passion

A Quote by William James on alive, fully alive, passion, authentic, and authenticity

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Robert McKee on creative, feedom, boundaries, talent, gift, inspire, inspiration, and passion

The principle of Creative Limitations calls for freedom within a circle of obstacles and restricted boundaries. Talent is like a muscle: without something to push against, it atrophies. So we deliberately put obstacles in our path - barriers that will inspire us. We disciple ourselves as to what to do, while we're boundless as to how to do it.

Robert McKee

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Mary Lou Retton on fire, passion, inspire, and inspiration

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

Mary Lou Retton

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A Quote by Martha Graham on energy, passion, unique, uniqueness, open, aware, artist, and dissastisfaction

There is a vitality, a life-force, a energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever anytime. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than others. If I add something to my time, then that is my prize.

Martha Graham

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by George Lucas on love, passion, risk, risks, risky, overcome, challenge, and obstacles

You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that kind of feeling for what it is you're doing, you'll stop at the first giant hurdle.

George Lucas

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A Quote by Catherine Muther on passion, contribute, contribution, and love

If you have a passion, then you have something to contribute. It's not about asking, What should I do? It's about asking, What is my passion?

Catherine Muther

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Joel Garfinkle on unique, uniqueness, talent, gift, authentic, authenticity, joy, power, and passion

The task is to recognize that you are uniquely special, have something to give, some talent no one else shares in quite the same way. This gift needs to blossom so we can appreciate and enjoy the benefits of it and acknowledge you for it.   You owe this to yourself and to all of us to honor your gifts, for only when you share your unique joy with the world does the entire world benefit. Every advance mankind has known has come because of someone's effort. Don't let shyness rob you and the world of the power and the passion that lies within you. No one can be all that you will be except you yourself. Follow your passion.

Joel Garfinkle

Contributed by: Tracy Phaup

A Quote by Thomas Henry Huxley on education, beauty, youth, knowledge, and passion

That man(and woman), has had a liberal education who has been so trained in youth that his(or her) body is the ready servant of his(or her) will, and does with ease and pleasure all the work that, as a mechanism, it is capable of;  whose intellect is a clear, cold, logic engine, with all its parts of equal strength, and in smooth working order; ready, like a steam engine, to be turned to any kind of work, and spin the gossamers as well as forge the anchors of the mind; whose mind is stored with a knowledge of the great and fundamental truths of Nature and of the laws of her operations; one who, no stunted ascetic, is full of life and fire but whose passions are trained to come to heel by a vigorous will, the servant of a tender conscience; who has learned to love all beauty, whether of Nature or of art, to hate all vileness, and to respect others as himself.

Thomas Henry Huxley

Source: Julian Huxley, "Education and Humanism"

Contributed by: Randy

A Quote by swift on intimacy, love, and passion

live with passion and compassion, proceed with optimism, value disciplined thinking, be open to intimacy and love the mystery.

peter

Source: peter swift

Contributed by: diana nicholson

A Quote by Stephen R. Covey on talents, skills, passion, voice, and motivation

There's a common misconception that a person's skill is their talent. Skills, however, are not talents. Talents, on the other hand, require skills. People can have skills and knowledge in areas where their talents do not lie. If they have a job that requires their skills but not their talents, organizations will never tap into their passion or voice. They'll go through the motions, but this will only make them appear to need external supervision and motivation.

If you can hire people whose passion intersects with the job, they won't require any supervision at all. They will manage themselves better than anyone could ever manage them. Their fire comes from within, not from without. Their motivation is internal, not external.

Stephen Covey (1932 -)

Source: The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness, Pages: 76-77

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

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