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"Lighting a fire UNDER someone will never be as effective as Lighting a fire WITHIN someone." - Bob Teague

"A fire lit under my ass? Yeah, that's true. No time to waste." - Madonna Ciccone

"Infantry must move forward to close with the enemy. It must shoot in order to move.... To halt under fire is folly. To halt under fire and not fire back is suicide. Officers must set the example" - George S Patton

"Fate, then, is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought; for causes which are unpenetrated." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet." - Thomas Merton

"As iron is fashioned by fire and on the anvil, so in the fire of suffering and under the weight of trials, our souls receive that form which our Lord desires them to have." - Madeleine Sophie Barat

"As [John Heartfield] was playing with the fire of appearance, reality took fire around him... The scraps of photographs that he formerly manoeuvred for the pleasure of stupification, under his fingers began to signify." - Louis Aragon

"You have to remain cool under fire and let criticism roll off you. Good leaders handle conflict easily and bad ones are eaten up by it." - Donald Trump

"Make sure that the beer - four pints a week - goes to the troops under fire before any of the parties in the rear get a drop." - Winston Churchill

"The TSA is under fire for major security lapses. The TSA has let through pipe bombs, knives, and the last three Nicolas Cage movies." - Conan O'Brien

"Mitt Romney is coming under fire because even though he is a multimillionaire, he only paid 15 percent in taxes. That's not a tax, that's barely a tip." - Jay Leno

"Money is like fire. It is only good when there's just the right amount of it, when it's properly contained and under your control." - Vera Nazarian

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity, the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The family consists of those who live under the same roof with the pater familias ; those who form (if I may use the expression) his fire-side." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Evil's just destructive? Then storms are evil, if it's that simple. And we have fire, and there there's hail. Underwriters lump it all under 'Acts of God." - Thomas Harris

"The United States is like a gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lit under it, there's no limit to the power it can generate." - Winston Churchill

"If you're crying under fire, then you wasn't built for war. If a pimp took your girl, then your girl was never yours." - MF Grimm

"If there is nothing new under the sun, at least the sun itself is always new, always re-creating itself out of its own inexhaustible fire." - Michael Sims

"The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round." - Som Nath Sharma

"Where the world ends The mind is made unchanging, for it finds Miracle, ecstasy, the impossible hope, The flagstone under all, the fire of fires, The roots of the world." - William Butler Yeats

"Instead of attacking people, we need to love people. It lights a fire under me because it's a reminder of why we need the Gospel. Our hearts are so corrupt." - Trip Lee

"A wrong action may not bring its reaction at once, even as fresh milk turns not sour at once: like a smouldering fire concealed under ashes it consumes the wrongdoer, the fool." - Gautama Buddha

"I'm under strict instructions to write a happy ending. Rule number ninety-seven: You're not allowed to make a dragon cry." "Right," Said Sophie, starting the engine. "Tears might quench their fire." - Chris d'Lacey

"When someone tells me there is only one way to do things, it always lights a fire under my butt. My instant reaction is, I'm going to prove you wrong!" - Picabo Street

"It depends. When it's the right scenario, it's just as stimulating and just as exciting for me. It's just a question of finding a piece of material that lights a fire under you." - Andy Garcia

"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

"I could not help reflecting that the bullet which had struck the chestnut [horse] had certainly passed within a foot of my head. So at any rate I had been 'under fire.' That was something." - Winston Churchill

"I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all." - Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

"I thank God for having given the Company subjects who belong more to Him than to themselves, and who serve the neighbor at the risk of their lives! They are like unrefined gold, which becomes visible in fire and which would otherwise remain hidden under ordinary actions and sometimes under faults and failings." - Vincent de Paul

"Consistent motivation usually comes from a consuming desire to be able to perform at your best under pressure, namely, the pressure produced by tough competition. If a player needed me to light a fire under him by turning the other team into a demon, he was lacking something I couldn't give him." - Bill Walsh

"The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins. It always wins because it is everywhere. It is in the wood that burns in your hearth, and in the kettle on the fire; it is under your chair and under your table and under the sheets on your bed. Walk in the midday sun, and the dark is with you, attached to the soles of your feet. The brightest light casts the darkest shadow." - Matthew Woodring Stover

"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

"Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea; Over snow by winter sown, And through the merry flowers of June, Over grass and over stone, And under mountains of the moon. Roads go ever ever on Under cloud and under star, Yet feet that wandering have gone Turn at last to home afar. Eyes that fire and sword have seen And horror in the halls of stone Look at last on meadows green And trees and hills they long have known" - J R R Tolkien

"Fir : it contains a great deal of air and fire with very little moisture and the earthy, so that, as its natural properties are of the lighter class, it is not heavy. Hence, its consistence being naturally stiff, it does not easily bend under the load, and keeps its straightness when used in the framework. But it contains so much heat that it generates and encourages decay, which spoils it; and it also kindles fire quickly because of the air in its body, which is so open that it takes in fire and so gives out a great flame." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"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

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it. Then there is a kind of contempt of the landscape felt by him who has just lost by death a dear friend. The sky is less grand as it shuts down over less worth in the population." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

""Next," said Mrs Wilfer with a wave of her gloves, expressive of abdication under protest from the culinary throne, "I would recommend examination of the bacon in the saucepan on the fire, and also of the potatoes by the application of a fork. Preparation of the greens will further become necessary if you persist in this unseemly demeanour."" - Charles Dickens

"Hamish smiled and rubbed his hands together. "Sure we can. What do you say? Pigs in a Blanket?" He leaned over the cool counter and raised his eyebrows at Gabrielle. "The only way I'll get under a blanket with you is if both of us are on fire," she told him." - Ally Carter

"As soon as I turned the key I saw it hanging, the color of fire and sunset. the colour of flamboyant flowers. 'If you are buried under a flamboyant tree, ' I said, 'your soul is lifted up when it flowers. Everyone wants that.' She shook her head but she did not move or touch me." - Jean Rhys

"People talk of sorrow as if it is soft, a thing of water and tears. But true sorrow is not soft. True sorrow is a thing of fire, and rock. It burns your heart, crushes your soul under the weight of mountains. It destroys, and even if you keep breathing, keep going, you die." - Laurell K Hamilton

"I thought of a remark . . . that the United States is like a 'gigantic boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.' Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful." - Winston Churchill

"O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire, What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire The streams than under ice. June could not hire Her roses to forego the strength they learn In sleeping on thy breast." - Helen Hunt Jackson

"The newspaper is under fire for refusing to kowtow to left-wing word police and militant propagandists who demand unfettered illegal immigration. Last week, in the wake of angry protests against the publication, vandals threw paint bombs and spray-painted graffiti on its offices." - Michelle Malkin

"The devil himself would be but a contemptible adversary were he not sure of a correspondent, and a party that held intelligence with him in our own breasts. All the blowing of a fire put under a caldron could never make it boil over, were there not a fullness of water within it." - Robert South

"As soon as I turned the key I saw it hanging, the color of fire and sunset. the colour of flamboyant flowers. "If you are buried under a flamboyant tree, " I said, "your soul is lifted up when it flowers. Everyone wants that." She shook her head but she did not move or touch me." - Jean Rhys

"I guess you heard about this; the U.S. Olympic Committee is coming under fire after it was revealed that the uniforms for Team USA to be worn in the opening ceremony were made in China. Turns out they were made by some of the same kids who could beat us in gymnastics. That's the worst part." - Jay Leno

"Israel is doing what any other country would do, and certainly the U.S. would do. If 80 percent of your population were under fire and you had 60 seconds or 90 seconds to get into bomb shelters, if terror tunnels were dug underneath your border in order to come in and explode your kindergartens and massacre your people and kidnap American citizens." - Benjamin Netanyahu

"It can be a way of knowledge, a path, an inspiration, a Tao, an ordering, a memory, a fantasy, a seduction, a prayer, a summoning, an incantation murmured under the breath as the torchlights sink lower and the forest looms taller and the wolves howl louder and the fire prepares for its submission to the encroaching dark." - John Lanchester

"Forty years after a battle it is easy for a non-combatant to reason about how it ought to have been fought. It is another thing personally and under fire to direct the fighting while involved in the obscuring smoke of it." - Herman Melville

"We all know that Washington families are making a tremendous commitment to winning the War on Terror. Tonight, more than 22,000 Washington state soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are risking their lives under hostile fire in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the globe." - Patty Murray

"Temptation is a fearful word. It indicates the beginning of a possible series of infinite evils. It is the ringing of an alarm bell, whose melancholy sounds may reverberate through eternity. Like the sudden, sharp cry of "Fire!" under our windows by night, it should rouse us to instantaneous action, and brace every muscle to its highest tension." - Horace Mann

"The Bible has come under fire for making woman the fall guy in man's cosmic drama. But in casting a male conspirator, the serpent, as God's enemy, Genesis hedges and does not take its misogyny far enough. The Bible defensively swerves from God's true opponent, chthonian nature. The serpent is not outside Eve but in her. She is the garden and the serpent." - Camille Paglia

"During my tenure at the Endowment, I often found that those who did us the most damage did so under the justification of helping us by 'preventing worse language.' In the military it would be called friendly fire. One ends up just as dead." - John Frohnmayer

"Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you." - Miranda July

"We're days away from going full scale against Malone, and in the meantime, we're under fire from above. And I'm about as useful as a three-legged dog." "You're much more useful than any kind of dog, mi vida." Marc purred and pressed me into the counter, his hands on my hips. I couldn't resist a smile. I was a real sucker for Spanish." - Rachel Vincent

"My objective always is to stay as close as possible and shoot the pictures as if through the eyes of the infantryman, the Marine, or the pilot. I wanted to give the reader something of the visual perspective and feeling of the guy under fire, his apprehensions and sufferings, his tensions and releases, his behavior in the presence of threatening death." - David Douglas Duncan

"Government is like fire. If it is kept within bounds and under the control of the people, it contributes to the welfare of all. But if it gets out of place, if it gets too big and out of control, it destroys the happiness and even the lives of the people." - Harold Stassen

"I think we have got to put fire under the feet of all kinds of people." - Desmond Tutu

"Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever." - Leon Trotsky

"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

"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

"National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented." - Terence Mckenna

"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." - Stephen Covey

"An assassin can be found for every president. And for every prophet there are a thousand interpreters to distort the essence of the religion, to replace the bright flame with the heat of the inquisitors' pyres. The time came when every book was cast into the fire, when every symphony was reduced to a popular tune and played in all the drinking dens. A sound philosophical basis could be set in place under any vile nonsense." - Sergei Lukyanenko

"The Dead and Those About to Die is a gripping, first-hand account of the desperate battle for Omaha Beach on D-Day by the legendary 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One. On the 70th anniversary of that momentous event, John C. McManus's tale of courage under fire is a vivid reminder that freedom isn't free and that when the chips are down stalwart American soldiers will always answer the call of duty." - Carlo D'Este

"Ren frowned as he surveyed the madness they were knee-deep in. "Why are you under such heavy fire?" Nick gave him a droll stare. "Oh, I don't know. But we're really enjoying it. Fear has such a wonderfully romantic scent to it that they ought to turn it into cologne and deodorant. Eau de Ew. Let's all just take a minute, and bask in it." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Ren frowned as he surveyed the madness they were knee-deep in. "Why are you under such heavy fire?" Nick gave him a droll stare. "Oh, I don't know. But we're really enjoying it. Fear has such a wonderfully romantic scent to it that they ought to turn it into cologne and deodorant. Eau de Ew. Let's all just take a minute, and bask in it." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing is worth dying for, when did this begin? Should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots of Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world?" - Ronald Reagan

"Lying under such a myriad of stars. The sea's black horizon. He rose and walked out and stood barefoot in the sand and watched the pale surf appear all down the shore and roll and crash and darken again. When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different." - Cormac Mccarthy

"We"re days away from going full scale against Malone, and in the meantime, we"re under fire from above. And I'm about as useful as a three-legged dog." "You're much more useful than any kind of dog, mi vida." Marc purred and pressed me into the counter, his hands on my hips. I could' resist a smile. I was a real sucker for Spanish." - Rachel Vincent

"Ren frowned as he surveyed the madness they were knee-deep in. "Why are you under such heavy fire?" Nick gave him a droll stare. "Oh, I do' know. But we"re really enjoying it. Fear has such a wonderfully romantic scent to it that they ought to turn it into cologne and deodorant. Eau de Ew. Let's all just take a minute, and bask in it." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"I tried to breathe, failing. I clutched her to me, tears slipping from under my closed eyes. It was as if her soul was liquid fire and I could feel her aura, swirling about mine. She was taking my aura. But I wanted to give it to her, to cat her in a small part of me and protect her. Her needs made her so fragile." - Kim Harrison

"Lying under such a myriad of stars. The sea's black horizon. He rose and walked out and stood barefoot in the sand and watched the pale surf appear all down the shore and roll and crash and darken again. When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different." - Cormac Mccarthy

"The Indian who was laid under a curse, that the wind should not blow on him, nor water flow to him, nor fire burn him, is a type of us all. The dearest events are summer-rain, and we the Para coats that shed every drop. Nothing is left us now but death. We look to that with a grim satisfaction, saying, there at least is reality that will not dodge us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The Dead and Those About to Die is a gripping, first-hand account of the desperate battle for Omaha Beach on D-Day by the legendary 1st Infantry Division, the Big Red One. On the 70th anniversary of that momentous event, John C. McManus's tale of courage under fire is a vivid reminder that freedom is' free and that when the chips are down stalwart American soldiers will always answer the call of duty." - Carlo D'Este

"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave." - Quentin Crisp

"It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written." - Judy Blume

"This nation under God" - Abraham Lincoln

"Advertise, or go under." - Dorothy L Sayers

"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

"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 preachers ought to put more fire into their sermons or more sermons into the fire." - Vance Havner

"Ships feare fire more then water. [Ships fear fire more than water.]" - George Herbert

"Water, fire, and souldiers, quickly make roome. [Water, fire, and soldiers quickly make room.]" - George Herbert

"there is no fire without smoke but there is often smoke without fire." - Christine de Pizan

"I play with passion and fire. I have to accept that sometimes this fire does harm." - Eric Cantona



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