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Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
by Peter Shaffer

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

Related topics: Medical

I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything.
- Peter Shaffer

My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence,
was not spent in London.
- Peter Shaffer

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
- Peter Shaffer

 

You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination,
or something that won't going to leave you alone,
not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.
- Peter Shaffer

I think possibly the first film that has music as its leading character.
- Peter Shaffer

It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him...
he never bores me, and he doesn't...
not only bore me, that's too strong a word.
- Peter Shaffer

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And in fact, I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are,
and I think children use it all the time for this purpose,
is fantasy.
- Peter Shaffer

I think plays, like books, are endemic.
They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about.
I think, you just can't move them about,
you know.
- Peter Shaffer

Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong,
but between two different kinds of right.
- Peter Shaffer

I really believe that studying organization,
even in the form of studying detective story organization,
is very, very valuable for a playwright,
a budding playwright.
- Peter Shaffer

But the first published thing I did was a detective story,
detective novel, and I did that on my own.
- Peter Shaffer

Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.
- Peter Shaffer

I think I did have fantasies about being an actor.
In fact, I know I did.
- Peter Shaffer

I was an accomplice in my own frustration.
- Peter Shaffer

I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there
for the first nine years of my life.
- Peter Shaffer

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching,
stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about.
That's not love, it's just rubbish.
- Peter Shaffer

You can't always let people do their own thing.
- Peter Shaffer

Rehearsing a play is making the word flesh.
Publishing a play is reversing the process.
- Peter Shaffer

Everything we feel is made of Time.
All the beauties of life are shaped by it.
- Peter Shaffer

It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write
a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience
of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive,
is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses.
- Peter Shaffer

We...
our war began September the 3rd 1939,
with the invasion of Poland by Germany,
and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time,
with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children.
- Peter Shaffer

Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark,
as you know, with the lights full on.
It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark,
and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play.
- Peter Shaffer

I made, over the years in Cambridge,
several very good American friends,
and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word,
a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
- Peter Shaffer

They look so expectant, and then they look so depressed...
that was the other great lesson that The Royal Hunt of the Sun taught me,
it was the profundity that masked drama can achieve,
that of course, the audience were not seeing masks moving at all.
- Peter Shaffer

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

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

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with passion.
- Anthony Robbins

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Passion rules reason.
- Terry Goodkind

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

But my passion is racing cars.
It's what I like to do in my off time.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
- Harriet Tubman

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

It is the things for which there is no evidence
that are believed with passion.
- Bertrand Russell

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

I used to be married to a woman who pursued every spiritual
trend with tremendous passion and dragged me along.
I don't believe in anything.
I'd seen mediums and readers.
- Harold Ramis

Maybe if Graziano make another work or another sport
I wouldn't have had this passion to be a rider.
- Valentino Rossi

Passion and strife bow down the mind.
- Virgil

Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
- William Penn

The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
- Albert Camus

Great dancers are not great because of their technique,
they are great because of their passion.
- Martha Graham

The strongest passion is fear.
- Jean de La Fontaine

It is a fact often observed,
that men have written good verses
under the inspiration of passion,
who cannot write well under other circumstances.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame;
Each to his passion; what's in a name?
- Helen Hunt Jackson

To my utter despair I have discovered,
and discover every day anew, that there is in the masses
no revolutionary idea or hope or passion.
- Mikhail Bakunin

When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do
is to put it to a violent death;
I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion.
- George Etherege

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional,
and common sense continual.
- Robertson Davies

Sometimes you have to find the passion.
It comes from the inside...
Everyone has to find it for themselves.
- Candace Bushnell

There are a lot of things you can do with a law degree background,
but I just didn't have a passion for it.
- Matthew McGrory

Passion is universal humanity.
Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
- Honore de Balzac

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid
manner that it is his passion that all children should
have access to a first class education.
- George Miller

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence.
In her first passion, a woman loves her lover,
in all the others all she loves is love.
- Lord Byron

I'm very glad to have something to be passionate about.
I can't imagine a life without passion.
- Sylvia Kristel

Infinitely more important than sharing one's material
wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves -
our time and energy,
our passion and commitment, and, above all,
our love.
- William E. Simon

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice,
and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
- Cyril Connolly

Temperance is simply a disposition of the mind which binds the passion.
- Thomas Aquinas

If O.J.
had been accused of killing his black wife,
you would not have seen the same passion stirred up.
- Al Sharpton


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