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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.
Our passion are the true phoenixes; when the old one is burnt out, a new one rises from its ashes.
You can no more bridle passions with logic than you can justify them in the law courts. Passions are facts and not dogmas.
There is in most passions a shrinking away from ourselves. The passionate pursuer has all the earmarks of a fugitive.
What our age lacks is not reflection, but passion.
In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another.
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.
If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.
Man is to be found in reason, God in the passions.
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a passion, without business, without entertainment, without care.
Live with passion!
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Being part of an agenda beyond ourselves liberates us to complement each other rather than compete with each other.
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
As a bathtub lined with white porcelain, when the hot water gives out or goes tepid, so is the slow cooling of our chivalrous passion, o my much praised but-not-altogether-satisfactory lady.
The only sin passion can commit is to be joyless.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
I was born to be a runner. I simply love to run. It's almost like the faster I go, the easier it becomes.
There is some place where your specialties can shine. Somewhere that difference can be expressed. It's up to you to find it, and you can.
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Get it into your head once and for all, my simple and very fainthearted fellow, that what fools call humanness is nothing but a weakness born of fear and egoism; that this chimerical virtue, enslaving only weak men, is unknown to those whose character is formed by stoicism, courage, and philosophy.
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
The wretched have no compassion, they can do good only from strong principles of duty.
We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves.
The mind is no match with the heart in persuasion; constitutionality is no match with compassion.
Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will.
In necessary things, unity; in doubtful things, liberty; in all things, charity.
I don't think I can play any other way but all out. I enjoy the game so much because I'm putting so much into it.
He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Jupiter, not wanting man's life to be wholly gloomy and grim, has bestowed far more passion than reason --you could reckon the ration as twenty-four to one. Moreover, he confined reason to a cramped corner of the head and left all the rest of the body to the passions.
It seemed to me pretty plain, that they had more of love than matrimony in them.
Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.
I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
The passions are the only orators which always persuade.
Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
He submits to be seen through a microscope, who suffers himself to be caught in a fit of passion.
It is really important that young people find something that they want to do and pursue it with passion. I'm very passionate about filmmaking. It's what I love to do.
Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
None, but people of strong passion are capable of rising to greatness.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
Passions are the gales of life.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Our passions are like convulsion fits, which, though they make us stronger for a time, leave us the weaker ever after.
I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
They declaim against the passions without bothering to think that it is from their flame philosophy lights its torch.
Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.
The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life.
Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
Passion is the trigger of success.
The happiness in this life does not consist of being devoid of passion, but mastering them.
I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere.
She is so totally absorbed in a vocation -- both a gift and a mastering passion -- that she has no time to be absorbed with the self's worries about itself. And that is the moral of the story: You can pursue happiness by wearing a torn jersey. You can catch it by being good at something you love.
We could hardly wait to get up in the morning.
Compassion automatically invites you to relate with people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy.
He who feels no compassion will become insane.
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.
As we mature spiritually, we exhibit a growing capacity to care for and appreciate one another in the body of Christ, regardless of our differences.
The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater ;burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.
Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill.
Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.
No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
Minerva save us from the cloying syrup of coercive compassion!
Saving lives is not a top priority in the halls of power. Being compassionate and concerned about human life can cause a man to lose his job. It can cause a woman not to get the job to begin with.
Christianity demands a level of caring that transcends human inclinations.
Compassion is no substitute for justice.
When an individual fear or apathy passes by the unfortunate, life is of no account.
I know the compassion of others is a relief at first. I don't despise it. But it can't quench pain, it slips through your soul as through a sieve. And when our suffering has been dragged from one pity to another, as from one mouth to another, we can no longer respect or love it.
Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.
A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him
Long ago we conquered our passions looking at ourselves in the mirror of eternity.