19 Quotes About Following Your Passion


We all have something that makes us feel alive, a passionate pursuit that adds a little extra meaning to life, an activity that gives us a sense of fulfillment, of purpose. If you don’t know what that might be (yet), choose the hobbies, careers and pastimes that excite you the most… because those are the things worth chasing.

Related: 4 Ways to Find Passion and Purpose in Your Life

Start following your passions with these 19 inspirational quotes.

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1. “You can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support.” —Sabrina Bryan

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2. “I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love.” —Andrea Bocelli

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3. “If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” —Mia Hamm

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4. “Follow your own passion—not your parents’, not your teachers’—yours.” —Robert Ballard

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5. “If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” —Wanda Sykes

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

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

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8. “Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate.” —Jon Bon Jovi

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

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10. “Passion is the genesis of genius.” —Tony Robbins

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11. “I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” —Vincent Van Gogh

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12. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes

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13. “Chase your passion, not your pension.” —Denis Waitley

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14. “Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.” —Henri Frederic Amiel

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15. “Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.” —Denis Diderot

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16. “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

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

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

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19. “You can’t fake passion.” —Barbara Corcoran


Related: 3 Ways to Discover Your True Passion 

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Lydia Sweatt is a freelance writer, bookworm, and bass guitar enthusiast. When she goes outside, a bicycle goes with her.

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