Quotations About / On:
If you play with the fire! The fire will burn you.
Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire.
(Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. Sexus, ch. 2 (1949).)
So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. "Inside the Whale," Inside the Whale and Other Essays (1940).)
Confronting or counselling a person,
When he is angry is like adding fuel to fire
(Circumstances of life)
I fought fire with oil.
(Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marcus Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus, revealing he used bribery to beat a political rival (1960).)
There's another one for the fire.
(John Russo, U.S. screenwriter, and George Romero. Sheriff McClelland (George Kosana), Night of the Living Dead, after shooting the sole survivor of the zombies, mistakenly believing him to be a zombie (1968).)
You look like a fire sale.
(John Guare (b. 1939), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Fred (John McCurry), Atlantic City, to a young drug dealer (1981).)
It takes two flints to make a fire.
(Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Laurie, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16 (1869).)
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
(Tennessee Williams (1914-1983), U.S. dramatist. Chris, in The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore, sc. 6 (1963).)
A fire that no amount of water can put it off is the love of emotional-antidistraction
(No matter how distractful you are if you meet a person which you fit with, you will never get distracted.)