„All passion is lost now. The world is mediocre, limp, without force.“

—  Joseph Conrad, buch The Secret Agent

Quelle: The Secret Agent (1907), Ch. 13
Kontext: All passion is lost now. The world is mediocre, limp, without force. And madness and despair are a force. And force is a crime in the eyes of the fools, the weak and the silly who rule the roost. You are mediocre. Verloc, whose affair the police has managed to smother so nicely, was mediocre. And the police murdered him. He was mediocre. Everybody is mediocre. Madness and despair! Give me that for a lever, and I'll move the world. Ossipon, you have my cordial scorn. You are incapable of conceiving even what the fat-fed citizen would call a crime. You have no force.

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„Without passion, you don't have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

As quoted in Social Networking for Authors: Untapped Possibilities for Wealth (2009) by Michael Volkin, p. 60
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„Nothing great in the world was accomplished without passion.“

—  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, buch Lectures on the Philosophy of History

Often abbreviated to: Nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion.
Variant translation: We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm.
Lectures on the Philosophy of History (1832), Volume 1
Variante: We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
Kontext: We assert then that nothing has been accomplished without interest on the part of the actors; and — if interest be called passion, inasmuch as the whole individuality, to the neglect of all other actual or possible interests and claims, is devoted to an object with every fibre of volition, concentrating all its desires and powers upon it — we may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the World has been accomplished without passion.

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„It's better to get lost in the passion than to lose the passion“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

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„When magic through nerves and reason passes, imagination, force, and passion will thunder. The portrait of the world is changed.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, buch Circling: 1978-1987

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„What you call passion is not spiritual force, but friction between the soul and the outside world.“

—  Hermann Hesse, buch Das Glasperlenspiel

The Glass Bead Game (1943)
Kontext: To be capable of everything and do justice to everything, one certainly does not need less spiritual force and èlan and warmth, but more. What you call passion is not spiritual force, but friction between the soul and the outside world. Where passion dominates, that does not signify the presence of greater desire and ambition, but rather the misdirection of these qualities toward an isolated and false goal, with a consequent tension and sultriness in the atmosphere. Those who direct the maximum force of their desires toward the center, toward true being, toward perfection, seem quieter than the passionate souls because the flame of their fervor cannot always be seen.

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„To play without passion is inexcusable!“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

Not found in Beethoven's known works. It may be a summary of the following description of Beethoven from his piano pupil Ferdinand Ries: "When I left out something in a passage, a note or a skip, which in many cases he wished to have specially emphasized, or struck a wrong key, he seldom said anything; yet when I was at fault with regard to the expression, the crescendo or matters of that kind, or in the character of the piece, he would grow angry. Mistakes of the other kind, he said were due to chance; but these last resulted from want of knowledge, feeling or attention. He himself often made mistakes of the first kind, even playing in public."
Disputed
Variante: To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable

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„It is impossible to exist without passion“

—  Sören Kierkegaard Danish philosopher and theologian, founder of Existentialism 1813 - 1855

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„Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

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„Without the church there would be no Scotland - and something important, precious and distinctive would have been lost to the world.“

—  Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954

Scotland in the World Forum (February 4, 2008), Church of Scotland (May 25, 2009)

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„Without passion there is no art, only technique.“

—  Mary Robinette Kowal American writer and puppeteer 1969

Quelle: Shades of Milk and Honey (2010), Chapter 15 (p. 192)

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