Passion quotes

  • You can't be without passion. Passion means the possessiveness to be the best.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Passion #Mean #Being The Best

  • Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
    -- A. R. Rahman

    #Passion #Humble #Successful

  • Shun fear, it is the ague of the soul! a passion man created for himself--for sure that cramp of nature could not dwell in the warm realms of glory.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Fear #Passion #Men

  • Let never man be bold enough to say, Thus, and no farther shall my passion stray: The first crime, past, compels us into more, And guilt grows fate, that was but choice, before.
    -- Aaron Hill

    #Life #Passion #Fate

  • I was so thankful that my parents trusted me enough and had enough faith in my abilities to let me follow my passion and try to do something great, even if I might fail.
    -- Abby Sunderland

    #Passion #Parent #Trying

  • Let me define a leader. He must have vision and passion and not be afraid of any problem. Instead, he should know how to defeat it. Most importantly, he must work with integrity.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Integrity #Passion #Leader

  • At the same time the Muslims are commanded to exercise self-restraint as much as possible. Force is a dangerous weapon. It may have to be used for self-defense or self-preservation, but we must always remember that self-restraint is pleasing in the eyes of Allah. Even when we are fighting, it should be for a principle not out of passion.
    -- Abdullah Yusuf Ali

    #Eye #Passion #Fighting

  • The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Peace #Fear #Passion

  • From moment then to moment their desire Gained strength, and wisdom fled before love's fire; Passion engulfed them, and these lovers lay Entwined together till the break of day.
    -- Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    #Passion #Fire #Together

  • Coy Nature, (which remain'd, though aged grown, A beauteous virgin still, enjoy'd by none, Nor seen unveil'd by anyone), When Harvey's violent passion she did see, Began to tremble and to flee; Took sanctuary, like Daphne, in a tree: There Daphne's Lover stopped, and thought it much The very leaves of her to touch: But Harvey, our Apollo, stopp'd not so; Into the Bark and Root he after her did go!
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Nature #Passion #Roots

  • Curiosity, which may or may not eventuate in something useful, is probably the most outstanding characteristic of modern thinking ... Institutions of learning should be devoted to the cultivation of curiosity, and the less they are deflected by the consideration of immediacy of application, the more likely they are to contribute not only to human welfare, but to the equally important satisfaction of intellectual interest, which may indeed be said to have become the ruling passion of intellectual life in modern times.
    -- Abraham Flexner

    #Passion #Thinking #Intellectual

  • As to the origin of civil Societies or Governments; the Author of our Being, has given Man a Nature to be fitted for, and disposed to Society. It was not good for Man at first to be alone; his nature is social, having various Affections, Propensities and Passions, which respect Society, and cannot be indulged without a social Intercourse.
    -- Abraham J. Williams

    #Passion #Men #Firsts

  • One desire has been the ruling passion of my life. One high motive has acted like a spur upon my mind and soul. and sooner than that I should seek escape from the sacred necessity that is laid upon me, let the breath of life fail me. It is this: That in spite of all worldly opposition, God's holy ordinances shall be established again in the home, in the school and in the State for the good of the people; to carve as it were into the conscience of the nation the ordinances of the Lord, to which Bible and Creation bear witness, until the nation pays homage again to God
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Passion #Home #School

  • When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Passion #Fighting #Men

  • I could not sleep when I got on such a hunt for an idea until I had caught it; ...This was a kind of passion with me, and it has stuck by me; for I am never easy now, when I am handling a thought, till I have bounded it north, and bounded it south, and bounded it east, and bounded it west.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Passion #Sleep #Ideas

  • Some men are born husbands; they have a passion for domesticity, for a fireside, for a home. Yet, curiously, these men very rarely stay at home. Apparently what they want is to have a place to get away from.
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Husband #Passion #Home

  • When a passion is not realized ... it fades away, or becomes ideal worship--Dante--Petrarch--that sort of thing!
    -- Ada Leverson

    #Passion #Worship

  • It is the rare architect who does not hope in his heart to design a great building and for whom the quest is not a quiet, consuming passion.
    -- Ada Louise Huxtable

    #Passion #Heart #Design

  • When it comes to fundraising for a social enterprise, if you are pursuing your true passion, you'll learn to become great at your craft because you'll care so much about perfecting the skills necessary to make that dream a reality.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Dream #Passion #Reality

  • The most abundant resources that we possess amongst the 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States are passion and knowledge, yet our most scarce resource is collaboration.
    -- Adam Braun

    #Passion #Collaboration #United States

  • Well, the post office is probably not the place you want to go if you want to be infused with patriotism and a renewed sense of vigor.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Passion #Office #Vigor

  • Like an unexpected wet mop in the face of tired complacency, The Sovereignty Solution works on the receptive mind as a pry bar works on a tightly sealed box. Written with courage and passion, this is a book whose often counterintuitive clarity shakes entombed assumptions like an earthquake. Whether you end up convinced or not, you will never think about American national security the same way ever again.
    -- Adam Garfinkle

    #Book #Passion #Tired

  • I am not somebody who just likes to run. I am a runner. This is the difference between a pastime and a passion. I like to play golf, but I am not a golfer. I like to cook, but I am not a chef. I don't just like to run. I am a runner. It is a passion. It is part of who I am and is woven into the fabric of my personality, character, and psyche.
    -- Adam Goucher

    #Running #Passion #Character

  • Who but the Atman is capable of removing the bonds of ignorance, passion and self-interested action?
    -- Adi Shankara

    #Passion #Ignorance #Self

  • Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Sports #Jobs #Passion

  • Their element is to attack, to track, to hunt, and to destroy the enemy. Only in this way can the eager and skillful fighter pilot display his ability. Tie him to a narrow and confined task, rob him of his initiative, and you take away from him the best and most valuable qualities he posses: aggressive spirit, joy of action, and the passion of the hunter.
    -- Adolf Galland

    #Passion #Ties #Track

  • The doom of a nation can be averted only by a storm of flowing passion, but only those who are passionate themselves can arouse passion in others.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Passion #Storm #Passionate

  • All great movements are popular movements. They are the volcanic eruptions of human passions and emotions, stirred into activity by the ruthless Goddess of Distress or by the torch of the spoken word cast into the midst of the people.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Passion #People #Eruption

  • One of our most important tasks will be to save future generations from a similar political fate and to maintain for ever watchful in them a knowledge of the menace of Jewry. For this reason alone it is vital that the Passion play be continued at Oberammergau; for never has the menace of Jewry been so convincingly portrayed as in this presentation of what happened in the times of the Romans. There one sees in Pontius Pilate a Roman racially and intellectually so superior, that he stands like a firm, clean rock in the middle of the whole muck and mire of Jewry.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Passion #Fate #Rocks

  • For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Passion #Order #Law

  • ... passion for survival is the great theme of women's poetry.
    -- Adrienne Rich

    #Passion #Poetry #Survival

  • I have a lot of passion. I have a lot of pride. I think I do get that from my family. But you can be driven and be nice.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Nice #Passion #Pride

  • AERIN is saturated with the qualities that have surrounded me my entire life, many of which came from my grandmother, Estee: passion, style, hard work, family, and, of course, all things beautiful.
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Beautiful #Hard Work #Passion

  • Beauty is my heritage, but home decor is very much my passion,
    -- Aerin Lauder

    #Passion #Home #Heritage

  • It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
    -- Aesop

    #Life #Passion #Fire

  • The only thing you can do to lead a crowd is prove your passion to them.
    -- Afrojack

    #Passion #Crowds #Prove

  • Do you know my friend that each one of us is a dark mystery, a maze of conflicting passions and desire and aptitudes?
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Passion #Dark #Desire

  • There speaks the passion and the rebellion that go with red hair. My second wife had red hair. She was a beautiful woman, and she loved me. Strange, is it not? I have always admired red-haired women. Your hair is very beautiful. There are other things I like about you. Your spirit, your courage; the fact that you have a mind of your own. ~Mr. Aristides
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Beautiful #Passion #Hair

  • Many other women have kicked higher, balanced longer, or turned faster. These are poor substitutes for passion.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Dance #Passion #Poor

  • Dancers aren't made of their technique, but their passion.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Passion #Dancer #Technique

  • Find the passion. It takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative. I would go so far as to say you can't do it without that passion.
    -- Agnes de Mille

    #Passion #Creative #Energy

  • An historian without political passions is as rare as a wasp without a sting.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Passion #Political #Wasps

  • Why do so many ingenious theorists give fresh reasons every year for the decline of letter writing, and why do they assume, in derision of suffering humanity, that it has declined? They lament the lack of leisure, the lack of sentiment ... They talk of telegrams, and telephones, and postal cards, as if any discovery of science, any device of civilization, could eradicate from the human heart that passion for self-expression which is the impelling force of letters.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Passion #Writing #Heart

  • It is that happy stretch of time when the lovers set to chronicling their passion. When no glance, no tone of voice is so fleeting but it shines with significance. When each moment, each perception is brought out with care, unfolded like a precious gem from its layers of the softest tissue paper and laid in front of the beloved — turned this way and that, examined, considered.
    -- Ahdaf Soueif

    #Passion #Voice #Shining

  • But what I kept wondering about is this: that first second when she felt her skirt burning, what did she think? Before she knew it was candles, did she think she'd done it herself? With the amazing turns of her hips, and the warmth of the music inside her, did she believe, for even one glorious second, that her passion had arrived?
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Believe #Passion #Thinking

  • Animals in general have always been my passion, project, crusade - whatever you want to call it! The ocean is such a huge, beautiful thing that I feel like we all take for granted.
    -- Aimee Teegarden

    #Beautiful #Ocean #Passion

  • We want to win. The Raider fans deserve it. The Raider players deserve it, even my organization deserves it. You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here.
    -- Al Davis

    #Passion #Winning #Player

  • I saw greatness in John and he lived up to it. I also saw a tremendous competitor who loved to win. John is a standard bearer, someone that players, coaches, fans and the Raider Nation can all look up to. One of his great virtues, the fire that burned brightest in him, was his love and passion for football, which was seldom ever equaled.
    -- Al Davis

    #Football #Passion #Winning

  • A kiss is a lusty dollop of dessert to be served with desire and savored with passion.
    -- Al Pacino

    #Passion #Kissing #Desire

  • If O.J. had been accused of killing his black wife, you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
    -- Al Sharpton

    #Passion #Wife #Black

  • The pleasure of talking is the inextinguishable passion of a woman, coeval with the act of breathing.
    -- Alain-Rene Lesage

    #Women #Passion #Talking

  • If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.
    -- Alan Armstrong

    #Passion #Greatness #May

  • English Bohemianism is a curiously unluscious fruit. ... Inside this hothouse, huge lascivious orchids slide sensuously up the sweating windows, passion-flowers cross-pollinate in wild heliotrope abandon, lotuses writhe with poppies in the sweet warm beds, kumquats ripen, open and plop flatly to the floor-and outside, in a neat, trimly-hoed kitchen-garden, English bohemians sit in cold orderly rows, like carrots.
    -- Alan Coren

    #Sweet #Flower #Passion

  • I've hardly had an avant-garde career ... If you're going to make a film, you have to try to make sure it comes out of a childlike passion, as if you're doing it for the first time.
    -- Alan J. Pakula

    #Passion #Careers #Trying

  • When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
    -- Alan Keyes

    #Children #Educational #Passion

  • The FA Cup means a lot. There is a real passion here for the competition which you don't get elsewhere. It's a love affair. It's part and parcel of living up here. People might think I'm daft, but I'm not wrong; I'd rather win the Cup than the League.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Real #Passion #Mean

  • Walking the streets on winter nights kept him warm, despite the cold nocturnal passions of uprising winds. His footsteps led between trade-marked houses, two up and two down, with digital chimneys like pigs' ***** on the rooftops sending up heat and smoke into the cold trough of a windy sky. Stars hid like snipers, taking aim now and again when clouds gave them a loophole. Winter was an easy time for him to hide his secrets, for each dark street patted his shoulder and became a friend, and the gaseous eye of each lamp glowed unwinking as he passed.
    -- Alan Sillitoe

    #Stars #Eye #Passion

  • For it was Saturday night, the best and bingiest glad-time of the week, one of the fifty-two holidays in the slow-turning Big Wheel of the year, a violent preamble to a prostrate Sabbath. Piled up passions were exploded on Saturday night, and the effect of a week's monotonous graft in the factory was swilled out of your system in a burst of goodwill. You followed the motto of 'be drunk and be happy,' kept your crafty arms around female waists, and felt the beer going beneficially down into the elastic capacity of your guts.
    -- Alan Sillitoe

    #Holiday #Passion #Beer

  • It was a lot of fun being a child actress. It suited me. I don't think it suits everybody, but I was in it because I had a passion, not because my parents wanted me to make money. If other kids want to do it, and they really like acting, go for it.
    -- Alanna Ubach

    #Children #Fun #Passion

  • Adventure is just about doing something you’ve never done— doing it with enthusiasm and curiosity: doing something difficult with passion.
    -- Alastair Humphreys

    #Passion #Adventure #Curiosity

  • There is scarcely any passion without struggle.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Struggle #Passion #Existentialism

  • To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Compassion #Grows

  • A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Truth #Passion

  • The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Real #Passion #Century

  • There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Life #Passion #Logic

  • The absurd hero's refusal to hope becomes his singular ability to live in the present with passion.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Hero #Passion #Live In The Present

  • Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Inspirational #Work #Passion

  • From the moment absurdity is recognized, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. But whether or not one can live with one's passions, whether or not one can accept their law, which is to burn the heart they simultaneously exalt - that is the whole question.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Heart #Law

  • To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Forgiving #Age

  • The end of their passion consists of loving uselessly at the moment when it is pointless.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Happiness And Love #Moments

  • All that remains is a fate whose outcome alone is fatal. Outside of that single fatality of death, everything, joy or happiness, is liberty. A world remains of which man is the sole master. What bound him was the illusion of another world. The outcome of his thought, ceasing to be renunciatory, flowers in images. It frolics-\-\-in myths, to be sure, but myths with no other depth than that of human suffering and, like it, inexhaustible. Not the divine fable that amuses and blinds, but the terrestrial face, gesture, and drama in which are summed up a difficult wisdom and an ephemeral passion.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Drama #Flower #Passion

  • Great feelings take with them their own universe, splendid or abject. They light up with their passion an exclusive world in which they recognize their climate.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Passion #Light #Feelings

  • Thus I draw from the absurd three consequences, which are my revolt, my freedom, and my passion. By the mere activity of consciousness I transform into a rule of life what was an invitation to death—and I refuse suicide.
    -- Albert Camus

    #Suicide #Passion #Three

  • The more separated we become from the Earth, the more hostile we become to the feminine. We disown our passion, our creativity, and our sexuality. Eventually the Earth itself becomes a baneful place. I remember being told by a medicine woman in the Amazon, “Do you know why they are really cutting down the rain forest? Because it is wet and dark and tangled and feminine.
    -- Alberto Villoldo

    #Rain #Passion #Creativity

  • I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Passion #Want #Feels

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

    #Passion #Civilization

  • From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Passion #Men #History

  • Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Happiness #Struggle #Passion

  • Our conviction that the world is meaningless is due in part to the fact (discussed in a later paragraph) that the philosophy of meaningless lends itself very effectively to furthering the ends of political and erotic passion; in part to a genuine intellectual error - the error of identifying the world of science, a world from which all meaning has deliberately been excluded, with ultimate reality.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Philosophy #Passion #Reality

  • Impulse arrested spills over, and the flood is feeling, the flood is passion, the flood is even madness.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Passion #Feelings #Madness

  • Impulse arrested spills over, and the flood is feeling, the flood is passion, the flood is even madness: it depends on the force of the current, the height and strength of the barrier. The unchecked stream flows smoothly down its appointed channels into a calm well being.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Passion #Feelings #Height

  • The greatest, like Rembrandt, paint a gallant, a hag, and a carcass with equal passion and rapture; they love the truth as it is.  They do not admit that anything can be ugly or evil; its existence justifies itself.  This is because they know themselves to be part of an harmonious unity; to disdain any item of it would be to blaspheme the whole.  The Thelemite is able to revel in any experience soever; in each he recognizes the tokens of ultimate Truth.  It is surely obvious, even intellectually, that all phenomena are interdependent, and therefore involve each other.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Passion #Evil #Unity

  • In a very real sense, the Constitution is our compact with history . . . [but] the Constitution can maintain that compact and serve as the lodestar of our political system only if its terms are binding on us. To the extent we depart from the document's language and rely instead on generalities that we see written between the lines, we rob the Constitution of its binding force and give free reign to the fashions and passions of the day.
    -- Alex Kozinski

    #Fashion #Real #Passion

  • Photograph because you love doing it, because you absolutely have to do it, because the chief reward is going to be the process of doing it. Other rewards - recognition, financial remuneration - come to so few and are so fleeting...Take photography on as a passion, not a career.
    -- Alex Webb

    #Photography #Passion #Careers

  • Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Men #Justice

  • When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Men #Moderation

  • Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals for the most part governed by the impulse of passion.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Animal #Men

  • It is an unquestionable truth, that the body of the people in every country desire sincerely its prosperity. But it is equally unquestionable that they do not possess the discernment and stability necessary for systematic government. To deny that they are frequently led into the grossest of errors, by misinformation and passion, would be a flattery which their own good sense must despise.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Country #Passion #Errors

  • The prosecution [of impeachments], will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust, and they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Party #Passion #Men

  • In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason. Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Character #Citizens

  • This position will not be disputed, so long as it is admitted that the desire of reward is one of the strongest incentives of human conduct, or that the best security for the fidelity of mankind is to make their interest coincide with their duty. Even the love of fame, the ruling passion of the noblest minds...would on the contrary deter him from the undertaking, when he foresaw that he must quit the scene before he could accomplish the work . . .
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Long #Mind

  • The experience of treaties being broken with impunity provide an afflicting lesson to mankind how little dependence is to be placed on treaties which have no other sanction than the obligations of good faith; and which oppose general considerations of peace and justice to the impulse of any immediate interest and passion.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Broken #Justice

  • The obscurity is more often in the passions and prejudices of the reasoner than in the subject.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Prejudice #Obscurity

  • Take mankind in general, they are vicious-their passions may be operated upon.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #May #Human Nature

  • The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not a sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Human Nature #Fit

  • Has it not. . . invariably been found that momentary passions, and immediate interests, have a more active and imperious control over human conduct than general or remote considerations of policy, utility and justice?
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Justice #Human Nature

  • The passions of a revolution are apt to hurry even good men into excesses.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Men #Good Man

  • Take mankind as they are, and what are they governed by? Their passions.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Human Nature #Mankind

  • There may be in every government a few choice spirits, who may act from more worthy motives. One great error is that we suppose mankind more honest than they are. Our prevailing passions are ambition and interest...
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Passion #Ambition #Errors

  • It must not be thought that the cowardly feeling of caution and uneasy self-preservation is innate in the English character. It is the consequence of a corpulence derived from wealth and of the training of all thoughts and passions for acquisitiveness.
    -- Alexander Herzen

    #Passion #Character #Self