When the infant had taken its fill the young mother sat it upright in her lap, and looking into the far distance dandled it with a gloomy indifference that was almost dislike; then all of a sudden she fell to violently kissing it some dozens of times, as if she could never leave off, the child crying at the vehemence of an onset which strangely combined passionateness
Romantic emotion and passionateness
were among his chief traits from the start; but he was equally distinguished by a generous spirit, physical vigor (though he was very short in build), and courage.
But as he sat still for a moment, and as he steadfastly looked into the mate's malignant eye and perceived the stacks of powder-casks heaped up in him and the slow-match silently burning along towards them; as he instinctively saw all this, that strange forbearance and unwillingness to stir up the deeper passionateness
in any already ireful being --a repugnance most felt, when felt at all, by really valiant men even when aggrieved --this nameless phantom feeling, gentlemen, stole over Steelkilt.
That development is open; the dynamism constitutive of our consciousness may be expressed in the imperatives: be intelligent, be reasonable, be responsible; and the imperatives are unrestricted--they regard every inquiry, every judgment, every decision and choice." (22) The desire to know has an ally in what Lonergan calls the "passionateness
of being." (23) The gift of the passionateness
of being that "underpins, accompanies, and reaches beyond the human subject conditions human consciousness from below and above." (24) Our desiring inquiry is a response to a call.
It is the very vitality of this relationship of his, his subjective passionateness
[sic] with which he appropriates this heritage in his own way, that make him the gravedigger of the classical tradition in Germany.
It shakes the Heart by the mere Effect of its own Strength and Passionateness
: unassisted by those flaming Ornaments, which as often dazle, as display.