Favorite Quotations ~  Passion, 4 Ten Poems to Change Your Life

"I’d rather not sing than sing quiet." ~ Janis Joplin


The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine. ~ George Sand

My motto--sans limites. ~ Isadora Duncan

If you asked me what I came into this world to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~ Emilé Zola

We cannot write well or truly but what we write with gusto. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Life is given us as a passion. ~ Jacques Barzun

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough. ~ Emily Dickinson

One of the first signs of being depressed is that you lose interest in things. That's why I think it is important to stay passionate. " ~ Nicolas Cage

People don't choose careers. They're engulfed by them. ~ John Dos Passos

I have never lost a total passion for my work. ~ Jack Lemmon

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. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., Memorial Day address, 1884

A master passion is the love of news. ~ George Crabbe

A man in a passion rides a mad horse. ~ Benjamin Franklin

A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

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