Purple Passion was a rather unremarkable carbonated soft drink marketed by Canada Dry in the 1960s and 1970s. The flavor varied from bottling plant to bottling plant; what was consistent was the purple food coloring. I remember drinking it regularly in 1971 when I was a senior in high school. The mom and pop store we frequented at lunch time priced it a nickel less than Coke and Pepsi.
Its name and quasi-psychedelic packaging were primarily responsible for its success. Canada Dry presciently registered "Purple Passion" as a trademark in 1965, two years before San Francisco's 'Summer of Love'. Most reports indicate the brand disappeared in the late 70s. The trademark expired in the late '80s.
Collectors rate the cans as neither particularly rare nor valuable; the going rate for a specimen in good condition is about $5.
A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful
mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his
-Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
A man is to be cheated into passion, but reasoned into truth.
A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility, like a
stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks.
-Henri Frédéric Amiel
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by
passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Anger is a momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites
-Francis Ford Coppola
Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without
entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is
-Rita Mae Brown
Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you,
say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how
you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God,
show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me
of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your
compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what
you have to tell or sell as in how you choose to live and give.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion,
enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Desire to know how and why,-curiosity: so that man is distinguished not
only by his reason, but also by this singular passion, from all other
Endurance is the crowning quality, and patience all the passion of great
-James Russell Lowell
Even though much provoked, let us do nothing through passion and ill
Every great wave of popular passion that rolls up on the prairies is
dashed to spray when it strikes the hard rocks of Manhattan.
Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and
brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so
stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of
any political institution which is founded on it.
Good sex and good fishing both require passion.
If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But
passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives
is a lantern on the stern, which shines only on the waves behind us.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In America the absence of honest passion is a distinguishing feature of
both professional wrestling and politics.
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion
of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect
perpetual office seekers, always on trial for their political lives,
always required to court their restless constituents.
Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do
everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his
actions to be ruled by passion.
Man is not a rational animal. He is only truly good or great when he
acts from passion.
Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither
argue with a lover about his taste, nor condemn him, if we are just, for
knowing so human a passion.
Men are rather reasoning than reasonable animals, for the most part
governed by the impulse of passion.
Modesty is the artifice of actors, similar to passion in call girls.
Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want
what puts an end to wanting what we want.
Nature has introduced great variety into the landscape, but man has
displayed a passion for simplifying it. Thus he undoes the built-in
checks and balances by which nature holds the species within bounds.
No passion is stronger in the breast of a man than the desire to make
others believe as he believes. Nothing so cuts at the root of his
happiness and fills him with rage as the sense that another rates low
what he prizes high.
Our passion for form expresses our yearning to make the world adequate
to our needs and desires, and, more important, to experience ourselves
as having significance.
Passion gives me moments of wholeness.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you
don't know where it will take you.
Passion is destructive; if it does not destroy, it dies.
-W. Somerset Maugham
Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference.
-Jean Iris Murdoch
Reason and intelligence are the most effective instruments that
humankind possesses. There is no substitute: neither faith nor passion
suffices in itself.
The capacity for passion is both cruel and divine.
The fact is that love is of two kinds- one which commands, and one which
obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one
gives rise is not the passion of the other.
-Honoré de Balzac
The fault lieth altogether in the dogmatics, that is to say, those that
are imperfectly learned, and with passion press to have their opinion
pass everywhere for truth.
The free expression of opinion, as experience has taught us, is the
safety-valve of passion. The noise of the rushing steam, when it
escapes, alarms the timid; but it is the sign that we are safe.
The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest
politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the
prostitution of true religion.
The passion to interpret as madness that with which we disagree seems to
have infected the best of contemporary minds.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite
passion of life.
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
To grow old is to pass from passion to compassion.
We must act out passion before we can feel it.
What passion cannot Music raise and quell?
When one great passion seizes possession of the soul all other feelings
are crowded out.
-Lucy Maud Montgomery
Where men are the most sure and arrogant, they are commonly the most
mistaken, and have there given reins to passion, without that proper
deliberation and suspense, which can alone secure them from the grossest
Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
You will in due season have wars entered into from passion and not from
reason; and you will in due season submit to peace ignominiously sought
and ignominiously obtained, which will diminish your authority and
perhaps endanger your independence. You will in due season find your
property is less valuable, and your freedom less complete.