Quotations About
passion

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it lit.

As reported in The Huffington Post, July 27 2012
Posted in: Mary Lou Retton

How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn’t love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves.

Jazz (1991)
Posted in: Toni Morrison

The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.

As reported in the Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/), July 27 2012
Posted in: Peggy Fleming

I decided that I would do my best in future not to write books just for the money. If you didn’t get the money, then you didn’t have anything. If I did work I was proud of, and I didn’t get the money, at least I’d have the work.

Address to the University of the Arts Class of 2012
Posted in: Neil Gaiman

The strange thing about life is that though the nature of it must have been apparent to every one for hundreds of years, no one has left any adequate account of it. The streets of London have their map; but our passions are uncharted. What are you going to meet if you turn this corner?

Jacob's Room (1922)
Posted in: Virginia Woolf

I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.

Letter to Ed White (5 July 1950)
Posted in: Jack Kerouac