Quotes and Sayings about Fire



"When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Nature, Time, Being, First, Hair, Personality)

"In all parts of the Old World, as well as of the New, it was evident that Columbus had kindled a fire in every mariner's heart. That fire was the harbinger of a new era, for it was not to be extinguished."
- Charles Kendall Adams
(Related: Heart, Columbus, Fire, Old, World)

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Men, Freedom, Majority, Minority)

"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: People, Majority, Minority)

"The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Society, Fire)

"It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters."
- Aesop
(Related: Fire, Water)

"The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Home, Books, Fate, Fire, Heaven, Night, Songs)

"We are insisting and we will continue to insist that this faith of the church must continue to be upheld come rain, come fire. That is our position."
- Peter Akinola
(Related: Faith, Church, Fire, Rain, Will)

"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

"It takes two flints to make a fire."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Fire)

"The news of the open military help to Franco from Hitler and Mussolini, and the heroic resistance of the people of Madrid, Barcelona and the big cities fired a widespread wish to help the Republic and its people."
- Bill Alexander
(Related: People, Cities, Help, Military, News, Open)

"I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday."
- Nelson Algren
"Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Men, Envy, Fire, Pride)

"Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Beauty, Fire)

"Radio interoperability is essential for our police, fire, and emergency medical service departments to communicate with each other in times of emergency."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Medical, Fire, Police, Service)

"Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt."
- William Allingham
(Related: Autumn, Day, Fire, Now)

"It has been rumored that we have fired scud missiles into Kuwait. I am here now to tell you, we do not have any scud missiles and I don't know why they were fired into Kuwait."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Now)

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fire, Soldiers, Washington)

"In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: People)

"The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Fire)

"Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That's the only fight I'm in."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Fight, Sky)

"My mom started smoking when she was 11. She went to the hill next door to try her first cigarette. She set the entire hill on fire, but it didn't deter her."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Mom, Fire, First, Smoking)

"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Anger, Bitterness, Cancer, Fire)

"My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: American, Film, Fire, Personality, Production, Quest, Style)

"Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Actors, Sound, Want)

"But the community knew Blade, and everybody but us was shocked at the box office, and subsequently the DVD. That was the beginning of the DVD revolution, and Blade was just like wildfire."
- Avi Arad
(Related: Beginning, Community, Revolution, Office)

"I'd take precision any day over power; as far as being tactical you know you have to see what's going on in there and also understand that for every punch that you or your opponent throws there's always a counter shot or two which you have to be ready to fire or defend."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Power, Being, Day, Fire)

"Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Nature, Fire, Water)

"I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Work)

"I am still in shock and awe at being fired."
- Peter Arnett
(Related: Being)

"That said, the question remains: how to strike the balance between free speech and mutual respect in this mixed-up world, both blessed and cursed with instant communication? We should not fight fire with fire, threats with threats."
- Timothy Garton Ash
(Related: Balance, Communication, Fight, Fire, Free speech, Question, Respect, World)

"You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike."
- Dave Attell
(Related: Men, Women, Fire)

"Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection."
- Richard Bach
(Related: Fire, Moments, Perfection)

"So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us."
- Gaston Bachelard
(Related: Childhood, Fire)

"Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Fame, Fire, May, Will)

"For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer's mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Argument, Arguments, Fire, Man, Mind)

"I then realized my appearance was a bit odd. My right leg was no longer with me. It had caught somewhere in the top of the cockpit as I tried to leave my Spitfire."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Appearance, Right)

"The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Successful, Fire, Open)

"Like the Spitfire it was immensely strong: a pilot had no need to fear the danger of pulling the wings off, no matter how desperate the situation became."
- Douglas Bader
(Related: Fear, Danger)

"Fires can't be made with dead embers, nor can enthusiasm be stirred by spiritless men. Enthusiasm in our daily work lightens effort and turns even labor into pleasant tasks."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Work, Men, Enthusiasm, Effort, Labor)

"Running like a bunny with his tail on fire."
- Red Barber
(Related: Fire, Running)

"We should have a system of licensing and registration, we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles are treated so that people have to pass a safety test."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: People, Automobiles, Safety)

"They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Country, Europe, Killing, Laws, Pretty, World)

"If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Home, War, America, Americans, Day, Iraq, states, Today, United, Will)

"There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers - and you can buy guns without background checks."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Time, Internet, Newspapers, Sales)

"Money is in some respects life's fire: it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master."
- P. T. Barnum
(Related: Money, Life)

"Getting fired is hard."
- Alice Barrett
"The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Building, Fire, Universe, Water)

"I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires."
- Todd Barry
"O, once in each man's life, at least, Good luck knocks at his door; And wit to seize the flitting guest Need never hunger more. But while the loitering idler waits Good luck beside his fire, The bold heart storms at fortune's gates, And conquers its desire."
- Lewis J. Bates
(Related: Life, Heart, Desire, Fire, Fortune, Guest, Hunger, Luck, Man, Storms, Wit)

"Synaptic summation is the technical term used in neurophysiology for those instances in which some neuron C is fired only by a combination of neurons A and B."
- Gregory Bateson
"Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Music, Heart, Eyes, Fire, Man, Tears, Woman)

"It is a revolution, and it can no more be checked by human effort... than a prarie fire by a gardener's watering pot."
- Judah Philip Benjamin
(Related: Effort, Fire, Revolution)

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

"We're still a great team. In your mind you can understand that but, emotionally, we needed to express the same belief. We came out full of fire and scored two early goals, two really beautiful goals, and that changed everything."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Belief, Goals, Fire, Mind)

"Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Fire, Snow, Water)

"You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the kind who would go through fire for you. But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Opportunity, Cities, Fire, Friends)

"The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Boys, Enemy, Fire)

"The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain."
- Helena Petrova Blavatsky
(Related: Heart, Fire, Light)

"On the night of the 1st of September we observed for the first time signs of the natives being in the neighbourhood. Fires were seen on the low land near Cape Frederick Henry, and at daylight we saw the natives with our glasses."
- William Bligh
(Related: Time, Being, First, Land, Night)

"The inspections started in 1991, right after the Gulf War. One of the conditions for the ceasefire was that Iraq had to do away with all of its weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical and nuclear weapons and long-range missiles."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Destruction, Iraq, Right, Weapons)

"Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different."
- Hans Blix
(Related: War, Motivation, Iraq)

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."
- John Boehner
(Related: Revolution, Ideals)

"Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received."
- John Boehner
(Related: Aggression, Cities, Soldiers)

"But what of black women?... I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Women, Doubt, Fire, Race)

"To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Play)

"My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?"
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Fire, Housework, Theory)

"When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Battle, Eyes, Fire, Rank, Soldiers)

"Africa is a continent in flames. And deep down, if we really accepted that Africans were equal to us, we would all do more to put the fire out. We're standing around with watering cans, when what we really need is the fire brigade."
- Bono
(Related: Deep, Fire)

"Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."
- Jorge Luis Borges
(Related: Time, Fire)

"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Heart, Dancing, Fire, Tongue)

"Temptation is the fire that brings up the scum of the heart."
- Thomas Boston
(Related: Heart, Fire, Temptation)

"The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Excess, Fire)

"In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Politics, Being, Merit)

"When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire."
- David Bowie
(Related: Fire, World)

"Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled."
- Dorthea Brande
(Related: Fire, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Breeding, Comparisons, Feeling, Jealousy)

"You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Fire)

"You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself, and for the firefighter it is fire."
- Larry Brown
(Related: Life, Peace, Fire)

"I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Idea, Friend, Fire, Song)

"Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who's sorry for a gnat or girl?"
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Life, Blush, Fire, Girls, Gnats, Shame, Wishing)

"Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes."
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(Related: Earth, Heaven)

"Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life."
- Buddha
(Related: Life, Men, Fire, Spiritual)

"I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn't just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costume helped a great deal."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Love, People, Fire)

"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes."
- Abigail Van Buren
(Related: People, End, Fight, Fire)

"I rode fire trucks, slid down fire poles, wore a lot of red, and made a lot of appearances. I've always had a special place in my heart for fire fighters."
- Delta Burke
(Related: Heart, Fire)

"Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fire, Play)

"I think that the change began... I made a film a few years ago called The Spitfire Grill, and that didn't make much money either, but it was a good film and an independent film."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Change, Money, Film, Years)

"I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: People, Want)

"When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Action, Fire)

"I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it's going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up - thanks to your help and a lot of others."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Democrats, Help, President)

"Yes, love indeed is light from heaven; A spark of that immortal fire with angels shared, by Allah given to lift from earth our low desire."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Angels, Desire, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Light)

"God, for example, appealed to me as a beardless man wearing a quilted silk cap; holiness was something burning, forbidding, something connected with fire while a day had the form of an oblong box."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: God, Day, Example, Fire, Holiness, Man)

"Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Ambition, Fire, Obscurity)

"You are born an artist or you are not. And you stay an artist, dear, even if your voice is less of a fireworks. The artist is always there."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Artist, Voice)

"O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire?"
- Ada Cambridge
(Related: Life, Fire, Wind)

"And basically, the sense of the 'Pledge to America' is this: Republicans understand when we were in charge, we got fired in '06. We spent too much money. We defied the trust that the people had put in us. And we know that there is a better way."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Trust, Money, People, America, Republicans, Sense)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over."
- George Carey
(Related: Busyness, Fire, Prayer)

"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"
- George Carlin
(Related: Crime, Fight, Fire, Freedom)

"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
- George Carlin
(Related: Time, People, Existence, Fire, Job, Want)

"Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit."
- George Carlin
(Related: Money, Work, People)

"Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe."
- Thomas Carper
(Related: Day, Effort, Jeopardy)

"I remember when I did the pilot, and I though no network is going to want to do this. How could that happen? A half Chinese guy walking the old west that doesn't fire one gun and never gets on a horse?"
- David Carradine
(Related: Fire, Network, Old, Walking, Want)

"Well I would never say to anybody that Warren Beatty got fired, but uh, I think he and Quentin fell out of love, and I think Warren told Quentin to hire me for the film."
- David Carradine
(Related: Love, Film)

"I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers."
- Nancy Cartwright
(Related: Fire, Teachers)

"I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun."
- George Catlin
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Hunting, Sadness, Silence, Sun)

"The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire."
- Michael Chabon
(Related: Love, Time, Books, Fire)

"My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Men, Enemy, Fire, Giving, Right, Wishes)

"The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away."
- Joshua Chamberlain
(Related: Enemy, Fire, Man, Now, Word)

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Man, Tides, Will, World)

"Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: History, Time, Love, God, Fire, Gravity, Tides, Will, World)

"The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Hatred, World)

"Husbands are like fires - they go out when they're left unattended."
- Cher
(Related: Husbands)

"Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: People, Extreme, Play, Talking, Want)

"All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Architecture, Art, Sunset)

"I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Friend, Character, Play)

"The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I've seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Anger, Funny, Father, Son, Fire, Temperament)

"Fire has impacted every part of our lives - without fire, there would be no shopping, right? - that's how the Internet will intrude on our lives, particularly our kids' lives."
- Jay Chiat
(Related: Fire, Internet, Kids, Right, Will)

"The British regulatory system was revised, so that bigger profits were encouraged, which removed the option of big spending on programming. Quality just fell off a cliff, and all the old hands either left or were fired for being too expensive."
- Lee Child
(Related: Quality, Being, Old, Programming)

"I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation."
- Lee Child
(Related: Job, Television)

"It was still quite light out of doors, but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim, uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Deep, Fire, Light, Shadows)

"If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Advice, Country, English, Fire, World)

"This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Life, Fire, Infinity)

"As fire when thrown into water is cooled down and put out, so also a false accusation when brought against a man of the purest and holiest character, boils over and is at once dissipated, and vanishes and threats of heaven and sea, himself standing unmoved."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Character, Fire, Heaven, Man, Sea, Water)

"I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest!"
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Bed, Cause, Feeling, Fire, Night, Walking)

"I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire... that's the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure."
- Camille Claudel
(Related: Fire)

"I've lost a little bit of my fire... I don't want to say I've lost my passion."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Fire, Passion, Want)

"I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Fire, Interest, Losing)

"You never ask why you've been fired because if you do, they're liable to tell you."
- Jerry Coleman
"I've never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I'd be left with the record company. And then - because they got fired - the record company wouldn't do anything for me."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Company)

"Once upon a time there was a piece of wood. It was not an expensive piece of wood. Far from it. Just a common block of firewood, one of those thick, solid logs that are put on the fire in winter to make cold rooms cozy and warm."
- Carlo Collodi
(Related: Time, Fire, Winter, Wood)

"The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots."
- Sean Connery
(Related: Fire, Irish)

"I would watch Gonzalez play and he mesmerized you. It would be like looking into the flame of a fire. You know you couldn't take your eyes off him because you never knew what he would do next."
- Jimmy Connors
(Related: Eyes, Fire, Play)

"If we want to build the Iraqis' confidence about our intentions in their country, if we want to stop adding fuel to the fire of insurgency and terrorism, we must clarify our intent."
- John Conyers
(Related: Confidence, Country, Fire, Intentions, Terrorism, Want)

"I caught on fire twice on the stage, but I was promptly put out. It was just my leg."
- Tre Cool
(Related: Fire)

"My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Fire)

"It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Men, Fire, Liberty, Misfortune, Necessity, Order, Press)

"Police arrested two kids yesterday, one was drinking battery acid, the other was eating fireworks. They charged one and let the other one off."
- Tommy Cooper
(Related: Drinking, Eating, Kids, Police, Yesterday)

"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
(Related: Nature, Business, Human nature)

"I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: American, Bizarre, Speech, Writer)

"On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea."
- Patricia Cornwell
(Related: War, Darkness, Fire, Sea)

"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell."
- Joan Crawford
(Related: Love, Fire)

"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Mother, Country, Fire, Grave, Open)

"They'll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal."
- Jessica Cutler
(Related: Sex, Job, Scandal)

"I used to be a mean maniac. Someone once threw a firecracker at a show and I jumped off the side of the stage and whacked 'em on the side of the head."
- Dick Dale
"Learn to say no in situations where saying no can be difficult, where it could mean getting fired. Say no anyway, because it could lead you to greater opportunities."
- Sam Dash
(Related: Saying)

"Storytelling is what lights my fire."
- Hope Davis
(Related: Fire)

"To-night I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department, where I have a cinch on the captain, a very nice fellow, who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men. They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me."
- Richard H. Davis
(Related: Men, Act, Fire, Party)

"You wait until the forest fire is on your front step before you step up."
- Peter Dawson
(Related: Fire)

"Marriage commissioners who choose not to marry homosexuals are being fired. A Knights of Columbus chapter in British Columbia is in court because it chooses not allow a lesbian group to use its facility for marriage ceremonies. The list goes on."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Marriage, Being, Columbus, Court, Lesbian)

"The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: War, Fire)

"I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm."
- Gavin DeGraw
(Related: Music, Country, Country music)

"I lived through a classic publishing story. My editor was fired a month before the book came out. The editor who took it over already had a full plate. It was never advertised. We didn't get reviewed in any major outlets."
- Anita Diament
(Related: Publishing)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Childhood, Christmas, Man, Old, Quiet, Youth)

"To say that its wrong to feel this way is not the point; you do feel it. All you see is a flash of fire and, depending on your altitude, you don't even see that sometimes."
- James Dickey
(Related: Fire, Wrong)

"To have guilt you've got to earn guilt, but sometimes when you earn it, you don't feel the guilt you ought to have. And that's what The Firebombing is about."
- James Dickey
(Related: Guilt)

"If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Poetry, Body, Fire)

"Take to every Gallon of Honey, three Gallons of water, and put them both together, and set them over so soft a fire, that you may endure to melt and break the honey with your hands."
- Kenelm Digby
(Related: Fire, May, Water)

"My buddies wanted to be firemen, farmers or policemen, something like that. Not me, I just wanted to steal people's money!"
- John Dillinger
(Related: People)

"Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Courage, Fire)

"Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Home, Soldiers)

"And new Philosophy calls all in doubt, the element of fire is quite put out; the Sun is lost, and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it."
- John Donne
(Related: Doubt, Earth, Fire, Philosophy, Sun, Wit)

"Man is a fire-stealing animal, and we can't help building machines and machine intelligences, even if, from time to time, we use them not only to outsmart ourselves but to bring us right up to the doorstep of Doom."
- Richard Dooling
(Related: Time, Building, Fire, Help, Machine, Machines, Man, Right)

"It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Fire, Light)

"The one image that's been causing a lot of discussion is one image that I shot of a man falling head-first from the building, before the buildings fell down. He was trapped in the fire, and decided to jump and take his own life, rather than being burned."
- Richard Drew
(Related: Life, Being, Building, Fire, Man)

"Must all of them and their families be physically abolished? Of course not? They must be 'liquidated' or melted in the hot fire of exile and labor into the proletarian masses."
- Walter Duranty
(Related: Fire, Labor)

"If you don't win, you're going to be fired. If you do win, you've only put off the day you're going to be fired."
- Leo Durocher
(Related: Day)

"One does not set fire to a world which is already lost."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Fire, World)

"Genius is talent set on fire by courage."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Talent, Genius, Courage, Fire)

"And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment."
- Gregg Easterbrook
(Related: Punishment)

"Mother Firefly is the kind of character I've always wanted to play. She's larger than life, terribly tragic, and capable of a lot of love."
- Leslie Easterbrook
(Related: Love, Life, Mother, Character, Play)

"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

"The most important and urgent appeal we have to make is for an immediate cease-fire. Initial reports from the cease-fire talks being held in N'Djamena in Chad are not very encouraging."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Encouraging, Being)

"Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Concern, Conflict, Crisis, Security, Today)

"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: War, Effort)

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Hunger, Sense, Theft)

"Once brave politicians and others explain the war on drugs' true cost, the American people will scream for a cease-fire. Bring the troops home, people will urge. Treat drugs as a health problem, not as a matter for the criminal justice system."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Health, War, Home, People, American, Drugs, Justice, Politicians, Troops, Will)

"I love to go get fireworks, even though some of them are illegal."
- Carmen Electra
(Related: Love)

"There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism."
- George Eliot
(Related: Fire, Jealousy, Needs, Passion)

"The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Communication, Fire, Language, Living)

"My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood."
- Kim Elizabeth
(Related: Imagination, Love, Dreams, Soul, Heart, Blood, Fantasy, Fire, Horror, Light)

"The new national campfire - radio."
- Linda Ellerbee
"I mean, you have a general tone of it but it's pretty much you get to come in and you're going to flip this car and it's going to blow up and you're going to come out on fire and you go oh, that's cool, and then you get paid a lot of money."
- David R. Ellis
(Related: Car, Money, Fire, Pretty)

"If there's another 9/11 or a major war in the Middle-East involving a U.S. attack on Iran, I have no doubt that there will be, the day after or within days an equivalent of a Reichstag fire decree that will involve massive detentions in this country."
- Daniel Ellsberg
(Related: War, Country, Day, Doubt, Fire, Will)

"Being thrown into the fire and getting the thing turned around in a hurry made it more difficult. Things have been done the hard way. I think you learn better when things are done the hard way."
- John Elway
(Related: Being, Fire)

"A husband is like a fire - he goes out when unattended."
- Evan Esar
(Related: HusbFire)

"In the time of battle the hammocs, together with their bedding, are all firmly corded, and fixed in the nettings on the quarter-deck, or whereever the men are too much exposed to the view or fire of the enemy."
- William Falconer
(Related: Men, Time, Battle, Enemy, Fire)

"I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it's all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad."
- Dakota Fanning
(Related: Movies, Fire, Man)

"I did my military service from 1989 - 92 and I was never shot at or had to fire on anybody. I was very lucky. I was more involved in intelligence and counter-intelligence."
- Oded Fehr
(Related: Intelligence, Fire, Military, Service)

"The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all "bottom line" editors; everything depends on the money."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Money, Editors, Literary)

"I never met anybody in my life who says, I want to be a critic. People want to be a fireman, poet, novelist."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Life, People, Want)

"I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted."
- Rachel Field
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Wind)

"My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.'"
- Sally Field
(Related: Movies)

"I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate."
- Fred F. Fielding
(Related: Time, Prison)

"It's not a party until the fire department shows up."
- Thom Filicia
(Related: Fire, Party)

"It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Succeed)

"The secret of my success is a two word answer: Know people."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Success, People, Word)

"You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself."
- Harvey S. Firestone
"Thought, not money, is the real business capital."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Money, Thought)

"The way of the pioneer is always rough."
- Harvey S. Firestone
"Success is the sum of details."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Success)

"The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Leadership, People, Development, Growth)

"Our company is built on people - those who work for us, and those we do business with."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Work, People, Company)

"Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Experience, Business, Ideas)

"I believe fundamental honesty is the keystone of business."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Honesty)

"I can walk through the front door of any factory and out the back and tell you if it's making money or not. I can just tell by the way it's being run and by the spirit of the workers."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Money, Being, Spirit, Workers)

"If you have ideas, you have the main asset you need, and there isn't any limit to what you can do with your business and your life. Ideas are any man's greatest asset."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Business, Life, Ideas, Man)

"I love using gas grills because they are easier to heat and it's much easier to control the flames with a gas grill than with a charcoal fire. Grilling is not just about lighting a fire."
- Bobby Flay
(Related: Love, Control, Fire)

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."
- Ferdinand Foch
(Related: Soul, Earth, Fire)

"Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Soul, Man)

"I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn't fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers."
- Luke Ford
(Related: College, Fire, Teachers, Wrong)

"At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Books, Dignity, Fire, Night)

"Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds, with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Houses, Nothing, Quantity, Windows)

"In New York alone, there was an average of more than 300 campus fires per year between 1997 and 2000, with roughly 160 of them annually in dormitories."
- Vito Fossella
"As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Life, Children, Daughters, Fire, May, Sons, Want)

"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire."
- John W. Foster
(Related: Power, Genius, Fire)

"You may be a redneck if... your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Goal, May)

"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Food, Home, Body, Fire, Mind)

"Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Wife)

"Collecting intelligence information is like trying to drink water out of a fire hydrant. You know, in hindsight It's great. The problem is there's a million dots at the time."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Intelligence, Time, Fire, Hindsight, Information, Trying, Water)

"Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice."
- Robert Frost
(Related: End, Fire, Will, World)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control."
- James W. Fulbright
(Related: People, Control, American, Fire, May)

"If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience."
- Robert Fulghum
(Related: Fire, Nothing)

"A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Food, Home, Body, Fire, Mind)

"Be what you would seem to be - or, if you'd like it put more simply - a house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Food, Home, Body, Fire, Mind)

"Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Contentment, Fire)

"Zeal without knowledge is fire without light."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Knowledge, Fire, Light, Zeal)

"Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Fire, Jealousy)

"Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
(Related: Husbands)

"When I was fired from my post as General of the Fighter Arm, I was to give proof that this jet was a superior fighter. And that's when we did it. I think we did it."
- Adolf Galland
(Related: Post, Proof)

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Faith, History, Body, Mission, Spirits)

"We don't take care of our teachers and our cops and our firemen. They should be at the top of our list."
- Brad Garrett
(Related: Care, Teachers)

"To those who don't want the truth about Kennedy's assassination to become known, the very repetition of a charge lends it a certain credibility, since people have a tendency to believe that where there's smoke, there's fire."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Truth, People, Assassination, Credibility, Fire, Repetition, Want)

"From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke, meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with thudding shocks of sound. This was the front line of battle."
- Philip Gibbs
(Related: Battle, Fire, Meeting, Sound)

"Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god, after all. Or maybe it's a different one. The old one got fired."
- Terry Gilliam
(Related: God, Old)

"I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Politics, Party, Problems, Republican, Words)

"To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Love, Fire, Heaven, Joy, Word)

"I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say."
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Fire, Opinion, Tongue, Words)

"Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
- Arnold H. Glasow
(Related: Success, Fire, Result)

"It is difficult to determine the cause of grass fires. There is usually nothing left behind when we get there, like a cigarette or a gas can, for us to determine what started it."
- John Glover
(Related: Cause, Nothing)

"In open range fires it is about picking a spot and hoping it is the right location. At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind and humidity and a number of other factors."
- John Glover
(Related: Fire, Open, Right, Wind, Worry)

"There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Fire, May)

"When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Hope, Trouble)

"Once the fired stone is out of the kiln, it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form."
- Andy Goldsworthy
"Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat, I am returning it to its source."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Fire)

"I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Fire)

"You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Children, Divorce, Fire)

"We enter the government essentially in a hotel that is on fire. We're throwing people from the windows into the pool to save their lives and this is the evaluation of the Olympic diving committee: Well, the splash was too big."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Government, People, Fire, Windows)

"Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Men, Adversity, Fire, Gold)

"We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: People, Feet, Fire, First)

"I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?"
- Amy Grant
(Related: Fault, Fire, First, Rumor)

"Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants."
- Wilson Greatbatch
(Related: Power, Automobiles, Oil, Plants)

"Well, religion has been passed down through the years by stories people tell around the campfire. Stories about God, stories about love. Stories about good spirits and evil spirits."
- Andrew Greeley
(Related: Religion, Love, God, People, Evil, Spirits, Years)

"I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Fire, Passion)

"Well, The Day the Earth Caught Fire was a story... I don't if anybody knows what it is but it was about... in the early days of testing nuclear bombs, that Russia and America happened to test a nuclear bomb at the same moment at different ends of the earth."
- Val Guest
(Related: America, Bombs, Day, Earth, Fire, Russia, Testing)

"Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me."
- David Guterson
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Habit, Being, Books, English, Thinking, Writers, Writing)

"There are brilliant out lesbians and gay men and bisexuals and transgendered people and heterosexuals keeping the fire of change alive. Not a day goes by when I don't feel grateful to them for their work."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Change, Men, Work, People, Day, Fire, Gay)

"Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It's a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Fire, Gold, Magic)

"There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: God, Fire, Flying, Insult, Invention)

"Wise anger is like fire from a flint: there is great ado to get it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately."
- Edward Everett Hale
(Related: Anger, Fire)

"Call things by their right names - Glass of brandy and water! That is the current, but not the appropriate name; ask for a glass of liquid fire and distilled damnation."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Fire, Name, Names, Right)

"I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don't think I ever fired anybody."
- Tom T. Hall
(Related: Work, People, Years)

"In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Politics, Religion, Fire, Persecution)

"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match."
- Mia Hamm
(Related: Building, Fire, Light, Right)

"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

"But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction. Their real troubles lie elsewhere."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Lie, Contradiction, Fire, Reason)

"A whole army, though they can neither write nor read, are not afraid of a platform, which they know is but earth or stone; nor of a cannon, which, without a hand to give fire to it, is but cold iron; therefore a whole army is afraid of one man."
- James Harrington
(Related: Army, Earth, Fire, Man)

"So I got interested in singing and I have always used my voice. Not professionally as much, but around the living room, the campfire, that kind of thing."
- Gregory Harrison
(Related: Living, Singing, Voice)

"Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?"
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Fire, Rules, Theory, Universe)

"Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Beauty, Health, Eye, Fire, Spirits, Talk)

"There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please, that is, as they please or displease us."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Truth, Quackery)

"Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Marriage, Peace)

"We did an episode where she goes out to get a job and she gets fired because she's not good. They hire a babysitter to help out and she finds out she hates the fact that the kids have more fun with the sitter than her."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Fact, Fun, Help, Job, Kids)

"I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit."
- Mitch Hedberg
(Related: Business, Fire)

"Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly elastic bodies as well as by friction. This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire by striking flint against steel, or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Time, Fire)

"Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Fire, Violence)

"The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else."
- Whitey Herzog
(Related: Money, Manager)

"The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Comfort, Fire, Liberty, Pleasure)

"In recent years, anyone in the government, certainly anyone in the FBI or the CIA, or recently, in again, Clint's film, In the Line of Fire, the main bad guy is the chief advisor to the president."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Government, Film, Fire, President, Years)

"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."
- Heinrich Himmler
(Related: State)

"All we know is that, at times, fighting the Russians, we had to remove the piles of enemy bodies from before our trenches, so as to get a clear field of fire against new waves of assault."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Enemy, Fighting, Fire)

"What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Fire, Will)

"We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Fire)

"Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Fire, Free speech, Right)

"Being unemployed is not good for an actor. No, it isn't, no matter how unsuccessful you are. Because you always remember getting fired from all the restaurants. You remember that stuff very, very strongly."
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Related: Actor, Being, Restaurants)

"I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff."
- Josh Holloway
(Related: Movies)

"Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Idea, Eloquence, Fire, May, Reason)

"Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don't you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?"
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Home, Love, Feet)

"Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Life, Fire, Fortune, Youth)

"Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Coaching, Mistakes, Nothing)

"A lifetime contract for a coach means if you're ahead in the third quarter and moving the ball, they can't fire you."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Coach, Fire)

"After my grandfather's plane took enemy fire, he was denied permission to land at the first available airstrip. In that classic British bureaucratic way, they said he had to go back to your own airbase in the Midlands. They crashed between the coast and the airfield."
- Tom Hooper
(Related: Enemy, Fire, First, Land)

"I did mostly good things, except light things on fire."
- Mark Hoppus
(Related: Fire, Light)

"It is your business when the wall next door catches fire."
- Horace
(Related: Business, Fire)

"It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire."
- Horace
(Related: Concern, Fire)

"I have also been attacked by my opponents as someone seeking to purge university faculties of leftist professors. This is false. The first provision of the Academic Bill of Rights is that no professor should be hired or fired because of his or her political views. I have never myself called for the firing of any professor for his or her political views, nor would I."
- David Horowitz
(Related: First, Rights, Opponents, University)

"To cause the face to appear in a mass of flame make use of the following: mix together thoroughly petroleum, lard, mutton tallow and quick lime. Distill this over a charcoal fire, and the liquid which results can be burned on the face without harm."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Cause, Fire, Harm, Quick, Results)

"The great day of the Fire-eater - or, should I say, the day of the great Fire-eater - has passed."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Day, Fire)

"In all feats of fire-eating it should be noted that the head is thrown well back, so that the flame may pass out of the open mouth instead of up into the roof, as it would if the head were held naturally."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Fire, May, Open)

"Fire has always been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Fire, Will)

"Eating coals of fire has always been one of the sensational feats of the Fire Kings, as it is quite generally known that charcoal burns with an extremely intense heat."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Eating, Fire, Kings)

"There were periods when I sometimes made fires in a large, open fireplace that lasted about two weeks, which was how long it took to burn my compositions. So there has been an awful lot that I have destroyed."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Open)

"Will you permit the sacred fire of liberty, brought by your fathers from the venerable temples of Britain, to be quenched and trodden out on the simple altars they have raised?"
- Joseph Howe
(Related: Fathers, Fire, Liberty, Will)

"As to those who hoard gold and silver and spend it not in God's path, give them, then, the tidings of a painful agony: on a day when these things shall be heated in hell-fire, and their foreheads, and their sides, and their backs shall be branded therewith."
- Kin Hubbard
(Related: God, Day, Gold, Hell)

"These natives are a very good people; for when they saw that I would not remain, they supposed that I was afraid of their bows; and, taking their arrows, the broke them in pieces and threw them into the fire."
- Henry Hudson
(Related: People, Fire)

"Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just wanted a job where I could sit and write every day and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs, but it was fun."
- John Hughes
(Related: Work, Advertising, Day, Fun, Job, Jobs)

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Fire, Light)

"Firemen can do almost everything. You already trust them in life-threatening situations; why not let them help you with your everyday problems, too?"
- David Hunt
(Related: Trust, Life, Help, Problems)

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Charity, Christmas, Fire, Hospitality)

"There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"Look, obviously that was - created quite a firestorm, but Newsweek editors have made clear that this was a situation where, you know, a solid, well-placed source provided some information."
- Michael Isikoff
(Related: Editors, Information)

"We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it."
- Allen Iverson
(Related: Coaches)

"I guarantee you that's what Jeff Gordon does. He uses everything the fans throw at him to stoke his fire and it drives him to be better at what he does."
- Bo Jackson
(Related: Fans, Fire)

"Genius is initiative on fire."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Genius, Fire)

"I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit."
- Reggie Jackson
(Related: Fire, Light)

"The house burned an hour before midnight on the last day of April. The wild, distant ringing of the fire bells woke George Hazard. He stumbled through the dark hallway, then upstairs to the mansion tower, and stepped outside into the narrow balcony."
- John Jakes
(Related: April, Bells, Day, Fire, Midnight)

"I used to be a window cleaner. I got fired because I sometimes liked to drink the soapy water."
- Jamelia
(Related: Water)

"Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press."
- Charles James
(Related: Press)

"Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire."
- Clive James
(Related: Fire, Man, Moments, Tranquility)

"My mother always wanted me to be glamorous. When I thought about that, it really fired me up, and once I lost all those pounds, I started to feel really good about myself."
- Etta James
(Related: Mother, Thought)

"Where I grew up - I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights - that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up."
- LeBron James
(Related: Growing up, Kids, Lonely, Night, Police, Projects, Want)

"It is our duty still to endeavor to avoid war; but if it shall actually take place, no matter by whom brought on, we must defend ourselves. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: War, Duty, Fire)

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."
- Douglas William Jerrold
(Related: Happiness, Gardens, Strangers)

"I really wanted it to be organic and coming from my heart. So, I think maybe the initial thought of wanting to go in that direction, I had to wait until things happened in our world and in our country that fired me up enough where the words came out organically."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Thought, Heart, Country, Direction, Words, World)

"The First Amendment says nothing about your getting paid for saying anything. It just says you can say it. I don't believe that if a corporation pulls all the money out of you or a network pulls their money away or you get fired, you're being censored."
- Penn Jillette
(Related: Money, Being, First, Network, Nothing, Saying)

"When the Negro cries with pain from his deep hurt and lays his petition for elemental justice before the nation, he is calling upon the American people to kindle about that crucible of race relationships the fires of American faith."
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson
(Related: Faith, People, American, Deep, Hurt, Justice, Nation, Pain, Race, Relationships)

"The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire."
- Pamela Hansford Johnson
(Related: Fire, Sky, Sunset, Water)

"Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Books, Fire)

"You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Fire, Old, Speech, World)

"The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further."
- Franz Kafka
(Related: Fire, Old, Road, Want)

"To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Fire, Inventions, Language)

"My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America."
- Steve Kanaly
(Related: America, Focus)

"But generally speaking, people weren't fired, art jobs were very hard to get, so something really calamitous had to happen to a person who was working there in order for you to find a space."
- Gil Kane
(Related: Art, People, Jobs, Order, Space)

"I don't know anyone who actually likes the dark or night-time. I don't care how much they say it doesn't bother them. That's why we used to huddle in caves and light fires when the sun went down."
- Paul Kane
(Related: Care, Light, Night, Sun)

"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant."
- Mitchell Kapor
(Related: Fire, Information, Internet)

"There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish."
- John Keats
(Related: Nature, Fire, Heroism, Human nature, Pity, Wonder)

"As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet."
- John Keble
(Related: Brother, Fire, Mind)

"There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist. I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that. It was always artist."
- Maynard James Keenan
(Related: Artist, Choices)

"Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Time, People, Greed, Vanity)

"I remember working with Rod, though, on Chrysler Hour. I was too young and dumb to know that I was supposed to be scared of anybody or anything - like getting fired or anything like that."
- Sally Kellerman
(Related: Dumb)

"Managers tend to treat organizations as if they are infinitely plastic. They hire and fire, merge, downsize, terminate programs, add capacities. But there are limits to the shifts that organizations can absorb."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Fire, Limits, Managers)

"There stands no contradiction between giving voice to legitimate anxiety and at the same time, as and when exchange of fire commences, looking to the rest of the country, as well as all of us in the House, to give full moral support to our forces."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Contradiction, Country, Fire, Giving, Rest, Support, Voice)

"Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Eye, Fire)

"Walking through this life really is walking through fire."
- Chaka Khan
(Related: Life, Fire, Walking)

"If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire?"
- Imran Khan
(Related: Fire)

"They fired director Richard Donner because they didn't want to pay him, and he's the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place. There's a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Successful, First, Reason, Want)

"Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Fire, Want, Weight)

"After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made."
- Tommy Kirk
(Related: Movies, Disney)

"Eventually I became involved with somebody, and I was fired."
- Tommy Kirk
"Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose."
- Frank Knox
(Related: Patriotism, Belief, Purpose, Fire, Living)

"The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse."
- Edward Koch
(Related: Today)

"After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children."
- Herb Kohl
(Related: Children)

"The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Fire, Quotations, Trouble)

"I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Beginning, President)

"Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Kids, Saying)

"When the principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then the battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must at the price of dearest peace lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy with all the fire of your faith."
- Abraham Kuyper
(Related: Faith, Peace, Friend, Battle, Day, Enemy, Fire, Principles, Sin)

"I think there's a form of honesty, because I used to be very honest with the press, and then it backfired on me, and I understood it."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Honesty, Press)

"I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don't have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It's always fun."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Beach, Fun, Gifts, July)

"When we made that album with Gary Moore, I was still kind of searching for the right direction for myself. Although the music is quite good the direction was like a box of fireworks that caught light all at the same time."
- Greg Lake
(Related: Music, Time, Direction, Light, Right)

"I was born an only child in Vienna, Austria. My father found hours to sit by me by the library fire and tell fairy stories."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Father, Fire)

"They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did."
- Burt Lancaster
(Related: Fire, Fun)

"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Friendship, Love, Confidence, Fire, Loyalty, Perfection, Quiet, Sharing, Understanding)

"If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it."
- Lucy Larcom
(Related: World)

"I don't have the fire in the belly right now. It's one of those been there, done that deals."
- Steve Largent
(Related: Deals, Fire, Now, Right)

"I dropped the script in the fireplace, called my agent and said, they can jail me, sue me, but I'm never acting again, unless I can do something worthwhile."
- Piper Laurie
(Related: Acting)

"I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: England, Titles)

"I'm healed up and I feel great. After going through the fire, it's great to be out performing again."
- Chris LeDoux
(Related: Fire)

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."
- Bruce Lee
(Related: Friendship, Love, Beginning, Deep, Fire, Light, Pretty)

"The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire."
- John Legend
(Related: Fire, Play, Training)

"Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water."
- Fernand Leger
(Related: Fire, Man, Needs, Water)

"Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel, the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was the domestication of the human male."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Civilization, Discovery, Fire)

"Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Men, Women, Jobs, Safety, Security, Training)

"The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven. You can't go fire half your scouts here because they are all friends with the local reporters. Your life is going to hell in the papers."
- Michael Lewis
(Related: Life, Fire, Friends, Hell, Media)

"We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Encouraging, Accidents, Responsibility, Result, Safety, Wrong)

"They're either going to fire you or they're not. They can only fire you. That's all they can do. They can't take your thumbs."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Fire)

"It can be liberating to get fired because you realize the world doesn't end. There's other ways to make money, better jobs."
- Ron Livingston
(Related: Money, End, Jobs, World)

"Envy like fire always makes for the highest points."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Envy, Fire)

"If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Enthusiasm, Will)

"A thought often makes us hotter than a fire."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Thought, Fire)

"He was a horse of goodly countenance, rather expressive of vigilance than fire; though an unnatural appearance of fierceness was thrown into it by the loss of his ears, which had been cropped pretty close to his head."
- Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
(Related: Appearance, Fire, Loss, Pretty, Vigilance)

"The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Fire)

"A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson."
- James Longstreet
(Related: Fire, Open, Troops)

"If I could create an ideal world, it would be an England with the fire of the Elizabethans, the correct taste of the Georgians, and the refinement and pure ideals of the Victorians."
- H. P. Lovecraft
(Related: EnglFire, Ideals, Taste, World)

"I am tired, beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little ink drops, and posting it. And I scald alone, here, under the fire of the great moon."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Heart, Fire, Moon, Want)

"You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow."
- Amy Lowell
(Related: Fire, Snow)

"Words can sometimes be used to confuse, but it's up to the practitioners of the study of language to apply them for good and not for evil. It is just like fire; fire can heat your house or burn it down."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Evil, Fire, Language, Study, Words)

"To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind."
- John Lyly
(Related: Fancy, Fire, Measure, Reason, Wind)

"The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires."
- Loretta Lynn
(Related: Mistake, Country, Garden, Kids, Teaching)

"Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit.""
- Bill Maher
(Related: God, Fire, Man, Suicide)

"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
(Related: Fashion, Fire)

"The work completed during the special session was just the beginning. During those six days we lit a spark that will positively impact the lives of our children and grandchildren, but the full fire is yet to come."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Work, Beginning, Children, Fire, Will)

"Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Time, Beginning, Bells, Fire)

"The future of the world belongs to the youth of the world, and it is from the youth and not from the old that the fire of life will warm and enlighten the world. It is your privilege to breathe the breath of life into the dry bones of many around you."
- Tom Mann
(Related: Life, Fire, Future, Old, Privilege, Will, World, Youth)

"How could I stand by and watch my house on fire?"
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Fire)

"Last year in a historic move, the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, First, Safety, State)

"It is common knowledge that smoking is considered one of the nation's leading causes of preventable death, but it's less widely known that cigarettes are also the leading cause of fatal fires."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Cause, Causes, Leading, Nation, Smoking)

"We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Fire, Losing, Risk)

"The fire trucks are out, there are thousands of people in the streets. You have a choice. You can have this, or you let Negroes eat at the lunch counters."
- Burke Marshall
(Related: People, Choice, Fire)

"Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Death, Fire, Hatred, Pity, Prosperity, Treachery)

"But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Love, Greed, Privilege, Spirit, Sun, Will)

"Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: People, Church, Being, Fire, Murder, Pressure)

"It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire, and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port."
- Henry Mayhew
(Related: Fire, Old)

"I really liked 'Starter For Ten' because I grew up watching 1980s teen films like 'St. Elmo's Fire' and 'The Breakfast Club' and I've always wanted to play the underdog lead hero in a 1980s-inspired film."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Teen, Film, Fire, Play)

"'St. Elmo's Fire' is one of my favorite films. I like the storytelling of those teenage American films. You don't get that now. Teenage American movies are all about sick jokes, puking a lot, arse jokes."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Movies, American, Favorite, Fire, Jokes, Now, Teenage)

"Committing genocide on behalf of an institution generates greater loyalty to it than merely getting people fired from their jobs on its behalf."
- John McCarthy
(Related: People, Genocide, Jobs, Loyalty)

"I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace."
- Linda McCartney
(Related: Peace, Fire, Growing up, Open)

"Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Agriculture, Problems, Today)

"Texas has been hit especially hard this year by a continuing drought, threatening high winds and increasingly destructive range fires. Simply, these conditions have lead to extremely adverse conditions in the agriculture industry."
- Michael McCaul
(Related: Agriculture)

"I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Day, Fire, Man)

"It is not acceptable that we continue to see thousands of acres burn because of forest fires, because of poor management on our forests, big kill, and we have these catastrophic situations take place when we are not able to take action."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Action, Management, Poor)

"Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Legislation, Research, Washington, Will)

"Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice."
- Ethel Merman
(Related: Fire, Old)

"Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Desperation, Fire)

"By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet."
- Thomas Merton
(Related: Music, Nature, God, Feet, Fire, Glory, Reading, Sky, Trees, World)

"I'm so proud of Maryland's firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources."
- Barbara Mikulski
(Related: Training)

"Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire."
- Henry Miller
(Related: Criticism, Fire, Passion)

"Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Attention)

"The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness."
- Joan Miro
(Related: Soul, Coolness, Fire)

"When it came to political power, blacks need not apply. Add to this steaming stew the growing tensions over the Vietnam War and the movement for civil rights, and you had plenty of elements to fire the imagination of a novice journalist."
- Andrea Mitchell
(Related: Imagination, War, Power, Civil rights, Fire, Vietnam)

"Today not even a universal fire could make the torrential poetic production of our time disappear. But it is exactly a question of production, that is, of hand-made products which are subject to the laws of taste and fashion."
- Eugenio Montale
(Related: Time, Fashion, Fire, Laws, Production, Question, Taste, Today)

"I was working with Bill Graham management at the time and it was obvious to everyone concerned that albums like Open Fire, while they were good for me creatively, were not going to be commercially successful."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Time, Successful, Management, Fire, Obvious, Open)

"Gamma was a logical progression after doing the Open Fire record."
- Ronnie Montrose
(Related: Fire, Open)

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."
- Dwight L. Moody
(Related: Attention, Fire, Light)

"If there is illness in your home, do you not need a doctor from outside? If your home catches on fire, do you not need fire fighters from outside? God has sent me to America in the role of a doctor, in the role of a fire fighter."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: Home, God, America, Fire, Illness)

"When I'm acting, I'm two beings. There's the one monitoring the distance between myself and the camera, making sure I hit my marks, and there is the one driven by this inner fire, this delicious fear."
- Jeanne Moreau
(Related: Fear, Acting, Fire)

"In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that - how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: People, Day, Heroism, Police)

"What is emitted from the divine, though it be only like the reflection from the fire, still has the divine reality in itself, and one might almost ask what were the fire without glow, the sun without light, or the Creator without the creature?"
- Max Muller
(Related: Fire, Light, Reality, Reflection, Sun)

"Here's the thing, you just have to drive a lot faster, and if you don't get there, we're both fired."
- Bill Murray
"We have at least 125 communities in Arizona at risk from wildfire, not because of review processes or litigation delays but because of a lack of federal funding on the ground to actually begin the projects."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Projects, Risk)

"There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire."
- Gamal Abdel Nasser
(Related: Blood, Fire, Force, Present, Road, Sea)

"You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within."
- Bob Nelson
(Related: Building, Effort, Fire)

"We set the town on fire and burned down every house as a warning to other small towns along the river."
- Knute Nelson
(Related: Fire)

"When rough times have fallen upon our state in the past, Texans have always responded with generosity and an eagerness to help. The compassionate response to the fires has proven that this community spirit is alive and well."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Community, Generosity, Help, Past, Spirit, State)

"President Bush's emergency declaration for the State of Texas is great news for the people and communities that have experienced the devastating wildfires firsthand. Already, communities have rallied to help neighbors in need."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: People, Help, Neighbors, News, President, State)

"So there was a fire inside me. And that fire inside you, it can be turned into a negative form or a positive form. And I gradually realised that I had this fire and that it had to be used in a positive way."
- John Newcombe
(Related: Negative, Positive, Fire)

"In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products."
- Bob Ney
(Related: People, Act, Commerce, Protection)

"A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked."
- Anais Nin
(Related: Coffee, Fire, Joy, Sun)

"The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Fire)

"When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned."
- Richard M. Nixon
"In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children."
- Oliver North
(Related: Children, Fire, First, World, Years)

"I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar."
- Ted Nugent
(Related: Life, Attitude, Fire, Guitar, Spirit, Waking)

"The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: War, Army, Fighting, Fire, Friends, Iraq, President, Vice)

"Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger."
- Gary Oldman
(Related: Anger, Family, Money, Fire, Growing up)

"I do have a stunt double because there are certain things that they won't let me do. Like they won't set fire to me. They won't like let me jump off a 20 story building. There are certain big stunts that it's just impossible to get insurance to let me do, but for the most part I'd say I do probably 75% of my stuff."
- Alex O'Loughlin
(Related: Building, Fire)

"As for the United States' future in Afghanistan, it will be fire and hell and total defeat, God willing, as it was for their predecessors - the Soviets and, before them, the British."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: God, Afghanistan, Defeat, Fire, Future, Hell, states, United, Will)

"We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan... The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny."
- Mohammed Omar
(Related: Afghanistan, Battle, Injustice, Tyranny, Will)

"So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot."
- George Orwell
(Related: Thought, People, Fire)

"The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool."
- Ovid
(Related: Fire, Man, May, Will)

"When I got the script for Memento, I read it and I got killed off on page one and I fired my agent."
- Joe Pantoliano
"Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Civilization, Cities, Light)

"In theater, the wellspring of the character comes from the doing of it, like a trial by fire, but in front of an audience."
- Estelle Parsons
(Related: Character, Fire, Theater)

"I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Fire, First, Woman)

"I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out."
- Dolly Parton
(Related: Fire, First, Woman)

"In an era when information can be sent instantaneously anywhere, it is utterly nonsensical that our Nation's police, the fire, and EMS personnel cannot consistently communicate with each other."
- Bill Pascrell
(Related: Fire, Information, Nation, Police)

"The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a prairie fire that is spreading across our nation."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: Drugs, Fire, Nation)

"I've had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there's not a fire anymore."
- Luke Perry
(Related: Fire, Job, Jobs, Results)

"But clearly, this is what this is about. It's about pushing the security bubble out. It's about rooting out every last guy, so that there's not even somebody who can fire a single, solitary RPG round from some little qalat out here."
- David Petraeus
(Related: Fire, Security)

"If you fire people, you fire customers."
- Ferdinand Piech
(Related: People, Fire)

"The real writer is one who really writes. Talent is an invention like phlogiston after the fact of fire. Work is its own cure. You have to like it better than being loved."
- Marge Piercy
(Related: Work, Talent, Being, Cure, Fact, Fire, Invention, Writer)

"A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Man)

"I've got friends who are pyrotechnics who do big fire shows, so I'm really fascinated by that."
- Rosamund Pike
(Related: Fire, Friends)

"It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren should remain peacefully round their own fires, and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: People, Americans)

"There are two kinds of directors: There's the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there's the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it."
- Michael Pitt
(Related: Fire, Help)

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."
- Plutarch
(Related: Fire, Mind)

"The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire."
- Edgar Allan Poe
(Related: Fire, Reason, World)

"Rural American families who depend on firewood to heat their homes will be hit just as hard as those who use oil and natural gas."
- Richard Pombo
(Related: American, Oil, Will)

"Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves."
- Ernest Poole
(Related: Houses, Trees)

"We were reminded first-hand of the work that still needs to be done in Iraq on the security front when insurgents fired five rounds into the base while we were still meeting with the nurses."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Work, First, Iraq, Meeting, Needs, Nurses, Security)

"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for the night. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Life, Fire, Man, Night, Rest)

"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."
- Terry Pratchett
(Related: Life, Day, Fire, Man, Rest)

"The kind of event on a conveyor belt that causes a fire occurs in a variety of industrial environments, not uniquely in coal environments."
- Richard Price
(Related: Causes, Fire, Variety)

"We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Society, Fire, Sound)

"We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Society, Fire, Sound)

"I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed."
- Gavrilo Princip
"The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Fire, Freedom)

"The closest fires were near enough for us to hear the crackling flames and the yells of firemen. Little fires grew into big ones even as we watched. Big ones died down under the firemen's valor only to break out again later."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Valor)

"It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Fire, London, Night)

"There's no way that I could do a 9 to 5 job. There's no way. I was not cut out for that. You come in and you work for three months on the one job. They say, 'Great,' you know, and you're on to the next one - and you never even got fired. It's wonderful."
- Dennis Quaid
(Related: Work, Job, Months)

"A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it's empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain."
- Dan Quisenberry
(Related: Manager)

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great."
- Roger de Rabutin
(Related: Love, Absence, Fire, Wind)

"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
(Related: Love, Soul, Eyes, Fire, Silence, Voice)

"They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop. But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair."
- Sally Rand
(Related: Business, Chicago, State)

"My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including 4th of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Life, Music, American, Childhood, Country, July, Memories)

"The later it gets the more disturbed the city becomes. I go with Albert through the streets. Men are standing in groups at every corner. Rumours are flying. It is said that the military have already fired on a procession of demonstrating workers."
- Erich Maria Remarque
(Related: Men, Flying, Military, Workers)

"Preparing to fight wild fires is only part of the solution, we must be more pro-active and prevent the fires before they start, or reduce their intensity by removing forest waste and fuel build up."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Fight, Solution, Waste)

"Arizona's forest fires are not waiting for April, and neither will we. That is why I am pushing for stepped up deployment for Hot Shot wildfire crews in March rather than April, in order to better prepare for the expected fires in northern Arizona."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: April, March, Order, Waiting, Will)

"My father was a police officer before he retired. One of my brothers is also a police officer, and I think they kind of expected I would do something along those lines, like become a fireman or something."
- Ryan Reynolds
(Related: Father, Brothers, Police)

"But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Fire, Saying)

"Am I willing to give up what I have in order to be what I am not yet? Am I able to follow the spirit of love into the desert? It is a frightening and sacred moment. There is no return. One's life is charged forever. It is the fire that gives us our shape."
- Mary Richards
(Related: Life, Love, Fire, Order, Spirit)

"I'm not a racist, that's what so insane about this, and yet it's said, it comes through, it fires out of me, and even now in the passion that's here as I confront myself."
- Michael Richards
(Related: Now, Passion)

"Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life."
- Manfred von Richthofen
(Related: Life, Fire, Now)

"But in this Second Work if thou extract our Air and our Fire with the phlegm water, they will the more naturally and easily be drawn out of their infernal prison, and with less losse of their Spirits, than by the former way before described."
- George Ripley
(Related: Work, Fire, Prison, Spirits, Water, Will)

"Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can; and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Life, Love, Fear, Hope, Being, Fire)

"Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Absence, Fans, Wind)

"Time is the fire in which we burn."
- Gene Roddenberry
(Related: Time, Fire)

"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation."
- Auguste Rodin
(Related: Art, Artist, Creation, Fire)

"Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence."
- Ned Rorem
(Related: Artist, Day)

"The reason people sweat is so they won't catch fire when making love."
- Don Rose
(Related: Love, People, Fire, Reason)

"The reason most people sweat is so they will not catch fire while they are making love."
- Don Rose
(Related: Love, People, Fire, Reason, Will)

"Playing to me, in those years, sounded like a house on fire."
- Leonard Rose
(Related: Fire, Years)

"Everything was black in the harbor, but there were still some fires burning on the ships."
- Barney Ross
(Related: Ships)

"Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington, D.C. They need more flexibility on spending grant money from FEMA and Homeland Security."
- Mike Ross
(Related: Money, Fire, Flexibility, Needs, Security, Washington)

"Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?"
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
(Related: Life, Fire, Man, Order, Right, Risk, Suicide)

"Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams. We never let anyone blow our flames out."
- Kelly Rowland
(Related: Dreams, Fire)

"We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Determination, America, Cities, Fire, Police)

"Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: 'This looks much better on.' On what? On fire?"
- Rita Rudner
(Related: Women, Fire, Ugly)

"I've done my best to work from a place of humility - always looking over your shoulder saying, "Does this suck?" and I think that's a good way to work. The other way to work is where you start to think, "I'm on fire, I'm amazing!" and I don't think that's the way to work."
- David O. Russell
(Related: Work, Fire, Humility, Saying)

"Have a definite opinion."
- William Safire
(Related: Opinion)

"Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague."
- William Safire
(Related: Cliches)

"The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right."
- William Safire
(Related: Right)

"Never assume the obvious is true."
- William Safire
(Related: Obvious)

"Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care."
- William Safire
(Related: Apathy, Care, Ignorance, Speech)

"I think we all have a need to know what we do not need to know."
- William Safire
"Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight."
- William Safire
(Related: Work, Appreciation, Delight)

"If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing."
- William Safire
(Related: Work, Repetition)

"I thought I would set the world on fire when I got out of college. I had done quite well in a field that was growing. Unfortunately, we got hit with a recession in 1981."
- R. A. Salvatore
(Related: Thought, College, Fire, World)

"We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire."
- George Sand
(Related: Life, Fire)

"I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman."
- Carl Sandburg
(Related: Chicago, Luck, Months, Writer)

"For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity."
- George Santayana
(Related: Men, Adversity, Fire, Gold)

"Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives."
- Siegfried Sassoon
(Related: Beds, Soldiers, Wives)

"Firemen have the coolest toys ever!"
- Adam Savage
"The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage."
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: People, Fire, News)

"Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby."
- Jack Scalia
(Related: Baby, Defense)

"This is all about a media war that continues to rage between the old and new media. Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans are caught in the crossfire."
- Joe Scarborough
(Related: War, Americans, Media, Old, Soldiers)

"And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there."
- Robert Scheer
(Related: Politics, People, End, Fire, Silence, Voice)

"Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn."
- Delmore Schwartz
(Related: Time, Fire, School)

"The situation in the West Bank and Gaza involves a military occupation amid urban guerrilla warfare, analogous to the British security measures in Northern Island, that hopefully will end with a cease-fire."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: End, Military, Occupation, Security, Will)

"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Time, People, Being, Fire, Spirit)

"Reign of Fire is something I know how to do, because I've played tough so much."
- Izabella Scorupco
(Related: Fire)

"There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Fire, Nothing)

"You know, I've carried a weapon for 10 years, never shot anybody, never robbed anybody. It has saved my life twice, but I know they're not toys. I practice with firearms, I enjoy shooting, it's a hobby of mine and I have a healthy respect for them."
- Luke Scott
(Related: Life, Practice, Respect, Years)

"I get all fired up about aging in America."
- Willard Scott
(Related: America)

"This record has a lot of influences that I'd love to cover, like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. Maybe I'll do some covers of my major influences during my live show."
- Jon Secada
(Related: Love, Earth, Fire, Wind)

"Love in its essence is spiritual fire."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Love, Fire, Spiritual)

"Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is not, and what beyond is in Eternity."
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
(Related: Life, Earth, Eternity, Fire, Light, Rain, Sky, Sun, Wind)

"I have some friends, some honest friends, and honest friends are few; My pipe of briar, my open fire, A book that's not too new."
- Robert Service
(Related: Fire, Friends, Open)

"At this camp I had the unique experience of showing all these seasoned Westerners that it was possible to make a fire by the friction of two sticks. This has long been a specialty of mine; I use a thong and a bow as the simplest way."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Experience, Fire)

"We were now back at Smith Landing, and fired with a desire to make another Buffalo expedition on which we should have ampler time and cover more than a mere corner of the range."
- Ernest Thompson Seton
(Related: Time, Desire, Now)

"It wasn't a checkpoint but a patrol which immediately opened fire after they trained their light on us."
- Giuliana Sgrena
(Related: Fire, Light)

"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Love, Fire, Snow, Words)

"O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Fire, Heaven, Invention)

"I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Hell)

"Cease-fire is important, but it can last only for a very, very, very short time."
- Silvan Shalom
(Related: Time)

"So already, you go from not having a job and thinking you're going to get fired after the pilot, to knowing that you've got a guaranteed job for 4 years."
- Michael Shanks
(Related: Job, Thinking, Years)

"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Fire, Painting)

"I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists."
- Charlie Sheen
(Related: Fire, Words)

"My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Day, Heroes, Police, Risk, World)

"They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded. Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don't know."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Direction, Wrong)

"That though thou seest it no great matter to be separated from Christ now, yet when the heavens shall be in a flaming fire, and the earth shall give up the dead that be in it."
- Thomas Shepard
(Related: Christ, Earth, Fire, Now)

"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, Blood, Glory, Hell, Vengeance)

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
- William Tecumseh Sherman
(Related: War, Blood, Hell, Vengeance)

"But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Science)

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire."
- Fred Shero
(Related: Success, Fire, First, Result)

""Yes we can" always struck many as a naive and childish chant, like something ripped off from the Camp Fire Girls."
- Craig Shirley
(Related: Fire, Girls)

"I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me."
- Dinah Shore
(Related: Fire, World)

"Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth."
- Navjot Singh Sidhu
(Related: Age, Fire, Youth)

"These are the stories the Dogs tell, when the fires burn high and the wind is from the north."
- Clifford D. Simak
(Related: Dogs, Wind)

"Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Argument, Bigotry, Fire, Intolerance, Old, Persecution, Silence, Tongue)

"Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire."
- Charles Simmons
(Related: Fire, Malice)

"No. Better research needed. Fire your research person. No fishnet stockings. Never. Not in this band."
- Gene Simmons
(Related: Fire, Research)

"Recognition of this kinship with the rest of the universe is necessary for understanding him, but his essential nature is defined by qualities found nowhere else, not by those he has in common with apes, fishes, trees, fire, or anything other than himself."
- George G. Simpson
(Related: Nature, Fire, Kinship, Rest, Trees, Understanding, Universe)

"Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Angels, Fire, Man, Spirits)

"We didn't have a drill so he would burn the holes through the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire. Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that?"
- Marc Singer
(Related: Fire, Wood)

"I have taken this step because I want the discipline, the fire and the authority of the Church. I am hopelessly unworthy of it, but I hope to become worthy."
- Edith Sitwell
(Related: Discipline, Hope, Church, Authority, Fire, Unworthy, Want)

"What a couple. I'm consumed into ashes. And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Fire)

"In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room. Exhaustion was the cause. We talked with her later and learned that she worked 17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month - about 50 cents."
- Agnes Smedley
(Related: Cause, Day, Exhaustion, Fire)

"No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace, is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas."
- Alfred E. Smith
(Related: Christmas, Santa claus)

"I wrote about people who liked fake fireplaces in their parlor, who thought a brass horse with a clock embedded in its flank was wonderful."
- Betty Smith
(Related: Thought, People)

"Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability."
- Roy L. Smith
(Related: Talent, Discipline, Ability, Fire)

"I respectfully suggest the propriety of having stationed at the arsenal a full company of U. S. troops, that they may be made available in any emergency, from fire, insurrection, or any thing else."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Company, Fire, May, Troops)

"In the event of fire in any of the public buildings troops would be of vast service in the protection of public property, and should insurrection break out the protection of life and property would be more safe guarded by our company of regulars, than by the whole City."
- Thomas L. Smith
(Related: Life, Company, Fire, Property, Protection, Public, Service, Troops)

"Noah came before the flood. I have come before the fire."
- Joseph Smith, Jr.
(Related: Fire)

"I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot."
- James Spader
(Related: Death, Interest, Sound)

"My pamphlet did not set the Torrens on fire."
- Catherine Helen Spence
(Related: Fire)

"And for the first time in a long time, I'm playing along somebody that has that same energy and fire and plays pretty much the same way I do. So, that was just nice to say."
- Latrell Sprewell
(Related: Time, Energy, Fire, First, Pretty)

"But as coaches, we need to get a little more fire and passion and be more demanding that our guys get the job done. I think players will respond to that, and we'll see."
- Steve Spurrier
(Related: Coaches, Fire, Job, Passion, Will)

"It would be great to be able to pass on to someone all of the successes, the failures, and the knowledge that one has had. To help someone, avoid all the fire, pain and anxiety would be wonderful."
- Sylvester Stallone
(Related: Knowledge, Anxiety, Fire, Help, Pain)

"I'd fired anyone who was involved with Creed. I didn't want anything to do with the music business. The entire press and industry hated me, so what was the point?"
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Music, Business, Press, Want)

"First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: First, Rights, Generations, Service)

"In the sequence where I am burned at the stake, everything was so casual and hazardous that the bottom of my dress caught fire, and the grips became hysterical as they tried to pull me off the stake."
- Barbara Steele
(Related: Dress, Fire)

"At the end of the day, I have one job requirement right now that's been given to me by the Republican Party and, I think, the American people, and that's to fire Nancy Pelosi."
- Michael Steele
(Related: People, American, Day, End, Fire, Job, Now, Party, Republican, Right)

"Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip."
- Richard Steele
(Related: Destruction, Fire, Gossip, Tongue)

"Okay, well, I guess I'm still a kid. Because when I get really angry and fired up and I feel like my back is up against the wall, I will say vicious things."
- Howard Stern
(Related: Will)

"It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out."
- Laurence Sterne
(Related: Day, End, Fire, Man, May, Observation, Pity)

"The fire burns as the novel taught it how."
- Wallace Stevens
(Related: Fire)

"With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?"
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Life, Purpose, Vision, Temple, America, Fire, Inspiring, Singing, World)

"There has been a huge advance in technology, which has improved the safety of the cars incredibly, but there are still some heavy crash impacts and in certain circumstances there is still the chance of fire today."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Technology, Chance, Circumstances, Fire, Safety, Today)

"When there is an accident involving fire, in most cases death is caused by the inhalation of the toxic smoke. What we need is air to go to a driver for 45 seconds. I'm surprised that this is not done, and I would make it compulsory."
- Jackie Stewart
(Related: Death, Accident, Fire)

"I don't even like firing people. I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody."
- Martha Stewart
(Related: People)

"There was nothing there but black water and American fire power."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Power, American, Fire, Nothing, Water)

"I mean, I didn't - I should have demanded attention of the boss maybe, or something like that that might have backfired. This I would just take as it came."
- James Stockdale
(Related: Boss, Attention)

"Firstly, we have personnel records of persons we hired, persons we fired, reasons we fired them and so forth. These records have nothing to do with the assassination of the president and, therefore, ought to remain in the files."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Assassination, Nothing, President)

"You don't sit up in a cave and write the Great American Novel and know it is utterly superb, and then throw it page by page into the fire. You just don't do that. You send it out. You have to send it out."
- Theodore Sturgeon
(Related: American, Fire)

"Not too much, though there's a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you."
- Donald Sutherland
(Related: Bitterness, Fire)

"When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself."
- Shunryu Suzuki
"It's hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people."
- Wanda Sykes
(Related: Government, People)

"It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Fire, Folly)

"Love is friendship set on fire."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Friendship, Love, Fire)

"Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Life, Children, Faces, Fire, Wonder)

"Out of the frying pan, into the fire."
- Tertullian
(Related: Fire)

"The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power."
- Nikola Tesla
(Related: Power, Fire, First, May)

"When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Fire)

"What we are seeing now is customers shifting their attention from security products like firewalls and intrusion sensors, to the policies that need to be in place, and the technologies that help them enforce policy compliance."
- John W. Thompson
(Related: Policy, Attention, Help, Now, Security)

"The North understand it better - they have told us for twenty years that their object was to pen up slavery within its present limits - surround it with a border of free States, and like the scorpion surrounded with fire, they will make it sting itself to death."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Death, Fire, Limits, Pen, Present, Slavery, states, Will, Years)

"Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever."
- Leon Trotsky
(Related: Ideas, Fire, Mind)

"I fought fire with oil."
- Dalton Trumbo
(Related: Fire, Oil)

"I mean, there's no arguing. There is no anything. There is no beating around the bush. "You're fired" is a very strong term."
- Donald Trump
"Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many people."
- Donald Trump
(Related: People, Fire)

"Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, 'You're fired!'"
- Donald Trump
(Related: Time, People)

"One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity."
- Ivan Turgenev
(Related: Enthusiasm, Earth, Ecstasy, Fire, May)

"There's nothing wrong with being fired."
- Ted Turner
(Related: Being, Nothing, Wrong)

"Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Fire, Words)

"The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Soul, Heart, Thoughts, Being, Earth, Fire, Heaven, Practice, Water)

"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Animals, Books, Content, Enemies, Fire, Weather)

"Where do you find the strength to brave a barrage of enemy fire and to bring your wounded friends to safety at great risk to your own life? Conviction."
- Guy Verhofstadt
(Related: Life, Strength, Conviction, Enemy, Fire, Friends, Risk, Safety)

"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."
- Voltaire
(Related: Home, Books, Fire, Property)

"Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Dream, Excitement, Fire, Taste)

"As the GAO report recognizes, the long-term health of our forests relies on additional fuel reduction options and funding to reduce the risks that catastrophic fire poses to our nation's ecosystems, communities and federal budgetary resources."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Health, Fire, Nation, Options)

"Removing substantial fuel loads from our forests helps prevent catastrophic fire and better protects species, watersheds and neighboring communities that call them home."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Home, Fire)

"The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age."
- Margaret Walker
(Related: Age, Evil, Fire, Today, Word)

"There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire."
- Murray Walker
(Related: Car, Fire, Nothing, Wrong)

"For these cultures, getting rid of the pain without addressing the deeper cause would be like shutting off a fire alarm while the fire's still going."
- David Foster Wallace
(Related: Cause, Fire, Pain)

"For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced. Americans have rightfully noted the honor and nobility of courage under hostile fire and thanked those who perished in their defense."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: War, Courage, Americans, Defense, Fire, Heroes, Honor, Nation, Nobility)

"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
- Sam Walton
(Related: Money, Boss, Company, Customer, Fire)

"What is it about the component of fire? People have written about it. People have wondered about it."
- Joseph Wambaugh
(Related: People, Fire)

"If you take 67 brush fires times 10 years, that's almost 700 right there. Those brush fires are incredibly dangerous, all those homes going down proved that."
- Joseph Wambaugh
(Related: Right, Years)

"Goodness comes out of people who bask in the sun, as it does out of a sweet apple roasted before the fire."
- Charles Dudley Warner
(Related: People, Fire, Goodness, Sun)

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- George Washington
(Related: Evil, Honor)

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."
- George Washington
(Related: Conscience, Fire, Labor)

"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Fire, Force, Reason)

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
- George Washington
(Related: Constitution, Importance, Liberty)

"I'd rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure fire you know where your flames are, but in the woods it can move anywhere; it can come right up behind you."
- Tom Watson
(Related: Fight, Fire, Right)

"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
- Thomas John Watson, Sr.
(Related: Experience, Mistake, Company, Fire, Training, Want)

"I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all."
- Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Related: Fire)

"I think anyone that isn't fired up right now shouldn't probably be out here."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Now, Right)

"Basically, Pizza Hut just backed out on the ad agency at the last minute. They got fired and we got fired. It was a simple as that. We do stuff like that on and off."
- Gene Ween
"I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips."
- Len Wein
(Related: Fire)

"Among the notable things about fire is that it also requires oxygen to burn - exactly like its enemy, life. Thereby are life and flames so often compared."
- Otto Weininger
(Related: Life, Enemy, Fire)

"I was not great behind the counter. I had a week off without asking for it. Another time, we had a cart go up in flames, and we went out on another cart, which we wrecked by running it into the cart that was on fire."
- Mike Weir
(Related: Time, Fire, Running)

"Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Fire, Leaders)

"A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him."
- Mae West
(Related: Women, Fire, Man, Will)

"I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me."
- Shane West
"I start with the story, almost in the old campfire sense, and the story leads to both the characters, which actors should best be cast in this story, and the language. The choice of words, more than anything else, creates the feeling that the story gives off."
- Donald E. Westlake
(Related: Actors, Choice, Feeling, Language, Old, Sense, Words)

"I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Money, Defense, Police, Workers)

"I think these ladies, that group of 130 women, are going to make a difference in what goes on down there, because they're going to hold the locals' feet to the fire."
- Lynn Westmoreland
(Related: Women, Difference, Feet, Fire, Ladies)

"I'm an entertainer. If people are paying good money for tickets they deserve the best show they can see. I don't get into lighting stuff on fire, but I do believe in going the extra mile."
- Bryan White
(Related: Money, People, Fire)

"But in due course it became evident that not only a physical situation qua physics, but the meaning of that situation to people, was sometimes a factor, through the behavior of people, in the start of a fire."
- Benjamin Whorf
(Related: People, Behavior, Fire, Meaning, Physics)

"When I was trying to impress Kate I was trying to cook these amazing fancy dinners and what would happen was I would burn something, something would overspill, something would catch on fire and she would be sitting in the background trying to help, and basically taking control of the whole situation, so I was quite glad she was there at the time."
- Prince William
(Related: Time, Control, Fancy, Fire, Help, Trying)

"Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire."
- Bern Williams
(Related: Talent, Genius, Fire)

"Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims. This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims."
- Juan Williams
(Related: Truth, People, Feelings, First, Radical, Worry, Yesterday)

"We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it."
- Tennessee Williams
(Related: Fire)

"If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart."
- Edmund Wilson
(Related: Food, Peace, Heart, Safety)

"I recruited my dad to be my bass player and fired him on several occasions. He stayed on as a bus driver."
- Chely Wright
(Related: Dad)

"When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?""
- Steven Wright
(Related: Canada)

"I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place."
- Steven Wright
(Related: Work, Fire)

"Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint."
- J. B. Yeats
(Related: Fire, Pain, Personality)

"When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Dream, Deep, Eyes, Fire, Old, Shadows, Sleep)

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeats
(Related: Education, Fire)

"American soldiers had to guard prisoners on the inside while receiving mortar and weapons fire from the outside. Guantanamo is distant from any battlefield, making it far more secure."
- John Yoo
(Related: American, Fire, Soldiers, Weapons)

"What is this powerful have over my tub? Surely, I am transfixed by your firecracker charm and your suspended electrified wit."
- Isabel Yosito
(Related: Charm, Wit)

"Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire."
- Edward Young
(Related: Death, Fire, Nothing, Waste)

"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
(Related: Ending, Fire, Nostalgia, World)

"I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together, join hands and celebrate all the arts."
- Franco Zeffirelli
(Related: Work, Opera)

"I was like any new bride, who said, 'I'm going to cook for my man.' In fact, once I started a small kitchen fire in a pan. Smoke was pouring from the pan, and I got really scared. Right next to our stove is a small fire extinguisher. You know, easy access."
- Catherine Zeta-Jones
(Related: Fact, Fire, Kitchen, Man, Right)

"You cannot stoke the fires of prejudice against German people and then not find that somewhere, sometime down the road it doesn't discharge."
- Ernst Zundel
(Related: People, Prejudice, Road)