Quotes about passion

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„Find your passion and follow it.“

—  Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008

CMU Graduation speech (2008)
Context: You will need find your passion. Many of you have already done it, many of you will later, many of you may take to your thirties or forties, but don't give up on finding it. Right, then all you are doing is waiting for the reaper. Find your passion and follow it. And if there is anything that I have learned in life, you will not find that passion in things. And you will not find that passion in money. Because the more things and the more money you have, the more you will just look around and use that as the metric — and there will always be someone with more. Your passion must come from the things that fuel you from the inside. And honors and awards are nice things, but only to the extent that they regard real respect from your peers. And to be thought of well by people you think of more highly up is a tremendous honor I've been granted. Find your passion, and in my experience, no matter what you do at work or what you do in in official settings, that passion will be grounded in people. It will be grounded in the relationships you have with people and what they think of you when your time comes.

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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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„I know this sounds crazy, but once I find something I want to do, nobody's stopping me. If I don't know how to sew, and I really had that passion to sew, that's it, I'm going to sew. That's also with acting. So here I am.“

—  Millie Bobby Brown British actress 2004

Source: "How ‘Stranger Things’ Star Millie Bobby Brown Made Eleven ‘Iconic’ and Catapulted Into Pop Culture" https://variety.com/2017/tv/features/millie-bobby-brown-stranger-things-season-2-eleven-1202602487/. Variety. (October 31, 2017).

„The passion of rescue reveals the highest dynamic of the human soul.“

—  Kurt Hahn German educator 1886 - 1974

Kurt Hahn website http://www.kurthahn.org/quotes/quote1.html.

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„Worm that I am, consumed by passion, cast as bait for selfishness, I must nonetheless love humanity. If I can do this, and insofar as I can do this, I can also love God.“

—  Hermann Cohen German philosopher 1842 - 1918

Wurm, der ich bin, von Leidenschaften zerfressen, der Selbstsucht zum Köder hingeworfen, soll ich dennoch den Menschen lieben. Wenn ich dies kann, und sofern ich dies kann, kann ich auch Gott lieben.
Source: The Concept of Religion in the System of Philosophy (1915), p. 82 http://books.google.com/books?id=rZ9RAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA82

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Citát „I would rather die of passion than of boredom.“
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„Ironic philosophies produce passionate works.“

—  Albert Camus, book The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus (1942), Absurd Creation
Context: Ironic philosophies produce passionate works.
Any thought that abandons unity glorifies diversity! And diversity is the home of art. The only thought to liberate the mind is that which leaves it alone, certain of its limits and of its impending end. No doctrine tempts it. It awaits the ripening of the work and of life. <!-- 116

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