My Favorite Quotes
Hits 1 to 25 of 1717
 Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - “Passion takes no count of time peril marks no hours or minutes wrong makes its own calendar and misery has solar systems peculiar to itself.”  
 George Eliot - “. . . it was the last weakness he meant to indulge in and a man never lies with more delicious languor under the influence of a passion than when he has persuaded himself that he shall subdue it to-morrow.”  
 Elizabeth Gaskell - “He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,--to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire.”  
 George Meredith - “Constantly just to herself, mind This is the quality of true passion.”  
 Edith Wharton - “As the pain that can be told is but half a pain, so the pity that questions has little healing in its touch.”  
 George Eliot - “Doubtless a great anguish may do the work of years, and we may come out from that baptism of fire with a soul full of new awe and new pity.”  
 George Eliot - “These fellow-mortals, every one, must be accepted as they are you can neither straighten their noses, nor brighten their wit, nor rectify their dispositions and it is these people--amongst whom your life is passed--that it is needful you should tolerate, pity, and love it is these more or less ugly, stupid, inconsistent people whose movements of goodness you should be able to admire--for whom you should cherish all possible hopes, all possible patience.”  
 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - “He spoke wistfully of a sudden leaving, a breaking of old ties, a flight into a strange world, ending in this dreary valley, and Ettie listened, her dark eyes gleaming with pity and with sympathy - those two qualities which may turn so rapidly and so naturally to love.”  
 Aristotle - “It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way that is not easy.”  
 Michael Medved - “A lot of the red-state, blue-state clichs are stupid and misleading. A lot of people were stunned at how well 'The Passion of the Christ' did in San Francisco, in Madison, Wis., in Philadelphia and New York.”  
 Billy Donovan - “The passion in the state of Florida is for football, and I'm OK with that. But the passion for the University of Florida is greater than football it's greater than anything.”  
 Allama Iqbal - “What avails love when life is so ephemeralWhat avaiIs a mortals love for the immortalLove that is snuffed out by deaths passing blastLove without the pain, the passion that consumesA flickering spark I am, aglow for a fleeting glanceFlow vain for a flickering spark to chase an eternal flameGrant me the bliss of eternal life, O Lord,And mine will be the ecstasy of eternal love.Give me the pleasure of an everlasting painAn agony that lacerates my soul for ever.”  
 Christopher Parkening - “It was a great privilege to study with him and I have felt he's the greatest for four reasons one, he had great technique two, he had a uniquely beautiful sound three, his musicianship was remarkable such feeling and passion and four, he had the ability to communicate all of this to the public, from which he had wonderful support.”  
 Michael Barnett - “So many of the attributes that people have recognized in great coaches over the decades, are the same skills and qualities held by Wayne Gretzkypassion, intelligence, creativity, communication, and most importantly, a deep understanding of the correlation between 'team' and winning. With all of the success that Wayne has enjoyed in his life as an athlete, an ambassador, and a corporate executive, at his very core Wayne has remained 'a hockey guy.' Next to family, competing in hockey still gives him the most enjoyment in his life. We welcome him to the bench with open arms.”  
 Jules Carlysle - “Now, they have invented a new war to fire our passion and capture imaginationThe War on Christmas. Its a poorly staged rendition of Wag the Dog interpreted for the morbidly stupid and performed by the criminally insane.”  
 Rodel Natividad - “People, Art, Creativity, Passion, and PurposeThats my life.”  
 Robert White - “About the process of growing up .. What follows is tragic. We stop risking for fear of making mistakes, fear of not fitting in, fear of being embarrassed or humiliated by saying the 'wrong' thing. Our instinctive joy and boundless enthusiasm are replaced by playing it safe and looking good. Our spontaneity deserts us, and with it much of our natural creativity. Predictability replaces passion. We learn to reveal very little of who we really are and what we really feel. We sell the richness of our passionate birthright for the security of this burdensome thing called our image. It weighs us down like a suit of medieval armor, restricting our every move, sapping our vitality and aliveness. We wander through life on automatic pilot, controlled by the need to live up to the false image that we invented.”  
 Robert Rodriguez - “Ive been drawing since I was a young kid, ... I just had the passion to draw, so I kept at it. I want people to enjoy my art.”  
 Susan Tolchin - “The passion level was really high coming from the people in the room he commented on the passion. So if you take this as a fact-finding mission ... he heard us. That can only be good.”  
 Hilton Armstrong - “The big ones have to try and do their job and do what they're supposed to do get as many rebounds as possible. (Stony Brook) played with a lot of heart and a lot of passion.”  
 Starhawk - “We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when”  
 Mike Schafer - “We won't be the same team obviously in two weeks than we will in five months, so I think the biggest thing is to come into those games and try to have some of the things you can do earlier in the year and that's to play with a lot of passion and a lot of heart. Those are kind of the overused terms in sports, but I think that there's a certain will that we're going to have to have to win games early on in the year.”  
 Rod Smith - “I don't know exactly what he's done, but whatever it is, I like it. Honestly, the guy has a renewed life for the game. His spirit uplifts everyone else. He plays the game with a passion that a lot of people don't see and that same passion he plays with on Sunday is what we see in practice (in) the attention to detail. He's always studying, he's always focused on the task at hand. Then, right after that, he'll crack a joke.”  
 Anthony Waichulis - “Isn't the saying that if you do something you love, you'll never work a day in your life If you try to paint for the market, then what you're doing becomes a job. Once someone starts to lose passion for what they're doing, you can see it in their work. There are so many good artists throughout history who did not start until late.”  
 Joe Solmonese - “You spoke with passion for the civil rights of all Americans regardless of if theyre gay or straight. Thank you. Fairness is something that we should all agree on so in many ways this was no surprise. One day, I hope youll even join me on a trip to Capitol Hill to argue for this basic right,”  

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