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Passions In Life Sayings By Omar Sharif: I had too many big passions in life and it gets in the way of 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. — Omar Sharif
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Passions In Life Sayings By Austin Kleon: Keep all your passions in your life. Keep all your passions in your life. — Austin Kleon
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Passions In Life Sayings By Soren Kierkegaard: The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo. — Soren Kierkegaard
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Passions In Life Sayings By William Sloane Coffin: In life you can either follow your fears or be led by your values, by In life you can either follow your fears or be led by your values, by your passions. — William Sloane Coffin
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Passions In Life Sayings By Mohammad Qutub: A man engrossed in sensual pleasures may form a mistaken out lookupon life andthink that A man engrossed in sensual pleasures may form a mistaken out look
upon life and
think that he enjoys life more than others do. But soon he realizes his
mistake as not long
after this he is reduced to a mere slave to his blind passions,
He is doomed to a perpetual
life of deprivation and restlessness, for animal desires once run ra
mpant are never
satisfied: they are rather sharpened all the more and degrade ma
n to lower levels of
animalism where all his efforts are focused on one object: how to
derive the maximum
possible sensual pleasure in life? — Mohammad Qutub
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Passions In Life Sayings By Emma Lazarus: The Jewish problem is as old as history, and assumes in each age a new The Jewish problem is as old as history, and assumes in each age a new form. The life or death of millions of human beings hangs upon its solution; its agitation revives the fiercest passions for good and for evil that inflame the human breast. — Emma Lazarus
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Passions In Life Sayings By Mary Wortley Montagu: Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only Whoever will cultivate their own mind will find full employment. Every virtue does not only require great care in the planting, but as much daily solicitude in cherishing as exotic fruits and flowers; the vices and passions (which I am afraid are the natural product of the soil) demand perpetual weeding. Add to this the search after knowledge ... and the longest life is too short. — Mary Wortley Montagu
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Passions In Life Sayings By Oscar Wilde: Love does not traffic in a marketplace, nor use a huckster's scales. Its joy, like Love does not traffic in a marketplace, nor use a huckster's scales. Its joy, like the joy of the intellect, is to feel itself alive. The aim of Love is to love: no more, and no less. You were my enemy: such an enemy as no man ever had. I had given you all my life, and to gratify the lowest and most contemptible of all human passions, hatred and vanity and greed, you had thrown it away. In less than three years you had entirely ruined me in every point of view. For my own sake there was nothing for me to do but to love you. — Oscar Wilde
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Passions In Life Sayings By Jennie Allen: What if the things that have caused the most hurt in your life became the What if the things that have caused the most hurt in your life became the birthplaces of your deepest passions? — Jennie Allen
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Passions In Life Sayings By William Henry Hudson: The blue sky, the brown soil beneath, the grass, the trees, the animals, the wind, The blue sky, the brown soil beneath, the grass, the trees, the animals, the wind, and rain, and stars are never strange to me; for I am in and of and am one with them; and my flesh and the soil are one, and the heat in my blood and in the sunshine are one, and the winds and the tempests and my passions are one. I feel the 'strangeness' only with regard to my fellow men, especially in towns, where they exist in conditions unnatural to me, but congenial to them ... In such moments we sometimes feel a kinship with, and are strangely drawn to, the dead, who were not as these; the long, long dead, the men who knew not life in towns, and felt no strangeness in sun and wind and rain. — William Henry Hudson
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Passions In Life Sayings By Charles M. Blow: I would harness the truths that had been trapped in me like a fire shut I would harness the truths that had been trapped in me like a fire shut up in my bones. I would give my life over to my passions, my writing, and my children, and they would breathe life back into me. — Charles M. Blow
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Passions In Life Sayings By Sandra Bullock: I had prepared myself for the second half of my life [to be] filled with I had prepared myself for the second half of my life [to be] filled with other passions that don't include being in front of the camera. And then all of a sudden I got more work and more work and more work. And I went, "Well maybe things have shifted." And I think they have. — Sandra Bullock
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Passions In Life Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: All human life is sunk deep in untruth; the individual cannot pull it out of All human life is sunk deep in untruth; the individual cannot pull it out of this well without growing profoundly annoyed with his entire past, without finding his present motives (like honor) senseless, and without opposing scorn and disdain to the passions that urge one on to the future and to the happiness in it. — Friedrich Nietzsche
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Passions In Life Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: Vital art comes always from a cross between art and life: art being of one Vital art comes always from a cross between art and life: art being of one sex only, and quite sterile by itself. Such a cross is always possible; for though the artist may not have the capacity to bring his art into contact with the higher life of his time; fermenting in its religion, its philosophy, its science, and its statesmanship (perhaps indeed their may not be any statesmanship going), he can at least bring it into contact with the obvious life and common passions of the streets. 362 — George Bernard Shaw
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Passions In Life Sayings By Mikhail Lermontov: Passions are merely ideas in their initial stage. They are the property of youth, and Passions are merely ideas in their initial stage. They are the property of youth, and anyone who expects to feel their thrill throughout his life is a fool. Tranquil rivers often begin as roaring waterfalls, but no river leaps and foams all the way to the sea. Tranquility, however, is often a sign of great, if hidden, power. Intensity and depth of feeling and thought preclude wild outbursts of passion; in sorrow and joy the soul takes careful stock of every situation, and sees that so it must be. — Mikhail Lermontov
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Passions In Life Sayings By Augustine Of Hippo: When we transform our old life and give our spirit a new image, we find When we transform our old life and give our spirit a new image, we find it hard and tiring to turn back from the darkness of earthly passions to the serene calm of the divine light. We thus ask God to help us that a complete conversion may be brought about in us. — Augustine Of Hippo
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Passions In Life Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: [from Some words about 'War and Peace']In those days also people loved, envied, sought truth [from Some words about 'War and Peace']

In those days also people loved, envied, sought truth and virtue, and where carried away by passions; and there was the same complex mental and moral life among the upper classes, where were in some instances even more refined than now. If we have come to believe in the perversity and coarse violence of that period, that is only because the traditions, memoirs, stories, and novels that have been handed to us, record for the most part exceptional cases of violence and brutality. To suppose that the predominant characteristic of that period was turbulence, is as unjust as it would before a man, seeing nothing but the tops of trees beyond a hill, to conclude that there was nothing to be found in that locality but trees. — Leo Tolstoy
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Passions In Life Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: A man is born; his first years go by in obscurity amid the pleasures or A man is born; his first years go by in obscurity amid the pleasures or hardships of childhood. He grows up; then comes the beginning of manhood; finally society's gates open to welcome him; he comes into contact with his fellows. For the first time he is scrutinized and the seeds of the vices and virtues of his maturity are thought to be observed forming in him.
This is, if I am not mistaken, a singular error.
Step back in time; look closely at the child in the very arms of his mother; see the external world reflected for the first time in the yet unclear mirror of his understanding; study the first examples which strike his eyes; listen to the first word which arouse with him the slumbering power of thought; watch the first struggles which he has to undergo; only then will you comprehend the source of the prejudices, the habits, and the passions which are to rule his life. — Alexis De Tocqueville
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Passions In Life Sayings By Jerry Z. Muller: For Burke, almost everything that makes life worthwhile is a result of society, its inherited For Burke, almost everything that makes life worthwhile is a result of society, its inherited codes, knowledge, and institutions. These goods are fragile, and when they are destroyed, the result is human misery ... Among the greatest of man's needs, according to Burke, was the need for society and government to provide "a sufficient restraint upon their passions." As far back as his Vindication of Natural Society, Burke had argued that the destruction of inherited institutions and cultural practices would result not in natural harmony, but in barbarism. For Burke, as for Adam Smith, man is preeminently social man who realizes himself morally only under the tutelage of society. (p. 131) — Jerry Z. Muller
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Passions In Life Sayings By Gregory Palamas: We start ... imitation of Christ with Holy Baptism, which symbolizes the Lord's Burial and We start ... imitation of Christ with Holy Baptism, which symbolizes the Lord's Burial and Resurrection. Virtuous living and conduct in accord with the Gospel are its intermediate stage, and its perfection is victory through spiritual struggles against the passions, which procures painless, indestructible, heavenly life. — Gregory Palamas
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Passions In Life Sayings By Michelangelo: Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that Your gifts lie in the place where your values, passions and strengths meet. Discovering that place is the first step toward sculpting your masterpiece, Your Life. — Michelangelo
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Passions In Life Sayings By Jennifer Lynn Barnes: As far as I could tell, my history teacher had three passions in life: quoting As far as I could tell, my history teacher had three passions in life: quoting Shakespeare, identifying historical inaccuracies in cable TV shows, and berating Ryan Washburn. "Eighteen sixty-three, Mr. Washburn. Is that so hard to remember? Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in eighteen sixty-three." Ryan was a big guy: a little on the quiet side, a little shy. I had no idea what it was about him that had convinced Mr. Simpson he needed to be taken down a notch - or seven. But more and more, this was how history class went: Simpson called on Ryan, repeatedly, until he made a mistake. And then it began. — Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Passions In Life Sayings By Shailene Woodley: I would love to act for the rest of my life, but I also know I would love to act for the rest of my life, but I also know that it could be taken away in a day. It's something I've always loved, but it's nothing I've ever revolved my entire life around. I have many other passions as well. — Shailene Woodley
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Passions In Life Sayings By Leo Tolstoy: Life meanwhile - real life, with its essential interests of health and sickness, toil and Life meanwhile - real life, with its essential interests of health and sickness, toil and rest, and its intellectual interests in thought, science, poetry, music, love, friendship, hatred, and passions - went on as usual, independently of and apart from political friendship or enmity with Napoleon Bonaparte and from all the schemes of reconstruction. — Leo Tolstoy
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Passions In Life Sayings By Alexander Pushkin: How sad, however, if we're givenOur youth as something to betray,And what if youth in How sad, however, if we're given
Our youth as something to betray,
And what if youth in turn is driven
To cheat on us, each hour, each day,
If our most precious aspirations,
Our freshest dreams, imaginations
In fast succession have decayed,
As leaves, in putrid autumn, fade.
It is too much to see before one
Nothing but dinners in a row,
Behind the seemly crowd to go,
Regarding life as mere decorum,
Having no common views to share,
Nor passions that one might declare. — Alexander Pushkin
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Passions In Life Sayings By Ouida: Christianity has been cruel in much to the human race. It has quenched much of Christianity has been cruel in much to the human race. It has quenched much of the sweet joy and gladness of life; it has caused the natural passions and affections of it to be held as sins ... — Ouida
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Passions In Life Sayings By Mikhail Lermontov: I have carried only a few ideas out of life's storm - and not one I have carried only a few ideas out of life's storm - and not one feeling. I have long lived according to the head, not the heart. I consider and analyze my personal passions and actions with a strict curiosity, but without sympathy. There are two people within me: one who lives in the full sense of the word, and the other who reasons and judges him. — Mikhail Lermontov
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Passions In Life Sayings By Joan D. Chittister: We should employ our passions in the service of life," Sir Richard Steele wrote, "not We should employ our passions in the service of life," Sir Richard Steele wrote, "not spend life in the service of our passions. — Joan D. Chittister
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Passions In Life Sayings By Gregory The Great: He must, therefore, be the model for everyone. He must be devoted entirely to the He must, therefore, be the model for everyone. He must be devoted entirely to the example of good living. He must be dead to the passions of the flesh and live a spiritual life. He must have no regard for worldly prosperity and never cower in the face of adversity. He must desire the internal life only. — Gregory The Great
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Passions In Life Sayings By Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy: For such is the noble nature of man, that his heart will never wholly lose For such is the noble nature of man, that his heart will never wholly lose itself in one single passion or idol, or, as people call it apologetically, one idea. On it goes from one devotion to the next, not because it is ashamed of its first love, but because it must be on fire perpetually. To fall for Reason, as our grandfathers did, is but one Fall of Man among his many passionate attempts to find the apples of knowledge and eternal life, both in one.
When a nation, or individual, declines the experiences that present themselves to passionate hearts only, they are automatically turned out from the realm of history. The heart of man either falls in love with somebody or something, or it falls ill. It can never go unoccupied. And the great question for mankind Is what is to be loved or hated next, whenever an old love or fear has lost its hold. — Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy
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Passions In Life Sayings By Arthur Penrhyn Stanley: Would that our harsh judgments could be restrained, our impatience checked, our selfishness broken down, Would that our harsh judgments could be restrained, our impatience checked, our selfishness broken down, our passions controlled, our waste of time and life in worthless or unworthy objects corrected, by the thought that there is One in whose hands we are, who cares for us with a parent's love, who will judge us hereafter without the slightest tinge of human' infirmity, the All-Merciful and the All-Just. — Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
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Passions In Life Sayings By George Takei: I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the I have two passions in my life. One is to raise the awareness of the internment of Japanese-American citizens. My other passion is the theater. And I've been able to wed the two passions. — George Takei
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Passions In Life Sayings By Robert McKee: In life, idea and emotion come separately. Mind and passions revolve in different spheres of In life, idea and emotion come separately. Mind and passions revolve in different spheres of our humanity, rarely coordinated, usually at odds. In fact, in life, moments that blaze with a fusion of idea and emotion are so rare, when they happen you think you're having a religious experience. But whereas life separates meaning from emotion, art unites them. Story is an instrument by which you create such epiphanies at will, the phenomenon known as aesthetic emotion. — Robert McKee
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Passions In Life Sayings By Pseudo-Dionysius The Areopagite: WE say then- that the Cause of all, which is above all, is neither without WE say then- that the Cause of all, which is above all, is neither without being, nor without life----nor with- out reason, nor without mind, nor is a body----nor has shape----nor form----nor quality, or quantity, or bulk----nor is in a place----nor is seen----nor has sensible contact----nor perceives, nor is perceived, by the senses----nor has disorder and confusion, as being vexed by earthly passions,----nor is powerless, as being subject to casualties of sense,----nor is in need of light;----neither is It, nor has It, change, or decay, or division, or deprivation, or flux,----or any other of the objects of sense. — Pseudo-Dionysius The Areopagite
Passions In Life Sayings By Friedrich Nietzsche: Necessary. - One of those things that may drive a thinker into despair is the Necessary. - One of those things that may drive a thinker into despair is the recognition of the fact that the illogical is necessary for man, and that out of the illogical comes much that is good. It is so firmly rooted in the passions, in language, in art, in religion, and generally in everything that gives value to life, that it cannot be withdrawn without thereby hopelessly injuring these beautiful things. It — Friedrich Nietzsche
Passions In Life Sayings By C.S. Lewis: The whole struggle was over, and yet there seemed to have been no moment of The whole struggle was over, and yet there seemed to have been no moment of victory. You might say, if you liked, that the power of choice had been simply set aside and an inflexible destiny substituted for it. On the other hand, you might say he had delivered from the rhetoric of his passions and had emerged in unassailable freedom. Ransom could not for the life of him, see any difference between these two statements. Predestination and freedom were apparently identical. He could no longer see any meaning in the many arguments he had heart on the subject. — C.S. Lewis
Passions In Life Sayings By Stefan Molyneux: Record what you can, pursue your passions, connect with the world, fight the good fight, Record what you can, pursue your passions, connect with the world, fight the good fight, defy evil, shine incandescently as best you can. And it doesn't matter what field it's in but, it does matter that we leave something that accumulates over time. — Stefan Molyneux
Passions In Life Sayings By Ali Ibn Abi Talib: Whoever desires Paradise, proceeds towards goodness; whoever fears Hell, refrains from the impulses of passions; Whoever desires Paradise, proceeds towards goodness; whoever fears Hell, refrains from the impulses of passions; whoever believes firmly in death, detests wordly life; and whoever recognises the worldly life, the trials and tribulations (of life) become slight for him. — Ali Ibn Abi Talib
Passions In Life Sayings By Octavio Paz: It is not proper to project our feelings onto things or to attribute our own It is not proper to project our feelings onto things or to attribute our own sensations and passions to them. Can it also be improper to see in them a guide, a way of life? — Octavio Paz
Passions In Life Sayings By Emil Cioran: I hate wise men because they are lazy, cowardly, and prudent. To the philosophers' equanimity, I hate wise men because they are lazy, cowardly, and prudent. To the philosophers' equanimity, which makes them indifferent to both pleasure and pain, I prefer devouring passions. The sage knows neither the tragedy of passion, nor the fear of death, nor risk and enthusiasm, nor barbaric, grotesque, or sublime heroism. He talks in proverbs and gives advice. He does not live, feel, desire, wait for anything. He levels down all the incongruities of life and then suffers the consequences. So much more complex is the man who suffers from limitless anxiety. The wise man's life is empty and sterile, for it is free from contradiction and despair. An existence full of irreconcilable contradictions is so much richer and creative. The wise man's resignation springs from inner void, not inner fire. I would rather die of fire than of void. — Emil Cioran
Passions In Life Sayings By Gregory Of Nyssa: There is one antidote for evil passions: the purification of our souls which takes place There is one antidote for evil passions: the purification of our souls which takes place through the mystery of godliness. The chief act of faith in this mystery is to look to Him who suffered the passion for us. The cross is the passion, so that whoever looks to it? is not harmed by the poison of desire. To look to the cross means to render one's whole life dead and crucified to the world. — Gregory Of Nyssa
Passions In Life Sayings By Samuel Johnson: By the consultation of books, whether of dead or living authors, many temptations of petulance By the consultation of books, whether of dead or living authors, many temptations of petulance and opposition, which occur in oral conferences, are avoided. An authour cannot obtrude his advice unasked, nor can be often suspected of any malignant intention to insult his readers with his knowledge or his wit. Yet so prevalent is the habit of comparing ourselves with others, while they remain within the reach of our passions, that books are seldom read with complete impartiality, but by those from whom the writer is placed at such a distance that his life or death is indifferent. — Samuel Johnson
Passions In Life Sayings By Oscar Wilde: What are the unreal things, but the passions that once burned one like fire? What What are the unreal things, but the passions that once burned one like fire? What are the incredible things, but the things that one has faithfully believed? What are the improbable things? The things that one has done oneself. No, Ernest; life cheats us with shadows, like a puppet- master. We ask it for pleasure. It gives it to us, with bitterness and disappointment in its train. We come across some noble grief that we think will lend the purple dignity of tragedy to our days, but it passes away from us, and things less noble take its place, and on some grey windy dawn, or odorous eve of silence and of silver, we find ourselves looking with callous wonder, or dull heart of stone, at the tress of gold-flecked hair that we had once so wildly worshipped and so madly kissed. — Oscar Wilde
Passions In Life Sayings By Dan Miller: Sanctified ignorance is the belief that if we love God and have committed our lives Sanctified ignorance is the belief that if we love God and have committed our lives to Him, everything will work out ... Sanctified ignorance is no excuse for a life out of alignment, lacking joy, fulfillment, and a clear sense of accomplishment ... Look at how God has uniquely gifted you in your skills and abilities, personality traits, and values, dreams and passions. It is in these that we find the authentic path designed for us for a purpose-driven life. — Dan Miller
Passions In Life Sayings By Mark Batterson: Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don't let what's wrong with you keep you from worshiping what's right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Don't let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Go all in with God. Go all out for God. — Mark Batterson
Passions In Life Sayings By Peter Schjeldahl: An artist, in my experience, is a man or woman of unusual talent and peculiar, An artist, in my experience, is a man or woman of unusual talent and peculiar, highly individual sensibility, with an independent and probably contrary mind, driven by mysterious passions for which another word is neurosis. In getting from point A to point B, the neurotic goes via point Q. It's in that roundabout that people are either completely crippled and hopeless in life, or highly creative. — Peter Schjeldahl
Passions In Life Sayings By Paul E. Miller: To be cynical is to be distant. While offering a false intimacy of being "in To be cynical is to be distant. While offering a false intimacy of being "in the know," cynicism actually destroys intimacy. It leads to a creeping bitterness that can deaden and even destroy the spirit ...
A praying life is just the opposite. It engaged evil. It doesn't take no for an answer. The psalmist was in God's face, hoping, dreaming, asking. Prayer is feisty. Cynicism, on the other hand, merely critiques. It is passive, cocooning itself from the passions of the great cosmic battle we are engaged in. It is without hope. — Paul E. Miller
Passions In Life Sayings By Haruki Murakami: My only passions were books and music. As you might guess, I led a lonely My only passions were books and music. As you might guess, I led a lonely life ... Not that I knew what I wanted in life - I didn't. I loved reading novels to distraction, but didn't write well enough to be a novelist; being an editor or a critic was out, too, since my tastes ran to the extremes. Novels should be for pure personal enjoyment, I decided, not part of your work or study. That's why I didn't study literature — Haruki Murakami
Passions In Life Sayings By William Wordsworth: What is a Poet? He is a man speaking to men: a man, it is What is a Poet? He is a man speaking to men: a man, it is true, endued with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among mankind; a man pleased with his own passions and volitions, and who rejoices more than other men in the spirit of life that is in him; delighting to contemplate similar volitions and passions as manifested in the goings-on of the universe, and habitually impelled to create them where he does not find them. — William Wordsworth
Passions In Life Sayings By Richard Steele: People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions People spend their lives in the service of their passions instead of employing their passions in the service of their lives. — Richard Steele
Passions In Life Sayings By Kiersten White: Reth reached out and took my fingers in his own, his touch light but comforting. Reth reached out and took my fingers in his own, his touch light but comforting. "I've found that sacrifice is called that for a reason. We have all lost much of what we were or could have been because of the mistakes of my people. We'll yet lose some things to set it right. But when you join eternity, you will not feel the sting of this life with such intensity."
"You mean I wouldn't feel at all?"
"I feel, my love. Simply not in the same way you do. And thank heavens for that, because you are quite an embarrassment at times. Your inconsistent and flailing passions will no longer be a concern."
Leave it to Reth to go from comforting me to insulting me in the course of one short conversation. — Kiersten White
Passions In Life Sayings By Aristotle.: Hence a young man is not a proper hearer of lectures on political science; for Hence a young man is not a proper hearer of lectures on political science; for he is inexperienced in the actions that occur in life, but its discussions start from these and are about these; and, further, since he tends to follow his passions, his study will be vain and unprofitable, because the end aimed at is not knowledge but action. And it makes no difference whether he is young in years or youthful in character; the defect does not depend on time, but on his living, and pursuing each successive object, as passion directs. For to such persons, as to the incontinent, knowledge brings no profit; but to those who desire and act in accordance with a rational principle knowledge about such matters will be of great benefit. — Aristotle.
Passions In Life Sayings By Pier Paolo Pasolini: The birds sang in the dustin an elaborate weave, ambiguous,deafening, prey to existencepoor passions lost The birds sang in the dust
in an elaborate weave, ambiguous,
deafening, prey to existence
poor passions lost between the modest
summits of groves of mulberry and elder;
and I, like them, in secluded places
reserved for the lost and pure,
would wait for evening to fall,
for the silent smells of fire
and joyous misery to fill the air,
for the Angelus bell to toll, veiled
in the new peasant mystery
fulfilled in the ancient mystery. — Pier Paolo Pasolini
Passions In Life Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: It is easier to hide behind philosophical arguments, heavily footnoted for effect, than it is It is easier to hide behind philosophical arguments, heavily footnoted for effect, than it is to admit our hurts, our confusions, our loves, and our passions in the marketplace of life's heartfelt transactions. — Ravi Zacharias
Passions In Life Sayings By Edmund Burke: These metaphysic rights entering into common life, like rays of light which pierce into a These metaphysic rights entering into common life, like rays of light which pierce into a dense medium, are, by the laws of nature, refracted from their straight line. Indeed in the gross and complicated mass of human passions and concerns, the primitive rights of men undergo such a variety of refractions and reflections, that it becomes absurd to talk of them as if they continued in the simplicity of their original direction. The nature of man is intricate; the objects of society are of the greatest possible complexity: and therefore no simple disposition or direction of power can be suitable to man's nature, or to the quality of his affairs. When I hear the simplicity of contrivance aimed at and boasted of in any new political constitutions, I am at no loss to decide that the artificers are grossly ignorant of their trade, or totally negligent of their duty. — Edmund Burke
Passions In Life Sayings By Alfred Lord Tennyson: The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. — Alfred Lord Tennyson
Passions In Life Sayings By Ellen Key: In every new generation, the impulses supposed to have been rooted out by discipline in In every new generation, the impulses supposed to have been rooted out by discipline in the child break forth again when the struggle for existence - of the individual in society, of the society in the life of the state - begins. These passions are not transformed by the prevalent education of the day, but only repressed. — Ellen Key
Passions In Life Sayings By Claire Aumonier: Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by Education comes from living life, following passions, accessing information, observing, reflecting, and being inspired by wise and courageous elders in the community. — Claire Aumonier
Passions In Life Sayings By Oscar Wilde: And so he would now study perfumes, and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily-scented And so he would now study perfumes, and the secrets of their manufacture, distilling heavily-scented oils, and burning odorous gums from the East. He saw that there was no mood of the mind that had not its counterpart in the sensuous life, and set himself to discover their true relations, wondering what there was in frankincense that made one mystical, and in ambergris that stirred one's passions, and in violets that woke the memory of dead romances, and in musk that troubled the brain, and in champak that stained the imagination;
and seeking often to elaborate a real psychology of perfumes, and to estimate the several influences of sweet-smelling roots, and scented pollen-laden flower, of aromatic balms, and of dark and fragrant woods, of spikenard that sickens, of hovenia that makes men mad, and of aloes that are said to be able to expel melancholy from the soul. — Oscar Wilde
Passions In Life Sayings By Elizabeth Berg: And so, what of it all? What of me and my passions and personas, my And so, what of it all? What of me and my passions and personas, my great loves and failures of love, my writing, my politics? What of the clanging opinions, the endless queries as to the whys and wherefores of how I chose to conduct myself? In the end, there is but one answer to every question, whether it is spit at me or made as gentlest inquiry: I was I. — Elizabeth Berg
Passions In Life Sayings By Desiderius Erasmus: The Stoics define wisdom to be conducted by reason, and folly nothing else but the The Stoics define wisdom to be conducted by reason, and folly nothing else but the being hurried by passion, lest our life should otherwise have been too dull and inactive, that creator, who out of clay first tempered and made us up, put into the composition of our humanity more than a pound of passions to an ounce of reason; and reason he confined within the narrow cells of the brain, whereas he left passions the whole body to
range in.
Farther, he set up two sturdy champions to stand
perpetually on guard, that reason might make no assault,
surprise, nor inroad ; anger, which keeps its station in
the fortress of the heart ; and lust, which like the signs
Virgo and Scorpio, rules the appetites and passions. — Desiderius Erasmus
Passions In Life Sayings By John Piper: Now we see that every experience in life is designed to magnify the cross of Now we see that every experience in life is designed to magnify the cross of Christ. — John Piper
Passions In Life Sayings By Monks Of New Skete: To a significant degree, the commitments we make in life define us. They reveal our To a significant degree, the commitments we make in life define us. They reveal our interests, passions and goals, and give important clues in discerning meaning and finding happiness in life. While many seem to struggle with the archetypal human question, "who am I?" one simple look at who and what you're devoted to, what takes up your time and fires your imagination can clarify your life direction. It can help you to make authentic decisions that are rooted in your deepest convictions. We are happiest when we are in harmony with our passion. — Monks Of New Skete
Passions In Life Sayings By W. Somerset Maugham: Then this must be my answer: We know that the attributes of God are infinite Then this must be my answer: We know that the attributes of God are infinite and it has always seemed strange to me that men have never given Him credit for common sense. It is hard to believe that He would have created so beautiful a world if He had not decided men to enjoy it. Would He have given the stars their glory, the birds their sweet song, and the flowers, their fragrance if He had not wished us to delight in them? I shave sinned before men and men have condemned me. God made me a man with passions of a man, and did He give them to me only that I should suppress them? He gave me my adventurous spirit and my love of life. I have a humble hope that when I am face to face with my Maker He will condone my imperfections and I shall find mercy in His sight. — W. Somerset Maugham
Passions In Life Sayings By Marie Forleo: As you advance in life, different passions can take the front seat, so for me, As you advance in life, different passions can take the front seat, so for me, business is where my primary focus is right now. — Marie Forleo
Passions In Life Sayings By Eugene H. Peterson: Christian discipleship is a decision to walk in his ways, steadily and firmly, and then Christian discipleship is a decision to walk in his ways, steadily and firmly, and then finding that the way integrates all our interests, passions, and gifts, our human needs and eternal aspirations. It is the way of life we were created for. — Eugene H. Peterson
Passions In Life Sayings By Dean Koontz: Too many of us die without knowing transcendent joy, in part because we pursue one Too many of us die without knowing transcendent joy, in part because we pursue one form or another of materialism. We seek meaning in possessions, in pursuit of cosmic justice for earthly grievances, in the acquisition of power over others. But one day Death reveals that life is wasted in these cold passions, because zealotry of any kind precludes love except of the thing that is idolized. — Dean Koontz
Passions In Life Sayings By Samuel Taylor Coleridge: But yester-night I prayed aloud In anguish and in agony, Up-starting from the fiendish crowd But yester-night I prayed aloud
In anguish and in agony,
Up-starting from the fiendish crowd
Of shapes and thoughts that tortured me:
A lurid light, a trampling throng,
Sense of intolerable wrong,
And whom I scorned, those only strong!
Thirst of revenge, the powerless will
Still baffled, and yet burning still!
Desire with loathing strangely mixed
On wild or hateful objects fixed.
Fantastic passions! maddening brawl!
And shame and terror over all!
Deeds to be hid which were not hid,
Which all confused I could not know
Whether I suffered, or I did:
For all seemed guilt, remorse or woe,
My own or others still the same
Life-stifling fear, soul-stifling shame. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Passions In Life Sayings By Rajesh Nanoo: Relationship tiesheart of two souls eager to fly freely soaring to sky featsin full-fledged wingsunrestrained Relationship ties
heart of two souls
eager to fly freely
soaring to sky feats
in full-fledged wings
unrestrained passions
to a realm in which
both remain invisible. — Rajesh Nanoo
Passions In Life Sayings By Peter Abelard: The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in Scripture to beasts. — Peter Abelard
Passions In Life Sayings By Mark Hopkins: Christianity excludes malignity, subdues selfishness, regulates the passions, subordinates the appetites, quickens the intellect, exalts Christianity excludes malignity, subdues selfishness, regulates the passions, subordinates the appetites, quickens the intellect, exalts the affections. It promotes industry, honesty, truth, purity, kindness. It humbles the proud, exalts the lowly, upholds law, favors liberty, is essential to it, and would unite men in one great brotherhood. It is the breath of life to social and civil well-being here, and spreads the azure of that heaven into whose unfathomed depths the eye if faith loves to look. — Mark Hopkins
Passions In Life Sayings By Austin Kleon: If you feel like you have two or three real passions, don't pick and choose If you feel like you have two or three real passions, don't pick and choose between them. Don't discard. Keep all your passions in your life. — Austin Kleon
Passions In Life Sayings By Alexandre Dumas: The ever-new passions which consumed her gave to her life the appearance of those clouds The ever-new passions which consumed her gave to her life the appearance of those clouds which float in the heavens, reflecting sometimes azure, sometimes fire, sometimes the opaque blackness of the tempest, and which leave no traces upon the earth behind them but devastation and death. — Alexandre Dumas
Passions In Life Sayings By Bernard Berenson: The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows. — Bernard Berenson
Passions In Life Sayings By Kilroy J. Oldster: The greatest act of personal courage is conscientiously to mature, by resolutely striving to achieve The greatest act of personal courage is conscientiously to mature, by resolutely striving to achieve self-actualization and self-realization. A person who knows their true self and lives their life in an authentic manner while pursuing their honest passions will lose his misery. — Kilroy J. Oldster
Passions In Life Sayings By William Shenstone: A wound in the friendship of young persons, as in the bark of young trees, A wound in the friendship of young persons, as in the bark of young trees, may be so grown over as to leave no scar. The case is very different in regard to old persons and old timber. The reason of this may be accountable from the decline of the social passions, and the prevalence of spleen, suspicion, and rancor towards the latter part of life. — William Shenstone
Passions In Life Sayings By Thomas Mann: Even in a personal sense, after all, art is an intensified life. By art one Even in a personal sense, after all, art is an intensified life. By art one is more deeply satisfied and more rapidly used up. It engraves on the countenance of its servant the traces of imaginary and intellectual adventures, and even if he has outwardly existed in cloistral tranquility, it leads in the long term to overfastidiousness, over-refinement, nervous fatigue and overstimulation, such as can seldom result from a life of the most extravagant passions and pleasures. — Thomas Mann
Passions In Life Sayings By George Bernard Shaw: When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part. — George Bernard Shaw
Passions In Life Sayings By Vishwas Mudagal: What is Religion according to you?"Religion is your idea of leading life, the value you What is Religion according to you?

"Religion is your idea of leading life, the value you not only hold close to your heart but ones that you practice, the passions in your life, the faith in your ideals, the vision you have for your life and the society around you. — Vishwas Mudagal
Passions In Life Sayings By Montesquieu: In vain do we seek tranquility in the desert; temptations are always with us; our In vain do we seek tranquility in the desert; temptations are always with us; our passions, represented by the demons, never let us alone: those monsters created by the heart, those illusions produced by the mind, those vain specters that are our errors and our lies always appear before us to seduce us; they attack us even in our fasting or our mortifications, in other words, in our very strength. — Montesquieu
Passions In Life Sayings By Rollo May: When Spinoza in the seventeenth century used the word reason, he meant an attitude toward When Spinoza in the seventeenth century used the word reason, he meant an attitude toward life in which the mind united the emotions with the ethical goals and other aspects of the "whole man." When people today use the term they almost always imply a splitting of the personality. They ask in one form or another: "Should I follow reason or give way to sensual passions and needs or be faithful to my ethical duty? — Rollo May
Passions In Life Sayings By Alexis De Tocqueville: The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance The poor man retains the prejudices of his forefathers without their faith, and their ignorance without their virtues; he has adopted the doctrine of self-interest as the rule of his actions, without understanding the science which puts it to use; and his selfishness is no less blind than was formerly his devotedness to others. If society is tranquil, it is not because it is conscious of its strength and its well-being, but because it fears its weakness and its infirmities; a single effort may cost it its life. Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure. The desires, the repinings, the sorrows, and the joys of the present time lead to no visible or permanent result, like the passions of old men, which terminate in impotence. — Alexis De Tocqueville
Passions In Life Sayings By Allyson Felix: When I was younger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a mentor to me and gave me great When I was younger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee was a mentor to me and gave me great advice. The best was to 'work 100 percent, but enjoy every moment along the way.' Sometimes you get so in the zone, you forget to enjoy your passions. I love running - but I also love the movies, relaxing on the beach, shopping and spending time with my friends. Enjoying my life helps me enjoy my running. — Allyson Felix
Passions In Life Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century I am never alone wherever I am. The air itself supplies me with a century of love. When I breathe in, I am breathing in the laughter, tears, victories, passions, thoughts, memories, existence, joys, moments, and the hues of the sunlight on many tones of skin; I am breathing in the same air that was exhaled by many before me. The air that bore them life. And so how can I ever say that I am alone? — C. JoyBell C.
Passions In Life Sayings By Austin Kleon: If you have two or three real passions, don't feel like you have to pick If you have two or three real passions, don't feel like you have to pick and choose between them. Don't discard. Keep all your passions in your life. This is something I learned from the playwright Steven Tomlinson. — Austin Kleon
Passions In Life Sayings By Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais: Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're Only one thing to it: a strong stomach. The guts to gladhand a man you're going to stab in the back; pledge allegiance to principles you stomp on every day; righteously denounce some despot in the press and sell him arms under the table. The talent to whip up the voters' worst passions while you seem to call on their highest instincts, and the sense to stay wrapped in the flag. That's politics: I'll take the simple life. — Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
Passions In Life Sayings By Charles Dickens: Alas ! How few of Nature's faces are left alone to gladden us with their Alas ! How few of Nature's faces are left alone to gladden us with their beauty ! The cares, and sorrows, and the hungerings, of the world, change them as they change hearts; and it is only when those passions sleep, and have lost their hold for ever, that the troubled clouds pass off, and leave Heaven's surface clear. It is a common thing for the countenances of the dead, even in that fixed and rigid state, to subside into the long-forgotten expression of sleeping infancy, and settle into the very look of early life; so calm, so peaceful, do they grow again, that those who knew them in their happy childhood, kneel by the coffin's side in awe, and see the Angel even upon earth. — Charles Dickens
Passions In Life Sayings By John Lubbock: Great battles are really won before they are actually fought. To control our passions we Great battles are really won before they are actually fought. To control our passions we must govern our habits, and keep watch over ourselves in the small details of everyday life. — John Lubbock
Passions In Life Sayings By Oscar Wilde: The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, The great things in life are what they seem to be. And for that reason, strange as it may sound to you, often are very difficult to interpret (understand). Great passions are for the great of souls. Great events can only be seen by people who are on a level with them. We think we can have our visions for nothing. We cannot. Even the finest and most self-sacrificing visions have to be paid for. Strangely enough, that is what makes them fine. — Oscar Wilde
Passions In Life Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: In every life there is one particular event that is decisive for the entire person-for In every life there is one particular event that is decisive for the entire person-for his fate, his convictions, his passions. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Passions In Life Sayings By Samuel Johnson: Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will always supply, and observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species. — Samuel Johnson
Passions In Life Sayings By Oscar Wilde: There were times when it appeared to Dorian Gray that the whole of history was There were times when it appeared to Dorian Gray that the whole of history was merely the record of his own life, not as he had lived it in act and circumstand, but as his imagination had created it for him, as it had been in his brain and in his passions. He felt that he had known them all, those strange terrible figures that had passed across the stage of the world and made sin so marvellous, and evil so full of subtlety. It seemed to him that in some mysterious way their lives had been his own. — Oscar Wilde
Passions In Life Sayings By Gaston Bachelard: The dream remains overloaded with the badly lived passions of daytime life. Solitude in the The dream remains overloaded with the badly lived passions of daytime life. Solitude in the nocturnal dream is always a hostility. It is strange. It isn't really our solitude. — Gaston Bachelard
Passions In Life Sayings By Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The extreme inequalities in the manner of living of the several classes of mankind, the The extreme inequalities in the manner of living of the several classes of mankind, the excess of idleness in some, and of labour in others, the facility of irritating and satisfying our sensuality and our appetites, the too exquisite and out of the way aliments of the rich, which fill them with fiery juices, and bring on indigestions, the unwholesome food of the poor, of which even, bad as it is, they very often fall short, and the want of which tempts them, every opportunity that offers, to eat greedily and overload their stomachs; watchings, excesses of every kind, immoderate transports of all the passions, fatigues, waste of spirits, in a word, the numberless pains and anxieties annexed to every condition, and which the mind of man is constantly a prey to; these are the fatal proofs that most of our ills are of our own making, and that we might have avoided them all by adhering to the simple, uniform and solitary way of life prescribed to us by nature. — Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Passions In Life Sayings By Ray Bradbury: My passions drive me to the typewriter every day of my life, and they have My passions drive me to the typewriter every day of my life, and they have driven me there since I was twelve. So I never have to worry about schedules. Some new thing is always exploding in me, and it schedules me, I don't schedule it. It says: Get to the typewriter right now and finish this. — Ray Bradbury
Passions In Life Sayings By Hiroko Sakai: People say 'I love Artists', but what they really know about Artists? They've ever thought People say 'I love Artists', but what they really know about Artists? They've ever thought about sharing the real madness with us? I believe those extreme passions/emotions in me separated from the real world is the sauce to pull out the inspirations out of me that touch the core of people's hearts, which is usually wandering about deep inside of you unconsciously covered with the social taboo called 'common sense'. — Hiroko Sakai
Passions In Life Sayings By Lisa Kleypas: Amanda herself couldn't understand why her writing was so different from her own personality. Her Amanda herself couldn't understand why her writing was so different from her own personality. Her pen seemed to take on a life of its own when she sat before a sheaf of blank parchment paper. She wrote about characters unlike any people she had ever known... sometimes violent, brutal, always passionate; some who came to ruin and some who even triumphed in spite of their own lack of morality. Since she had no actual pattern on which to base these fictional characters, Amanda realized that their feelings, their passions, could only have come from inside herself. — Lisa Kleypas
Passions In Life Sayings By Blaise Pascal: 11 All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which 11 All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theatre. It is a representation of the passions so natural and so delicate that it excites them and gives birth to them in our hearts, and, above all, to that of love, principally when it is represented as very chaste and virtuous. For the more innocent it appears to innocent souls, the more they are likely to be touched by it. — Blaise Pascal
Passions In Life Sayings By Samuel Johnson: Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that Fear is implanted in us as a preservative from evil but its duty, like that of other passions, is not to overbear reason, but to assist it. It should not be suffered to tyrannize in the imagination, to raise phantoms of horror, or to beset life with supernumerary distresses. — Samuel Johnson
Passions In Life Sayings By Samuel Johnson: This therefore is the praise of Shakespeare, that his drama is the mirrour of life; This therefore is the praise of Shakespeare, that his drama is the mirrour of life; that he who has mazed his imagination, in following the phantoms which other writers raise up before him, may here be cured of his delirious extasies, by reading human sentiments in human language; by scenes from which a hermit may estimate the transactions of the world, and a confessor predict the progress of the passions. — Samuel Johnson