Quotations About / On: PASSION

  • 1.
    What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
    (Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. Mythologies, "Le monde où l'on catche," (1957).)
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  • 2.
    Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
    (Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt (1968). Unpacking My Library (1931).)
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  • 3.
    ... there is no human being who having both passions and thoughts does not think in consequence of his passions.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist. Middlemarch, ch. 47 (1871-1872).)
  • 4.
    There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
    (Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). Elements of Physiology, "Will, Freedom," (notes written 1774-1780, originally published 1875-1877).)
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  • 5.
    Anxiety and lust are evicting the older passions.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 6.
    The passion for money is never fickle.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 7.
    Sloth is all passions the most powerful.
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Words in "Words and Music," one of the dramatic pieces in Cascando, p. 23, Grove Press (1968).)
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  • 8.
    Passions are generally roused from great conflict.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, III, 40.)
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  • 9.
    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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  • 10.
    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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