Quotations on Fire

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In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished.
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Keywords: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Keywords: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Faith, Church, Fire, Rain, Will)

Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Medical, Fire, Police, Service)

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
- William Allingham
(Keywords: Autumn, Day, Fire, Now)

My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her.
- Loni Anderson
(Keywords: Mom, Fire, First, Smoking)

My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Keywords: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground.
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Keywords: Nature, Fire, Water)

That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats.
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Keywords: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Fame, Fire, May, Will)

For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
- Roger Bacon
(Keywords: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target.
- Douglas Bader
(Keywords: Successful, Fire, Open)

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Building, Fire, Universe, Water)

O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire.
- Lewis J. Bates
(Keywords: Life, Heart, Desire, Fire, Fortune, Guest, Hunger, Luck, Man, Storms, Wit)

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Keywords: Music, Heart, Eyes, Fire, Man, Tears, Woman)

It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort... than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot.
- Judah Philip Benjamin
(Keywords: Effort, Fire, Revolution)

We're still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything.
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Keywords: Belief, Goals, Fire, Mind)

You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
- Buffalo Bill
(Keywords: Opportunity, Cities, Fire, Friends)

The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain.
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Keywords: Heart, Fire, Light)

But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Keywords: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Keywords: Battle, Eyes, Fire, Rank, Soldiers)

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland
(Keywords: Heart, Dancing, Fire, Tongue)

Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart.
- Thomas Boston
(Keywords: Heart, Fire, Temptation)

I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.
- Jackson Browne
(Keywords: Idea, Friend, Fire, Song)

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Keywords: Life, Blush, Fire, Girls, Gnats, Shame, Wishing)

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
- Buddha
(Keywords: Life, Men, Fire, Spiritual)

Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire.
- Lord Byron
(Keywords: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box.
- Abraham Cahan
(Keywords: God, Day, Example, Fire, Holiness, Man)

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.
- Taylor Caldwell
(Keywords: Ambition, Fire, Obscurity)

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?
- Ada Cambridge
(Keywords: Life, Fire, Wind)

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over.
- George Carey
(Keywords: Busyness, Fire, Prayer)

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
- George Carlin
(Keywords: Crime, Fight, Fire, Freedom)

The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.
- George Carlin
(Keywords: Time, People, Existence, Fire, Job, Want)

I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.
- George Catlin
(Keywords: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Men, Enemy, Fire, Giving, Right, Wishes)

The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away.
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Keywords: Enemy, Fire, Man, Now, Word)

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Man, Tides, Will, World)

Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Keywords: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Tides, Will, World)

The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
- Dominic Chianese
(Keywords: Anger, Funny, Father, Son, Fire, Temperament)

It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
- Kate Chopin
(Keywords: Deep, Fire, Light, Shadows)

If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Advice, Country, English, Fire, World)

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Life, Fire, Infinity)

As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Character, Fire, Heaven, Man, Sea, Water)

I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest!
- Camille Claudel
(Keywords: Bed, Cause, Feeling, Fire, Night, Walking)

Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm.
- Carlo Collodi
(Keywords: Time, Fire, Winter, Wood)

I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire. You know you couldn't take your eyes off him because you never knew what he would do next.
- Jimmy Connors
(Keywords: Eyes, Fire, Play)

If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent.
- John Conyers
(Keywords: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
- James F. Cooper
(Keywords: Men, Fire, Liberty, Misfortune, Necessity, Order, Press)

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell
(Keywords: War, Darkness, Fire, Sea)



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