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Fire Quotes

11 of the best book quotes about fire
  1. #1
    “These violent delights have violent ends
    And in their triump die, like fire and powder
    Which, as they kiss, consume.”
  2. #2
    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.
  3. #3
    “Fire is catching! And if we burn, you burn with us!”
  4. #4
    “If everyone fought fire with fire, the whole world would go up in smoke.”
  5. #5
    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. #6
    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.
  7. #7
    “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.”
  8. #8
    “Doubt thou the stars are fire;
    Doubt that the sun doth move;
    Doubt truth to be a liar;
    But never doubt I love.”
  1. #9
    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.
  2. #10
    “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.”
  3. #11
    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.
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