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Quotes About How Passion Can Improve Your Life

“Passion” is a word that often comes up when discussing our life’s meaning. It’s the driving force that fuels much of our creativity, determination, and fulfillment.

Whether it pertains to love, our hobbies, or our careers, finding our passion — that intangible thing that lights us up — can truly make all the difference. It can transform ordinary moments of romance into breathless memories, or it can motivate us to hone our skills and unlock our full potential.

The relentless drive required to overcome challenges and transform dreams into reality is often powered by passion — it’s the antidote to a mundane life, a path to purpose.

In short, passion is many things, but ultimately, it’s the secret ingredient that elevates the human experience. This selection of quotes about passion serves as a reminder to stop and consider what it is that stokes our internal fire — and how we can include more of that in our lives.

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Passion acts like a magnet that attracts us to its source. We are drawn to people who radiate with passion, who live with passion, who breathe with passion … The more you discover and express your passion for life, the more irresistible you will become to others.
Barbara de Angelis

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[I] wish you to know with what a sudden mastery you kindled me, heap of ashes that I am, into fire.
Charles Dickens

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I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein

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The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there's nothing to make it last.
Nicholas Sparks

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A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
John C. Maxwell

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

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If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.
Oprah Winfrey

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It is a fact often observed, that men have written good verses under the inspiration of passion, who cannot write well under any other circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Passion begins where your bodies unite and ends where your souls dance. When your spirits can join together at the same time … There will be nothing left between you that is not love.
Barbara De Angelis

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My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
Maya Angelou

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As one must die, I would rather die of passion than boredom!
Émila Zola

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Passion is the source of our finest moments: the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion, maybe we’d know some kind of peace. But we would be hollow: empty rooms, shuttered and dank. Without passion, we’d be truly dead.
Angelus (David Boreanaz) in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

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Those who have had great passions are happy all their lives and would be unhappy to have been cured of them.
François de La Rochefoucauld

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