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Quotations about Passion

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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

Live the ordinary days with passion and exuberance. ~Dr. SunWolf, 2015 tweet,

We welcome passion, for the mind is briefly let off duty. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1963

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.  ~Benjamin Franklin

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.  ~Roger L'Estrange, Aesop's Fables, 1692

Give me one hour of love that is consumed by the intensity of its own fire, rather than a lifetime of embers whose feeble flame knows not outburst or extinction. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Prayer, 1904

Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason.  ~John Wesley

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Passion makes the world go round.  Love just makes it a safer place. ~Ice‑T, The Ice Opinion, quoted in Reader's Digest, "Quotable Quotes," February 2002

Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night. ~Terri Guillemets

Passion is oxygen for the soul. ~Author unknown

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune... when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Hester and Pearl," The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, 1850

Follow your passion, and success will follow you. ~Terri Guillemets

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Attributed to Howard Thurman

When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees. ~Author unknown

The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion.  But cosmetics are easier to buy.  ~Yves Saint Laurent

The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.  ~Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Journal, 17 December 1856

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world. ~Sheila Graham

But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, "A Flood of Sunshine," The Scarlet Letter: A Romance, 1850

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars. ~Jack Kerouac

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess. ~Christian Nestell Bovee

Oh how the passions, insolent and strong,
Bear our weak minds their rapid course along;
Make us the madness of their will obey;
Then die and leave us to our griefs as prey!
~George Crabbe

Passion is universal humanity.  Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.  ~Honoré de Balzac

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. ~Jean de la Fontaine

I don't deny that I get excited, but that's what happens when you're passionate about what you do. ~Zak Bagans, Dark World: Into the Shadows with the Lead Investigator of The Ghost Adventures Crew

In music the passions enjoy themselves. ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, 1886

For passion has come to the verge and leaps headlong to the blind abyss, yet gathers thereby the strength of deeps, and eddies a moment and swirls and sweeps till peril is one with bliss! ~Harriet L. Childe Pemberton

I may never find the thing I seek, but maybe you will have caught the spirit of my dream. ~Muriel Strode (1875–1964), My Little Book of Life, 1912

I'm a singer-songwriter.... If I'm not doing it, I'm like a flower without water. When I'm doing it, I'm a sunflower six feet tall... ~Rob from Tucson, Arizona, Intervention, season 8, episode 4, original airdate 2009 December 21st  [I feel the same way about my quotation work! —tεᖇᖇ¡·g]

Our passions are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to. ~George Santayana

Renew your passions daily. ~Terri Guillemets

You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion. ~Garrison Keillor

My dreams have a dragon-shaped shadow and breathe fire into the dawn. ~Terri Guillemets, "Ready," 2006

Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work. ~Aldous Huxley

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