Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
    (Francis Ford Coppola (b. 1939), U.S. director, producer, screenwriter. Harry Caul (Gene Hackman), The Conversation, while reviewing tapes of a surveillance operation (1974).)
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  • 24.
    The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
    (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author, playwright. Elena Andreevna in Uncle Vanya, act 1.)
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  • 25.
    In dinner talk it is perhaps allowable to fling any faggot rather than let the fire go out.
    (J.M. (James Matthew) Barrie (1860-1937), British playwright. Tommy and Grizel, ch. 3 (1900).)
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  • 26.
    It is hard to hate what one has loved, and a half-extinguished fire is soon relit.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Sertorius, in Sertorius, act 1, sc. 3 (1662).)
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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own.
    (Edmund Burke (1729-1797), Irish philosopher, statesman. Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), repr. In Works, vol. 3 (1865).)
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  • 30.
    The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935), U.S. jurist. Supreme Court opinion. Schenk v. United States, Baer v. United States, 249 U.S. 52 (1919).)
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