That's P-A-S-S-I-O-N QUOTES...
Now please re-read the above with the deepest sexiest voice you've got, have a giggle to yourself, and then... And then read on. (But only then, mind!)
And once you've read these quotes, do get in touch to let us know what you think, eh! Thanks.
"Between men and women there is no friendship
possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship."
-- Oscar Wilde
(Maybe this is where I have been going wrong in life! )
"Passion can never purchase what true love desires: true intimacy, self-giving, and commitment."
(So we all need to take a long look at ourselves and our fear of commitment!)
"Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important."
-- Lisa Hoffman
"Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words."
-- Fr. Jerome Cummings
(When was the last time you showed someone you love them? Do so now! Inspire the man in your life by sharing Rudyard Kipling's If poem, and inspire the woman in your life by showing her the Imagine a Woman poem!)
"Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance and you find out you still care for that person."
"Love withers with predictability; its very essence is surprise and amazement. To make love a prisoner of the mundane is to take its passion and lose it forever."
-- Leo F. Buscaglia
"The pleasure of love is in loving; we are happier in the passion we feel than in the passion we inspire."
-- François de la Rochefoucauld
"We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first."
(Yes, how true these particular passion love quotes are, François. Indeed.)
"Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."
-- D. H. Lawrence
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise."
-- Samuel Johnson
"There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations."
-- François de La Rouchefoucauld
"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 Nevell Bovee
"You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul."
-- Julie de Lespinasse
"Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop."
"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart."
-- Marcus Aurelius
(Isn't this a great definition of 'greatness'?)
"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."
-- Joan Crawford
"Love without passion is dreary; passion without love is horrific."
-- Lord Byron
"Love is the delusion that one man
or woman differs from another."
-- H. L. Mencken
(I bet you don't agree with this particular inspirational quote about passion love, do you? Let us know!)
"It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations."
-- Khalil Gibran
"Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass."
-- French Proverb
"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.'"
-- Erich Fromm
"Love is the passion that we feel inside of our hearts that we can't hide. We pretend to hide it, but it burns us more and more until the pain grows and grows and it never ends."
(Almost a passion poem that passion love quote, no?)
"In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love."
-- Lord Byron
"We love because it's the only true adventure."
-- Nikki Giovanni
"The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy."
-- Yves Saint Laurent
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
-- Victor Hugo
"To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
-- Lao Tzu
"I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not."
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
(I bet you say that to all the girls, Robert, eh! You and your passion love quotes!)
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
-- William Shakespeare
"There are people of spirit and there are people of passion but much less common that one might think. Rarer still are the people of passion and spirit. But rarest of all is a passionate spirit."
-- Martin Buber
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":