— Henry Miller American novelist 1891 - 1980
„Thought must never submit, neither to a dogma, nor to a party, nor to a passion, nor to an interest, nor to a preconceived idea, nor to whatever it may be, save to the facts themselves, because, for thought, submission would mean ceasing to be.“
— Henri Poincaré French mathematician, physicist, engineer, and philosopher of science 1854 - 1912
La pensée ne doit jamais se soumettre, ni à un dogme, ni à un parti, ni à une passion, ni à un intérêt, ni à une idée préconçue, ni à quoi que ce soit, si ce n'est aux faits eux-mêmes, parce que, pour elle, se soumettre, ce serait cesser d'être.
Speech, University of Brussels (19 November 1909), during the festival for the 75th anniversary of the university's foundation; published in Œuvres de Henri Poincaré (1956), p. 152
„Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for knowing so human a passion.“
— George Santayana 20th-century Spanish-American philosopher associated with Pragmatism 1863 - 1952
Источник: The Life of Reason: The Phases of Human Progress (1905-1906), Vol. III, Reason in Religion, Ch. VI
„But Want of Money & the Distress of A Thief can never be alleged as the Cause of his Thieving, for many honest people endure greater hard ships with Fortitude. We must therefore seek the Cause else where than in want of Money for that is the Misers passion, not the Thiefs.“
— William Blake English Romantic poet and artist 1757 - 1827
1790s, Letter to Revd. Dr. Trusler (1799)
„The passions are the only advocates which always persuade. They are a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent without.“
— François de La Rochefoucauld, книга Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims
Les passions sont les seuls orateurs qui persuadent toujours. Elles sont comme un art de la nature dont les règles sont infaillibles; et l'homme le plus simple qui a de la passion persuade mieux que le plus éloquent qui n'en a point.
Variant translation: The passions are the only orators who always persuade. They are like a natural art, of which the rules are unfailing; and the simplest man who has passion will be more persuasive than the most eloquent man who has none.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678)
„I am twisted with passion – plague on all the girls of the parish! since I suffered from trysts which went amiss, and could never win a single one of them, neither gentle hopeful maid, nor little lass, nor hag, nor wife.“
— Dafydd ap Gwilym Welsh poet 1320 - 1380
Plygu rhag llid yr ydwyf,
Pla ar holl ferched y plwyf!
Am na chefais, drais drawsoed,
Onaddun' yr un erioed
Na morwyn fwyn ofynaig,
Na merch fach, na gwrach, na gwraig.
"Merched Llanbadarn" (The Girls of Llanbadarn), line 1; translation from Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (ed. and trans.) A Celtic Miscellany (Harmondsworth: Penguin,  1975) p. 209.
Добавить примечание: (cy) Plygu rhag llid yr ydwyf,<br/>Pla ar holl ferched y plwyf!<br/>Am na chefais, drais drawsoed,<br/>Onaddun' yr un erioed<br/>Na morwyn fwyn ofynaig,<br/>Na merch fach, na gwrach, na gwraig.
„People like me who have passion are derided: 'Ha ha ha! She's hysterical!' 'She's very passionate!' Listen how the Americans speak about me: 'A very passionate Italian.“
— Oriana Fallaci Italian writer 1929 - 2006
Gurley, George. "The Rage of Oriana Fallaci" http://observer.com/2003/01/the-rage-of-oriana-fallaci/, The New York Observer (27 January 2003)
„… In a way, the author is a writer's public persona. The writer, however, is a private person. Anyone who expresses life's experiences--their own or someone else's--in writing is a creative writer, and for him or her, the most important concern, the passion, is the writing itself…“
— Lucha Corpi 1945
On how she defines “author” in “Interview with Mystery Author Lucha Corpi” http://latinola.com/story.php?story=8074 in ¡Latino LA! (2009 Dec 4)
„The most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.“
— Karl Marx German philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist and revolutionary socialist 1818 - 1883
Author's prefaces to the First Edition.
(Buch I) (1867)
„The need to go astray, to be destroyed, is an extremely private, distant, passionate, turbulent truth.“
— Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962
„We have no sympathy with those who are controlled by ideas and passions which we neither understand nor feel. Thus they who live to satisfy the appetites do not believe it possible to live in and for the soul.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Источник: Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), pp. 239-240
„Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„[Most people] are neither extraordinarily silly, nor extraordinarily wicked, nor extraordinarily wise; their eyes are neither deep and liquid with sentiment, nor sparkling with suppressed witticisms; they have probably had no hairbreadth escapes or thrilling adventures; their brains are certainly not pregnant with genius, and their passions have not manifested themselves at all after the fashion of a volcano. … Depend upon it, you would gain unspeakably if you would learn with me to see some of the poetry and the pathos, the tragedy and the comedy, lying in the experience of a human soul that looks out through dull grey eyes, and that speaks in a voice of quite ordinary tones.“
— George Eliot, книга Scenes of Clerical Life
"The Sad Fortunes of the Rev. Amos Barton" Ch. 5
Scenes of Clerical Life (1858)
„The passion for seeking the truth for truth's sake…can be kept alive only if we continue to seek the truth for truth's sake.“
— Franz Boas German-American anthropologist 1858 - 1942
Race and Democratic Society (1945)
„Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority.“
— Eric Hoffer, книга The True Believer
The True Believer (1951), Part Two: The Potential Converts
— Franz Grillparzer austrian dramatic and writer 1791 - 1872
— Bobby Flay American celebrity chef, restaurateur and reality television personality 1964
„If you care passionately about something has become the only test to determine if something is constitutional. How passionately do you care?“
— Antonin Scalia former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1936 - 2016
Speech at the University of Chicago Law School http://maroon.uchicago.edu/news/articles/2003/05/09/justice_scalia_speak.php (6 May 2003).
„The man writes with such genuine passion for the books he's discussing. With so many critics you feel they're writing so people will say they're good critics.“
— William Empson English literary critic and poet 1906 - 1984
W. H. Auden, recorded in Alan Ansen (ed. Nicholas Jenkins) The Table Talk of W. H. Auden (London: Faber, 1991) p. 44.