Passion has little to do with euphoria and everything to do with patience. It is not about feeling good. It is about endurance. Like patience, passion comes from the same Latin root: pati. It does not mean to flow with exuberance. It means to suffer.
Somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
—Luis Buñuel (via itsquoted)
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
—Oscar Wilde (via quotes-shape-us)
The Man who has not Music in his Soul, Or is not touch’d with Concord of sweet Sounds, Is fit for Treason, Stratagems, and Spoils, The Motions of his Mind are Dull as Night, And his Affections dark as Erebus: Let no such man be trusted.
—Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”