Flames quotes

  • We fail to see the purifying and refining effect wrought by the flames of adversity. These flames are not meant to consume but only to purify us. Disguised as adversity, blessings are showered upon us.
    -- A. Theodore Tuttle

    #Adversity #Blessing #Flames

  • Stars ink your fingers with a lexicon of flame blazing rare knowledge.
    -- Aberjhani

    #Stars #Flames #Ink

  • Who has not seen that feeling born of flame Crimson the cheek at mention of a name? The rapturous touch of some divine surpriseFlash deep suffusion of celestial dyes: When hands clasped hands, and lips to lips were pressed, And the heart's secret was at once confessed?
    -- Abraham Coles

    #Heart #Names #Flames

  • Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Science #Flames #Enthusiasm

  • This day's nothingness as if from spite became a flame and scorched the lips of children and poets.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Children #Flames #Lips

  • Time takes life away and gives us memory, gold with flame, black with embers.
    -- Adam Zagajewski

    #Memories #Flames #Giving

  • We will not capitulate - no, never! We may be destroyed, but if we are, we shall drag a world with us - a world in flames.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Military #Flames #World

  • There is, then, no danger in the circumstances that anti-semitism will disappear, for it is the Jews themselves who add fuel to its flames and see that it is kept well stoked. Before the opposition to it can disappear, the malady itself must disappear. And from that point of view, you can rely on the Jews: as long as they survive, anti-semitism will never fade. (13th February 1945)
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Views #Flames #Long

  • Love is a flame that burns everything other than itself. It is the destruction of all that is false and the fulfillment of all that is true.
    -- Adyashanti

    #Love Is #Flames #Destruction

  • The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. He might get burned, but he's in the game. And once he's in, he can't go back, he'll Beat his wings 'til he burns them black... No, The Moth don't care when he sees The Flame. . . The Moth don't care if The Flame is real, 'Cause Flame and Moth got a sweetheart deal. And nothing fuels a good flirtation, Like Need and Anger and Desperation... No, The Moth don't care if The Flame is real. . .
    -- Aimee Mann

    #Real #Flames #Games

  • But, in the end, we editors just pass through. We all know that you, the readers, are the real carriers of the flame.
    -- Alan Rusbridger

    #Real #Flames #Editors

  • A living body is not a fixed thing, but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Flames #Events #Body

  • 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

  • The Middle East is literally going up in flames, as is California, and Katrina's problems haven't been solved, and Congress' response is to criticize Federal judges.
    -- Alcee Hastings

    #Flames #California #Judging

  • It is a war built on lies that has fanned the flames of international terrorism
    -- Alex Salmond

    #War #Lying #Flames

  • If you but knew the flames that burn in me which I attempt to beat down with my reason.
    -- Alexander Pushkin

    #Flames #Reason #Beats

  • Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
    -- Alexis de Tocqueville

    #Flames #America #Secret

  • I read like the flame reads the wood.
    -- Alfred Doblin

    #Flames #Woods

  • My so-called faith went up in flames Till I believed in all your lies, For the life of me I don't know why. They got you wrong , You're not that strong. I don't belong here!
    -- Alicia Witt

    #Strong #Lying #Flames

  • Joy is a flame which association alone can keep alive, and which goes out unless communicated.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Flames #Joy #Alive

  • You don't want flame to hit your food. Flame is bad. Flame does nasty things to food. It makes soot and it makes deposits of various chemicals that are not too good for us. The last thing you really want to see licking at your food while it's on a grill is an actual flame.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Flames #Doe #Want

  • I have never in my career embarked on a journey towards controversy. I have never deliberately set a flame.
    -- Amanda Palmer

    #Journey #Flames #Careers

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Relationship doesn’t remain, We resonate on different flames, I could cut you down again, If you were like all other men, If you were like all other men, I know that I could shut you down again
    -- Amy Winehouse

    #Cutting #Men #Flames

  • The source of sexual power is curiosity, passion. You are watching its little flame die of asphyxiation.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Passion #Flames #Curiosity

  • History is not Time; nor is evolution. They are both consequences. Time is a state: the flame in which there lives the salamander of the human soul
    -- Andrei Tarkovsky

    #Flames #Soul #Evolution

  • Everything burns if the flame is hot enough. The world is nothing but a crucible.
    -- Andrew Davidson

    #Flames #Crucible #Hot

  • Each sudden gust of light explains itself as flames, but neither they, nor even bombs redoubled on the hills tonight can quite include me in their fear.
    -- Andrew Motion

    #Flames #Light #Tonight

  • I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Fire #Flames #Heat

  • Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation
    -- Angelina Grimke

    #Christian #Flames #Faithful

  • Sometimes I gave conflicting emotions because it's been going on for so long now, but then I see somebody dancing real well and it just comes back like an old love. The flame ignites again.
    -- Ann Reinking

    #Dance #Real #Flames

  • Though you are three times more beautiful than angels, Though you are the sister of the river willows, I will kill you with my singing, Without spilling your blood on the ground. Not touching you with my hand, Not giving you one glance, I will stop loving you, But with your unimaginable groans I will finally slake my thirst. From her, who wandered the earth before me, Crueler than ice, more fiery than flame, From her, who still exists in the ether— From her you will set me free.
    -- Anna Akhmatova

    #Beautiful #Angel #Flames

  • She was drawn to damaged souls like a moth to a flame.
    -- Anna McPartlin

    #Flames #Soul #Moths

  • Drummer, beat, and piper, blowHarper, strike, and soldier, goFree the flame and sear the grassesTil the dawning Red Star passes
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Stars #Flames #Soldier

  • Change itself is what fascinates me. I am drawn, as a moth to the flame, by edge situations, by situations of metamorphosis.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Flames #Crafts #Metamorphosis

  • I call for actors burning at the stakes, laughing at the flames.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Flames #Laughing #Burning

  • And if there is still one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, instead of being like victims burnt at the stake, signaling through the flames.
    -- Antonin Artaud

    #Flames #Artistic #Victim

  • Oftentimes, you read these pilot scripts that come through for American work, and they dont sing to you. Ive got to be honest, not many of them ignite the flame or give you that burning feeling of, Oh, God, I really want to be a part of this.
    -- Antony Starr

    #Flames #Giving #Feelings

  • Her lips were drawn to his like a moth to a flame.
    -- Anya Seton

    #Flames #Lips #Love Passion

  • You burned the city of London in our houses and we felt the flames.
    -- Archibald MacLeish

    #Flames #Cities #House

  • Let the Spirit be lacking, and there may be wisdom of words, but not the wisdom of God; the powers of oratory, but not the power of God; the demonstration of argument and the logic of the schools, but not the demonstration of the Holy Spirit, the all-convincing logic of His lightning flash, such as convinced Saul before the Damascus gate. When the Spirit was outpoured the disciples were all filled with power from on high, the most unlettered tongue could silence gainsayers, and with its new fire burn its way through obstacles as flames fanned by mighty winds sweep through forests.
    -- Arthur Tappan Pierson

    #School #Fire #Flames

  • When you observe that the fire in your room is getting dull, you do not always put on more coal, but simply stir with the poker; so God often uses the black poker of adversity in order that the flames of devotion may burn more brightly.
    -- Arthur W. Pink

    #Adversity #Flames #Order

  • But, if you think that by hanging us, you can stamp out the labor movement - the movement from which the downtrodden millions, the millions who toil and live in want and misery - the wage slaves - expect salvation - if this is your opinion, then hang us! Here you will tread upon a spark, but there, and there, and behind you and in front of you, and everywhere, flames will blaze up. It is a subterranean fire. You cannot put it out.
    -- August Spies

    #Thinking #Fire #Flames

  • Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Happiness #Flames #Ends

  • All of us have a dormant spark of divinity in us which has to be fanned into flame by yoga.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Flames #Divinity

  • Why should you practice Yoga? To kindle the divine fire within yourself. Everyone has a dormant spark of divinity in him which has to be fanned into flame.
    -- B.K.S. Iyengar

    #Yoga #Fire #Flames

  • I saw the sky and sea and sand and the flickering flames of the bonfire through my tears. All at once, it rushed into my head with tremendous speed, and made me feel dizzy. It was beautiful. Everything that happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy.
    -- Banana Yoshimoto

    #Beautiful #Crazy #Flames

  • The aquilegia sprinkled on the rocks A scarlet rain; the yellow violet Sat in the chariot of its leaves, the phlox Held spikes of purple flame in meadows wet, And all the streams with vernal-scented reed Were fringed, and streaky bellow of miskodeed.
    -- Bayard Taylor

    #Rain #Rocks #Flames

  • Meditate on the horrors of Hell, which will last for eternity because of one easily-committed mortal sin. Try hard to be among the few who are chosen. Think of the eternal flames of Hell, and how few there are that are saved.
    -- Benedict Joseph Labre

    #Thinking #Flames #Trying

  • I hope we, the American people, can come to the understanding that we are not each other's enemies. The enemies are those who are stoking the flames of division, trying to divide us into every category.
    -- Benjamin Carson

    #Flames #People #Understanding

  • You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli

    #Volcanoes #Flames #Exhausted

  • Truth and sincerity have a certain distinguishing native lustre about them which cannot be perfectly counterfeited; they are like fire and flame, that cannot be painted.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Truth #Fire #Flames

  • Many appear full of mildness and sweetness as long as everything goes their own way; but the moment any contradiction or adversity arises, they are in a flame, and begin to rage like a burning mountain. Such people as these are like red-hot coals hidden under ashes. This is not the mildness which Our Lord undertook to teach us in order to make us like unto Himself.
    -- Bernard of Clairvaux

    #Anger #Adversity #Flames

  • Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.
    -- Bernard Williams

    #Fire #Flames #Genius

  • My guitar is my torch, my soul carries the flame. Make no mistake, I'm a true blues man.
    -- Big Bill Morganfield

    #Mistake #Men #Flames

  • In France, a chemist named Pilatre de Rozier tested the flammability of hydrogen by gulping a mouthful and blowing across an open flame, proving at a stroke that hydrogen is indeed explosively combustible and that eyebrows are not necessarily a permanent feature of one's face.
    -- Bill Bryson

    #Science #Flames #Eyebrows

  • Better to die voluntarily crashing than to have the enemy send you down in flames.
    -- Billy Bishop

    #Flames #Enemy

  • I sit in the dark and wait for a little flame to appear at the end of my pencil.
    -- Billy Collins

    #Writing #Dark #Flames

  • Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Fire #Flames #Together

  • Happy is love or friendship when returned-- The lovers whose pure flames have equal burned.
    -- Bion of Smyrna

    #Love #Friendship #Flames

  • And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
    -- Black Elk

    #Flames #Color #Rainbow

  • My poor life This shawl Frayed on strongboxes full of gold I roll along with Dream And smoke And the only flame in the universe
    -- Blaise Cendrars

    #Dream #Flames #Gold

  • I gaze into the doorway of temptation's angry flame And every time I pass that way I always hear my name
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Flames #Names #Temptation

  • Crimson flames tied through my ears rolling high and mighty traps, pounced with fire on flaming roads using ideas as my maps.
    -- Bob Dylan

    #Philosophy #Fire #Flames

  • I had been playing for a while, and I asked Louisville Slugger to send me a dozen flame treated bats. But when I got it, I realized they had sent me a box of ashes.
    -- Bob Uecker

    #Flames #Bats #Ashes

  • I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it's much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Fire #Flames #Grilling

  • I think people are intimidated by grilling .. maybe it's the flame, maybe it's the big grills, maybe they've had some bad childhood experiences .. but I think that grilling is actually the easiest technique in cooking.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Thinking #Flames #People

  • The first time I was cooking for my wife, Stephanie, way before she was my wife, I actually put three chickens on the rotisserie and I closed the grill, which is really a bad idea. But I just wasn't thinking very straight that day. And I looked outside and I saw, like, smoke and flames.
    -- Bobby Flay

    #Thinking #Flames #Ideas

  • They say that your first love never dies. You can put out the flames, but not the fire.
    -- Bonnie Tyler

    #First Love #Fire #Flames

  • Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade.
    -- Bono

    #Fire #Flames #Needs

  • A corner draft fluttered the flame And the white fever of temptation Upswept its angel wings that cast A cruciform shadow.
    -- Boris Pasternak

    #Angel #Flames #Wings

  • A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.
    -- Boris Yeltsin

    #Mean #Men #Flames

  • But this night our feet must tread in thorny paths, or later, and for ever, the feet you love must walk in paths of flame!
    -- Bram Stoker

    #Night #Flames #Feet

  • In true courage there is always an element of choice, of an ethical choice, and of anguish, and also of action and deed. There is always a flame of spirit in it, a vision of some necessity higher than oneself.
    -- Brenda Ueland

    #Flames #Choices #Vision

  • Whatever story you're telling, it will be more interesting if, at the end you add, "and then everything burst into flames.
    -- Brian P. Cleary

    #Flames #Interesting #Add

  • Men-kind shared this world for but a blink, then, sadly, they became enlightened, found science and religion. The new world of men left little room for magic or the magical creatures of old. Earth’s first children were driven into the shadows by flame and cold iron, by man’s insatiable need of conquest.
    -- Brom

    #Children #Men #Flames

  • Never settle with words what you can accomplish with a flame-thrower.
    -- Bruce Feirstein

    #Flames #Never Settle #Settling

  • I learned that in each of us there burns a flame of independence that must never be allowed to go out. That as long as it exists within us we cannot be destroyed.
    -- Bryce Courtenay

    #Flames #Long #Independence

  • Almost certainly God is not in time. His life does not consist of moments one following another...Ten-thirty-- and every other moment from the beginning of the world--is always Present for Him. If you like to put it this way, He has all eternity in which to listen to the split second of prayer put up by a pilot as his plane crashes in flames.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Prayer #Flames #Way

  • You told dad you didn't know what happened to his underwear. But You'd just flame-broiled his shorts on the grill.
    -- C.C. Hunter

    #Dad #Flames #Underwear

  • Those who fervently love God are intoxicated by His warmth and live out their addiction like moths drawn to a flame.
    -- Calvin Miller

    #Religious #Flames #Addiction

  • If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
    -- Camille Paglia

    #Winning #Doors #Flames

  • To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.
    -- Carlos Castaneda

    #Stars #Light #Flames

  • Will has always been the brighter burning star, the one to catch attention — but Jem is a steady flame, unwavering and honest. He could make you happy.
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Stars #Flames #Attention

  • In the Sapient tongue he said softly, ‘Tell me, Master, did you know Incarceron was tiny?’ ‘Is it?’ Sapphique replied in the same language, his green eyes as he looked up lit by deep points of flame. ‘To you, perhaps. Not to its Prisoners. Every prison is a universe for its inmates. And think, Jared Sapiens. Might not the Realm also be tiny, swinging from the watchchain of some being in a world even vaster?
    -- Catherine Fisher

    #Eye #Thinking #Flames

  • Love is a divine flame ...
    -- Catherine of Genoa

    #Love Is #Flames #Divine

  • Love letters lack taste. No restraint: falling off cliffs, going up in flames.
    -- Cathleen Schine

    #Fall #Flames #Letters

  • I was happy enough; I knew that during the night the whole city might go up in flames and all its people be killed, but the ravines, houses, and footpaths would wake in the morning calm and unchanged.
    -- Cesare Pavese

    #Morning #Night #Flames

  • A man is born into this world with only a tiny spark of goodness in him. The spark is God, it is the soul; the rest is ugliness and evil, a shell. The spark must be guarded like a treasure, it must be nurtured, it must be fanned into flame. It must learn to seek out other sparks, it must dominate the shell. Anything can be a shell, Reuven. Anything. Indifference, laziness, brutality, and genius. Yes, even a great mind can be a shell and choke the spark.
    -- Chaim Potok

    #Men #Flames #Evil

  • For if there is ever a moment when we are most vulnerable, it’s when we’re closest to the idea of the attained desire, and thus farthest from ourselves, which is when we’ll tread through any flame.
    -- Chang-Rae Lee

    #Flames #Ideas #Desire

  • ...and the lamp having at last resigned itself to death. There was nothing now but firelight in the room, And every time a flame uttered a gasp for breath It flushed her amber skin with the blood of its bloom.
    -- Charles Baudelaire

    #Flames #Blood #Skins

  • Flowers and flames. And color. Color as color, not as volume or light - only as color.
    -- Charles Demuth

    #Flower #Light #Flames

  • Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Friendship #Wine #Flames

  • It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
    -- Charles Kuralt

    #Country #Flames #People

  • Since its founding, Detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. Three times the city has suffered race riots and three times the city has burned to the ground. The city's flag acknowledges as much. Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus: We hope for better things; it shall rise from the ashes.
    -- Charlie LeDuff

    #Race #Flames #Cities

  • The world of derivatives is full of holes that very few people are really aware of. It's like hydrogen and oxygen sitting on the corner waiting for a little flame.
    -- Charlie Munger

    #Oxygen #Flames #People

  • She didn't want soft and gentle. She needed his rough possession, claiming her, branding her, taking her in a firestorm of heat and flame that would end the world around them, leaving them nothing but ashes, clean and fierce and forever welded together.
    -- Christine Feehan

    #Flames #Forever #Leaving

  • Crow paced back and forth, his form flickering like flame. “It’s been a thousand years, Alister. I never intended for anyone to find it, so it’s very well protected. One little misstep, and you and my line will be history.” “Since when are you so concerned about your line?” Han said. Crow stared at him for a long moment. “Since I found out I had one,
    -- Cinda Williams Chima

    #Flames #Years #Long