That's what Anthony Robbins says, anyway, and I think he might have a point. Whether it's passion about love, or passion about life, I think we all agree (don't we?) that passion is a vital ingredient. As you'll see when you...
"The more intensely we feel about an idea or a goal, the
more assuredly the idea, buried deep in our subconscious, will direct us along
the path to its fulfillment."
-- Earl Nightingale
"Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care."
-- Blaise Pascal
"Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion."
-- D. H. Lawrence
"I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got."
-- Walter Cronkite
(And this is why it's vital - and I'm talking to you now, Steve - why it's vital to overcome fear of commitment!)
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion."
-- Martha Graham
"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
-- Oscar Wilde
(Ouch, Oscar Wilde, ouch!
Does that include these passion quotes too?)
"Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work."
-- Aldous Huxley
"Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless."
-- Honoré de Balzac
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life."
-- Federico Fellini
(And what about the passion of expressing your life - via your interests - in a way that adds value to others as well as to yourself! One great way of doing this would be... Well, it would be via creating your very own website, built around your passions! Yes, this is possible. Yes, you can do this, you can!!)
"Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafairing soul, if either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction."
-- Kahlil Gibran
"Fill your life with as many moments and experiences of joy and passion as you humanly can. Start with one experience and build on it."
-- Marcia Wieder
"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
-- Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch
"Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead."
-- Joss Whedon
(A person who likes the sound of his own voice, methinks?... Only kidding Joss. Loved the Buffy series mate!)
"Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night."
-- Glade Byron Addams
Actually - and I'm a little embarrassed to say this - we're a little short of passion quotes, at the moment! There are plenty of passion love quotes, and also plenty of love and happiness quotations but not too many quotes on passion.
Can you help? Please send us any quotes you know about - thanks!
"We cannot be sure of having
something to live for unless we are willing to die for it."
-- Che Guavara
"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."
-- Albert Einstein
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
-- G. W. F. Hegel
"When natural inclination develops into a passionate desire, one advances towards his goal in seven-league boots."
-- Nikola Tesla
(Maybe passion is what's missing from your own particular goal-setting, eh!)
"Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you."
-- Oprah Winfrey
"Passion is the genesis of genius."
-- Anthony Robbins
(Anthony is clearly on a roll with his quotes about passion.)
"The essence of poetry is will and passion."
-- William Hazlitt
"...love life, engage in it, give it all you've got. Love it with a passion, because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it"
-- Maya Angelou
Okay, here's something you could do to satisfy your appetite for quotations on what could loosely be called "inspired living":