Quote by Edward Abbey
A man without passion would be like a body without a soul. Or even more grotesque, like a soul without a body.
Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
Working hard for something we don't care is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.
Love lasts about seven years. That's how long it takes for the cells of the body to totally replace themselves.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
If a man can be properly said to love something, it must be clear that he feels affection for it as a whole, and does not love part of it to the exclusion of the rest.
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
All that remains to us when love and glory are over, when adventures and passions have faded into the past, is but a deeper and ever-deepening sense of the infinite; and if we have not that within us, then are we destitute indeed.
Beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls.
For me, to love is to live; I feel this, I see it more than ever now; all things prove it to me; I recognize that never again can any taste, any absorption of mind, any passion exist for me but that you know of, -- which fills not only my heart, but my whole brain.