I believe that one of life's greatest risks is never daring to risk.

Oprah Winfrey

To be good, according to the vulgar standard of goodness, is obviously quite easy. It merely requires a certain amount of sordid terror, a certain lack of imaginative thought, and a certain low passion for middle-class respectability.

Oscar Wilde

A grand passion is the privelege of people who have nothing to do.

Oscar Wilde

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.


Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.


Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. D'angelo

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.

William Hazlitt

Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.'

Sue Halpern

When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.

Margery Allingham

My passion for opera-the eternal truth of drama through music-has grown, while my interest in performance has diminished. Which is perhaps as good a reason as any other to go quietly.

Lord Harewood

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.

James Joyce

Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.

D. H. Lawrence

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.


Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.

Georg Wilhelm

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.

Robert Sternberg

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

My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.

Jack Kerouac

There was a disturbance in my heart, a voice that spoke there and said, I want, I want, I want! It happened every afternoon, and when I tried to suppress it it got even stronger.

Saul Bellow

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

Bette Davis

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot

With out passion you don't have energy, with out energy you have nothing.

Donald Trump

I had learnt to seek intensity…more of life, a concentrated sense of life.

Nina Berberova

There is something remarkably and peculiarly English about the passion for sitting on damp seats watching open-air drama only the English have mastered the art of being truly uncomfortable while facing up to culture.

Sheridan Morley

Vices are often habits rather than passions.

Antoine Rivarol

We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.

Sue Grafton

The worst sin - perhaps the only sin - passion can commit, is to be joyless.

Dorothy L. Sayers

There is not a passion so strongly rooted in the human heart as envy.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The conquest of passion gives ten times more happiness than we can reap from the gratification of it.

Richard Steele, Sr.

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.


What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.

Stanley Kunitz

Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished.

Luisa Sigea

Judgement, not passion should prevail.


It's the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.

Rebecca West

Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!

Marcus Aurelius

Passions make men live, knowledge merely makes them last.

Nicholas Chamfort

Life without passion would be a dull wasteland of neutrality, cut off and isolated from the richness of life itself.

Daniel Goleman

I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions.

Elizabeth Taylor

We are minor in everything but our passions.

Elizabeth Bowen

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.


With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.

Edgar Allan Poe

The thing in the world I am most of afraid of is fear, and with good reason,that passion alone in the trouble of it exceeding other accidents.

Michel de Montaigne

Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.

Benjamin Franklin

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Edmund Burke

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Intellectual passion dries out sensuality.

Leonardo da Vinci

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

To succeed you have to believe in something with sucha passion that it becomes a reality.

Anita Roddick

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

When men exercise their reason coolly and freely on a variety of distinct questions, they inevitably fall into different opinions on some of them. When they are governed by a common passion, their opinions, if they are to be called, will be the same.

Alexander Hamilton

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.

C. S. Lewis

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

Blaise Pascal

The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play.

Robert Anderson

I don't know that there's been any surprise but the one thing that is evident is that his passion to play is unbridled and it's rubbed off on some other guys.

Craig Heisinger

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.

H. G. Wells

We've got a two-game win streak now. The girls are starting to play with passion and desire.

Joe Debruyne

They bring a passion for softball you don't find in a lot of kids. They live for it.

Dawn Rowe

We'd get nothing but hell every day. It was more intense. You could see the passion in him that week.

Chadd Moore

Passion is univeral humanity. Without it religion, history, art, and romance would be useless.

Honore De Balzac

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood; it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death.

Dr. Rollo May

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.

Alexander Herzen

We didn't have any energy. We didn't have any passion. We didn't have any tenacity. That's what you have to have to win these games, especially when you're on the road.

Gary Holquist

The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature - something deep inside the heart.

John Wooden

All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

Honore De Balzac

It's fun, but it's more than a hobby, it's a passion. As far as crafts go, that's all I do now. All of my heart and soul goes into my art quilts.

Norma Schlager

Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor and power of the mind, displaying itself from within.

Ralph Lauren

Jim Fowler deserves much of the credit for the tremendous growth of our missions ministries, ... Jim brought a unique blend of gifts and passion to this position. He leaves big shoes to fill and we will miss his leadership.

Larry Hovis

I liked the up-tempo game better. It?s constant, plus at the time the pay might have been a little better than the other two. But the truth is I just had more of a passion for the game of basketball than I did the other two.

Jojo White

The ability to help businesses deliver SMS communications to their customers easily and cost-effectively is a key factor of our passion and growth.

Gary Brooks

It seems like he's got a new passion and is just thankful for being out there, like he's living each practice like it's his last.

Nick Hill

Technology has been, and always will be, my one true passion professionally.

John Mckinley

And at night, there is a Passion play, where actors re-enact the Passion of the Lord, but there is no Holy Communion.

Rev. Virgilio Zea

There are always, in every community, those who have a passion about their talent. And we just find each other. These groups are an entry level and can grow into something big.

Gilbert Barrera

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.

Alice Thomas Ellis

They do everything with such passion and to such detail. You don't play with that detail without loving it. I don't care if somebody's bossing you around, making you do it, you still have to concentrate from your heart.

Orel Hershiser

We were looking for great teachers - teachers with great enthusiasm who have a passion to coach. Then, we needed some wisdom, as well. I think we got all of those things with the combination of the three guys we hired.

Mark Farley

It's a love affair. It's a passion.

David Crosson

It's about heart and passion. It's about who wants it more.

Cyndi Valentin

Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.

Marquis De Sade

His passion and vision and enthusiasm won me over. He is not interested in money or fame, he is interested in creative expression of the art.

Jonathan Krane

They say if you can turn your passion into a career, you'll never have to work another day in your life, and that's been the case for me.

Jeff Holden

He has a lot of passion. The crowd just loves it.

Bob Kyler

Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.

Bishop Robert South

It was a matter of converting some plays at the end. Too bad, because the girls really fought hard in the second half. It gives us a look at where we can be if we play that aggressively offensively and with a lot of passion defensively like we did in the second half.

Sean Coste

Liberty is a great celestial Goddess, strong, beneficent, and austere, and she can never descend upon a nation by the shouting of crowds, nor by arguments of unbridled passion, nor by the hatred of class against class.

Annie Besant

Kirby played the game with such passion and enthusiasm that he was beloved by players and fans throughout all of baseball.

Don Fehr

The reserves played with heart, intensity and passion.

Tony Martello

He has an extraordinary degree of talent and passion, and he was a little wild man. My job was simply to channel his passion, not to create it.

Lee Olsen

D.J.'s playing well. He's playing with a lot of heart and passion.

David Geatz

(My parents) aren't so much an influence on why I play, but I get my love and my passion for the game from them.

Amanda Johnson

You could tell there were a lot of nerves and a lot of youth out there. But at the same time, there's no lack of passion for the game. Our girls hung in there.

Mike Takayama

Dr. Burns is a proven leader with a passion for education and this community. We have great confidence in his vision and are excited about his plans for leading our schools.

Patti Head

I grew up 'interested in the Eagles,' so I guess you'd call me a fan. But they didn't win, so it's not like everything for me lived and died with the Eagles. I didn't have the passion of a native Philadelphian. When I was growing up, I was interested in the Packers and the Raiders.

John Spagnola

The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind.

Li Ka shing

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.

Gunter Grass

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work ... a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.

Barbra Streisand

I was simply defending my profession and my passion.

Dick Pound

I call it an accelerator into deep, clear, focused states of consciousness. As a spiritual seeker, it gave me more focus and passion and drive.

Phil Jones

She brings a lot of passion and knowledge.

John Pont

A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.

John C. Maxwell

George had a passion for God's calling for him, George McCormick was the man God called upon to blend medicine and law.

John Hammons

Joe approaches modern agriculture with the attitude and passion that surrounds a successful family farmer.

Becky Skillman

We were really looking for people who had passion for sports. They are obviously a couple who are huge sports fans.

Larry Gifford

Making love? It's a communion with a woman. The bed is the holy table. There I find passion -- and purification.

Omar Sharif

I have some pretty mixed feelings about ending my tenure here. I've had as enjoyable a life as anybody could have. Teaching and horses are my passion. Combining them makes me a lucky person.

Larry Kasten

When men are most sure and arrogant they are commonly most mistaken, giving views to passion without that proper deliberation which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.

David Hume

Honda deserves a standing ovation for not playing it safe again. The engineering passion that Honda ... was founded on radiates from these new Civics.

Angus Mackenzie

He was the most interesting person I've ever met. He had a lot of passion for teaching. We knew he wasn't there for the paycheck. ... He really cared about his students.

Patty Williams

We have a different kind of chemistry -- (a chemistry) I don't think anyone in the state has. We're harping on the word 'passion' and that's what we've been doing. All 11 of our guys love to play basketball.

Kyle Singler

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.


The only burning passion I'm sure I have, is the passion for sex.

Robert Crumb

The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.

James Polk

I hope so. I don't control that, but I would hope he would come out there with renewed passion.

Rodney Garner

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.

Anthony Powell

Say it to God and tell him what you intend to accomplish, say it with conviction and passion.

Denny Pattyn

Dana will always be remembered for her passion, strength and ceaseless courage that became her hallmark. Along with her husband, Christopher, she faced adversity with grace and determination, bringing hope to millions around the world.

Kathy Lewis

There is no poison on earth more potent, nor half so deadly, as a partial truth mixed with passion.

Michael J. Tucker

I have an idea, I have a passion and I have a willingness to work with people who may not agree with me.

William Aila

If a kid has a passion, parents will go to any extreme. It's amazing the things parents will do for their kids.

Bill Hanzlik

The passion level was really high coming from the people in the room — he commented on the passion. So if you take this as a fact-finding mission ... he heard us. That can only be good.

Susan Tolchin

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.

Mikhail Bakunin

It happened by getting up every morning and doing what we believed in and what we had passion about.

Mack Whittle

It's got to be a passion. It takes a real drive and real motivation.

Brain Maas

Those who want to . . . who feel the desire, who have the passion to go over to Iraq.

Chris Matthews

We had no heart, passion, desire or pride. That?s a reflection of the coach, so it?s the coach?s fault.

Mike Romps

What I look for in a guy is passion and ambition and there's nothing sexier than intellect, so hopefully that would be reciprocated.

Julia Stiles

It's laid back here. Outsiders sometimes think we're lazy. But we have a passion for our work, and we have fun doing it.

Dale Miller

I have had a passion for football since junior high.

Brian Wells

We see this campaign as one more way to bring Americans closer to the excitement and passion that surround the Olympic Winter Games.

Karen Jennings

We have a lot of strong singers in the choir right now, so I figured if I'm going to do the 'St. John Passion,' now is the time to jump.

Andre Thomas

New Orleans is where jazz was born, and jazz is my passion.

Jeremy Davenport

He always wanted to help people in whatever way he could. He went through life with a passion for participation.

Jim Mcneile

I always loved barrel racing, but didn't have a horse that enjoyed it. Finally I have a horse that has the passion and loves to do it just as much as I do.

Catrina Langley

He had a passion for sports, mostly basketball, but he was willing to coach anything and everything they asked him to. But more importantly, he had a passion for teaching and coaching kids.

Wayne Gray

I think the Irish are going to bring the most enormous passion for and enjoyment of sport to next year's Ryder Cup.

George O'grady

Not as long as they play, and they play with a passion. It's a team thing, too, its not just about one group. As long as the jell together, we'll be in good shape.

James Bell

We felt it was important to do something that really reflected Joe's passion.

Clarence Otis

I hope that my program will really match the Olympic slogan of passion lives here. I would like to be able to express that.

Fumie Suguri

Joseph Farah and I share a fierce passion for protecting children and a belief that without the Ten Commandments there would be no U.S. Constitution or Bill of Rights.

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

Give it chance give it a thought no one has to make a decision. I would tell people to come and educate your self about it. If it's something for you go for it with passion and dedication.

Sabrina Parker

I hate Lou Dobbs with a passion. He is my mortal enemy. If i find him, I will destroy him. He owes me 15 dollars.

Brent Musburger

North Dakota was the better team. They had more jump, more passion, more want. They were hungry and we didn't play very well, especially on defense.

Scott Sandelin

I could see the heat of passion (as a potential defense) until he went on the stand. There were so many things he said that seemed to be false.

Suzan Szollar

In just over a year Napster has attracted a community of more than 20 million music fans who are sampling music, discovering new artists, buying CDs and sharing their passion for their favorite artists in our chat rooms.

Hank Barry

A master-passion is the love of news.

George Crabbe

She's always been, if not our hardest, one of our hardest workers. ... She's got a great attitude and a great passion for the game.

Kevin Mcguff

I have a passion for being around international cricketers. I love being in the dressing room and I love dealing with players at the highest level.

Allan Donald

We're happy because we didn't feel we played our best over the last two games. We had a big, emotional win over Merced, but then we felt like we took a couple of steps backwards. Tonight we played with a lot of passion and a lot of desire and we ended up with a nice win.

Matt Thissen

He's bringing enthusiasm and passion back to the Kiwis and it's been awesome.

Ruben Wiki

He could be quite a jokester, but he took flying seriously. That was his passion.

Jim Gibbs

It was an honor to be in this race with him. I also had to privilege to ride everyday in New York with him early in my career. There will never be another jockey with the passion and the love for the game like Angel has.

Richard Migliore

Technology makes people much more effective than lobbyists. When you combine passion and motivation with good tools, you end up with a powerful organization.

Rich Cowan

We know it's hard to be a master of everything. In running a business, there are a lot of things outside of an entrepreneur's area of passion or expertise.

Al Dixon

I am very pleased that Chad will lend his experience and knowledge to NCTAF. Chad's passion to improve education will be an incredible asset to the board.

Richard Riley

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

We hear a lot of musicians, but Willie was the favorite of everybody who worked here. His voice was incredible, but his passion set him aside from everybody else.

Patrick Mccoy

If you have a passion, find what your passion is. When I go into work, I feel like I'm going to play because I love it so much.

Charles Camarda

Zeal for the greatness of England was the passion of his life.

Lord Salisbury

I've been away for a long time. Denver became my home, but I've got strong ties there, my family and friends and I have tremendous passion for the Houston franchise, just being from there.

Gary Kubiak

Libraries and books have always been a part of my life and have made a difference in my life. I have always had a passion for books, both reading and collecting.

Mary Kaufman

Phil was a visionary. He just had a great vision and a true, deep passion for the music.

Chuck Leavell

Pursue a field you love and have passion for. With passion you will succeed in the end.

Rex Geveden

Butch has had a long and very successful career with Scripps and is one of our most innovative and creative leaders. I know him to be a top-notch professional with a high level of integrity, creativity and passion for delivering industry-leading results.

Mark Contreras

It was good for all of us to get back together, and we played well. We knew we would struggle some early after being off for more than a week, but our guys played with emotion and passion.

Marty Dejarnette

The Passion of Ayn Rand.

Helen Mirren

I learned to view God on a more intimate level. This experience ignited the passion of my calling.

Meagan Fields

There's not that many people like him around anymore that really have a passion for creating something for somebody else.

Vicki Pogue

It's one of the highlights of my entire adult life and career to be asked to speak at the induction ceremony and articulate my passion for racing.

David Cassidy

He brings the attitude that we need — a leader. The way he plays, the way he talks, you can tell he has a lot of passion for this game.

Fred Bennett

J.D., you sing with passion, you're an amazing performer and you're great to watch.


Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive.

Bernard Mandeville

Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it . . .

Mario Andretti

A pleasant surprise to see such passion to make courts like these work.

James Myers

You need times like these to realize you can never be too satisfied with what you're doing. If you get too high, there's always something that's going to be there to knock you down, so you have to always keep that passion and determination and have that same attitude every night.

Reyshawn Terry

We're retail for pets and their parents. Pets are bona fide members of families. Our pets are our kids and our passion.

Janet Mcculley

He brought the same passion and determination to coaching as he brought as a player on the field.

Mark Mccullers

People love the cliffhanger endings to chapters, ... I get a lot of comments that I've changed people's lives, how they've never read and now they have, how they were depressed and now they have a passion.

Kathy Reichs

I'm pretty emotional, ... Athletics has been my life, my passion.

Kelly Holmes

We are all extremely honored to win this award. But I'm especially proud of the staff, because they put aside their personal crises to not only do their jobs as journalists but to fulfill their commitment, dedication and passion for the city.

Sandy Breland

As an Italian, food to me is comfort. The whole family gathered around the dining room table. I always loved that. I grew up learning to cook. It's a passion. It keeps my mind and body going.

Anna Stumpo

You can expect passion, ... It's about my life and my experiences. It's a really good, well-rounded CD.

George Huff

My passion is food not politics. I just listen to people and then I go and get their iced tea.

David Roberson

This lake renews your passion for fishing. It makes you forget all the small fish, all the cold mornings and all the rainy days you've ever experienced.

Randy Howell

The players are motivated to the tips of their hairs and they will come out with a lot of passion because they know this opportunity does not come round very often.

Otto Rehhagel

A strong marriage is based on commitment. A strong marriage has passion and understanding.

Howard Martin

The passion here is really for Liza. Because of everything she has been through, people have forgotten Liza the artist.

Neil Meron

He's an extremely strong skier who has a passion for black diamond moguls.

Bill Jensen

Colleen brings experience and a passion for the game. We're more than thrilled to have Colleen. We're ecstatic.

Ollie Nutt

We are extremely grateful for this opportunity. With the great Super Heroes and characters of Marvel combined with our product innovation and passion, we will create winning product across all these exciting categories.

Isaac Larian

Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.

Jon Bon Jovi

What [is] really true is the fact that journalism is a tough job. It's a job that requires a lot of passion. It's a job that requires a tremendous degree of intelligence.

Aaron Harberts

We work in the dark - we do what we can - we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.

Henry James

I have been privileged to have the chance to live my life fulfilling my childhood passion. To be rewarded for doing it is really beyond anything that I ever expected.

Murray Costello

Hospitals in the South are helping where they can. It's about patients first. Our community is known as one of passion and compassion and that's what this is about.

Daniel J. Wolterman

They are very hard working and don't give up. They just play with so much passion that it is easy to coach them. We asked them individually at halftime what they saw that needed to be done and that's what they did. They controlled the second half.

Richard Chin

It came from my passion to keep the music itself alive.

Bob Everhart

Wendell has always had a passion for the game. But he doesn't put the game before his family, and that's what I love most about him.

Raymond Brown

I know our players are very proud of Mac Court and they love to defend it with passion and pride. It's a big lift for us coming home.

Bev Smith

People are willing to mortgage homes, sell their cars. They'll do anything to get their passion accepted out there.

Phil Bertolo

We definitely have a lot to prove. That fuels a lot of our passion. I don't hate our first record, but you listen to it and you can pick out the parts that you know you rushed.

Jt Woodruff