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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the fine passions of the Elders.

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.

(Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French semiologist. Mythologies, “Le monde où l’on catche,” (1957).

The heart that can No longer love passionately, Must with fury hate


One sole desire, one passion now remains To keep life’s fever still within his veins, Vengeance! dire vengeance on the wretch who cast O’er him and all he lov’d that ruinous blast.
Thomas Moore

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Denis Diderot

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair.
C S Lewis

Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
– Jean de La Fontaine

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still. Robert Sternberg


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate DEVOTION.

“Attention is the beginning of devotion.”
– Mary Oliver

Everybody likes to go their own way–to choose their own time and manner of devotion.
Jane Austen

Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible. Exceptions only confirm this rule, proving that failure is occasioned by a too feeble faith.
-Mary Baker Eddy
I pledge devotion to the earth, our one and only home,
and to the life this earth sustains;
one nation, one spirit indivisible,
with freedom and fulfillment for all.
– Bruce Hagen, New Pledge of Allegiance, 1983
There is nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman; it’s a thing that no married man knows anything about.
The library is not a shrine for the worship of books. It is not a temple where literary incense must be burned or where one’s devotion to the bound book is expressed in ritual. A library, to modify the famous metaphor of Socrates, should be the delivery room for the birth of ideas – a place where history comes to life. ~Norman Cousins
Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives and the sincerest part of our devotion. ~Jonathan Swift


The devotion to God as seen in every religion is divided into two parts: the devotion which works through forms and ceremonies and through words, and that which works through love.
(Notes from a lecture Lessons on Bhakti yoga)

“In The Arena”

The credit in life goes not to the critic who stands on the sideline and points out where the strong stumble. But rather, the real credit in life goes to the person who’s actually in the arena. Who’s face do sweat and dust mar. Who knows great enthusiasm and great devotion and learns to spend himself or herself at a worthy cause. If they win, they know the thrill of great achievement, and if they lose, at least they lose while daring greatly so that their place in life will never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Paraphrased from Theodore Roosevelt

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