Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 21.
    Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.
    (Zsa Zsa Gabor (b. 1919), Hungarian-born U.S. actor. Newsweek (New York, March 28, 1960).)
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  • 22.
    The weakest of all weak things is a virtue which has not been tested in the fire.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1899. The aggrieved stranger, in "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," p. 426, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 23.
    I've fired my last shot. I think I should have another round in my belt.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), U.S. president. William Leutchtenburg, Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal: 1932-1940, p. 292, Harper & Row (1963). This is what the President told a group of Senators when he was attempting to get the arms embargo legislation repealed. He wished to use the ability of the United States to produce weapons to provide defensive armaments to the European nations threatened by the Axis powers. His appeal fell on deaf ears as they did not believe there would be a war. Six weeks later Hitler attacked Poland.)
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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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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  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    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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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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