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.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
I didn't want to be a slave to any passion anymore. I gave up card playing altogether, even bridge and gambling - more or less. It took me a few years to get out of it.
Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows - and china.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
With out passion you dont have energy, with out energy you have nothing.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion, it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of Solitaire.?It is a grand passion.
The law is reason, free from passion.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
Passion is all but soft, it's not tender, it's violence to which you get hooked by pleasure.
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.