I had too many big passions in life and it gets in the way of work. You can't concentrate properly on the one thing.
I was a crazy young man who let himself be blinded by his passions and obeyed only the impulses of the moment.
When the passions become masters, they are vices.
Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
I hold that a writer who does not passionately believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts.
Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want.
Subdue your passion or it will subdue you.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
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.
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.
A man that is ashamed of passions that are natural and reasonable is generally proud of those that are shameful and silly.
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art - or almost the only stuff.
I do not seek. I find.
Well, if you look at the whole story, I mean there's only Jews and Romans in the story. I mean I just wanted to flesh that character out and make that a drama about the people around Christ when he was going through this passion.
Live with passion!
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
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.
What is exciting is not for one person to be stronger than the other... but for two people to have met their match and yet they are equally as stubborn, as obstinate, as passionate, as crazy as the other.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
I can't say I gave up totally my passion for women but almost.
I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.