Date: 1 July 1988
Originally published in: Looks (UK)
“Passion should believe itself irresistible. It should forget civility and consideration and all the other curses of a refined nature. Above all it should never ask leave where there is right of way.” That’s what E.M. Forster said about passion in his brilliant novel ‘Room With A View’. But how would you describe it? Love? Hate? Inspiration? We asked some key people what it means to them.
Sultry Kim Wilde, subject of many a passionate male heart. “The idea that passion is just sex, or feeling horny, is wrong.” “Passion is a feeling of total inspiration for someone or something. It can make you feel very positive about life. Passions are essential to us all, and my particular passion is music; it’s about the only thing I feel really passionate about. “The word passion gets mis-used a lot in pop songs, because it’s not just a romantic thing. The idea that passion is just sex, or feeling horny, is wrong; it’s more than fancying someone and kissing them forcefully, much more than just a wet, sloppy kiss! And you’ve got to have passion in your life. I know people who haven’t, but they’re pretty boring! “I wish life could be one long passionate moment, but it can’t and that’s why I’m involved in music.”