Favorite Quotations ~  Passion, 7 American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Gardening

"Only great passions can elevate the soul to great things." ~ Denis Diderot, Philosophical Thoughts

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One of the first pieces of advice he (father, Warren Zevon) gave me was, "Do what makes you happy. It doesn't have to make sense to other people." Whether you're a sculptor or a bricklayer, your passion for what you do can sustain you. ~ Jordan Zevon, USA Today, 8/29/03

Oh, my passion! That is what finally carried me through. Let passion burn all the way, heating up every layer of the psyche. ~ Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind, 1990

Knowledge has been a passion with me during my whole life, one which has not lost its charm to the present day. ~ Queen Liliuokalani

The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy. ~ Yves St. Laurent

The holy passion of friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring in nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. ~ Mark Twain

We all face obstacles of one kind or another in life. But if you let your deepest passion serve as your fuel, you'll be able to travel the road back and move on to make your dreams happen. ~ Francisco Bucio

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. ~ Vladimir Nabokov

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark. ~ Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Journal intime

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