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"Education is not about filling a pail, it's about lighting a fire." - William Butler Yeats

"You have to be vigilant about keeping your own fire alive." - Tift Merritt

"I am writing with my burnt hand about the nature of fire." - Ingeborg Bachmann

"Harness the fire hidden in The Eucharist to bring about a true brotherhood and unity." - Jaime Sin

"The burned hand teaches best. After that, advice about fire goes to the heart." - J R R Tolkien

"Guilt is to danger, what fire is to gunpowder; a man need not fear to walk among many barrels of powder, if he have no fire about him." - John Flavel

"I Wish I Could Give You A Taste Of The Burning Fire Of Love. There Is A Fire Blazing Inside Of Me. If I Cry About It, Or If I Don't, The Fire Is At Work, Night And Day." - Rumi

"I Wish I Could Give You A Taste Of The Burning Fire Of Love. There Is A Fire Blazing Inside Of Me. If I Cry About It, Or If I Do', The Fire Is At Work, Night And Day." - Rumi

"Life is not about warming yourself by the fire, life is about building the fire. And generosity is the match...If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap, but if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody." - Larry Lucchino

"I have a need to be all on fire, for I have mountains of ice about me to melt." - William Lloyd Garrison

"Arguments are like fire-arms which a man may keep at home but should not carry about with him." - Samuel Butler

"I think about more than I forget, but I don't go around fire expecting not to sweat." - Lil Wayne

"For those without fire, any fire is strange fire." - Bill Johnson

"To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth - for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule." - Marnie Reed Crowell

"Mitt Romney is saying his comments about liking to fire people were taken out of context. Yeah, what he actually said was he likes to set poor people on fire." - Conan O'Brien

"All the means of action - the shapeless masses - the materials - lie everywhere about us. What we need is the celestial fire to change the flint into the transparent crystal, bright and clear. That fire is genius." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"We continue, however, to write about important people, prize-winning people, blacks of grandeur, women of great fire, fame or wit. We do not write about ordinary people." - Jonathan Kozol

"Worrying about a large institution, especially when it has computers, is like worrying about a large gorilla, especially when it's on fire." - Bruce Sterling

"Poetry is frosted fire." - J. Patrick Lewis

"Burnt child fire dredth." - John Heywood

"We're carrying the fire." - Cormac Mccarthy

"Fire beats roses again." - Suzanne Collins

"Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away." - Denis Waitley

"What do you think?" I whisper to Peeta. "About the fire?" "I'll rip off your cape if you'll rip off mine," he says through gritted teeth." - Suzanne Collins

"The speech of one who knows what he is talking about and means what he says-it is thought on fire." - William Jennings Bryan

"We had all been feeling this, about the Buffy/Riley relationship. It never had the fire that Buffy/Angel did. It wasn't really meant to." - Jane Espenson

"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

"All my life I have been reading romance novels. Those stupid books ruined me. I've always wanted that fire that every book I ever read talks about." - Aurora Rose Reynolds

"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

"The old proverb about having too many irons in the fire is an abominable old lie. Have all in, shovel, tongs, and poker." - Adam Clarke

"Whip me, ye devils, Blow me about in winds, roast me in sulphur, Wash me in steep-down gulfs of liquid fire." - William Shakespeare

"War is like a fire. One man may start it, but it will spread all over. It is not about one thing in particular." - T. H. White

"A man who discovers his pants are on fire tends to have very little time to worry about somebody else's box of matches" - Jeff Lindsay

"I suddenly remember something I've been told about fear. That amid a hail of machine gun fire you notice the existence of your skin." - Marguerite Duras

"But it's hard to talk about art. Maybe there should be a law against it, some First Amendment gag order like crying fire in a crowded theater." - Stanley Elkin

"All I can say about my mind is that, like a fire carefully laid by a good housemaid, it is one that any match will light ..." - Margot Asquith

"Every zombie story is fundamentally about a breakdown of order, with the infrastructure intact. That infrastructure might be on fire, yes." - Patton Oswalt

"The Bible talks about everlasting fire and eternal darkness when it describes hell... We do know that hell is real and forever." - Pat Robertson

"When your opponent sets up a straw man, set it on fire and kick the cinders around the stage. Don't worry about losing the Strawperson- American community vote." - James Lileks

"I met a new girl at a barbecue, very pretty, a blond I think. I don't know, her hair was on fire, and all she talked about was herself. You know these kind of girls: 'I'm hot. I'm on fire. Me, me, me.' You know. 'Help me, put me out.' Come on, could we talk about me just a little bit?" - Garry Shandling

"The Shield was another of the Fear's names. According to Laughter, it means he shields the seed of Abraham the way a man starting a fire shields the flame. When Sarah was about to die childless, the Fear gave her a son. When Abraham was about to slaughter the son, the Fear gave him the ram. He is always shielding us like a guttering wick, Laughter said, because the fire he is trying to start with us is a fire that the whole world will live to warm its hands at. It is a fire in the dark that will light the whole world home." - Frederick Buechner

"I like to think of fire held in a man's hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his fingertips. I often wonder about the hours when a man sits alone, watching the smoke of a cigarette, thinking. I wonder what great things have come from such hours. When a man thinks, there is a spot of fire alive in his mind-and it is proper that he should have the burning point of a cigarette as his one expression." - Ayn Rand

"Walter Plinge said: "You know she asked me a very silly question Mrs Ogg! It was a silly question any fool knows the answer!" "Oh, yes," said Nanny. "About houses on fire, I expect..." "Yes! What would I take out of our house if it was on fire!" "I expect you were a good boy and said you'd take your mum," said Nanny. "No! My mum would take herself!" "What would you take out then, Walter?" Nanny said. "The fire!" - Terry Pratchett

"Wit catches of wit, as fire of fire." - Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke

"You can't fight fire with fire, or fear with fear." - Bill Crawford

"I've been tested by fire, and the fire lost." - Ann Richards

"When you advertise fire extinguishers, open with the fire." - David Ogilvy

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

"Fire consumes, but cold preserves." - George R R Martin

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

"The fiercest fire is hatred." - Gautama Buddha

"Keep away from the fire!" - Laurence Sterne

"Devotion, like fire, goeth upward." - Zoroaster

"Real gold fears no fire." - Randy Alcorn

"Composing mortals with immortal fire." - W H Auden

"Genius is intuition on fire." - Holbrook Jackson

"The world is on fire." - John Mccain

"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight everything with fire." - Jaya

"If they burn a book, have no worries. The book will feel NO pain so neither should you! True destruction of the Qur'an cannot be done with fire; it is destroyed when we fail to remember & practice its lessons in our daily lives. If this occurs, then it is ANOTHER fire that you should truly be concerned about!" - Lupe Fiasco

"It is true I do not like fire. But Leo Valdez's flames are not strong enough to trouble me." Somewhere behind Hazel, a soft, lyrical voice said, "What about my flames, old friend?" "You," he said from Percy's mouth. "Me," Hecate agreed. "It has been millennia since I fought at the side of a demigod. What do you say? Shall we play with fire?" - Rick Riordan

"A friend of mine says that in the world of religion we often have ignorance on fire and intelligence on ice. The thing I love about The Beatitudes Society is they represent faith and intelligence on fire and there's enthusiasm and passion and a realization that a more open and progressive approach to faith is something to celebrate." - Brian D. McLaren

"What is preaching? Logic on fire! Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire. A true understanding and experience of the Truth must lead to this. I say again that a man who can speak about these things dispassionately has no right whatsoever to be in a pulpit; and should never be allowed to enter one." - David Lloyd-Jones

"We got to face some facts. That the masses are poor, that the masses belong to what you call the lower class, and when I talk about the masses, I'm talking about the white masses, I'm talking about the black masses, and the brown masses, and the yellow masses, too. We've got to face the fact that some people say you fight fire best with fire, but we say you put fire out best with water. We say you don't fight racism with racism. We're gonna fight racism with solidarity. We say you don't fight capitalism with no black capitalism; you fight capitalism with socialism." - Fred Hampton

"I only believe in fire. Life. Fire. Being myself on fire I set others on fire. Never death. Fire and life." - Anais Nin

"I only believe in fire. Life. Fire. Being myself on fire I set others on fire. Never death. Fire and life. Les Jeux." - Anais Nin

"When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir." - Thomas Paine

"The world should be worried about those who go around the planet with a can of gasoline in one hand and a box of matches in the other, pretending to sell fire insurance." - Rodrigue Tremblay

"The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness." - Henry David Thoreau

"Sword, I name thee Brisingr! And with a sound of rushing wind the blade burst into flame, an envelope of sapphire-blue fire writhing about the razor-sharp steel." - Christopher Paolini

"I once read about a guy who lost his arms in a fire. The nurse took pity on him and gave him a hand job. I don't even get that." - Augusten Burroughs

"Last night I dreamed about you. What happened in detail I can hardly remember, all I know is that we kept merging into one another. I was you, you were me. Finally you somehow caught fire." - Franz Kafka

"People have wanted to narrate since first we banged rocks together & wondered about fire. There'll be tellings as long as there are any of us here, until the stars disappear one by one like turned-out lights." - China Mieville

"There's something about sports. You can be setting fire to cats and burying them in your backyard, but as long as you're playing team sports, people think you're okay." - Polly Horvath

"St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes." - James Mcavoy

"You should see my corgis at sunset in the snow. It's their finest hour. About five o'clock they glow like copper. Then they come in and lie in front of the fire like a string of sausages." - Tasha Tudor

"Nobody had a bigger heart or passion to win than America's Greatest Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine "Pre." Watch the movies Prefontaine, Without Limits, or Fire on the Track to see what I'm talking about." - Robert Cheeke

"We call that fire of the black thunder-cloud "electricity," and lecture learnedly about it, and grind the like of it out of glass and silk: but what is it? What made it? Whence comes it? Whither goes it?" - Thomas Carlyle

"The first time Calypso came to check on [Leo], it was to complain about the noise. "Smoke and fire," she said. "Clanging on metal all day long. You're scaring away the birds!" "Oh, no, not the birds!" - Rick Riordan

"So this is hell. I'd never have believed it. You remember all we were told about the torture-chambers, the fire and brimstone, the burning marl. Old wives' tales! There's no need for red-hot pokers. Hell is - other people!" - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Sir, I am about to weep; but, thinking that We are a queen (or long have dreamed so), certain The daughter of a king, my drops of tears I'll turn to sparks of fire." - William Shakespeare

"People have wanted to narrate since first we banged rocks together & wondered about fire. There"ll be tellings as long as there are any of us here, until the stars disappear one by one like turned-out lights." - China Mieville

"Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks. There is something strange about them, at once vivid and secret, like flowers traced in fire in the phantasmal garden of a witch." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Of all the featherless beasts, only man, chained by his self-imposed slavery to the clock, denies the elemental fire and proceeds as best he can about his business, suffering quietly, martyr to his madness. Much to learn." - Edward Abbey

"Christian! thou knowest thou carriest gunpowder about thee. Desire them that carry fire to keep at a distance. It is a dangerous crisis when a proud heart meets with flattering lips." - John Flavel

"I'm a field Negro. The masses are the field Negroes. When they see this man's house on fire, you don't hear these little Negroes talking about 'our government is in trouble'. They say, 'The government is in trouble.'" - Malcolm X

"When your house is on fire, you cant be bothered with the neighbors. Or, as we say in Chess, if your King is under attack you don't worry about losing a Pawn on the Queen's side" - Garry Kasparov

"Has any man ever obtained inner harmony by simply reading about the experiences of others? Not since the world began has it ever happened. Each man must go through the fire himself." - Norman Douglas

"She feels like kicking out all the windows And setting fire to this life She could change everything about her using colors bold and bright But all the colors mix together - to grey" - Dave Matthews

"Each night I lie and dream about the one Who kissed me and awakened my desire I spent a single hour with him alone And since that hour, my days are layed with fire." - L J Smith

"Prowling about the rooms, sitting down, getting up, stirring the fire, looking out the window, teasing my hair, sitting down to write, writing nothing, writing something and tearing it up..." - Charles Dickens

"I understand the reasons behind his keeping a distance from a girl he cares about. Because the truth is, sometimes getting close to the fire does actually burn you." - Simone Elkeles

"Today in coaching, it's a two-way street. They can fire you whenever they want. Bottom line: It's all about what you can do to better yourself professionally. This is a better move." - Dick Vitale

"If you happen to catch on fire during the show, do not panic or wave your arms around or scream or we wil give something to panic and wave you arms around and scream about." - Demetri Martin

"I was thinking about Afghanistan's future, Afghanistan's next generation, what we have next. These children who learn how to kill people, how to do jihad, how to behead, how to fire, this would be Afghanistan." - Najibullah Quraishi

"A house o' women is as dead as a house wi' no fire, to my thinkin'. I'm not a spider as likes to corner myself. I like a man about, if he's only something to snap at." - D H Lawrence

"There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments." - Bobby Scott

"What is it about fire that's so lovely? No matter what age we are, what draws us to it?...The thing man wanted to invent, but never did...If you let it go on, it'd burn our lifetimes out. What is fire? It is a mystery. Scientists give us gobbledygook about friction and molecules. But they don't really know. Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences." - Ray Bradbury

"This temporal fire is but a painted fire in respect of that penetrating and real fire in hell." - Jeremy Taylor

"Outer fire we need to cook. Inner fire we need to liberate. God's Fire we need to love." - Sri Chinmoy

"It is a coal from God's altar must kindle our fire; and without fire, true fire, no acceptable sacrifice." - William Penn

"You know what is good about these Dixie Chicks burnings or bashings? It's a wonderful, wonderful way for really stupid people to hook up. They meet, they throw some things on the fire, they talk about Vin Diesel, they tell stories about who their favorite Fox anchor is, they exchange phone numbers and in some cases has led to marriages." - Janeane Garofalo

"Love in its essence is spiritual fire." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"I like being able to fire people." - Mitt Romney

"Fire proves gold, adversity proves men." - Seneca the Younger

"Love lights more fire than hate extinguishes." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Fire destroys that which feeds it." - Simone Weil

"The proof of gold is fire..." - Benjamin Franklin

"Love, like fire, goes out without fuel." - Mikhail Lermontov

"Water a farre off quencheth not fire." - George Herbert

"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame" - Gerard Manley Hopkins

"Books cannot be killed by fire." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Walk, first, through the fire, then philosophize..." - Rohinton Mistry

"Couldn't a fire outrun a galloping horse?" - William Golding

"You never have to advertise a fire." - Leonard Ravenhill

"A burnt child dreads the fire." - Aleister Crowley

"A spark neglected makes a mighty fire." - Robert Herrick

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

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

"What fire does not destroy, it hardens" - Oscar Wilde

"Living fire begets cold, impotent ash." - Chinua Achebe

"The burnt child dreads the fire." - Ben Jonson

"A burnt child dreads the fire." - Proverbs

"Katniss, the girl who was on fire!" - Suzanne Collins

"Location: Amsterdam, Where Fire Is Called "Vlam" - Kristin Cashore

"Fire, if neglected, will soon gain strength." - Horace

"Fire is next akin to smoke." - Plautus

"We can't fire our way to Finland." - Linda Darling-Hammond

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

"Never hire anyone you can't fire." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Content is fire. Social media is gasoline." - Ryan Kahn

"Is not light grander than fire?" - Thomas Carlyle

"Greene wood makes a hott fire." - George Herbert

"Preaching is truth set on fire." - Jack Hyles

"Do not let your fire go out." - Ayn Rand

"Wood feeds the fire which burns it." - Leonardo Da Vinci

"Nothing says hell has to be fire." - Robert Goolrick

"A burnt child loves the fire." - Oscar Wilde

"Fire and fear, good servants, bad lords." - Ursula K Le Guin

"We'll show the fire how to burn." - Ben Howard

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

"Teach like your hair's on fire!" - Rafe Esquith

"Try not to wake up on fire." - Eugene Mirman

"Never hire anyone you ca' fire." - Donald Rumsfeld

"Let anger's fire be slow to burn." - George Herbert

"One loving heart sets another on fire." - Saint Augustine

"Some ministers preach from notes and some don't. They have argued about it for centuries. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Two Welsh preachers were on their way to a meeting. One noticed that the other carried written outlines. 'Ah,' he remonstrated, 'you cannot carry fire on paper.' 'True,' replied his companion, 'but you can use paper to start a fire!'" - Vance Havner

"RAW is very forgiving. I was photographing a farm woman in Ecuador cooking over a small fire and my fill flash didn't go off a few times. I was about to delete the RAW files but decided to play with the curves first because I like the composition. It turned out that the image, although underexposed by two stops, was better than the fill-flashed images because the fire was the only source of illumination and it looked more real." - Peter Menzel

"What can one say about a country where a museum of science in a great city can feature an exhibit in which people fire machine guns from a helicopter at Vietnamese huts, with a light flashing when a hit is scored? What can one say about a country where such an idea can even be considered? You have to weep for this country." - Noam Chomsky

"I quit smoking in December. I'm really depressed about it. I love smoking, I love fire, I miss lighting cigarettes. I like the whole thing about it, to me it turns into the artist's life, and now people like Bloomberg have made animals out of smokers, and they think that if they stop smoking everyone will live forever." - David Lynch

"After a long day, folk rest at night. After a long summer, folk play games and sit about in the winter. After a long life folk sit about the fire and stay warm, for the chill of death is upon them, and even the thickest bearskin can't keep off the shivering." - Jane Smiley



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