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Passion – 17 inspiring quotes on doing what you love

January 12, 2017

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PASSION is my word for the year for 2017. Here are 17 quotes about passion and doing what you love sparking me into action as I step into this year. I hope they inspire you too.

“Chase down your passion like it’s the last bus of the night.” – Terri Guillemets 

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek 

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

“Absorbed in this world, you’ve made it your burden. Rise above this world. There is another vision.” – Rumi

“When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.” – Zig Ziglar

“I began to realise how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good.” – Roald Dahl

“If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.” – Les Brown

“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“What makes you different and weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Create the life you can’t wait to wake up to.” – Josie Spinardi

“One person with passion is better than forty people merely interested.” – E M Forster

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

“I have no special talents. I am just passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.” – Rumi 

“Take your broken heart and make it into art.” – Carrie Fisher

“By doing what you love, you inspire and awaken the hearts of others.” – Satsuki Shibuya 

Share your thoughts

Which is your favourite quote from these ones? Or do you have another quote or thought on passion that inspires you? Would love to hear – share your thoughts in the comments!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Manda January 12, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    I love everything about this :).

    A favourite of mine is – ‘I’d rather die of passion than boredom!’
    The quote is attributed to Vincent van Gogh from a letter he wrote to his brother, but he was actually quoting Émile Zola.

    <3

    • Reply Terri January 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      Hi there 😉 thank you for your feedback and yes I love that quote too. I’m definitely one for passion rather than boredom – though I do need to arc it up a bit (or a lot) which is the plan for this year. Interesting it was Emile Zola who said this! A lot of quotes seem to get attributed wrongly. All best wishes Terri x

  • Reply Dal January 14, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Definitely “I have no special talents. I am just passionately curious.” Yep, feel the same! Wishing you a passionate year!

    • Reply Terri January 14, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Hi Dal – yes, that one attracted me too! A bit like Walt Whitman’s ‘I am large, I contain multitudes.’ Thanks for your wishes and I hope your year brings you all the wild things you are seeking xx

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