Monday, May 02, 2005

Passion Quotes

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!  Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter The most beautiful make-up of a woman is passion.  But cosmetics are easier to buy.  ~Yves Saint Laurent The same passions in man and woman nonetheless differ in tempo; hence man and woman do not cease misunderstanding one another.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil 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.  ~Amiel, Journal, 17 December 1856 But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Passion is universal humanity.  Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.  ~Honoré de Balzac In music the passions enjoy themselves.  ~Nietz


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