Quotations About / On: FIRE
Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
(George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. Daniel Deronda, bk. 6, ch. 41 (1876).
Said of Mordecai; real name is Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans.)
Nothing bad's going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure; its a midlife vocational reassessment.
(P.J. (Patrick Jake) O'Rourke (b. 1947), U.S. journalist. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).)
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.
(Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935), U.S. jurist. Supreme Court opinion. Schenk v. United States, Baer v. United States, 249 U.S. 52 (1919).)
Absence cools moderate passions, and inflames violent ones; just as the wind blows out candles, but kindles fires.
(François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist. repr. F.A. Stokes Co., New York (c. 1930). Moral Maxims and Reflections, no. 276 (1665-1678), trans. London (1706).)
When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle- field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
(Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French general, emperor. Quoted in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Representative Men, "Napoleon," (1850).)
One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity.
(Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Russian author. Aleksei Petrovich, "A Correspondence," letter, May 2, 1840 (1856).)
The embers glowing in his bosom could set the world on fire, but they cannot warm the heart of a single human being.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Notebooks and Diaries (1808-1810).)
Killers, huh? I'd trade the pair of you for a good Camp Fire Girl.
(Daniel Taradash (b. 1913), U.S. screenwriter. Sergeant Warden (Burt Lancaster), From Here To Eternity, after preventing a fight between Maggio (Frank Sinatra) and Fatso (Ernest Borgnine) (1953).)
The world, an entity out of everything, was created by neither gods nor men, but was, is and will be eternally living fire, regularly becoming ignited and regularly becoming extinguished.
(Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. The Cosmic Fragments, no. 20 (c. 480 B.C.).)
The art of an actress is sublimated sexuality. But off the stage the fire must be able to reconvert the steam into body.
(Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)