Category Archives: PASSION

Kuhi no ka lima, hele no ka maka. Where the hands move, there let the eyes follow.

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‘A’A I KA HULA, WAIHO KA HILAHILA I KA HALE

When one wants to dance the hula, bashfulness should be left at home. 

Live with passion.  Do not fear change – embrace it!

http://www.hawaiidiscountblog.com/hawaiian-words-proverbs-and-inspiration/

When I had a look at the lights of Broadway by night, I said to my American friends : “What a glorious garden of wonders this would be, to any who was lucky enough to be unable to read. G. K. Chesterton

http://www.midmanhattan.com/articles/new-york-quotes.htm

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There’s a broken light for every heart on Broadway.

There’s a broken heart for every light on Broadway. 

Diane Dickey

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LEE EMMETT

http://www.voicesnet.org/displayonepoem.aspx?poemid=153321

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“I? I am the wind,’ said Thowra. ‘I come, I pass, and I am gone.’ The strange feathers moved up and down, the strange voice said tartly: ‘And are your sons the same?’ ‘My son is the lightning that strikes through the black night. My grandson is light that pierces the dark sky at dawning.’ ‘Ah,’ said the first emu, ‘and we know your daughter is the snow that falls softly from above and clothes the world in white. You want but the rainbow — that is and was and never will be, and is yet the promise of life — and the glittering ice which is there and is gone: then you and your family will possess all magic.” 

― Elyne Mitchell, Silver Brumby Kingdom

Comissar Razinin: This anonymous report was sent to me. They’re dragging the good name of our country through every cafe and nightclub. Here: How can the Bolshevik cause gain respect among the Muslims if your three representatives Bujlianoff, Iranoff and Kopalski get so drunk that they throw a carpet out of their hotel window and complain to the management that it didn’t fly?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031725/quotes

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Vulgar of manner, overfed,
Overdressed and underbred;
Heartless, Godless, hell’s delight,
Rude by day and lewd by night…
Crazed with avarice, lust and rum,
New York, thy name’s delirium.
Byron Rufus Newton (1906)

http://www.midmanhattan.com/articles/new-york-quotes.htm

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still

Robert Sternberg

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“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”

Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.

– Robert A. Heinlein

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“Take for instance a man driven to incessant work by a sense of deep insecurity and loneliness; or another one driven by ambition, or greed for money. In all these cases the person is the slave of a passion, and his activity is in reality a “passivity” because he is driven; he is the sufferer, not the “actor”. On the other hand a man sitting quiet and contemplating, with no purpose or aim except that of experiencing himself and his oneness with the world, is considered to be “passive”, because he is not “doing” anything. In reality, this attitude of concentrated meditation is the highest activity there is, an activity of the soul, which is possible only under the condition of inner freedom and independence”
― Erich Fromm

It was the kind of kiss that made me know that I was never so happy in my whole life.”

― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee

 

 

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

― Martin Luther King, Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads

It is our lot to take what we have, make of it what we will. We are meant to finger the leftovers, rock our old dolls, clutch wooden angels to our breasts.”

― Jan Seale, Appearances

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“Cigarettes and Whiskey and Wild, Wild Women”

Perhaps I was born kneeling,
born coughing on the long winter,
born expecting the kiss of mercy,
born with a passion for quickness
and yet, as things progressed,
I learned early about the stockade
or taken out, the fume of the enema.
By two or three I learned not to kneel,
not to expect, to plant my fires underground
where none but the dolls, perfect and awful,
could be whispered to or laid down to die.

Now that I have written many words,
and let out so many loves, for so many,
and been altogether what I always was—
a woman of excess, of zeal and greed,
I find the effort useless.
Do I not look in the mirror,
these days,
and see a drunken rat avert her eyes?
Do I not feel the hunger so acutely
that I would rather die than look
into its face?
I kneel once more,
in case mercy should come
in the nick of time.”
― Anne Sexton

Judge tenderly of me.

― Emily Dickinson

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“If someone told me that I could live my life again free of depression provided I was willing to give up the gifts depression has given me–the depth of awareness, the expanded consciousness, the increased sensitivity, the awareness of limitation, the tenderness of love, the meaning of friendship, the appreciation of life, the joy of a passionate heart–I would say, ‘This is a Faustian bargain! Give me my depressions. Let the darkness descend. But do not take away the gifts that depression, with the help of some unseen hand, has dredged up from the deep ocean of my soul and strewn along the shores of my life. I can endure darkness if I must; but I cannot lie without these gifts. I cannot live without my soul.

― David Elkins, Beyond Religion: A Personal Program for Building a Spiritual Life Outside the Walls of Traditional Religion

Life is like a public performance on the violin, in which you must learn the intrument as you go along”

― E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

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“Each of our passions, even love, has a stomach that must not be overloaded. We must in everything write the word ‘finis’ in time; we must restrain ourselves, when it becomes urgent; we must draw the bolt on the appetite, play a fantasia on the violin, then break the strings with our own hand. The Wise man is he who knows when and how to stop.”

― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“I went through the usual stages: imp, rascal, scalawag, whippersnapper. And, of course, after that it’s just a small step to full-blown sociopath.”

― George Carlin, Brain Droppings

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“There is no passion in nature so demoniacally impressive as that of him, who shuddering upon the edge of a precipice, thus meditates a plunge.”
― Edgar Allan Poe, The Imp of The Perverse

Three things can not hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth. ― Hermann Hesse

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“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

― Bertrand Russell

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

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“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”

― Audrey Hepburn

Sometimes the price of dreams is achieving them.

― Michael J. Sullivan, Percepliquis

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“Having a Vision is not enough. It must be combined with imagination, determination, faith, hope and passion. It is not enough to just stare up at the stars…we must become the stars that the stars shine down on.”
― Victoria June

All the ghosts of my passed-away passions ;

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CHINESE PROVERB.

33. Men’s passions are like water. When water has once flowed over, it cannot easily be restored; .when the passions have once been. indulged, they cannot, easily be restrained. Water must be kept in by dykes, the passions must be regulated by the laws of propriety.

http://www.asiaing.com/108-chinese-proverbs.html

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We should employ our passions in the service of life, not spend life in the service of our passions. Richard Steele

http://www.useful-information.info/quotations/topiclife.html

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Though a broken staff it may serve as a walking stick.

"Tiruṭṭānta caṅkirakam, or, A collection of proverbs in Tamil: with their …"

foto – down south in march 2010