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"Passion is the thing you can't control, by definition...it controls the person, not vice versa."
- —Scott Adams, The Dilbert Blog
Posted on Monday, 24 November 2008 at 09:09 AM | Permalink
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Mike, you evil man. You just made me lose half an hour reading the strips. :-)
Monday, 24 November 2008 at 10:15 AM
Pretty good. Sometimes Adams says smart things.
Passion is usually regarded as a great boon. But more and more I've come to doubt if it really is.
Eolake Stobblehouse |
Monday, 24 November 2008 at 05:39 PM
I know it's been massively overquoted, but Yeats' millenarian comment seems a worthy support to Eolake's post:
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity."
...And then there's Abelard's sic et non...
Adam Isler |
Monday, 24 November 2008 at 07:30 PM
And then there is Hume's famous line: "Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions and can never pretend to any other office but to serve and obey them."
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 at 05:14 PM
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