There is nothing new in art except talent.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
I think being an actress is more how to cope with the fact that you can't do anything else than to express a talent. It's a way of being untalented for anything.
Live with passion!
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
The soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existance of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well.
It's a family that's loaded with grudges and passion. We come from a long line of robbers and highwaymen in Italy, you know. Killers, even.
And that's how you have to be smart, is are you believable in this part or aren't you believable. And it has nothing to do with your talent.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.
I have the handicap of being born with a special language to which I alone have the key.
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.
Vadim changed my mind about acting. Vadim was the only man who was certain I had something special to offer.
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
Passion is the genesis of genius.