Fire quotes

  • May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Fire #Desire

  • Now hollow fires burn out to black, And lights are guttering low: Square your shoulders, lift your pack And leave your friends and go.
    -- A. E. Housman

    #Friendship #Fire #Squares

  • No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Fire #Humans

  • We two remake our world by naming it / Together, knowing what words mean for us / And for the other for whom current coin / Is cold speech--but we say, the tree, the pool, / And see the fire in the air, the sun, our sun, / Anybody's sun, the world's sun, but here, now / Particularly our sun....
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Mean #Fire #Our World

  • Ice burns, and it is hard to the warm-skinned to distinguish one sensation, fire, from the other, frost.
    -- A. S. Byatt

    #Fire #Ice #Frost

  • I was years older than you when I became an ambassador for the first time. Remember that, Tycho? How did we get through that assignment, anyway?” “Pretty much, we opened fire on everyone who disagreed with us.” Wedge nodded and turned to his daughter. “When all else fails, just do that.
    -- Aaron Allston

    #Daughter #Years #Fire

  • No matter how hot the fire burns, a Protea always survives
    -- AB de Villiers

    #Fire #Hot #Matter

  • Oh! for this baptism of fire! when every spoken word for Jesus shall be a thunderbolt, and every prayer shall bring forth a mighty flood.
    -- Abbott Eliot Kittredge

    #Jesus #Prayer #Fire

  • We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness.
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Fire #Wings #Giving

  • Love taught me to die with dignity that I might come forth anew in splendor. Born once of flesh, then again of fire, I was reborn a third time to the sound of my name humming haikus in heaven’s mouth.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Fire #Names #Heaven

  • Fighting fire with fire only gets you ashes!
    -- Abigail Van Buren

    #Fighting #Fire #Ashes

  • From moment then to moment their desire Gained strength, and wisdom fled before love's fire; Passion engulfed them, and these lovers lay Entwined together till the break of day.
    -- Abolqasem Ferdowsi

    #Passion #Fire #Together

  • 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

    #Men #Fire #Example

  • When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith.
    -- Abraham Kuyper

    #Running #Winning #Fire

  • Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Freedom #Fire #People

  • Avoid jealously for this destroys good deeds as fire destroys wood.
    -- Abu Hurairah

    #Fire #Deeds #Woods

  • The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.'
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Daughter #Mother #Fire

  • There is a certain kind of pain that can change you. Even the strongest sword, when placed in a raging fire, will soften and bend and change its form... Trust me on this one. I know this from personal experience. I hope that you never will, but, since you're a person, and therefore prone to making horrible, soul-splitting mistakes, you probably will one day know what this kind of guilt and shame feels like. And when that time comes, I hope you have the take advantage of the fire and reshape your own sword.
    -- Adam Gidwitz

    #Pain #Mistake #Fire

  • There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the women. These should therefore be our chief study; we should insinuate ourselves into their good opinion, give them hints of emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion, and of standing up for themselves; it will be an immense relief to their enslaved minds to be freed from any one bond of restraint, and it will fire them the more, and cause them to work for us with zeal, without knowing that they do so; for they will only be indulging their own desire of personal admiration.
    -- Adam Weishaupt

    #Mean #Men #Fire

  • There's a fire starting in my heart
    -- Adele

    #Heart #Fire #My Heart

  • A most burning question of time, though. It burns in every nook and cranny of the ethnological world, burning, bright, brightly, in the fullest blaze, and it burns all around, huge fire! and no one lifts a hand.
    -- Adolf Bastian

    #Fire #Hands #Burning

  • I'm sure that Nero didn't set fire to Rome. It was the Christian-Bolsheviks who did that, just as the Commune set fire to Paris in 1871 and the Communists set fire to the Reichstag in 1932.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Christian #Fire #Rome

  • God grant that this is the work of the Communists. You are witnessing the beginning of a great new epoch in German history. This fire is the beginning.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Fire #World

  • For over five years this man has been chasing around Europe like a madman in search of something he could set on fire. Unfortunately he again and again finds hirelings who open the gates of their country to this international incendiary. (Referring to Winston Churchill)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Country #Men #Fire

  • With gas cookers and chip pans in every kitchen, the chip-pan fire was by far the most popular method these Proddies had for burning their houses down. The second technique was the ever popular chimney fire and number three had to be the drunken cigarette drop on the carpet. Mind you, why they'd be cooking chips at this hour was anyone's guess.
    -- Adrian McKinty

    #Fire #Numbers #House

  • It's a fact of earthly life that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us. When God begins moving, the devil fires up all his artillery.
    -- Adrian Rogers

    #Moving #Fire #Doors

  • Black smoke, the flickering sister of fire.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Fire #Black

  • When a man dies, flesh is frayed and broken in the fire, but not his will.
    -- Aeschylus

    #Men #Fire #Broken

  • It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters.
    -- Aesop

    #Life #Passion #Fire

  • Burning logs can carry on quite a conversation! ... Have you ever heard apple wood talking? It's the most loquacious of all. You really can't get a word in edgeways.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Fire #Talking #Apples

  • Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life.
    -- Aidan Quinn

    #Fire #Focus #Everyday

  • Any faith that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief; it is a pseudo belief only. And it might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs and forced to test them in the fires of practical living.
    -- Aiden Wilson Tozer

    #Real #Fire #Doe

  • But I loved George in part because he believed me; because if I stood in a cold, plain room and yelled FIRE, he would walk over and ask me why.
    -- Aimee Bender

    #Fire #Rooms #Cold

  • When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned.
    -- Aisha Tyler

    #Fire #Looks #Want

  • With a good script a good director can produce a masterpiece; with the same script a mediocre director can make a passable film. But with a bad script even a good director can’t possibly make a good film. For truly cinematic expression, the camera and the microphone must be able to cross both fire and water. That is what makes a real movie. The script must be something that has the power to do this.
    -- Akira Kurosawa

    #Real #Fire #Expression

  • A person is not earth, not water, Not fire, not wind, not space, Not consciousness, and not all of them. What person is there other than these?
    -- Akkineni Nagarjuna

    #Fire #Wind #Space

  • They've hung everything on me except the Chicago fire.
    -- Al Capone

    #Fire #Chicago #Hung

  • The fire that burns brightest in the Raiders organization is the will to win.
    -- Al Davis

    #Winning #Fire #Organization

  • You cannot play with fire.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Fire #Play

  • I turn you out of doors tenant desire you pay no rent I turn you out of doors all my best rooms are yours the brain and heart depart I turn you out of doors switch off the lights throw water on the fire I turn you out of doors stubborn desire.
    -- Alain Chartier

    #Broken Heart #Fire #Light

  • The fire of purpose easily melts the icicles of obstacles.
    -- Alan Cohen

    #Fire #Purpose #Icicles

  • Making music is still what keeps a fire going on in me.
    -- Alan Jackson

    #Fire #Music Is #Stills

  • Man is a little germ that lives on an unimportant rock ball that revolves about a small star at the outskirts of an ordinary galaxy. ... I am absolutely amazed to discover myself on this rock ball rotating around a spherical fire. It's a very odd situation. And the more I look at things I cannot get rid of the feeling that existence is quite weird.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Stars #Men #Fire

  • A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Men #Fire #Doe

  • True thoughts have duration in themselves. If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring; if the seed endures, the energy endures; if the energy endures, then will the spirit endure. The spirit is thought; thought is the heart; the heart is the fire; the fire is the Elixir.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Heart #Fire #Energy

  • I do not believe that we can put into anyone ideas which are not in him already. As a rule there are in everyone all sorts of good ideas, ready like tinder. But much of this tinder catches fire, or catches it successfully, only when it meets some flame or spark from outside, i.e., from some other person.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Believe #Fire #Flames

  • She knew that she belonged to this man, body and soul. Every trace of shame departed; it was burnt out by the fire that consumed her. She gave him a thousand opportunities; she fought to turn his words to serious things. He baffled her with his shallow smile and ready tongue, that twisted all topics to triviality. By six o'clock she was morally on her knees before him; she was imploring him to stay to dinner with her. He refused.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Men #Opportunity #Fire

  • Genuine recollections almost invariably explain oneself to oneself. Suppose, for example, that you feel an instinctive aversion to some particular kind of wine. Try as you will, you can find no reason for it. Suppose when you explore a previous incarnation, you remember you died by a poisoned administered in a wine of that kind, your aversion is explained by the proverb: 'A burnt child dreads the fire.'
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Children #Wine #Fire

  • I don’t know about birds nor do I know the history of fire. But I believe that my solitude should have wings
    -- Alejandra Pizarnik

    #Believe #Fire #Wings

  • The fire of love is drawn from the sky rather than the human mind.
    -- Aleksis Kivi

    #Love Is #Fire #Sky

  • Overprotecting intellectual property is as harmful as underprotecting it. Creativity is impossible without a rich public domain. Nothing today, likely nothing since we tamed fire, is genuinely new: Culture, like science and technology, grows by accretion, each new creator building on the works of those who came before. Overprotection stifles the very creative forces it's supposed to nurture.
    -- Alex Kozinski

    #Creativity #Technology #Fire

  • There are contingency plans in the NATO doctrine to fire a nuclear weapon for demonstrative purposes, to demonstrate to the other side that they are exceeding the limits of toleration in the conventional area.
    -- Alexander Haig

    #Power #Fire #Limits

  • In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Fire #Absurd #Aim

  • What riches give us let us then inquire: Meat, fire, and clothes. What more? Meat, clothes, and fire. Is this too little?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Fire #Clothes #Giving

  • Religion blushing, veils her sacred fires, And unawares Morality expires.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Fire #Religion #Veils

  • By music minds an equal temper know, Nor swell too high, nor sink too low. . . . . Warriors she fires with animated sounds. Pours balm into the bleeding lover's wounds.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Music #Warrior #Fire

  • I loved you; even now I may confess, Some embers of my love their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress, I do not want to sadden you again. Hopeless and tongue tied, yet I loved you dearly With pangs the jealous and the timid know; So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely, I pray God grant another love you so.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Love #Jealous #Fire

  • There is a slow-growing beauty which only comes to perfection in old age.... I have seen sweeter smiles on a lip of seventy than I ever saw on a lip of seventeen. There is the beauty of youth, and there is also the beauty of holiness—a beauty much more seldom met; and more frequently found in the arm-chair by the fire, with grandchildren around its knee, than in the ball-room or the promenade.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Grandchildren #Fire #Perfection

  • Looking forward into an empty year strikes one with a certain awe, because one finds therein no recognition. The years behind have a friendly aspect, and they are warmed by the fires we have kindled, and all their echoes are the echoes of our own voices.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Memories #Fire #Echoes

  • The sun was down, And all the west was paved with sullen fire. I cried, Behold! the barren beach of hell At ebb of tide.
    -- Alexander Smith

    #Beach #Sunset #Fire

  • Fire opens the gates of victory.
    -- Alexander Suvorov

    #Fire #Victory #Gates

  • Why should a blacksmith put his hands in the fire if he has tongs?
    -- Alexander Theroux

    #Fire #Hands #Burning

  • There was nothing else to do but call upon the Creator, praying, begging, pleading, bargaining—anything to make him protect Xavier. I couldn’t have him ripped away from me like that. I could survive emotional turmoil; I could survive the most intense physical torture. I could survive Armageddon and holy fire raining down upon the earth, but I could not survive without him.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Rain #Emotional #Fire

  • How could you tell children they were playing with fire if they´d never had the experience of being burned?
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Children #Fire #Playing With Fire

  • The lake of fire awaits my lady
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Lakes

  • But I was wrong. I should have known it wasn't owver, couldn't be over quite easily. No sooner was Xavier out of sight than a little cylinder of paper fell from the top of my locker. As I unrolled it, I knew I'd see black calligraphy crawling across it like a spider. Dread settled around me like a fog as the words burned into my brain: The Lake of Fire awaits my lady
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Lakes #Sight

  • Well, now that you set him on fire, I'm sure we're well on the path to reconciliation.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Fire #Path #Wells

  • Real friends are hard to come by, and as annoying as Henry is, he'd throw himself in front of dragon's fire for you." "And that's the definition of a real friend?" "Oh, yes, just ask Owain." He laughed.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Real #Fire #Dragons

  • Where in the world did you get that dress?" "Present from Zu." "You look like you want to throw it in a fire." "I can't promise there won't be an unfortunate accident later on.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Fire #Promise #World

  • It feels like we should do something," he said. "Like, send her off on a barge out to sea and set her on fire. Let her go out in a blaze of glory." Chubs raised an eyebrow. "It's a minivan, not a Viking.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Eyebrows #Fire #Sea

  • I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend.
    -- Alexis Arguello

    #Fire #Two #Opponents

  • Through the dripping weeks that follow One another slow, and soak Summer's extinguished fire and autumn's drifting smoke.
    -- Alfred Austin

    #Summer #Autumn #Fire

  • It is one of the great joys of home ownership to fire a pistol in one's own bedroom
    -- Alfred Jarry

    #Home #Fire #Joy

  • O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Love #Kissing #Fire

  • Yonder cloud That rises upward always higher, And onward drags a laboring breast, And topples round the dreary west, A looming bastion fringed with fire.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Fire #Clouds #West

  • Your dreamers may dream it The shadow of a dream, Your sages may deem it A bubble on the stream; Yet our kingdom draweth nigher With each dawn and every day, Through the earthquake and the fire Love will find out the way.
    -- Alfred Noyes

    #Life #Dream #Fire

  • Love, till dawn sunder night from day with fire Dividing my delight and my desire...
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Romantic Love #Night #Fire

  • His speech is a burning fire.
    -- Algernon Charles Swinburne

    #Fire #Burning #Speech

  • Today, America poses a threat to peace and security in the world. Therefore, the slogan "Death to America" is no longer used only by our people. Today, you see throughout the world people setting fire to the effigy of the American president and chanting the slogan "Death to America." This is because of the American regime's exaggerated demands, its arrogance, its vanity, and its desire to control, and because it is a pawn in the hands of the Zionists.
    -- Ali Khamenei

    #America #Fire #Vanity

  • A burnt finger remember the fire.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Fire #Remember #Fingers

  • When we have to reply to anyone who has insulted us, we should be careful to do it always with gentleness. A soft answer extinguishes the fire of wrath.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Fire #Wrath #Suffering

  • The means for maintaining perfect love is to accomplish frequent acts of love. Fire is kindled by the wood we cast into it and love is enkindled by acts of love.
    -- Alphonsus Liguori

    #Mean #Love Is #Fire

  • The only unitasker allowed in my kitchen is a fire extinguisher.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Fire #Kitchen

  • In describing today's accelerating changes, the media fire blips of unrelated information at us. Experts bury us under mountains of narrowly specialized monographs. Popular forecasters present lists of unrelated trends, without any model to show us their interconnections or the forces likely to reverse them. As a result, change itself comes to be seen as anarchic, even lunatic.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Communication #Fire #Media

  • The other side of midnight’s hour strikes a herald thrice rung Seer, Shadow, Sun—together they come Sixteen winters hence—the light shall be eclipsed Leaving darkness to ascend beneath a sky bleeding fire
    -- Alyson Noel

    #Winter #Fire #Light

  • I am only a spark: Make me a fire.
    -- Amado Nervo

    #Fire #Sparks

  • This was good, except that now I had two crazed, burning zombies standing between me and the exit, plus another one that wasn’t on fire. I had not thought this plan through at all.
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Fire #Two #Zombie

  • I only saw fire and chandeliers and smoke. No people. Not the room. Not even a time frame. Do you know how many chandeliers there are in the south wing alone? What was I supposed to do? Tell everyone to avoid chandeliers forever?
    -- Amanda Hocking

    #Fire #Wings #People

  • Salamander: Originally a reptile inhabiting fire; later, an anthropomorphous immortal, but still a pyrophile. Salamanders are now believed to be extinct, the last one of which we have an account having been seen in Carcassonne by the Abbe Belloc, who exorcised it with a bucket of holy water.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Fire #Water #Buckets

  • An order to fire on people that do not fire on you is a completely illegal order.
    -- Ami Ayalon

    #Fire #Order #People

  • Life is like a fire. Flames which the passer-by forgets. Ashes which the wind scatters. A man lived.
    -- Amin Maalouf

    #Men #Fire #Flames

  • The road to freedom is full of thorns and fire, yet happy is he who follows it!
    -- Aminu Kano

    #Freedom #Fire #Thorns

  • Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable.
    -- Amory Lovins

    #Fire #Healthy #Needs

  • The burning embers within me burst into flame / My body becomes a fire-lit torch. / Ho someone! Send for the mid-wife.
    -- Amrita Pritam

    #Fire #Flames #Wife

  • It's just very homey in Ireland. It's very comforting and comfortable. There's lots of fireplaces with fires. It's just really cozy.
    -- Amy Adams

    #Fire #Comforting #Cozy

  • I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
    -- Amy Grant

    #Flames #Fire #Frustrated

  • You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Fire #Hands #Ice

  • If what we worship fail us, still the fire burns on, and it is much to have believed.
    -- Amy Lowell

    #Fire #Belief #Worship

  • I am a hot-blooded fire and I am fearless.
    -- Amy Schumer

    #Fire #Fearless #Hot

  • It's natural for humans to suppress urges, for when our desires are left unchecked they lead to broken relationships, prison time, and forest fires.
    -- Amy Sedaris

    #Fire #Broken #Desire