Passion is the genesis of genius.
Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
No one can arrive from being talented alone, work transforms talent into genius.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.
Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdoms which cannot help itsef.? The genesis and maturation of the planet, its poise and orbit, the bended tree recovering itself from the strong wind, the vital resources of every animal and vegitable, are the demonstrations of the self-sufficing and therefore self-relying soul.
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.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius, is, above all, force.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
Every positive value has its price in negative terms... the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.
I think anybody over 30 plays parents because it happens in your thirties and so that's kind of a natural progression. But I'm definitely drawn to it. It's probably the most intense, passionate thing that happens to you as you get older.
My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for?
Men who care passionately for women attach themselves at least as much to the temple and to the accessories of the cult as to their goddess herself.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
The law is reason, free from passion.
Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Jump out the window if you are the object of passion. Flee it if you feel it. Passion goes, boredom remains.
Great genius takes shape by contact with another great genius, but, less by assimilation than by fiction.
Nothing that comes from the deep, passional soul is bad, or can be bad.
It is preferable to love a genius than to love the masterpieces of a mediocre soul.