Quotes about passion

A collection of quotes on the topic of passion.

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„To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

Not found in Beethoven's known works. It may be a summary of the following description of Beethoven from his piano pupil Ferdinand Ries: "When I left out something in a passage, a note or a skip, which in many cases he wished to have specially emphasized, or struck a wrong key, he seldom said anything; yet when I was at fault with regard to the expression, the crescendo or matters of that kind, or in the character of the piece, he would grow angry. Mistakes of the other kind, he said were due to chance; but these last resulted from want of knowledge, feeling or attention. He himself often made mistakes of the first kind, even playing in public."
Disputed
Source: "When Beethoven gave me a lesson" https://books.google.com/books?id=j8RIq67v51cC&pg=PA294&dq=%22when+beethoven+gave+me+a+lesson%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMI7Yyz0PiNyQIViDuICh1YIAzR#v=onepage&q=%22when%20beethoven%20gave%20me%20a%20lesson%22&f=false

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„There is a difference between a passion and a fucking meltdown.“

—  Nicki Minaj Trinidadian-born American singer, rapper and actress 1982

Source: Queen Radio Episode 8, September 10th, 2018

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„Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.“

—  D.H. Lawrence English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter 1885 - 1930

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„Long ago we conquered our passions
Looking at ourselves in the mirror of eternity.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959

"Prayer," p. 47
The Shape (2000), Sequence: “Pit of the Stone”

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Citát „I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“
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„I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“

—  Emile Zola, book Au Bonheur des Dames

Source: The Ladies' Paradise

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„My emotional life: dialectic between craving for privacy and need to submerge myself in a passionate relationship to another.“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Source: Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963

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„If you care passionately about something has become the only test to determine if something is constitutional. How passionately do you care?“

—  Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016

Speech at the University of Chicago Law School http://maroon.uchicago.edu/news/articles/2003/05/09/justice_scalia_speak.php (6 May 2003).
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