Selected Quotes about Passion

I'm realising my dream of owning a top football club. Some will doubt my motives, others will think I'm crazy. -- Roman Abramovich

I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I get my own team? (English Premiership football club) -- Roman Abramovich

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. -- Aesop

Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom. -- Robert G Allen

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

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

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 Frederic Amiel

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

We've got great market positions, which allows us to fund new things, and to expand our position in the areas that we're in. We've got people who are fiery and passionate and care about what they do.... -- Steve Ballmer

If you really love property, and buildings, lifestyles and how people live, that's a good reason for going into development. -- Sarah Beeny

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

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

If you want a modern, compassionate Conservative go for the real thing: that's me. I am it. It's what I think and believe. When I'm under pressure and the the Daily Mail's having a go at me, I'll stick to my guns because that's what I believe in. -- David Cameron

For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still. -- George Chapman

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

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right. -- Hillary Clinton

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

The important thing is the family. If you can keep the family together — and that’s the backbone of our whole business, catering to families — that’s what we hope to do. -- Walt Disney

When we consider a project, we really study it — not just the surface idea, but everything about it. And when we go into that new project, we believe in it all the way. We have confidence in our ability to do it right. -- Walt Disney

I hate the PC, with a passion. -- Larry Ellison

Judgement, not passion should prevail. -- Epicharmus

I love building the products, seeing people use the products but you know along with success comes the need for a dialogue with the government. -- Bill Gates

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

The biggest thing [Frida] brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it's not needy. It's a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and peacefulness. That it's about the process, not about the results. -- Salma Hayek

I didn't want to repeat my parents' life. I saw in their lives a routine and a lack of dreaming, a lack of the possibilities, a lack of passion. And I didn't want to live without passion. -- Hugh Hefner

I didn’t want to do engineering. I didn’t know what to do, but I liked electricity, it seemed to fit my interest. -- William Hewlett

For the greatest revolutionary changes on this earth would not have been thinkable if their motive force, instead of fanatical, yes, hysterical passion, had been merely the bourgeois virtues of law and order. -- Adolf Hitler

God the Almighty has made our nation. By defending its existence we are defending His work. -- Adolf Hitler

The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind. -- Eric Hoffer

I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message. -- Steve Irwin

If there's one thing that I, Steve Irwin, would wanna be remembered for, [I want to] be remembered for passion and enthusiasm. Conservation is my job, my life, my whole persona. -- Steve Irwin

Whatever you want to do in this world, it is achievable. The most important thing that I've found, that perhaps you could use, is be passionate and enthusiastic in the direction that you choose in life, and you'll be a winner. -- Steve Irwin

I found that Steve's passion for wildlife and willingness to lay his life on the line so exciting. What you have in our academic arena is a lot of people who are brilliant at what they do—and boring as the day is long. -- Terri Irwin

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I didn’t invent the hamburger. I just took it more seriously than anyone else. -- Ray Kroc

We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else. -- Ray Kroc

What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire. -- Stanley Kunitz

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

Everything is a struggle, everything requires courage, effort. There is no response to history without effort, and effort is required because everything is difficult: passions, interests, rivalries, mankind just emerging from prehistory. Just look around us. Yes, history is tragic. -- Francois Mitterrand

News — communicating news and ideas, I guess — is my passion. And giving people alternatives so that they have two papers to read (and) alternative television channels. -- Rupert Murdoch

I've got a passion for solving a problem that I think I can solve in a new way. And that maybe it helps that nobody has done it before as well. -- Pierre Omidyar

My life is sport. I was academically stupid and my method for surviving through school and those sort of things was sport. -- Kerry Packer

However vast a man's spiritual resources, he is capable of but one great passion. -- Blaise Pascal

Most quality programs fail for one or two reasons. They have system without passion, or passion without system. You must have both. -- Tom Peters

PASSIONS are liken'd best to floods and streams: The shallow murmur, but the deep are dumb; So, when affection yields discourse, it seems The bottom is but shallow whence they come. They that are rich in words, in words discover That they are poor in that which makes a lover. -- Sir Walter Raleigh

People I work with are open to leadership that has a vision, but this vision has to be communicated clearly and persuasively, and always, always with passion. -- Anita Roddick

If I were born again, I would still be an industrialist. I complain because it’s very hard work with no weekends, but I would still do it. -- Sakip Sabanci

It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to. -- George Santayana

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

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -- Charles R. Schwab

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. -- Seneca

O that my tongue were in the thunder's mouth! Then with passion would I shake the world... -- William Shakespeare

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

Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished. -- Luisa Sigea

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

Touch passion when it comes your way...It’s rare enough as it is. Don’t walk away when it calls you by name. -- J. Michael Straczynski

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

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. -- Donald Trump

You hang around with good people, you play a lot of golf, and you have a pretty good life. That's what success is all about. It's getting people you like, who want to take the hill with you, who want to win, who have the passion. This is not rocket science. -- Jack Welch

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

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. -- Georg Wilhelm

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

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

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