Reason has never mastered an ardent passion.
Age is a marker, but it’s not everything. What we’re capable of has a lot more to do with our determination, our creativity and our passion than the number of candles on the cake.
I have been passionate about certain things forever, and I fell in love with computers in fourth grade. I got very lucky: My elementary school had a teletype that was connected to a mainframe computer that some business in downtown Houston donated a little bit of computer time to.
The source of every Crime, is some defect of the Understanding; or some errour in Reasoning, or some sudden force of the Passions. Defect in the Understanding, is Ignorance; in Reasoning, Erroneous Opinion.
As long as you’ve got the passion and as long as you still love it, I think you should continue to do what your passion is with the gift that God has given you.
I just love music again. I love it. It makes me whole. It makes me feel like I’m doing something right. Makes me feel like I’m doing it for a purpose again. It’s not my job anymore, it’s actually back to my passion.
How strange it is to see with how much passion people see things only in their own fashion.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for the time, leave us the weaker ever after.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
There is no poison on earth more potent, nor half so deadly, as a partial truth mixed with passion.