Quotations About / On: FIRE

  • 21.
    I fought fire with oil.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. author, screenwriter. Marcus Crassus (Laurence Olivier), Spartacus, revealing he used bribery to beat a political rival (1960).)
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  • 22.
    There's another one for the fire.
    (John Russo, U.S. screenwriter, and George Romero. Sheriff McClelland (George Kosana), Night of the Living Dead, after shooting the sole survivor of the zombies, mistakenly believing him to be a zombie (1968).)
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  • 23.
    My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 24.
    The child says nothing but what is heard by the fire.
    (Unknown (20th century).)
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  • 25.
    You look like a fire sale.
    (John Guare (b. 1939), U.S. screenwriter, and Louis Malle. Fred (John McCurry), Atlantic City, to a young drug dealer (1981).)
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  • 26.
    Envy like fire always makes for the highest points.
    (Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, VIII, 31.)
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  • 27.
    Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Diels-Kranz, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker, 22B43. Heraclitus, one of the two or three most influential philosophers before Socrates, was known as "the riddler" or "the obscure.")
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  • 28.
    It takes two flints to make a fire.
    (Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), U.S. author. Laurie, in Little Women, pt. 2, ch. 16 (1869).)
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  • 29.
    In the right stage of the weather a pond fires its evening gun with great regularity.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 333, Houghton Mifflin (1906). Thoreau here refers specifically to nearby Flint's Pond in Concord.)
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  • 30.
    How death-cold is literary genius before this fire of life!
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Character," Essays, Second Series (1844).)
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