Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 21.
    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).)
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  • 22.
    In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 333, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau here refers specifically to nearby Flint's Pond in Concord.)
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  • 23.
    How death-cold is literary genius before this fire of life!
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
  • 24.
    To awake your dormouse valor, to put fire in your heart, and brimstone in your liver.
    (William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Fabian, in Twelfth Night, act 3, sc. 2, l. 19-20. Trying to provoke Sir Andrew to challenge Cesario (Viola); "brimstone" means sulphur.)
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  • 25.
    Keep up the fires of thought, and all will go well.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, September 26, 1859, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 356, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 26.
    You can always see a face in the fire.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 281, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 27.
    It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice—there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1993), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 9 (1989).)
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  • 28.
    The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling "less than" another, comparisons only fan the fires.
    (Dorothy Corkville Briggs (20th century), U.S. parent educator. Your Child's Self-Esteem, ch. 7 (1975).)
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  • 29.
    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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  • 30.
    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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