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Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view. (Joseph Addison)

What is a sketch but a moment's passion, searching for the truth. (Stephen Aitken)

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

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)

There are two types of people in the world: people who are passionate about things, and people who've had their passion punched, beaten, or whatever out of them. (Kevyn Aucoin)

The passion for destruction is also a creative passion. (Mikhail Bakunin)

Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. (Honore de Balzac)

Passion is like waves; it comes and goes. Compassion is the constant flow. (Yogi Bhajan)

We are minor in everything but our passions. (Elizabeth Bowen)

The creation of art is the passion. The completion of art only ignites another creation. (Jeffrey Breslow)

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. (Rita Mae Brown)

Passion is the act of people becoming suddenly, terribly, accidentally important. The only thing more unfair than passion's arousal is its inevitable fading: they become memorable. (Benson Bruno)

I have never lived so passionately as when I am writing passionately about living. (Michael J. Budnicki)

What a mistake to suppose that the passions are strongest in youth! The passions are not stronger, but the control over them is weaker! They are more easily excited, they are more violent and apparent; but they have less energy, less durability, less intense and concentrated power than in maturer life. (Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

There is a boundary to passions when we act from feelings, but none when we are under the influence of imagination. (Edmund Burke)

If you're passionate about what it is you do, then you're going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it. (Jack Canfield)

You can do films for the fun of it, or the thrill of it, but certain films you can't do unless there's something driving you, something you have a passion for that will pull you through. (Truman Capote)

Art and artists are driven by passion and the emotional ride can veer off to anger and/or depression. We should not forget to enjoy the experience of daily creativity, whatever that may entail. (Diane Carter)

If painting is no longer needed, it seems a pity that some of us are born into the world with such a passion for line and color. (Mary Cassatt)

Passion should overwhelm reason time and again. (Alvaro Castagnet)

-The Song of the Lark, 1915
Her secret? It is every artist's secret... passion. That is all. It is an open secret, and perfectly safe. Like heroism, it is inimitable in cheap materials. (Willa Cather)

All passions exaggerate; it is because they exaggerate that they are passions. (Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort)

The passion... is transmuted during the act of painting from rage to euphoria. (Jane Champagne)

Technique alone is never enough. You have to have passion. Technique alone is just an embroidered pot holder. (Raymond Chandler)

Powerful men who have powerful passions use much of their strength in forging chains for themselves. (G. K. Chesterton)

Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. (Paulo Coelho)

I may not hope from outward forms to win / The passion and the life, whose fountains are within. (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

To live passionately, we ought to be able to look once again at the people we once cared for deeply and painfully. (Paul Delaroche)

Through some memory, feeling, experience, the passion wells up and spills into my palette; it mixes with my paint. And the paint tells me what to do. I listen. I act on it. (Ann Dettmer)

Western art is built on the biographical passion of one artist for another. (Jim Dine)

Man is only great when he acts from passion. (Benjamin Disraeli)

Art is the most frenzied orgy man is capable of. (Jean Dubuffet)

Love is the most selfish of all the passions. (Alexandre Dumas)

Passion is always suffering, even when gratified. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)

A toothache, or a violent passion, is not necessarily diminished by our knowledge of its causes, its character, its importance or insignificance. (T. S. Eliot)

Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Whether you are painting or singing or acting or dancing, do it with passion, do it everyday and do it like you don't need the money. (John Ferrie)

One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested. (E. M. Forster)

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. (Benjamin Franklin)

Sometimes there are rare golden moments, moments of bliss and dreamlike poetry... That's what gives me my passion and the fuel I need to continue moving paint across a fresh, waiting canvas. (Eric Frantz)

Art is a passion or it is nothing. (Roger Fry)

There is no plan B for passion. (Chris Gardner)

I tried to express through red and green the terrible passions of humanity. (Vincent van Gogh)

I am a man of passions, capable of and subject to doing more or less foolish things – which I happen to regret, more or less, afterwards. (Vincent van Gogh)

Passion colors all that it touches in its own hues. (Baltasar Gracian)

The Flame of Passion is so difficult to light, yet so easy to extinguish. (Max J. Harnish)

Figure out what you're passionate about. If you're not passionate about something, go find it. Because we do not need more unengaged boring people to inhabit this planet. (Ben Heppner)

Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.)

Paintings manifest 'quantum entanglement.' If you can't put your passion into them, your audience can't feel it when they view them. (Steve Hovland)

Reason is, and ought only to be, the servant of the passions. (David Hume)

The union of the mathematician with the poet, fervor with measure, passion with correctness, this surely is the ideal. (William James)

Anyone can learn to draw, anyone can learn to play the piano, anyone can learn to write, but only a few learn it with passion and go on to inspire others. (Shari Jones)

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. (James Joyce)

Passion is the very fuel of inspiration. Artists, of all people, must be willing to share their passions with the world. (Carole Katchen)

Passion is that thing that so overrides reason we cannot lay it aside regardless of the forces that would kill it. (Jackie Knott)

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)

I'm extremely grateful that I discovered my passion. I love movies. I love to watch them, I love to make them. (George Lucas)

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. (Nelson Mandela)

We all have a tendency to lose touch with what we loved as a child. Something about the social pressures of adolescence and professional pressures of young adulthood squeezes the passion out of us. We're taught that the only reason to do something is if we're somehow rewarded for it. (Mark Manson)

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth. (Abraham Maslow)

It's a curse. Yes, it's a flame. It owns you. It has possession over you. You are not the master of yourself. You are consumed by this thing. (Henry Miller)

Take life uncensored, with all the extra toppings. A life without passion is not worth living. (Damar Minyak)

-Faces
Sometimes I just want to be passionate about something. I don't even know if it's painting. But I haven't found anything else that comes close. (Holly Monacelli)

When one great passion seizes possession of the soul, all other feelings are crowded out. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

To control the fire is not to kill it, but to let passion thrive and be seen. There is a beautiful tension in all creation between letting go and forming, the pushing and pulling of color and sound and everything imaginable. (Janet Morgan)

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of disgust... (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man. (Vladimir Nabokov)

I love the passion you go through while you're creating. (LeRoy Neiman)

Painting, like passion, is a living voice. (Barnett Newman)

In music the passions enjoy themselves. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

Tapping into your passion is the most wonderful way of spending life. (Nisla)

You can't learn passion; either you've got it or you haven't. (Martin Parr)

When the passions become masters, they are vices. (Blaise Pascal)

Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us. (Walter Pater)

No amount of technical knowledge and competence is, of itself, sufficient to make a craftperson into an artist. That requires caring - passionate caring about ultimate things. (Freeman Patterson)

It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. Find your passion and follow it. (Randy Pausch)

Paradise is to love many things with a passion. (Pablo Picasso)

On life's vast ocean diversely we sail / Reason the card, but passion the gale. (Alexander Pope)

Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after. (Alexander Pope)

The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion. (Pierre-Auguste Renoir)

Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit. (Mary Lou Retton)

Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions. (Jean Paul Richter)

Live with passion! (Tony Robbins)

Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. (Francois de La Rochefoucauld)

My passion comes from the heavens, not from earthly musings. (Peter Paul Rubens)

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. (Carl Sandburg)

I've got a passion for what I'm doing and I feel privileged all the time. (Nitin Sawhney)

It's easy to get bogged down in the circumstantial and mundane, but if we connect to our passion, that in itself will be regenerative; we won't have to wait for the energy, it will be there. (Nina Simons)

Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors. (W. Eugene Smith)

In love, unlike most other passions, the recollection of what you have had and lost is always better than what you can hope for in the future. (Stendhal)

Painting is like the cornerstone in a great arch. It takes the pressure of the day and holds all things together. (Deborah Strandberg)

To create without passion is to create nothing at all. (Bruce W. Sykes)

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

Without passion, all the skill in the world won't lift you above craft. Without skill, all the passion in the world will leave you eager but floundering. Combining the two is the essence of the creative life. (Twyla Tharp)

holding on a while / one doesn't lose the passion / one fulfills its destiny (Paula Timpson)

Without passion you don't have energy; without energy you have nothing. (Donald Trump)

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. (Lao Tzu)

Art is what delineates the technically-correct dancer from the dancer who has skill and passion! (Curtis Verdun)

Change everything, except your passions. (Voltaire)

Chase your passion, not your pension. (Denis Waitley)

Exaggerated passion combined with enthusiasm has the ingredients to make a prolific artist. (Don Watson)

Passion makes us stronger than we are. Love makes us better than we are. Be passionate about the things you love. (Galen Watson)

My continuing passion is to part a curtain, that invisible veil of indifference that falls between us and that blinds us to each other's presence, each other's wonder, each other's human plight. (Eudora Welty)

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

Passion is the breath we take, the water we drink to sustain ourselves. Without air and water we perish; without passion an artist will wither and blow away. (Jack White)

Any activity done well is a result of a profound passion, from dedication to self. (Miles Patrick Yohnke)


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