Quotes by passion

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  • Claude Adrien Helvétius
    Claude Adrien Helvétius
    French philosopher 1715-1771
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    He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
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    He will hold thee, when his passion shall have spent its novel force, something better than his dog, a little dearer than his horse.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
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    How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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    I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.
  • Bryce Dallas Howard
    Bryce Dallas Howard
    American actress and filmmaker 1981-
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    I didn't always want to act. My passion was writing, and it still is one of my primary passions to this day, but it wasn't until high school when I started acting in plays that it became a thought of something I might want to do. And when I applied to colleges, at NYU, I was able to study both writing and acting.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    Oliver Wendell Holmes
    American writer and poet 1809-1894
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    I think that, as life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time at peril of being judged not to have lived.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.
  • Brooks Robinson
    Brooks Robinson
    American professional baseball player 1937-
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    I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday. To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    American civil rights activist, Baptist minister and talk show host 1954-
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    If O.J. had been accused of killing his black wife, you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    Canadian poet 1912-
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    If poetry is like an orgasm, an academic can be likened to someone who studies the passion-stains on the bedsheets.
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