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Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 41.
    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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  • 42.
    O black and unknown bards of long ago, How came your lips to touch the sacred fire?
    (James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), U.S. author, poet. "O Black and Unknown Bards," st. 1 (written c. 1907), publ. In Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917). Opening lines.)
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  • 43.
    Fate then is a name for facts not yet passed under the fire of thought;Mfor causes which are unpenetrated.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 44.
    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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  • 45.
    Bachelors alone can travel freely, and without any twinges of their consciences touching desertion of the fire-side.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids" (1855), The Piazza Tales and Other Prose Pieces 1839-1860, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 9, eds. Harrison Hayford, Alma A. MacDougall, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1987).)
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  • 46.
    The inhabitants of Canada appeared to be suffering between two fires,—the soldiery and the priesthood.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Yankee in Canada" (1853), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 84, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 47.
    'Do not stand gentle beside fire
    Do not go gentle to battle
    Of desire; let desire rattle
    Into your fire-eyes'.
    (- - (001) Free Quotations, Indian Poet, Pijush Biswas)
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  • 48.
    Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.
    (Paul De Man (1919-1983), Belgian-born-U.S. literary critic. repr. In Blindness and Insight (1971, rev. 1983). "Literary History and Literary Modernity," lecture, Sept. 1969.)
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  • 49.
    Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
    (Jean Racine (1639-1699), French playwright. Orestes, in Andromache, act 2, sc. 2 (1667).)
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  • 50.
    To many women marriage is only this. It is merely a physical change impinging on their ordinary nature, leaving their mentality untouched, their self-possession intact. They are not burnt by even the red fire of physical passion—far less by the white fire of love.
    (Mary Webb (1881-1927), British novelist. The Golden Arrow, ch. 18 (1916).)
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