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fire Quotes

50 of the best book quotes about fire
  1. #1
    “We make Hell real; we stoke its fires.
    And in its flames our hope expires.
    Heaven, too, is merely our creation.
    We can grant ourselves our own salvation.
    All that’s required is imagination.”
  2. #2
    “As more and more footage rolls, showing the marble façade of the courthouse explode into dust or a diamondglass wall withstanding a fireball, part of me feels happy. The Silvers are not invincible. They have enemies, enemies who can hurt them, and for once, they aren’t hiding behind a Red shield.”
  3. #3
    “you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow”
  4. #4
    “I wondered if the fire had been out to get me. I wondered if all fire was related, like dad said all humans were related, if the fire that had burned me that day while I cooked hot dogs was somehow connected to the fire I had flushed down the toilet and the fire burning at the hotel. I didn’t have the answers to those questions, but what I did know was that I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes.”
  5. #5
    “BURN HIM, prompted the fire. The excitement of burning was simmering in her, heating her up for more action.”
  6. #6
    “Fire was rare in Ember. When there was a fire, it was because there had been an accident—someone had left a dishtowel too close to an electric burner on a stove, or a cord had been frayed and a spark had flown out and ignited curtains.... But it was, of course, possible to start a fire on purpose… The trick was to find a way to make the light last.”
  7. #7
    “Then once, around midnight, I came to a hall in ruins. The cows in their pens lay burbling blood through their nostrils, with javelin holes in their necks. None had been eaten. The watchdogs lay like dark wet stones, with their heads cut off, teeth bared. The fallen hall was a square of flames and acrid smoke, and the people inside (none of them had been eaten either) were burned black, small, like dwarfs turned dark and crisp.”
  8. #8
    “He worked slowly and carefully, keenly aware of his danger. Gradually, as the flame grew stronger, he increased the size of the twigs with which he fed it. He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. He knew there must be no failure.”
  9. #9
    “The dog was disappointed and yearned back toward the fire. This man did not know cold. Possibly all the generations of his ancestry had been ignorant of cold, of real cold, of cold one hundred and seven degrees below freezing point. But the dog knew; all its ancestry knew, and it had inherited the knowledge”
  10. #10
    “Working carefully from a small beginning, he soon had a roaring fire, over which he thawed the ice from his face and in the protection of which he ate his biscuits. For the moment the cold of space was outwitted.”
  1. #11
    “And all the while the dog sat and watched him, a certain yearning wistfulness in its eyes, for it looked upon him as the fire provider, and the fire was slow in coming. ”
  2. #12
    “The firemen said there were little fires everywhere,” Lexie said. “Multiple points of origin. Possible use of accelerant. Not an accident.”
  3. #13
    “I have fought fire with fire ... and I ought to have done it sooner! ”
  4. #14
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
  5. #15
    “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;
    Being purg’d, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes;
    Being vex’d, a sea nourish’d with lovers’ tears;
    What is it else? A madness most discreet,
    A choking gall, and a preserving sweet.”
  6. #16
    “I will love you until every fire is extinguished and rebuilt from the handsomest and most susceptible of woods. I will love you until the bird hates a nest and the worm hates an apple. I will love you as we find ourselves farther and farther from one another, where once we were so close... I will love you until your face is fogged by distant memory.”
  7. #17
    “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
  8. #18
    “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
  9. #19
    “By Red Flower Bagheera meant fire, only no creature in the jungle will call fire by its proper name. Every beast lives in deadly fear of it, and invents a hundred ways of describing it.”
  10. #20
    “I am a house gutted by fire where only the guilty sometimes sleep before the punishment that devours them hounds them out in the open.”
  1. #21
    “And although fire is the antagonist of heat, yet a moist vapor creates all things, and this discordant concord is suited for generation.”
  2. #22
    “He well knew why He did, and what He meant.
    For in that fairest chain of love He bound
    Fire and air and water and the ground
    Of earth in certain limits they may not flee.”
  3. #23
    Of course it was a great lesson to the Herdmans—they learned that wherever there’s a fire there will be free doughnuts sooner or later.
  4. #24
    He looked at the little lady, and she looked at him. He felt himself melting away, but he still remained firm with his gun on his shoulder.
  5. #25
    The pieces were placed in a fire under the copper, and they quickly blazed up brightly, while the tree sighed so deeply that each sigh was like a pistol-shot. Then the children, who were at play, came and seated themselves in front of the fire, and looked at it and cried, “Pop, pop.” But at each “pop,” which was a deep sigh, the tree was thinking of a summer day in the forest; and of Christmas evening, and of “Humpty Dumpty,” the only story it had ever heard or knew how to relate, till at last it was consumed.
  6. #26
    “For as the same fire causes gold to glow brightly, and chaff to smoke; and under the same flail the straw is beaten small, while the grain is cleansed.”
  7. #27
    “It was the worst hurt he had ever known.”
  8. #28
    “They were fire-makers! They were gods! ”
  9. #29
    ″‘You could be fire,’ Shallan said.
    ‘I am a stick.’
    The stick was not particularly eloquent.”
  10. #30
    “Maybe it’s because Jesse isn’t all that different from me, choosing fire as his medium, needing to know that he could command at least one uncontrollable thing.”
  1. #31
    “Eternal fire, That inward burns, shows them with ruddy flame Illum’d.”
  2. #32
    “I must say this about that first fire. It was magic. Out of dead tinder and grass and sticks came a live warm light. It cracked and snapped and smoked and filled the woods with brightness. It lighted the trees and made them warm and friendly. It stood tall and bright and held back the night”
  3. #33
    “Some people will always taste like fire and leave the ones that love them tasting like ash.”
  4. #34
    “A mess of beautiful contradictions make her whole, she wears fire for skin but a storm lives in her soul.”
  5. #35
    “If the rings [of the stovetop] ever go against something like a dish towel or our clothes even, flames would run all over with orange tongues and burn Room to ashes with us coughing and choking and screaming with the worst pain ever.”
  6. #36
    “Even though I wasn’t there when it happened, I think the summer really began with the fire.”
  7. #37
    “In life, there are only four kinds of girls:
    The girl who played with fire.
    The girl who opened Pandora’s Box.
    The girl who gave Adam the apple.
    And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend.”
  8. #38
    “The world once purged by flood ends always again in the surer purgative of fire.”
  9. #39
    “If everyone fought fire with fire, the whole world would go up in smoke.”
  10. #40
    “These violent delights have violent ends
    And in their triump die, like fire and powder
    Which, as they kiss, consume.”

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  1. #41
    Suddenly the door of the room flew open and the draught of air caught up the little dancer, she fluttered like a sylph right into the stove by the side of the tin soldier, and was instantly in flames and was gone. . . . [T]he next morning, when the maid servant took the ashes out of the stove, she found him in the shape of a little tin heart.
  2. #42
    Her little hands were almost frozen with the cold. Ah! perhaps a burning match might be some good, if she could draw it from the bundle and strike it against the wall, just to warm her fingers. She drew one out—“scratch!” how it sputtered as it burnt! It gave a warm, bright light, like a little candle, as she held her hand over it. It was really a wonderful light. It seemed to the little girl that she was sitting by a large iron stove, with polished brass feet and a brass ornament. How the fire burned! and seemed so beautifully warm that the child stretched out her feet as if to warm them, when, lo! the flame of the match went out, the stove vanished, and she had only the remains of the half-burnt match in her hand.
  3. #43
    “The law roasted her to death at a slow fire.”
  4. #44
    “Better to have it vanish suddenly, in a blaze of glory, than fall into gradual disrepair and dilapidation. There is no more melancholy spectacle than a festal hall, the morning after the banquet, when the guests have departed and the lights are extinguished.”
  5. #45
    “Poor John-who says poor John? Don’t everybody sob at once. My God, if I went up in flames, there’s not a living soul who’d pee on me to put the fire out.”
  6. #46
    “But I gave myself again to that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.”
  7. #47
    “Give a man wood, and he will learn-to make fire. Give him new land and he will learn to live My way.”
  8. #48
    “The hardship of the exercises is intended less to strengthen the back than to toughen the mind.”
  9. #49
    ″...there’s no way of stopping it until you find the person responsible and sack them. If you don’t identify the culprit fairly soon, you’re going to have another year without showing a profit....”
  10. #50
    “If you lived today as if it were your last, you’d buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn’t you?”
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