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Passion is that thing which moves us, pushes us, propels us. It’s the light that glows from within, that which burns us from inside but only so we can glow brighter than anything else in the vicinity even in pitch darkness. It’s the magical potion of life that shows us what it means to be alive.

Here are 12 splendid quotes on passion to stir up some passion in your life.

1. “Purpose may point you in the right direction but it’s passion that propels you.”
— Travis McAshan

2. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”
— Albert Einstein

3. “A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.”
— Charles M. Schwab

4. “A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.”
— John Maxwell

5. “The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.”

— Terry Orlick

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6. “Rest in reason; move in passion.”
— Khalil Gibran,

7. “You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.”

— Steve Jobs

8. “It is the soul’s duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion.”

— Rebecca West

9. “If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.”
— T. Alan Armstrong

10. “Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have?”

— Joss Whedon

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11. “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

— Howard Thurman

12. “The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’”

— Jack Kerouac