame Fribsbi.Toinspirehopeless Passion is my destiny.william makepeace thackeray
What the public wants is the image of Passion, not Passion itself.Roland Barthes
Misled by fancy's meteor ray,By Passion driven;But yet the light that led astrayWas light from heaven.Robert Burns
I hope she saw the Passion, and no need to tell Mark Anthony about it.sanjaya malakar
La Passion comblée a son innocence, presque aussi fragile que toute autre.marguerite yourcenar
She that would raise a noble love must find Ways to beget a Passion for her mind; She must be that which she to the world would seem, For all true love is grounded on esteem: Plainness and truth gain more a generous heart Than all the crooked subtleties of art.villiers, george, 2nd duke of buckingham
The plain fact is that many of the reputations which today occupy the poetic limelight are such as would crumble immediately if poetry such as Empson's, with its Passion, logic, and formal beauty, were to become widely known.william empson
Nor do we merely feel these essences For one short hour; no, even as the trees That whisper round a temple become soon Dear as the temple’s self, so does the moon, The Passion poesy, glories infinite, Haunt us till they become a cheering light Unto our souls, and bound to us so fast, That, whether there be shine, or gloom o’ercast, They alway must be with us, or we die.john keats
The Indians , whom we call barbarous, observe much more decency and civility in their discourses and conversation, giving one another a fair silent hearing till they have quite done; and then answering them calmly, and without noise or Passion. And if it be not so in this civiliz'd part of the world, we must impute it to a neglect in education, which has not yet reform'd this antient piece of barbarity amongst us.john locke
...that Indian music, like Scottish and Irish music is modal and harmonic. ...During a performance it is this mood, colour or Passion which the musician tries to evoke and explore, and according to ancient theory his task is made easier if the performance takes place at the time and in the ambiance proper to the raga.Jamily and Reginald Massey
...quite in keeping with Trotsky’s Passion for ideas, his generous indignation at injustice, was his sense of personal rectitude, his idealistic approach to life. All who knew him intimately even when he was one of the rulers of Russia speak of it. Max Eastman and also Souvarine, who, a fierce opponent of Trotsky’s politics, has said of him that there was nothing “mesquin” in his character, not a trace of rascality. It is a noticeable characteristic of many great writers and philosophers, but a fatal weakness in a politician.
If you have a great Passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.Roman Polanski
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
Now, good Cesario, but that piece of song, That old and antique song we heard last night; Methought it did relieve my Passion much, More than light airs and recollected terms Of these most brisk and giddy-paced times: Come, but one verse.william shakespeare
Alas! it is not till Time, with reckless hand, has torn out half the leaves from the Book of Human Life to light the fires of human Passion with, from day to day, that man begins to see that the leaves which remain are few in number.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I must speak in Passion, and I will do it in King Cambyses’ vein.