I have but one passion - it is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.
A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.
When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything You gave me.”
His temper was something I don't know he ever got over, but he learned to control it. He confused temper and passion a lot. I told him that, but he had a hard time seeing it. He felt like if he didn't get angry he wasn't true to his passion. One time he said to me, "You wouldn't understand because you're so milquetoast." But finally it dawned on him that you don't have to be angry to be passionate or strong-willed. You can be those things and be a nice person.
But he also made me fast. And when I run, I feel his pleasure. To give it up would be to hold that in contempt.
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.
To endure to the end, we need to be eager to please God and worship Him with fervor and passion. This means that we maintain faith in Jesus Christ by praying, studying the scriptures, partaking of the sacrament each week, and having the Holy Ghost as our constant companion. We need to actively help and serve others and share the gospel with them. We need to be perfectly upright and honest in all things, never compromising our covenants with God or our commitments to men, regardless of circumstances. In our homes we need to talk of, rejoice in, and preach of Christ so that our children—and we ourselves—will desire to apply the Atonement in our lives. We must identify temptations that easily beset us and put them out of reach—way out of reach. Finally, we need to frequently biopsy our mightily changed hearts and reverse any signs of early rejection.
You have to love either what you are going to eat, or the person you are cooking for. Then you have to give yourself up to the cooking, Cuisine is an act of love.
Success is never the result of spontaneous combustion. you must set yourself on fire.
Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.