Quotations About / On: PASSION

  • 41.
    The passion of love is essentially selfish, while motherhood widens the circle of our feelings.
    (Honoré De Balzac (1799-1850), French novelist. Mme. Gaston in a letter to Mme. De l'Estorade, in Letters of Two Brides (Mémoires de Deux Jeunes Mariées), in La Presse (1841-1842), Souverain (1842), included in the Scènes de la Vie Privée in the Comédie humaine (1845, trans. by George Saintsbury, 1971).)
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  • 42.
    Man is a useless passion.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), French philosopher, author. Being and Nothingness, "Doing and Having," sct. 3 (1943).)
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  • 43.
    Like other secret lovers, many speak mockingly about popular culture to conceal their passion for it.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 44.
    Through music the passions enjoy themselves.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 92, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 106 (1886).)
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  • 45.
    There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.
    (Charles Dickens (1812-1870), British novelist. Oliver Twist, ch. 10 (1838). Referring to chasing pickpockets.)
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  • 46.
    Our true passions are selfish.
    (Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783-1842), French novelist. The Red and the Black, ch. XXI, Levavasseur (1831), trans C.K. Scott-Moncrieff, 1943.)
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  • 47.
    Women can more easily conquer their passion than their coquetterie.
    (François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 334 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
  • 48.
    Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
    (Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 4, ed. W.J. Bate and Albrecht B. Strauss (1969). Rambler (London, Aug. 24, 1751), no. 150.)
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  • 49.
    For one heat, all know, doth drive out another, One passion doth expel another still.
    (George Chapman (c. 1559-1634), British dramatist, poet, translator. repr. In Plays and Poems of George Chapman: The Comedies, ed. Thomas Marc Parrott (1914). Vandome, in Monsieur d'Olive, act 5, sc. 1, l. 8-9 (1606). Proposing to distract the countess Marcellina from her melancholy.)
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  • 50.
    ... passion for survival is the great theme of women's poetry.
    (Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet, essayist, and feminist. The Work of a Common Woman, by Judy Grahn, introductory essay (1978).)
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