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250 Passion Quotes To (Re)Kindle Your Inner Flame

250 Passion Quotes To (Re)Kindle Your Inner Flame

Read these inspiring passion quotes to fire up your restless wish to be passionate!

My Favorite Picks From Passion Quotes

1. “Life’s short. Live passionately.” ― Marc A. Pitman

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2. “I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

3. “Feeling too much is a hell of a lot better than feeling nothing.” ― Nora Roberts, Midnight Bayou

4. “There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.” ― Albert Camus

5. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ― Émile Zola, The Ladies’ Paradise

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6. “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are great because of their passion.” ― Martha Graham

7. “We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.” ― Che Guevara

8. “There is scarcely any passion without struggle.” ― Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

9. “My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them.” ― Jack Kerouac

10. “Be the flame, not the moth.” ― Giacomo Casanova

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Passionate Lovers Quotes

1. “Those sweet lips. My, oh my, I could kiss those lips all night long. Good things come to those who wait.”― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

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2. “You only need one man to love you. But he loves you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.” ― C. JoyBell C.

3. “You’ve got this life and while you’ve got it, you’d better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone’s hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people’s eyes like they’re the last you’ll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there’s no time left, jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running, play music in your head when there is none, and eat cake like it’s the only one left in the world!” ― C. JoyBell C.

4. “Anyone who is observant, who discovers the person they have always dreamed of, knows that sexual energy comes into play before sex even takes place. The greatest pleasure isn’t sex, but the passion with which it is practiced. When the passion is intense, then sex joins in to complete the dance, but it is never the principal aim.” ― Paulo Coelho

5. “I threw myself into that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns and Roses

6.  “‎And yet I have had the weakness, and have still the weakness, to wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

7. “I’ll always choose you.” Yes that was the word. “Every single lifetime, I’ll choose you. Just as you have always chosen me. Forever.” ― Lauren Kate, Passion

8. “He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.” ― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus

9. “I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.

Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day

I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

10. “Let me love you, but don’t love me back. Do love me and let me hate you for a while. Let me feel like I have some control, because I know I never do. ” ― Ann Brashares

11. “It was not the passion that was new to her, it was the yearning adoration. She knew she had always feared it, for it left her helpless; she feared it still, lest if she adored him too much, then she would lose herself, become effaced, and she did not want to be effaced, a slave, like a savage woman. She must not become a slave. She feared her adoration, yet she would not at once fight against it.” ― D.H. Lawrence

12. “They loved each other, not driven by necessity, by the “blaze of passion” often falsely ascribed to love. They loved each other because everything around them willed it, the trees and the clouds and the sky over their heads and the earth under their feet.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

13. “You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood…” ― Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

14. “I loved him as we always love for the first time; with idolatry and wild passion.” ― Candide

15. “True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

16. “It’s too bad if a heart lacks fire,

and is deprived of the light

of a heart ablaze.

The day on which you are

without passionate love

is the most wasted day of your life.” ― Omar Khayyam

17. “He was jealous of her future, and she of his past.” ― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus

18. “Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.” ― Shannon L. Alder

19. “The eyes are one of the most powerful tools a woman can have. With one look, she can relay the most intimate message. After the connection is made, words cease to exist. ” ― Jennifer Salaiz

See also: 210 Connection Quotes About Uniting Everything Together

20. “Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

21.  “Falling in love is easy. Falling in love with the same person repeatedly is extraordinary.” ― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

22. “My eyes were dazed by you for a little, and that was all.” ― Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D’Urbervilles

23. “The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but on the mastery of his passions.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

24. “You are my fantasy on a cold dark night, my muse during the light of day and the one wish my soul would make” ― Grace Willows

25. “I have loved him too much not to hate” ― Jean Racine, Andromaque

26. “Love springs from the inside. It is the immortal surge of passion, excitement, energy, power, strength, prosperity, recognition, respect, desire, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, courage, and vitality that nourishes, extends and protects. It possesses an external objective – life.” ― Ogwo David Emenike

27. “I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly.” ― Charles Dickens, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

28. “She wanted something else, something different, something more. Passion and romance, perhaps, or maybe quiet conversations in candlelit rooms, or perhaps something as simple as not being second.” ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

29. “Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman’s womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to be. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.” ― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

30. “I raised you so high that every other man on earth is now doomed to live in your shadow.” ― Ranata Suzuki

Famous Passion Quotes

1. “The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” ― G.K. Chesterton

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2. “Passion. It lies in all of us. Sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted, unbidden, it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us. Passion rules us all. And we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love… the clarity of hatred… the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow. Empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.” ― Joss Whedon

3. “I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” ― Roald Dahl, My Uncle Oswald

4.  “I have learned that you can go anywhere you want to go and do anything you want to do and buy all the things that you want to buy and meet all the people that you want to meet and learn all the things that you desire to learn and if you do all these things but are not madly in love: you have still not begun to live.” ― C. JoyBell C.

5. “A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke” ― Vincent Van Gogh

6. “I’m already crazy. I’m a fearless person. I think it creeps up on you. I don’t think it can be stopped. If my destiny is to lose my mind because of fame, then that’s my destiny. But my passion still means more than anything.” ― Lady Gaga

7. “Nelly, I am Heathcliff – he’s always, always in my mind – not as a pleasure, any more then I am always a pleasure to myself – but, as my own being.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

8. “People wait around too long for love. I’m happy with all of my lusts!” ― C. JoyBell C.

9. “Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet

10. “I will love you when you are a still day.

        I will love you when you are a hurricane.” ― Clementine von Radics

11. “One by one they were all becoming shades. Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.” ― James Joyce, Dubliners

12. “Life is an adventure of passion, risk, danger, laughter, beauty, love; a burning curiosity to go with the action to see what it is all about, to go search for a pattern of meaning, to burn one’s bridges because you’re never going to go back anyway, and to live to the end.” ― Saul D. Alinsky, Reveille for Radicals

See also: 220 Inspiring Quotes About Laughter Celebrating Its Magic

13. “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” ― Francois Sagon

14. “You said, ‘I love you.’ Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? ‘I love you’ is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them.” ― Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body

15. “Light yourself on fire with passion and people will come from miles to watch you burn.” ― John Wesley

16. “What Reason weaves,

       by Passion is undone.” ― Alexander Pope, Essay on Man and Other Poems

17. “If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.” ― Charles Bukowski

18. “It may be that you are settled in another place, it may be that you are happy but the one who took your heart wields final power.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

19. “If you always attach positive emotions to the things you want, and never attach negative emotions to the things you don’t, then that which you desire most will invariably come your way.” ― Matt D. Miller

20. “Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Quotes About Passion And Love

1. “I’ll love you with all my heart, in every life, through every death. I will not be bound by anything but my love for you.” ― Lauren Kate, Passion

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2.  “Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,

That I shall say good night till it be morrow.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

3.  “They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it!” ― C. JoyBell C.

4. “I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.” ― Jess C Scott, The Devilin Fey

5. “I felt like an animal, and animals don’t know sin, do they?” ― Jess C. Scott, Wicked Lovely

6. “I wore your promise on my finger for one year

I’ll wear your name on my heart til I die

Because you were my boy, you were my only boy forever.” ― Coco J. Ginger

7. “I don’t know why people are afraid of lust. Then I can imagine that they are very afraid of me, for I have a great lust for everything. A lust for life, a lust for how the summer-heated street feels beneath my feet, a lust for the touch of another’s skin on my skin…a lust for everything. I even lust after cake. Yes, I am very lusty and very scary.” ― C. JoyBell C.

8. “Wars fought over a face like this,” he murmured like he was talking to himself, my heart stopped beating and his thumbs moved lightly across my cheeks. “A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it,” his eyes came to mine, “poison his brother to possess a face like this.” ― Kristen Ashley, Knight

“If I am to be fallen into love, I will. And if as a result I will appear to be stupid, disillusioned, and of poor judgment, I will. And I would be damned if I cared what other people think. For I would rather be thought of as all of these things, than not love. If in loving, I become the naked woman on the horse, I will ride that horse with my head held high. This is my spirit. I am unbreakable.” ― C. JoyBell C.

9. “When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” ― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

10. “None of us can choose where we shall love…” ― Susan Kay, Phantom

11. “Why am I covered in feathers?” I asked, confused.

He exhaled impatiently. “I bit a pillow. Or two…” ― Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

12. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” ― Siddharta Gautama

13.  “Perhaps all romance is like that; not a contract between equal parties but an explosion of dreams and desires that can find no outlet in everyday life. Only a drama will do and while the fireworks last the sky is a different colour.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

14. “It was as if when I looked into his eyes I was standing alone on the edge of the world…on a windswept ocean beach. There was nothing but the soft roar of the waves.” ― Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

15.  “He brought out the worst in me, and was the best thing that ever happened to me.” ― Coco J. Ginger

16. “You don’t deserve my image in your head. You don’t deserve my memories in your chest.” ― Jamie Weise

See also: 150 I Deserve Better Quotes To Remind You Of Your Worth

17.  “People accuse me of falling in love easily. It just means that I’m able to see the beauty in most of the people who cross paths with me and I appreciate it for what it is and also for what it isn’t. Love is imperfect. Falling for someone’s flaws is just as necessary as falling for their strengths. And people like myself, who fall into love easily, are sometimes the loneliest souls around at the end of the day.” ― Ashly Lorenzana

18. “I remember when your name was just another name that rolled without thought off my tongue.

Now, I can’t look at your name without an abundance of sentiment attached to each letter.

Your name, which I played with so carelessly, so easily, has somehow become sacred to my lips.

A name I won’t throw around lightheartedly or repeat without deep thought. And if ever I speak of you, I use the English language to describe who you were to me. You are nameless, because those letters grouped together in that familiar form….. carries too much meaning for my capricious heart.” ― Jamie Weise

19. “Growth in love comes from a place of absence, where the imagination is left to it’s own devices and creates you to be much more then reality would ever allow.” ― Jamie Weise

20. “It took me years to figure out that upset was upset, and tumultuousness was not the same thing as passion. Love isn’t drama.” ― Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

21. “I’d run my whole life long to reach you; paddle my way across Atlantic and Pacific; traverse Jungle and Desert to find you; climb cliffs and drop from the sky to rescue you. Anything to be close to you. Any way to say I love you.” ― Heather Kristina Thomas, A Place for You and Me

22. “I have loved no part of the world like this and I have loved no women as I love you. You’re my human Africa. I love your smell as I love these smells. I love your dark bush as I love the bush here, you change with the light as this place does, so that one all the time is loving something different and yet the same. I want to spill myself out into you as I want to die here.” ― Graham Greene, The End of the Affair

23. “Love is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” ― Lao Tzu

24. “Love born in the brain is more spirited, doubtless, than true love, but it has only flashes of enthusiasm; it knows itself too well, it criticizes itself incessantly; so far from banishing thought, it is itself reared only upon a structure of thought.” ― Stendhal, The Red and the Black

25. “The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.” ― Oscar Wilde

26. “Do you know what passion is?”

I blink, confused.

“Most people think it only means desire. Arousal. Wild abandon. But that’s not all. The word derives from the Latin. It means suffering. Submission. Pain and pleasure, Nikki. Passion.” ― J. Kenner, Release Me

27. “His sudden mad love for Sibyl Vane was a psychological phenomenon of no small interest. There was no doubt that curiosity had much to do with it, curiosity and the desire for new experiences; yet it was not a simple but rather a very complex passion.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

28. “If someone loves you, they should not be envious of you pouring your heart and soul and time and energy into the things that you are passionate about, but instead….they should love you MORE because you are so involved in those things.” ― Sharon Swan

29. “I cannot express it; but surely you and everybody have a notion that there is or should be an existence of yours beyond you. What were the use of my creation, if I were entirely contained here? My great miseries in this world have been Heathcliff’s miseries, and I watched and felt each from the beginning: my great thought in living is himself. If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger: I should not seem a part of it. My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees. My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath: a source of little visible delight, but necessary. Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He’s always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being.” ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

30. “To this day she could make tap water boil just by kissing him.” ― Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

Work Passion Quotes

1. “If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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2. “If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” ― Dr Roopleen

3. “The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.

Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can.

The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people.

I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.” ― Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

See also: 170 New Job Quotes To Inspire Your New Beginning

4. “Let all of life be an unfettered howl.” ― Vladimir Nabokov

5. “There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.” ― Coco Chanel

6. “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” ― John Adams, The Portable John Adams

7. “Politeness is okay, but it gets old and boring. You want to attack life with a passion, not a politeness, you want people to think about you and remember you and say “she is so passionate” you don’t want people to think about you and remember you and say “she is so polite,” because, who cares about polite?” ― C. JoyBell C.

8. “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

9. “The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.” ― Dr Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

10. “Don’t give me songs, give me something to sing about!” ― Mutanat Enemy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

11. “If you’re waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you’ll never make it.” ― Criss Jami, Healology

12. “Hope is a passion for the possible.” ― Søren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

13. “Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning.” ― Malcolm Gladwell

14. “I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you.” ― Annie Dillard

15. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” ― Simon Sinek

16. “Maybe it’s just in America, but it seems that if you’re passionate about something, it freaks people out. You’re considered bizarre or eccentric. To me, it just means you know who you are.” ― Tim Burton

17. “When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.” ― Robert Rodriguez, Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

18.  “There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life.” ― Alain de Botton

19. “There’s a difference between living and just surviving. Do something you love, and find someone to love who loves that you love what you do.

It is really that simple.

And that hard.” ― John Connolly, The Infernals

20. “You are not wrong for loving what you do. You are lucky. Life doesn’t hand everyone a passion in their profession.” ― Rebecca Serle, In Five Years

21. “The key to flow is to pursue an activity for its own sake, not for the rewards it brings.” ― Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

22. “Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls– family, health, friends, integrity– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” ― Gary Keller, The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

23. “If you have no good drive in you, your life will not be steered through a good direction. It will miss its destined station. Passion or drive is what moves the vehicle of a fulfilled life.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

24. “A ‘good job’ can be both practically attractive while still not good enough to devote your entire life to.” ― Alain de Botton

25. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress: Working hard for something we love is called passion.” ― Simon Sinek

Inspirational Passion Quotes

1. “As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda

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2. “The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it last.” ― Nicholas Sparks, Dear John

3. “Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.” ― Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves

4. “and I wonder if Beethoven held his breath

the first time his fingers touched the keys

the same way a soldier holds his breath

the first time his finger clicks the trigger.

We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.” ― Andrea Gibson

5.  “Never trust people who don’t have something in their lives that they love beyond all reason.” ― Fredrik Backman, Beartown

6.  “Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

See also: 150 Wise Quotes Of Perfection To Propel You To Excellence

7. “Enthusiasm can help you find the new doors, but it takes passion to open them. If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

8. “Many of my movies have strong female leads- brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.” ― Hayao Miyazaki

9. “An infinity of passion can be contained in one minute, like a crowd in a small space.” ― Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary

10. “Don’t let mental blocks control you. Set yourself free. Confront your fear and turn the mental blocks into building blocks.” ― Dr Roopleen, Words to inspire the winner in YOU

11. “When we are in love, we are convinced nobody else will do. But as time goes, others do do, and often do do, much much better.” ― Jamie Weise

12. “Passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

13. “I gave myself permission to care, because there are a lot of people in this world who are afraid of caring, who are afraid of showing they care because it’s uncool. It’s uncool to have passion. It’s so much easier to lose when you’ve shown everyone how much you don’t care if you win or lose. It’s much harder to lose when you show that you care, but you’ll never win unless you also stand to lose. I’ve said it before. Don’t be afraid of your passion, give it free reign, and be honest and work hard and it will all turn out just fine.” ― Tom Hiddleston

14. “Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.” ― E.M. Forster, Howards End

15. “I wonder if she realizes how passionate she is about not being passionate.” ― Nicola Yoon, The Sun Is Also a Star

16. “If we don’t fight for what we ‘stand for’ with our passionate words and honest actions, do we really ‘stand’ for anything?” ― Tiffany Madison, Black and White

See also: 180 Greatest Honesty Quotes To Inspire Authentic Living

17. “A lover exists only in fragments, a dozen or so if the romance is new, a thousand if we’re married to him, and out of those fragments our heart constructs an entire person. What we each create, since whatever is missing is filled by our imagination, is the person we wish him to be. The less we know him, of course, the more we love him. And that’s why we always remember that first rapturous night when he was a stranger, and why this rapture returns only when he’s dead.” ― Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage

18. “The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which no good ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holders lack of rational conviction. Opinions in politics and religion are almost always held passionately.” ― Bertrand Russell, Sceptical Essays

19.  “Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself.” ― Miguel de Unamuno

20. “Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.” ― Alexander Hamilton

21. “I felt for the tormented whirlwinds

Damned for their carnal sins
Committed when they let their passions rule their reason.” ― Dante Alighieri

22. “the intensity

in your eyes

burns my pen

as I write.” ― Sanober Khan, A touch, a tear, a tempest

23. “We have one life, THIS life. It is this limited lifetime that you have to make the most of. Live it! Embrace it, don’t waste it. Listen with intention to what that inner voice has been telling you. Draw, write, travel, build, teach, inspire, learn and create because THAT’s living. Feel your life with joy and passion for what you bring to it. Your talents are meant to be embraced and shared. It makes us better.” ― C. Toni Graham

24. “Every moment you steal from the present is a moment you’ve lost forever. There is only now.” ― Jeanette Winterson

25. “It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.” ― Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

26. “Men love women who are courageous for it means they can go all the way with him in his pursuit of his good dreams and intentions.” ― Agu Jaachynma N.E.

27. “The pursuit of knowledge for its own sake, an almost fanatical love of justice and the desire for personal independence.” ― Albert Einstein, The World As I See It

28. “Mobs have passions, not brains.” ― Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion

29. “Accounts are not quite settled between us,” said she, with a passion that equaled my own. “I can love, and I can hate. You had your choice. You chose to spurn the first; now you must test the other.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle

30. “Only with absolute fearlessness can we slay the dragons of mediocrity that invade our gardens.” ― George Lois

Beautiful Quotes On Passion

1. “To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable.” ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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2. “He loved her for being so beautiful, and he hated her for it. He loved how she put shiny stuff on her lips for him, and he also reviled her for it. He wanted her to walk home alone, and he wanted to run after her and grab her up before she could take another step.” ― Ann Brashares

3. “What is a Wanderess? Bound by no boundaries, contained by no countries, tamed by no time, she is the force of nature’s course.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess

4. “Ô, Wanderess, Wanderess

When did you feel your

Most euphoric kiss?

Was I the source

of your greatest bliss?” ― Roman Payne

5. “Feel your emotions,

Live true your passions,

Keep still your mind.” ― Geoffrey M. Gluckman

6. “Deep within everyone’s heart there always remains a sense of longing for that hour, that summer, that one brief moment of blossoming. For several weeks or months, rarely longer, a beautiful young woman lives outside ordinary life. She is intoxicated. She feels as if she exists beyond time, beyond its laws; she experiences not the monotonous succession of days passing by, but moments of intense, almost desperate happiness.” ― Irene Nemirovsky, Jezebel

7. “It is an uneasy lot at best, to be what we call highly taught and yet not to enjoy: to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self—never to be fully possessed by the glory we behold, never to have our consciousness rapturously transformed into the vividness of a thought, the ardor of a passion, the energy of an action, but always to be scholarly and uninspired, ambitious and timid, scrupulous and dim-sighted.” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch

8. “Reading is my passion and my escape since I was 5 years old. Overall, children don’t realize the magic that can live inside their own heads. Better even then any movie.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment

9. “She will blaze through you like a gypsy wildfire. Igniting you soul and dancing in its flames. And when she is gone, the smell of her smoke will be the only thing left to soothe you.” ― Nicole Lyons

10.  “Passion can transform the mind, body and spirit… Passion can align you with the wisdom of nature and the power of what is in your heart.” ― Jo Lynne Valerie

See also: 200 Powerful Quotes About Transformation To Inspire Change

11. “Picnics are very dear to those who are in the first stage of the tender passion.” ― Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

12.  “I do not think there is a woman in whom the roots of passion shoot deeper than in me.” ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

13.  “I have hunger for your mouth, for your voice, for your hair” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

14.  “Fear, anxiety, arousal, and pain; all are emotions and sensations. They are neither right, nor are they wrong; good nor bad. They are simply passions, a most important part of life. Feel them, fully experience them, surrender to them, and learn to accept them. As a submissive, you must let go. André Chevalier” ― Nikki Sex, Fate

15. “Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.” ― Nikolai Gógol

16. “It is still news to her that passion

could steer her wrong

though she went down, a thousand times

strung out

across railroad tracks, off bridges

under cars, or stiff

glass bottle still in hand, hair soft

on greasy pillows, still it is

news she cannot follow love (his

burning footsteps in blue crystal

snow) & still

come out all right.” ― Diane Di Prima

17. “A life fueled by passions is like riding on the back of a dragon.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

18. “[W]e must learn to accommodate ourselves to the discovery that some of those cunningly-fashioned instruments called human souls have only a very limited range of music, and will not vibrate in the least under a touch that fills others with tremulous rapture or quivering agony.” ― George Eliot, Adam Bede

19.  “Infatuation. First Love. Lust.

My passion can be explained away. But this is sure: Whatever she touches, she reveals.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

20. “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.

My sin, my soul.” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

21. “I believe in love at first sight…

But it’s not the first moment you lay eyes on a person, it’s the moment you first see the person they truly are.” ― Ranata Suzuki

22.  “Love is now, is always. All that is missing is the coup de grâce- which is called passion.” ― Clarice Lispector

23. “She is passion embodied, a flower of melodrama in eternal bloom.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

24. “May this night come

wearing drunk cloak of love,

carrying passionate desires,

and intoxication of love!

Tonight, may I get so drunk in love that

I do not see any dreams!” ― Suman Pokhrel

25. “Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don’t know where it will take you.” ― J. Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

26. “Whatever your passion is, keep doing it. Don’t waste time chasing after success or comparing yourself to others. Every flower blooms at a different pace. Excel at doing what your passion is and only focus on perfecting it. Eventually people will see what you are great at doing, and if you are truly great, success will come chasing after you.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

27. “We may only ever have one great, passionate love, but sometimes it’s best to leave that kind of love in the past. A love like that can’t last forever.” ― Cassia Leo, The Way We Fall

28. “When your drive is moving your purpose, focus must hold the wheels else your might miss the way. And do you know what that means? Avoid Crash!!!. Stay focused!” ― Israelmore Ayivor

29. “Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.” ― Roy Bennett

30. “I didn’t want anybody seeing my fire until I burned them with it.” ― Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet

Follow Your Passion Quotes

1. “Among my stillness was a pounding heart.” ― Shannon A. Thompson, Seconds Before Sunrise

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2. “I have not always chosen the safest path. I’ve made my mistakes, plenty of them. I sometimes jump too soon and fail to appreciate the consequences. But I’ve learned something important along the way: I’ve learned to heed the call of my heart. I’ve learned that the safest path is not always the best path and I’ve learned that the voice of fear is not always to be trusted.” ― Steve Goodier

3. “We grow up with such an idealistic view on how our life should be; love, friendships, a career or even the place we will live ~ only to age and realize none of it is what you expected & reality is a little disheartening, when you’ve reached that realization; you have learnt the gift of all, any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you’ll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn’t have to be the future, stop making it so.” ― Nikki Rowe

See also: 210 Best Quotes About Courage To Unleash Your Inner Hero

4. “I wait

with silent passion

for one gesture

one glance

from you” ― Rumi, The Love Poems of Rumi

5. “Passion creates, addiction consumes.” ― Gabor Maté, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction

6. “Indulge your passion for science…but let your science be human, and such as may have a direct reference to action and society. Be a philosopher; but amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.” ― David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

7. “The misunderstanding of passion and reason, as if the latter were an independent entity and not rather a system of relations between various passions and desires; and as if every passion did not possess its quantum of reason” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, The Will to Power

8. “I have never been loved enough to gain the desire of reproducing a being in the image of my lover and I have never been given enough pleasure so that my brain has not had the leisure to seek better…I have wanted the impossible…” ― Rachilde, Monsieur Vénus

9. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

10. “Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion.” ― John Piper, Don’t Waste Your Life

11. “The engaged mind, illuminated by truth, awakens awareness; the engaged heart, affected by love, awakens passion. May I say once more – this essential energy of the soul is not an ecstatic trance, high emotion or a sanguine stance toward life: It is a fierce longing for God, an unyielding resolve to live in and out of our belovedness. – pg. 152” ― Brennan Manning, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging

12. “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name? ” ― Helen Hunt Jackson

13. “For passion, like crime does not sit well with the sure order and even course of everyday life. It welcomes every loosening of the social fabric, every confusion and affliction visited upon the world, for passion sees in such a disorder a vague hope of finding advantage for itself.” ― Thomas Mann

14. “In would rather die of passion than of boredom.” ― Vincent van Gogh

15. “Her passions were narrow but deep.” ― Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon: A Novel

16. “The price of love is always just above that what your heart can afford” ― Colin Tegerdine, You Can’t Google Life

17. “It is easier for one to take risks and to chase his dreams with a mindset that he has nothing to lose. In this lies the immense passion, the great advantage of avoiding a materialistic, pleasure-filled way of life.” ― Criss Jami, Killosophy

18. “Passion is sweeter split strand by strand. Divided and re-divided like

mercury then gathered up only at the last moment.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

19. “Men didn’t understand that you couldn’t let yourself be consumed with passion when there were so many people needing your attention, when there was so much work to do. Men didn’t understand that there was nothing big enough to exempt you from your obligations, which began as soon as the sun rose over the paper company and ended only after you’d finished the day’s chores and fell exhausted into sleep against the background noise of I-94.” ― Bonnie Jo Campbell, American Salvage

20. “I remember passion.” ― Melina Marchetta, Saving Francesca

Interesting Passion Thoughts

1. “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.” ― Julie de Lespinasse

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2. “Passion is…it’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive.” ― Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & The Six

3. “Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.”

Constructive anger,” the demon said, her voice dripping sarcasm.

Also known as passion,” I said quietly. “Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves. Passion has brought justice where there was savagery. Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear. Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.” ― Jim Butcher, White Night

4. “Always! That is a dreadful word. It makes me shudder when I hear it. Women are so fond of using it. They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. It is a meaningless word, too. The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.” ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

5. “You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.” ― Grace Willows, To Kiss a King

6. “When I have neither pleasure nor pain and have been breathing for a while the lukewarm insipid air of these so called good and tolerable days, I feel so bad in my childish soul that I smash my moldering lyre of thanksgiving in the face of the slumbering god of contentment and would rather feel the very devil burn in me than this warmth of a well-heated room. A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to commit outrages, to pull off the wigs of a few revered idols…” ― Hermann Hesse, Steppenwolf

7. “Hatred seems to work on the same glands as love: it even produces the same actions. If we had not been taught how to interpret the story of the Passion, would we have been able to say from their actions alone whether it was the jealous Judas or the cowardly Peter who loved Christ?” ― Graham Greene

8. “Love, that exempts no one beloved from loving,

Seized me with pleasure of this man so strongly,

That, as thou seest, it doth not yet desert me.” ― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy

9. “Do you know that every great thing in the history of art and every beautiful thing in life is actually what you call nasty or has been caused by feelings that you would call nasty? By passion, by love, by hatred, by truth. Do you know that?” ― John Fowles, The Collector

10. “Passion often makes fools of the wisest men and gives the silliest wisdom.” ― Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld, Reflections or Sentences and Moral Maxims

11. “I freeze and burn, love is bitter and sweet, my sighs are tempests and my tears are floods, I am in ecstasy and agony, I am possessed by memories of her and I am in exile from myself.” ― Francesco Petrarca, Canzoniere: Selected Poems

12. “But it was the stupidity of passion, which would rather have nothing than a little.” ― E.M. Forster, Maurice

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13. “Beware of those who are bored and not passionate about life, for they will bore you with reasons for not living.” ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

14. “Let temporal things be in the use, eternal things in the desire.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

15. “Pursuing your passions makes you more interesting, and interesting people are enchanting.” ― Guy Kawasaki

16. “Woman’s power lies in man’s passion, and she knows how to use it, if man doesn’t understand himself. He has only one choice: to be the tyrant over or the slave of woman.” ― Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs

17. “And in this passion for understanding her soul lay close to his; she had him all to herself. But he must be made abstract first.” ― D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers

18. “A confident woman wears a smile and has this air of comfortability and pleasantness about her.” ― Agu Jaachynma N.E.

19. “Never marry a person who is not a friend of your excitement.” ― Nathaniel Branden, The Psychology of Romantic Love

20. “Death is inevitable, passion is eternal” ― Allison van Diepen, Raven

21. “Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
…’Tis not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger.” ― David Hume

22. “Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.” ― Henry Home

See also: 140 Quotes About Solitude That Will Make Sense To You

23. “The eyes hold tears for so long; let us fill it with love and passion.” ― Suman Pokhrel

24. “I want to be able to fulfill someone’s heart’s desires and make them happy. Learn new things about life and have memorable experiences.” ― Charles Dyson, A Decade of Desire: Erotic Memoirs from The Office Diaries

25.  “Powerful words come with powerful intent. Where you have passion, strength, courage, and determination you can accomplish anything!” ― K.L. Toth

26. “chaos of thought and passion, all confus’d.” ― Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

27. “Only little boys and old men sneer at love.” ― Louis Auchincloss

28. “Never undermine the power of passion. You have a very high chance of achieving anything you are passionate about.” ― Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

29. “The tamer my love, the farther away it is from love. In fierceness, in heat, in longing, in risk, I find something of love’s nature. In my desire for you, I burn at the right temperature to walk through love’s fire. So when you ask me why I cannot love you more calmly, I answer that to love you calmly is not to love you at all.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Powerbook

30. “A rare, deep and passionate love.” ― Guillaume Musso, Que serais-je sans toi?

Quotes On Passion And Dedication

1. “The capacity of passion is both cruel and divine” ― George Sand

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2.  “There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree” ― Vita Sackville-West

3. “The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams

4. “If you have a strong purpose in life, you don’t have to be pushed. Your passion will drive you there.” ― Roy Bennett

5. “You will never feel truly satisfied by work until you are satisfied by life.” ― Heather Schuck, The Working Mom Manifesto

6. “Passion can’t sustain itself forever.” ― Haruki Murakami, The Folklore of Our Times

7. “Passion out of passion’s obstacles.” ― Jeanette Winterson, The Passion

8. “You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.” ― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

9. “Don’t ever give up.

Don’t ever give in.

Don’t ever stop trying.

Don’t ever sell out.

And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,

pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.

But never, ever, ever give up.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Eena, The Tempter’s Snare

10. “Talent is cheap; dedication is expensive. It will cost you your life.” ― Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy

11. “It now lately sometimes seemed a black miracle to me that people could actually care deeply about a subject or pursuit, and could go on caring this way for years on end. Could dedicate their entire lives to it. It seemed admirable and at the same time pathetic. We are all dying to give our lives away to something, maybe.” ― David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

12. “Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

13. “If you plan to build walls around me, know this—I will walk through them.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

14. “In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. I mean, work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. I mean, really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours.” ― Michael Jackson, Moonwalk

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15. “Dedicate yourself to what gives your life true meaning and purpose; make a positive difference in someone’s life.” ― Roy T. Bennett

16. “For anyone who has ever hoped for a second chance.” ― Stephanie Garber, A Curse for True Love

17. “There are always periodic opportunities to give up, while every single moment is an opportunity to persevere.” ― Dean F. Wilson

18. “The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you’re willing to sacrifice” ― Nathan W. Morris

19.  “To become a master at any skill, it takes the total effort of your: heart, mind, and soul working together in tandem.” ― Maurice Young

20. “When doing a job — any job — one must feel that he owns it, and act as though he will remain in that job forever.” ― Hyman G. Rickover

21. “What ever happened to the passion we all had to improve ourselves, live up to our potential, leave a mark on the world? Our hottest arguments were always about how we could contribute. We did not care about the rewards. We were young and earnest.” ― Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

22. “You can’t do passion halfway. Living your passion means you’re all in. You trust your heart and trust your gut wherever that takes you.” ― Joe Plumeri, The Power of Being Yourself: A Game Plan for Success–by Putting Passion into Your Life and Work

23. “You may kill a fire. And everything you know falls to dust and ash. Yet the remarkable treasure in this seemingly hopeless pile, is hidden deep within. The burning embers incarnate the perpetual desire to go from spark to flame.” ― Akilnathan Logeswaran

24. “love as a passion—it is our European specialty—must absolutely be of noble origin; as is well known, its invention is due to the Provencal poet-cavaliers, those brilliant, ingenious men of the “gai saber,” to whom Europe owes so much, and almost owes itself.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

25. “What is art if not a concentrated and impassioned effort to make something with the little we have, the little we see?” ― Andre Dubus, Meditations from a Movable Chair

Final Word

I hope that you have found the perfect one among these wonderful passion quotes. Life is nothing without the passion for something that you truly find the most suitable for yourself.

But the one thing that we all need to have is the passion to live a fulfilling life! 

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