Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 11.
    Vanquished, led in irons, consumed by regrets, burnt by more fires than I ever lit.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Pyrrhus, in Andromache, act 1, sc. 4 (1667).)
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  • 12.
    Love and hatred are not blind, but are blinded by the fire they bear within themselves.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 333, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Human, All-Too-Human, "Man Alone With Himself," aphorism 566, "Love and Hate," (1878).)
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  • 13.
    I will follow the good side as far as the fire, but exclusively, if I can.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of the Useful and the Honorable," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 1, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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  • 14.
    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).)
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  • 15.
    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).)
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  • 16.
    My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 17.
    The child says nothing but what is heard by the fire.
    (Unknown (20th century).)
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  • 18.
    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).)
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  • 19.
    Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 31.)
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  • 20.
    Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B43. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")
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