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But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!

In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
There is nothing heavier than compassion. Not even one's own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the imagination and prolonged by a hundred echoes.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess.
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.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar.
Do what you love. Know you own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.
Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.
It is the passions that do and undo everything.
He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
Three passions simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.
Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.
You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.
The dew of compassion is a tear.
Out of compassion I destroy the darkness of their ignorance. From within them I light the lamp of wisdom and dispel all darkness from their lives.
To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to the other.
Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.
There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.
Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
Whenever I get to a low point, I go back to the basics. I ask myself, Why am I doing this? It comes down to passion.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
The individual is capable of both great compassion and great indifference. He has it within his means to nourish the former and outgrow the latter.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.
A man in passion rides a horse that runs away with him.