Best Quotes About Fire

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. -Dave Barry

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. -Roger de Rabutin

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. -William Shakespeare

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. -William Butler Yeats

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

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn. -Delmore Schwartz

When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes. -Dylan Thomas

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, Jr.

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

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. -Vince Lombardi

We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire. -Eric Hoffer

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

Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me – I quit.' -Bill Maher

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

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

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. -Arnold H. Glasow

Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. -Douglas William Jerrold

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

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. -William Shakespeare

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him. -Mae West

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

You're an old-timer if you can remember when setting the world on fire was a figure of speech. -Franklin P. Jones

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

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

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

The communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living. -T. S. Eliot

The new national campfire – radio. -Linda Ellerbee

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

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

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

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

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. -Pamela Hansford Johnson

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse. -Ed Koch

Wheels of fire, cosmic, rich, full-bodied honest victories over desperation. -Thomas Merton

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

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

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

I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. -Steven Wright

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

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

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

Love in its essence is spiritual fire. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

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

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body. -Benjamin Franklin

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

For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity. -George Santayana

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. -Richard M. Nixon

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light. -Thomas Fuller

Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. -Buddha

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

Husbands are like fires – they go out when they're left unattended. -Cher

I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out. -Dolly Parton

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

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

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. -Jean de La Fontaine

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. -Ferdinand Foch

If you fire people, you fire customers. -Ferdinand Piech

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

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. -Pauline Phillips

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

As fire kindled by fire, so is the poet's mind kindled by contact with a brother poet. -John Keble

It is your business when the wall next door catches fire. -Horace

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. -Victor Hugo

It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door. -Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

In politics, merit is rewarded by the possessor being raised, like a target, to a position to be fired at. -Christian Nestell Bovee

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

Husbands are like fires – they go out when unattended. -Zsa Zsa Gabor

It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire. -Horace

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

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself. -Mark Twain

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

It takes two flints to make a fire. -Louisa May Alcott

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

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

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

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

The only way to make money as a manager is to win in one place, get fired and hired somewhere else. -Whitey Herzog

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

I'd like to be able to light the fire a little bit. -Reggie Jackson

You never ask why you've been fired because if you do, they're liable to tell you. -Jerry Coleman

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience. -George Washington

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

Every idea is an incitement… eloquence may set fire to reason. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire. -Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

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

I am still in shock and awe at being fired. -Peter Arnett

Time is the fire in which we burn. -Gene Roddenberry

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. -Richard Bach

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

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire. -Edward Young

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

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

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

The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean. -Maya Angelou

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

The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess. -Christian Nestell Bovee

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

I haven't much opinion of words. They're apt to set fire to a dry tongue, that's what I say. -Ellen Glasgow

At night, when the curtains are drawn and the fire flickers, my books attain a collective dignity. -E. M. Forster

Contentment consist not in adding more fuel, but in taking away some fire. -Thomas Fuller

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

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, Sr.

Love is friendship set on fire. -Jeremy Taylor

Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled. -Dorothea Brande

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

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. -Garrison Keillor

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will. -Hippocrates

Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke. -Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. -Roy L. Smith

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

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 Fenimore Cooper

All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Books that you carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are most useful after all. -Samuel Johnson

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

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

Every time you walk down the street people are screaming, 'You're fired!' -Donald Trump

A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. -Mahatma Gandhi

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. -Robert Frost

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

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. -Lucy Larcom

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. -Quentin Crisp

Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores. -Elsa Maxwell

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

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

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

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course. -George Bernard Shaw

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. -Mitch Kapor

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

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

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 Blavatsky

I never could stand losing. Second place didn't interest me. I had a fire in my belly. -Ty Cobb

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

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

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

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. -Ludwig van Beethoven

Coaching is nothing more than eliminating mistakes before you get fired. -Lou Holtz

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

Leaders should lead as far as they can and then vanish. Their ashes should not choke the fire they have lit. -H. G. Wells

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

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

The rising cost of prescription drugs has sparked a prairie fire that is spreading across our nation. -Tim Pawlenty

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

There's nothing wrong with being fired. -Ted Turner

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

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

You are ice and fire the touch of you burns my hands like snow. -Amy Lowell

The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness. -Joan Miro

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

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

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

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

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe. -Tom Carper

Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

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

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

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. -William Allingham

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

My agent said, 'You aren't good enough for movies.' I said, 'You're fired.' -Sally Field

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

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

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

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

Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground. -Ludovico Ariosto

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

Age has been the perfect fire extinguisher for flaming youth. -Navjot Singh Sidhu

There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire. -Murray Walker

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

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 W. Service

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

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

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

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

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

The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age. -Margaret Walker

I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put out the very fire it lighted. -Rachel Field

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. -Al Smith

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

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

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

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

The reason most people sweat is so they will not catch fire while they are making love. -Don Rose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Noah came before the flood. I have come before the fire. -Joseph Smith, Jr.

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

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

When the fire of prayer goes out, the barrenness of busyness takes over. -George Carey

You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within. -Bob Nelson

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

Patriotism was a living fire of unquestioned belief and purpose. -Frank Knox

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

I've done made a deal with the devil. He said he's going to give me an air-conditioned place when I go down there, if I go there, so I won't put all the fires out. -Red Adair

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

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

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

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

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. -John W. Foster

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

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

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

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. -Mia Hamm

O what is life, if we must hold it thus as wind-blown sparks hold momentary fire? -Ada Cambridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 J. Watson

I caught on fire twice on the stage, but I was promptly put out. It was just my leg. -Tre Cool

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

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

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

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

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments. -Bobby Scott

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

I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot. -James Spader

They'll totally hire me if I say I got fired from my job on the Hill because of a sex scandal. -Jessica Cutler

I did mostly good things, except light things on fire. -Mark Hoppus

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. -Samuel Dash

It's hard to get fired from the government. You have to, like, kill people. -Wanda Sykes

If your house is burning, wouldn't you try and put out the fire? -Imran Khan

Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby. -Jack Scalia

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

Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity. -Jose Marti

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

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

I think anyone that isn't fired up right now shouldn't probably be out here. -Karrie Webb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections. -Matthew Simpson

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

But there is only one surefire method of proper pattern recognition, and that is science. -Michael Shermer

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

Getting fired is hard. -Alice Barrett

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

Last year in a historic move, the state of New York passed the very first cigarette fire safety standard. -Ed Markey

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

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

I was fired from my television job, simple as that. Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation. -Lee Child

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

Once the fired stone is out of the kiln, it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form. -Andy Goldsworthy

I'm cautious about using fire. It can become theatrical. I am interested in the heat, not the flames. -Andy Goldsworthy

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

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

The best training is to play by ear: trial by fire. -John Legend

I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me. -Shane West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America. -Steve Kanaly

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

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

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

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

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

The real literary editors have mostly been fired. Those that remain are all 'bottom line' editors; everything depends on the money. -Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Walking through this life really is walking through fire. -Chaka Khan

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

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

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

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

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

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

The successful pilots succeeded because they did not open fire until they were close to the target. -Douglas Bader

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

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

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

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

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

Tonight 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 Harding Davis

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

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

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

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

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

I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm. -Gavin DeGraw

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

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

I used to be a window cleaner. I got fired because I sometimes liked to drink the soapy water. -Jamelia

We should because when coaches get fired, the players have a lot to do with it. -Allen Iverson

I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman. -Carl Sandburg

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

Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat. -Francesca Annis

I'm just calm under fire. I'm not intimidating at all. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

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

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

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

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

And then ESPN fired me. I did not think that was a fitting punishment. -Gregg Easterbrook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Gaylord Simpson

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made. -Tommy Kirk

Eventually I became involved with somebody, and I was fired. -Tommy Kirk

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

Far too often we see attention paid to the firearm and not the criminal. -Jeff Miller

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

I fought fire with oil. -Dalton Trumbo

I am full of fire and passion. I am not ready yet for great concentration and passion. -Zane Grey

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

The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail. -James Longstreet

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

I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed. -Gavrilo Princip

When I heard Little Richard, I mean, it just set my world on fire. -David Bowie

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

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

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

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

The Jews have opened fire, and they are unready to begin a war. -Moshe Dayan

The country is making a big mistake not teaching kids to cook and raise a garden and build fires. -Loretta Lynn

The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage. -Jessica Savitch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man needs colour to live; it's just as necessary an element as fire and water. -Fernand Leger

You know me, I've got to find some way to get a fresh fire. -Garth Brooks

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

These are the stories the Dogs tell, when the fires burn high and the wind is from the north. -Clifford D. Simak

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

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

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

There was nothing there but black water and American fire power. -James Stockdale

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

Not too much, though there's a certain amount of rancour and bitterness when someone tries to fire you. -Donald Sutherland

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

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

The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment, gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy. -Buffalo Bill

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

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

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

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

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

The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots. -Sean Connery

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

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

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 Yosef Agnon

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

They were fun days, and we set the town on fire with every movie we did. -Burt Lancaster

It's not a party until the fire department shows up. -Thom Filicia

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

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

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

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

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

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 Rodgers

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 Rodgers

I never made a daring rescue, which is the story people want to hear. I did go to my share of fires. -Steve Buscemi

Cease-fire is important, but it can last only for a very, very, very short time. -Silvan Shalom

How could I stand by and watch my house on fire? -Kamisese Mara

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

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

What is it about the component of fire? People have written about it. People have wondered about it. -Joseph Wambaugh

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

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

I've lost a little bit of my fire… I don't want to say I've lost my passion. -Roger Clemens

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

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

I used to write things out beforehand. But sometimes it backfires. -Todd Barry

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

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

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

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

The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon. -Felix Adler

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

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution. -John Boehner

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

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

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

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

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

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

My pamphlet did not set the Torrens on fire. -Catherine Helen Spence

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

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

Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives. -Siegfried Sassoon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I've got friends who are pyrotechnics who do big fire shows, so I'm really fascinated by that. -Rosamund Pike

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everything was black in the harbor, but there were still some fires burning on the ships. -Barney Ross

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was a night when London was ringed and stabbed with fire. -Ernie Pyle

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

I love to go get fireworks, even though some of them are illegal. -Carmen Electra

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

Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye. -Ken Kesey

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

I always wanted to fire rays out of my fingertips. -Len Wein

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

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

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility. -Martin Puryear

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

Running like a bunny with his tail on fire. -Red Barber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls. -Taylor Caldwell

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

I have had hundreds of people work for me over the years, and I don't think I ever fired anybody. -Tom T. Hall

Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire. -Bernard Williams

Genius is talent set on fire by courage. -Henry Van Dyke

Genius is initiative on fire. -Holbrook Jackson

Out of the frying pan, into the fire. -Tertullian

Storytelling is what lights my fire. -Hope Davis

I am not authorized to fire substitute teachers. -Nancy Cartwright

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

Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal. -Dante Alighieri

Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men. -Dante Alighieri

I get all fired up about aging in America. -Willard Scott

A husband is like a fire – he goes out when unattended. -Evan Esar

Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire. -Abbie Hoffman

Malice can always find a mark to shoot at, and a pretence to fire. -Charles Simmons

The reason people sweat is so they won't catch fire when making love. -Don Rose

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever. -Leon Trotsky

You may be a redneck if… your lifetime goal is to own a fireworks stand. -Jeff Foxworthy

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire. -Edgar Allan Poe

A house is no home unless it contain food and fire for the mind as well as for the body. -Margaret Fuller

I don't even like firing people. I don't think I've ever said, 'You're fired' to anybody. -Martha Stewart

We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire. -George Sand

Even in moments of tranquility, Murray Walker sounds like a man whose trousers are on fire. -Clive James

Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. -George Carlin

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. -Aesop

Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content. -Paul Valery

Cities have always been the fireplaces of civilization, whence light and heat radiated out into the dark. -Theodore Parker

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

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

The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells, but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant. -Karl Kraus

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

I never wanted to set the world on fire. So I never had to burn any bridges behind me. -Dinah Shore

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse, abandon your children. But they remain your co-authors forever. -Ellen Goodman

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. -Washington Irving

Divine fires do not blaze each day, but an artist functions in their afterglow hoping for their recurrence. -Ned Rorem

Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice. -Ethel Merman

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

The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire. -Hermann Hesse

There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god. -John B. S. Haldane

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself. -Shunryu Suzuki

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

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

So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us. -Gaston Bachelard

The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles. -Anton Chekhov

To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires. -W. E. B. Du Bois

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

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

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

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

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

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

My passions have never jumped out of the fireplace and set fire to the carpet. -Mason Cooley

To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions. -Dean Kamen

One does not set fire to a world which is already lost. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire. -William Shakespeare

Deliberate violence is more to be quenched than a fire. -Heraclitus

The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further. -Franz Kafka

Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own. -Edmund Burke

One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity. -Ivan Turgenev

Honest criticism means nothing: what one wants is unrestrained passion, fire for fire. -Henry Miller

The fire burns as the novel taught it how. -Wallace Stevens

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

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

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

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

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

Envy like fire always makes for the highest points. -Livy

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

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

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

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

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

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare. Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another, comparisons only fan the fires. -Dorothy Corkille Briggs

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

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

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

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

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

Ever since we were little, we were so on fire for our dreams. We never let anyone blow our flames out. -Kelly Rowland

You wait until the forest fire is on your front step before you step up. -Peter Dawson

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

To give reason for fancy were to weigh the fire, and measure the wind. -John Lyly

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

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

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 II

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

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

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

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

I think that President Obama is beginning to realize that a lot of his plans have backfired. -Jonathan Krohn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have defeated this earthworm with my words. Imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists. -Charlie Sheen

What is this powerful have over my tub? Surely, I am transfixed by your firecracker charm and your suspended electrified wit. -Isabel Yosito

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

I belong to quite a lot of learned societies. We collect firearms and discuss them at dinners and clubs and things. -Michael Gambon

Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation's fury. -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted. -David Cameron

Once I was walking from The Mercer in New York – because otherwise I don't walk anywhere – and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her, saying, 'Are you all right?' and she was still taking pictures. -Kate Moss

In Brentwood we had a big safe-deposit box to put manuscripts in if we left town during fire season. It was such a big box that we never bothered to clean it out. -Joan Didion

It was a very intense and stressful situation. There was playing in the Johnny-pump (an opened fire hydrant) and the ice-cream man coming around and all of these games that we'd play, and suddenly it would turn just violent and there would be shootings at 12 in the afternoon on any given day. -Jay-Z

I think what should be celebrated about our campaign is we have over 3 million people who have contributed to our campaign – teachers, firefighters, nurses, retirees. They're making up the backbone of this field organization in the country. -David Plouffe

I didn't see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. -Steve Jobs

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond; reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires. -Bradley Chicho

Here at this site, Solyndra expects to make enough solar panels each year to generate 500 megawatts of electricity. And over the lifetime of this expanded facility, that could be like replacing as many as eight coal-fired power plants. -Barack Obama

You built a factory out there, good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads that the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. -Elizabeth Warren

The more living patterns there are in a place – a room, a building, or a town – the more it comes to life as an entirety, the more it glows, the more it has that self-maintaining fire which is the quality without a name. -Christopher Alexander

When I got to the Mavericks people were all giving me advice – change this, change that – and one thing that I didn't do was fire anybody. -Mark Cuban

If my house was on fire, I can't compromise about which part of the house I'm going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. We either save this country or we do not. -Marco Rubio

I'm in a position of feeling secure enough so that I can say what I think is right and if so many people think it's wrong that I get fired, well, I've got enough to eat. -Andy Rooney

A lot of amateurs are terrified of going up against a player who is clearly better than they are. They never play their best, because they aren't comfortable. There's one surefire way to get over that, and it's to ask yourself, 'What if I beat him?' Imagine the possibility. -Fuzzy Zoeller

If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly. -Sinead O'Connor

Every week I have a disaster in my kitchen. The fire alarm goes off repeatedly. But it doesn't stop me being adventurous. -Paul O'Grady

You know, I'm no different from a fireman. You got to run into a fire no matter how big the blaze is. -R. Kelly

Being 5' 10, I was supposed to be too short to play college volleyball. So that gave me the hunger and the fire to say, Oh yeah? I'd just hit the crap out of the ball. -Summer Altice

I got the nickname Spitfire for a reason – I burned inside to play volleyball. -Summer Altice

I keep reading that I'm cold. But I'm not, I'm shy. And I play a lot of women of fire and sexuality like an animal – so I'm cold on one side and fiery on the other. -Emmanuelle Beart

When you're winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire. -Gary Lineker

An education is a more surefire guarantee that you have possibilities opened to you. -Jonathan Taylor Thomas

You can get fired from any job at any time. -Jorge Garcia

If you've got to get fired, it's really fabulous to get fired with a friend. -Jorja Fox

There was a moment there when it was getting really bad and everyone was being let go. I was, like, 'Can I get fired, please? Can I move on with my life? -Michelle Branch

I'm probably a bit romantic about it, but I think we humans miss having contact with fire. We need it. -Jamie Oliver

There's never a surefire good career move except doing good work. -Seth Green

Puppet Papademos is in place, and as Athens caught fire on Sunday night he rather took my breath away – he said violence and destruction have no place in a democratic country. -Nigel Farage

I was fired by 'America's Next Top Model' on my birthday. -Paulina Porizkova

Sometimes I wish I could get fired. -Matt Stone

When the Americans advance, we harass and retreat, fire from new positions and then retreat again. If the attacking force is too big, we call for support. -Muqtada al Sadr

You don't extinguish fire by adding more fire, you need water. -Pope Shenouda III

I moved to New York when I was 17 and I had no idea what I was doing. I really thought I was going to take that city by storm and it taught me a lot; it was like the school of life. For me, it was like a series of really hilarious experiences in New York with getting jobs and getting fired. -Dreama Walker

In the little town where I live in Hampshire County, Massachusetts, we now have a 'Public Safety Complex' around the corner from what used to be our hokey Andy Griffith-esque fire station. -Rachel Maddow

I'm very proud of being Italian-American, but people don't realize that the mafia is just this aberration. The real community is built on the working man, the guy who's the cop, the fireman, the truck driver, the bus driver. -Chazz Palminteri

British aren't really known for their physical loveliness but firemen, generally speaking, are gorgeous. -Emma Thompson

I am very fired up to run in New York. -Dayron Robles

Police and firefighters are great, but they don't create wealth. They protect it. That's crucial. Teaching is a wonderful profession. Teachers help educate people to become good citizens so that citizens can then go create wealth. But they don't create the wealth themselves. -Rush Limbaugh

I was so focused and so driven, there was this fire inside of me that was burning so brightly. -Kyle Shewfelt

It's funny, when you become an actor and you're successful, they don't want to talk about acting any more. 'Hey let's talk about that stuff you were fired from.' -Nicholas Brendon

I put a lot of fire in my punches. -Rau'Shee Warren

I don't believe anyone should ignore all the fires around you and stand pat and not worry about getting singed. -Rick Santelli

I learned how to fire a sniper rifle, which I'm sure will be useful at some point. -Paul Giamatti

When the gun fires you must concentrate for every second on the way to that finish line. You should know exactly how long it will take you to and think about every step of the race you are about to run. -Maurice Greene

Storytelling in general is a communal act. Throughout human history, people would gather around, whether by the fire or at a tavern, and tell stories. One person would chime in, then another, maybe someone would repeat a story they heard already but with a different spin. It's a collective process. -Joseph Gordon-Levitt

If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire. -Pitbull

There's a very big part of me that just wants to take all of comics history and toss it on the bonfire. I'd sort of like to get on to the future. -Scott McCloud

So many people wanted an adventure. It was really more about finding the cast that I wanted for 'Expedition Impossible,' so it had good diversity, and people could really say, 'Oh, there's the firefighters, there's the team of cops, there's the grandpa' – so that you can really relate with them. -Mark Burnett

I try to teach my son about sanitation, especially when handling foods like chicken that could be dangerous. I remind him to wash his hands all the time. When my son cooks with me, he stands on a step stool so he can reach the stove. I teach him about safety and fire. -Emeril Lagasse

I like to sing around the bonfire, in my car and in the shower. -Jessica Pare

I stepped into the bedroom where he was killed and looked up at the ceiling, where you could still see the patterns of blood that had spurted from bin Laden's head when the bullet fired by a U.S. Navy SEAL tore through the terrorist leader's face. -Peter Bergen

You've got to be a little vicious. You've got to be narcissistic. You've got to be on fire about your career. -Howard Stern

I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire. -Deion Sanders

I set our house on fire when I was a little child playing with lighters. Boy, did I burn the place down! -Flavor Flav

Most of the time, I grill over high heat. I like things to move fast. I like the sound and smell of a very hot fire. I gravitate towards dishes that you can get on and off the grill as quickly as possible. After a while, you'll know without thinking about it how hot the fire is. -Bobby Flay

It can be hard for the cute girl. I was blond, cute, broke. I was beat up. I was thrown inside lockers. I was burned with cigarettes. My hair was lit on fire. -Jenny McCarthy

Really, most of us just focus on what's in front of us. We're too busy putting out the fires of everyday life. -Aidan Quinn

You cannot play with fire. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away. -Alexei Sayle

I blow up fireworks all the time, and I love making milkshakes and banana splits. -Chris Isaak

My uncle's house burned down when I was 6 years old. We got out safely. But ever since, I've had a nightmare of dying in a fire. -David Copperfield

The Romney candidacy is better than it was four years ago, but it's not clear that it's good. Mitt needs to get good real fast: A real speech, real plan, real responses, and real fire in the belly. -Mark Steyn

I was once hired to write a column for 'The Guardian' and then got fired before I'd submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most newspapers wait until I've written at least one piece for them before firing me. -Toby Young

I shall be found with 'Indians' engraved on my brain when I am dead. A fire has been kindled within me, which will never go out. -Helen Hunt Jackson

The unions say 'last hired – first fired,', we say hire and fire based on merit. We want the best and brightest in the classroom. -Scott Walker

Now things have changed for the better. Our reforms end seniority and tenure so we can hire and fire based on merit and pay based on performance. That means we can put the best and the brightest in our classrooms – and we can keep them there. -Scott Walker

As I discovered music, especially Rock 'n Roll, new territory was opened to me. I was lured by the unbridled rhythm of this art form. It was like gasoline on the fire of my youthful spirit. -Taylor Hanson

How do you combat a man with a firearm? You don't combat him with a golf club, baseball bat or a knife. You combat him with another firearm. -Luke Scott

I feel more Irish than English. I feel freer than British, more visceral, with a love of language. Shot through with fire in some way. That's why I resist being appropriated as the current repository of Shakespeare on the planet. That would mean I'm part of the English cultural elite, and I am utterly ill-fitted to be. -Kenneth Branagh

Our three big emergencies are fire, loss of pressurization or contaminated atmosphere. Any of those things in a spaceship are very deadly and time critical. Everybody's trained, but I'm the commander of the ship, and it's up to me to decide. -Chris Hadfield

I mean, it's pretty disillusioning for all of us right now, and we feel pretty helpless when Congress, their approval rating is thirteen percent, and across the board, whether you're a Democrat or a Republican, you sort of want to walk in and fire everybody. -Christopher Cross

People would have a health care insurance policy they can call their own. They could choose one that exactly fits their families' needs and their budgets, be able to take that coverage with them from job to job and be able to fire their insurance company if it doesn't treat them well. -Andrew P. Harris

I'm a journalist, I run to the fire, that's what we do. -Shepard Smith

Financial crises are like fireworks: they illuminate the sky even as they go pop. -James Buchan

I think Michigan keeps you sane and on an even keel through the ups and downs. In Michigan, I do fireworks, shovel snow and live life. -Jeff Daniels

Those who purify your water, inspect your meat, and test your kids' toys, as well as a huge number of nurses, teachers, and our soldiers, are public employees. The firefighters who don't hesitate to rush toward danger while you run away from it – they are all public employees. -Jennifer Granholm

It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from 'Saturday Night Live', but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it. -Joan Cusack

Try letting a Kindle protect your heart from sniper fire! -Daniel Clowes

What I'm always trying to do with every book is to recreate the effect of the stories we heard as children in front of campfires and fireplaces – the ghost stories that engaged us. -Chuck Palahniuk

We must rekindle the fire of idealism in our society. -Joe Biden

I've started to think that maybe I wouldn't mind passing my demented genius on to some small thing who can set fire and breathe profanity. -Marilyn Manson

Business and growing jobs is about taking risk, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but always striving. It is about dreams. Usually, it doesn't work out exactly as you might have imagined. Steve Jobs was fired at Apple. He came back and changed the world. -Mitt Romney

While Free Choice Vouchers didn't fulfill my vision of a health care system in which every American would be empowered to hire and fire their insurance company, they were a foothold for choice and competition and a safety valve for Americans whose employers are already forcing them to bear more and more of their family's health insurance costs. -Ron Wyden

The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we've got beyond this media firestorm. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

When I was playing for tips in college, I felt a fire in my soul. I had the same principle of focus that I had learned playing football. -Kenny Chesney

With his economic speeches in response to Obama's 'you didn't build that' fiasco, Romney proved that he does have fire in his belly and that he is fervently dedicated to free enterprise, entrepreneurship and pro-growth policies. -David Limbaugh

I've been through WTO riots in Seattle, massive earthquakes, major floods… forest fires. I just try to be as even-keeled and calm as possible. -Gary Locke

When it comes to jobs, President Obama makes the Jimmy Carter years look like good old days. If we fired Jimmy Carter then, why would we rehire Barack Obama now? -Paul Ryan

I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers. -Scott Walker

I think the American people want to see the interactivity between candidates and audiences, and tough questions posed by people and how you handle them under fire. -Jack Kemp

When I was a young prosecutor, I got called to testify against my boss. I could have backed down, but I didn't. I stood up to him. And he fired me for it. -Susana Martinez

What are people going to do? Fire me? I've been fired before. Not book me? I've been out of work before. I don't care. -Joan Rivers

Every study on crime and or firearms proves time and time again, that 99.99999% of American gun owners do not commit crimes or use our firearms in any dangerous or improper way. -Ted Nugent

I was one of the hardest-hitting conservatives on George W. Bush. Republicans didn't like me on George W. Bush. Republicans still don't like me on many things. If any Republican thinks I've been hard on Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or any of these guys, wait until Mitt Romney gets into office. I'll hold his feet to the fire just as much. -Glenn Beck

Humor starts like a wildfire, but then continues on, smoldering, smoldering for years. -Robert Orben

In Kenya women are the first victims of environmental degradation, because they are the ones who walk for hours looking for water, who fetch firewood, who provide food for their families. -Wangari Maathai

I've had a lot of baptism by fire. -Donna Murphy

I think the idea of trying to demonize Governor Romney's going to backfire. Their attempts so far have failed pretty outstandingly and I think at the end of the day, people are going to say, 'what was Obama's record?' Governor Romney's got pro-growth Reaganesque proposals on the table. -Steve Forbes

But you know, I'm the negative-Nancy, curmudgeon, glass-half-empty-with-a-leak-in-it guy – which is basically the fuel that fires me up anyway. Without that, we wouldn't have me. -Maynard James Keenan

It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. -Judy Blume

You have started the book with this bubble over your head that contains a cathedral full of fire – that contains a novel so vast and great and penetrating and bright and dark that it will put all other novels ever written to shame. And then, as you get towards the end, you begin to realise, no, it's just this book. -Michael Cunningham

The biggest problem for me was feeling that as I became more balanced and a better man that I wouldn't have the fire to create from. -Nicolas Cage

Being fired was the best luck of my life. It made me stop and reflect. It was the birth of my life as a writer. -Jose Saramago

My normal routine is pretty much putting out fires all day. -Vera Wang

I was a child of privilege and I woke up to a world on fire. -Bill Ayers

I've never felt like my career has been on fire. -Greg Kinnear

I quit doing the movies because the wrestling was going so good and was so on fire during the '80s and '90s, but I was getting all these movie scripts. -Hulk Hogan

In a world of democracies, in a world where the great projects that have set humanity on fire are the projects of the emancipation of individuals from entrenched social division and hierarchy; in such a world individuals must never be puppets or prisoners of the societies or cultures into which they have been born. -Roberto Unger

Among the many problems with taking the Bible literally is it reduces the most mysterious and complex of realities to simple – even simplistic – terms. Yes, scripture speaks of fire and damnation and eternal bliss, but the Bible is the product of human hands and hearts, and much of the imagery is allegorical, not meteorological. -Jon Meacham

As a southerner born after the epic events of the civil rights movement, I've always wondered how on earth people of good will could have conceivably lived with Jim Crow – with the daily degradations, the lynchings in plain sight, and, as the movement gathered force, with the fire hoses and the police dogs and the billy clubs. -Jon Meacham

Here's my definition of a great beach read – a fabulous story that sucks me in like a black hole and when it's over, it jettisons my bones across the galaxy with a hair on fire mission to convince everyone I know that they must read that book or they will die. -Dorothea Benton Frank

I got fired when I was a dishwasher at Denny's. That set me back a little bit. You don't realize how important dishwashers are until you do the job. -Kelsey Grammer

People think retiring is fun. Well, maybe, but if you have a certain kind of fire inside, there is no end in sight. -Sylvester Stallone

Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it's all at, it's what lights the fire. -Bruce Springsteen

If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti. -Paul Farmer

I live in constant fear of being fired or dropped for that dark part of my work I can't control. -Lynda Barry

High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces. -Camille Paglia

Making a film is like putting out a fire with sieve. There are so many elements, and it gets so complicated. -George Lucas

I think when you see an aircraft fire, these angry, black puffs of smoke, knowing that one of them could kill you that you – you – you understand the seriousness of the mission. And you understand your own mortality. -George H. W. Bush

First of all, I think all countries in the world have agreed it is not in anyone's interest to test-fire a missile, or whatever its is. -Lee Myung-bak

If I make a bogey or three putt I'm on fire inside. But it's not like you're going to play any better slamming your club or getting angry. So you might as well just keep it in. People say I'm pretty calm, but I do make mistakes and I do get angry, but I try and not show it. -Lydia Ko

If we accept the notion that terrorists will have immunity because as they fire on civilians they hide behind civilians, then this tactic will be legitimized and the terrorists will have their greatest victory. -Benjamin Netanyahu

Kiss is a Fourth of July fireworks show with a backbeat. -Gene Simmons

The fire in the belly is essential, otherwise you become Michael Buble – famous and meaningless. -Morrissey

But again, to dealing with border security, is an issue that – it's like having a fire in the back of your house that you need to put out first before you talk about who, who you're going to let in the front door. -Henry Bonilla

If I've inadvertently become some sort of role model for failed comedians, then it's really backfired very badly on me. -Jack Dee

I used to buy into a former Supreme Court justice's argument that you can't scream fire in a crowded theater. Well, I think you can. -Larry Flynt

It's sort of the mixed blessing of being on television for so long in one thing; sometimes that backfires, in that you're not able to continue on. -Katey Sagal

For now, I'm just going to keep doing the work and hope I don't get fired. If people want to put me up on their walls, I'll love it. -Ryan Gosling

Accidents happen, whether they're car accidents, friendly fire, drug overdoses. Accidents happen, and they're tragic. It's like a bomb that goes off and pieces of shrapnel rip into the flesh of the family. It's the families that need the compassion, because everywhere they walk, every day, someone reminds them of their loss. -James Belushi

Social paralysis is strong and stands firmly in the way of change on the ground level. As allies, we have to prepare ourselves to step into the fire when necessary, even – and especially – when said fire is merely a still-lit cigarette tossed carelessly onto the street. -Jack Antonoff

There are occasions when I've pretended to be in a firefight, and then there are people who have really been in a firefight. Clearly it's absolutely ridiculous, and even disrespectful, to suggest that I understand what that is. -Christian Bale

If my favorite, most comfortable place is by our fireplace in cold weather, expedient places are on an airplane, in a waiting room or even waiting in line; frequently these days, while on the phone having been 'put on hold.' -Joyce Carol Oates

A company can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on firewalls, intrusion detection systems and encryption and other security technologies, but if an attacker can call one trusted person within the company, and that person complies, and if the attacker gets in, then all that money spent on technology is essentially wasted. -Kevin Mitnick

If there's no fire, there's no scream. If there's no scream, then no one hears you and no one comes to help you in the first place. The depth of my struggle has definitely determined the height of my success. To be able to teach my kids not just about success but about the struggle that comes with it. -R. Kelly

I think there's always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It's the animal we are that cause the problems. -Joe Namath

It was a dreamlike time for me from December 1997 to March of '98. Before that, I was basically unknown. Then, bang! The starting gun fired, and everybody just started running. It was learn-on-the-job. And there were more opportunities for work than I had time to do them. -Ben Affleck

Once you feel like you're being dictated by other people's expectations, it usually backfires. -Rob Zombie

Brave people are the firemen who run into the burning building. That's brave. -Elizabeth Edwards

But I would defy anyone to go back over the years and tell me anyone whose career I've ruined, anyone whom I've driven out of the service, anyone I've fired from a job. -Norman Schwarzkopf

I love stories. When I'm writing, what I pretend subconsciously is that we're cavemen, we're sitting around the fire, and I'm telling you stories. If I bore you, you're probably going to pick up a big club and hit me over the head. -Harlan Coben

The first memory I have was my sisters dancing to the radio when they played records by Benny Goodman and Harry James and of the sort. But the record that got me was a record by Derek Sampson, who was a young guy, called 'Boogie Express,' and it was boogie-woogie. Really, it was on fire, and that got me. -Jerry Leiber

Climate change is a global problem. The planet is warming because of the growing level of greenhouse gas emissions from human activity. If this trend continues, truly catastrophic consequences are likely to ensue from rising sea levels, to reduced water availability, to more heat waves and fires. -Malcolm Turnbull

In the car and in front of the camera I tend to be very calm but behind the scenes I can get fired up and passionate, I just don't see the need to shout my mouth off in public. -Jenson Button

I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts. -Andrew Thomas

I used to think I'd like to be a fireman – in fact, I still would – and the only drawback I could see was coming back to the firehouse, after a day of fighting fires, and still having to put in an eight-hour day writing. -David Mamet

I've never been able to learn from other people's mistakes – I'm not that smart – so I usually learn by trial by fire. -Shia LaBeouf

I'm on fire when I'm singing, I'm completely in character, I use my sense memories, and every syllable of it is meant. It's a very special thing. -Sinead O'Connor

Coming through the fire and through the storm of life with a strong man, my fiance Ashanti, whom I've been dating for eight months and two wonderful children beside me, I'm just so happy that I have been able to maintain my integrity and get to where I am today with the right energy around me. -Angie Stone

If you want to stay fit, surround yourself with a couple of chicks who are fired up, so that the one day you're not, you can feed off their energy. -Gabrielle Reece

You can't be afraid to put out a fire if you're a fireman. You can't be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you're afraid to get up and go out there. So you've got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that. -Duane Chapman

In 2007, when I was governor of New York, I proposed that our state once again permit undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license. To say the proposal lit a firestorm in the political arena is an understatement. -Eliot Spitzer

I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition. -Eric Stoltz

It more or less has the shape of a love song, but 'Crescent Moon' reflects more my longing for an ancient romantic context that includes wild animals, fire, danger of death, stellar navigation, and seasonal intuition. -Frank Black

I was once fired as opening act for Seals and Crofts because I got loaded and introduced them as Arts and Crafts. -George Miller

Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it's romantic. -Benjamin Bratt

When I get old and slow down I want to look behind me and see all the fire and the wreckage and no stone left unturned. -Aisha Tyler

The reason why you know more funny dudes than funny chicks is that dudes are funnier than chicks. If my daughter has a mediocre sense of humor, I'm just gonna tell her, 'Be a staff writer for a sitcom. Because they'll have to hire you, they can't really fire you, and you don't have to produce that much. It'll be awesome.' -Adam Carolla

Too many times I've heard records from bands who were obviously, like, 'Well, we're at least gonna do half as well as we did on our last record. At least we can count on that.' You really have to keep that initial hunger that made some of your first best songs your first best songs. You have to keep that fire in the belly. -Chad Kroeger

Empirically the way you get a product visionary as CEO is for him to found the company and not get fired. -Paul Graham

The rite of passage of learning to build a fire that will burn all night with one match is not an insignificant one in my husband's family, and I grew up camping and backpacking. I love to camp. -Sarah Wayne Callies

Learning to shoot firearms to me is a little like driving stick – it seems like a decent skill to have. -Sarah Wayne Callies

We as children went up the mountain to find feed for livestock, like goats, cows and horses, and because in the winter time we would light the fire in the house, we would climb the mountain to collect firewood as well. Because of that, I suppose I became used to climbing mountains. -Tamae Watanabe

Christians well know that the much-decorated statue of the Church, as it now stands, is not of pure chiseled marble, but of clay, cemented together by blood and tears and hardened in the fires of hatred and persecution. -Virchand Gandhi

I remember the noise of the bells ringing at school as the effigy of Guy Fawkes we'd prepared earlier was carried out on a canvas stretcher, hoisted on to the huge bonfire and set alight. Then the revelry would begin. My school friends and I would all have sparklers we passed around, lighting one from another. -Pippa Middleton

I took out a whole fireplace and put in broken glass and installed a burner underneath, so it looks like fire on ice. I did that in my bedroom suite. I'm pretty handy. -Cory Monteith

When I'm writing, what I pretend subconsciously is that we're cavemen, we're sitting around the fire, and I'm telling you stories. If I bore you, you're probably going to pick up a big club and hit me over the head. -Harlan Coben

If I want to get a taste of beach culture, I'll fire up my season 2 DVD of 'Beverly Hills, 90210.' -Diablo Cody

Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back. -Chadwick Boseman

Most actors have been fired during their career. -Robert Morse

I live in L.A. – I love L.A., first off – but I didn't realize how much better the air quality was in Vancouver until I went back to L.A. for a weekend and I literally felt like I was breathing fire. -Emma Bell

I'd been fired by CBS News in a semipublic way, and as the months went by, there was a perception that I was damaged goods. -Mika Brzezinski

I was fired at the pinnacle of my career, on my 39th birthday. And in the year that followed, I learned that there are many psychological phases of being 'let go.' -Mika Brzezinski

A fundamental lesson on being fired: Never lie about it. People will know what you're saying is a cover-up for how you really feel – embarrassed, discouraged, and afraid. -Mika Brzezinski

The one thing I've discovered about social media is that people love answering questions. In fact, it sometimes feels like at any given moment, millions of people are online who have been waiting for exactly the question you fire off. -Susan Orlean

The deepest and most sincere feeling I get is when I meet an artist and they have that steel in their eyes and they have that fire and that passion and all they want is to be a star and to hear themselves on the radio. -L.A. Reid

To romp along the connected rooftops and fire escapes of Chicago's second city of garages was my young life's passion. -Lynn Margulis

I would have to say the novel 'War and Peace' influenced me more than any other book. This greatest of novels demonstrated to me the enormous power of literature and fired me up with a desire to become a writer, to participate in what I considered then to be the greatest of all endeavors. -Douglas Preston

My publishers are wonderful because they have let me write what I wanted to. They're wise enough to know that, with any author who's not simply writing formulas – who's trying to create something new – pressuring them to do something for market purposes almost always backfires. I can't imagine working under those circumstances, actually. -Elizabeth Kostova

I've dealt with a lot of guns over my career, so I'm getting better and better with firearms. -Will Patton

Sometimes I read a biography of some tempestuous artist and find myself longing for fireworks! booze! bloody fights!; I do think that life must be so much more thrilling when you're actively miserable. -Lauren Groff

I'm part of the party, getting the crowd fired up, singing songs, pouring drinks, whatever it takes to get them to have a good time. When I walk into the meet-and-greet, someone's always going to have a story, a sad story or a happy story. -Dierks Bentley

I don't want everybody to see exactly where I live, what my sofa or my fireplace looks like. -Marilyn Monroe

Confidentially, the type of male I find most enjoyable for a friend is one who has enough fire and assurance to speak up for his convictions. -Marilyn Monroe

Jane was my wicked stepmother: she was generous, affectionate and resourceful; she salvaged my schooling and I owe her an unknowable debt for that. One flaw: sometimes, early on, she would tell me things designed to make me think less of my mother, and I would wave her away, saying, 'Jane, this just backfires and makes me think less of you.' -Martin Amis

Since we can't count on the meat, egg, and dairy industries to protect animals from the most egregious forms of cruelty, what can we, as consumers, do? Opting out of paying someone to allow animals to die in a barn fire or at the slaughterhouse seems pretty reasonable. -Ingrid Newkirk

People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It's so fun. People are busting each other's chops, and it's a sign of affection, truly. It's a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit 'em hard. -Jeff Ross

I have mostly been terrified of listening to scary stories around a campfire. We camp a lot as a family, and at night my dad would try and tell us scary stories. This made eating s'mores difficult. The story would start with something like… 'and the old man who lived in these woods…' I would then run back into the camper terrified. -Willow Shields

I always keep a firewall between my own travails and my perception of public-policy issues; otherwise I would retain no credibility as a commentator. -Conrad Black

If, indeed, a firearm were more dangerous to its possessors than to potential aggressors, would it not make sense for the government to arm all criminals, and let them accidentally shoot themselves? Is this absurd? Yes, and yet the government, of course, is arming criminals. -David Mamet

This is a country for, of, and by the people not for, of, and by the government. If we turn it over to them we cannot complain about what they're doing because this is a natural course of men and we have to hold their feet to the fire. -Ben Carson

I tend to get comfortable with the dialogue and find out who the person is in the script and try to hit that. People are sort of independent of their occupations and their pastimes. You don't play a politician or a fireman or a cowboy – you just play a person. -Billy Campbell

Working with Tracy Morgan on '30 Rock' is really great. I love Tracy. He's wonderful. Well, until his fish tank caught fire – his apartment burned up and flooded my apartment. We live in the same building, but I'm eight floors below him and we had to evacuate. -Sherri Shepherd

There are two possibilities: Either the kiss is a human universal, one of the constellation of innate traits, including language and laughter, that unites us as a species, or it is an invention, like fire or wearing clothes, an idea so good that it was bound to metastasize across the globe. -Joshua Foer

Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars. -Camilla Lackberg

Quite a few of the dogs that come back from Afghanistan or Iraq or police dogs that are involved in violent confrontations where there's gunfire can in fact exhibit the symptoms and suffer from PTSD. -Robert Crais

Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films and was the family comedy king through the '80s and '90s – 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' 'Home Alone,' etc. – has acquired rights to 'The Cypress House' and is working on the script himself, with intent to direct. -Michael Koryta

There is so much misinformation out there. If you give people even a little bit, it gets blown out of proportion then you have to go put out fires. So it's much easier to say, 'No comment.' -Oren Peli

I left school at 16 and my mother got me a job as a trainee wine taster. But one day I followed some girls into St Martin's art school and saw a voluptuous woman sitting on a stool being sketched. I decided to get myself fired. -Malcolm Mclaren

Making music is still what keeps a fire going on in me. -Alan Jackson

If there was a fire at my house I would throw more things on it. The only thing I would take out? Myself! -Jean Nouvel

I did not fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I cannot fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I am not his employer. I do not have such authority. And even if I did, I would never fire Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys. I love Brian Wilson. We are partners. He's my cousin by birth and my brother in music. -Mike Love

The National Guard has served America as both a wartime force and the first military responders in times of domestic crisis. Hundreds of times each year, the nation's governors call upon their Guard troops to respond to fires, floods, hurricanes and other natural disasters. -Russel Honore

My wife, Daniela, and I live in an old house from 1810 with three fireplaces at the end of a dead-end dirt road on Cape Cod, so I turn the trees into firewood for us and a friend of mine sells the rest. -Sebastian Junger

I kind of found a niche for myself after 'Firefly'. I found something that I enjoyed doing and that I did well, but as far as how I seek out a part, it's always different. It's always something that lights you on fire when you read it. It might be just one scene, it might be one line that defines the character for you. -Nathan Fillion

I think my printing to this day looks like the printing right out of a comic book. Actually, I always wanted to be in a comic book. I watched cartoons when I was a kid, too, and both comics and cartoons lit fire in my imagination. This realm holds a lot of interest for me, a lot of passion for me. So to be comic-ized, yeah, that's cool. -Nathan Fillion

You know what? I did a lot of things that were deliberate, and they all backfired. I was trying desperately to become Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler, and it did not work for me. I took a lot of leaps that I shouldn't have, traditionally speaking. I paid the price for that. I was not as hire-able for a while. But then I just gave all that up. -Dax Shepard

I've had plenty of good times and have settled peacefully into quite a boring existence that I love. I had enough fireworks and chaos. It is a blissful boring life, believe me. -Dax Shepard

After I was fired from Disney, I did some of the worst movies ever made and I got professionally involved with a manager who said it didn't matter what you did as long as you kept working. I wound up completely broke. -Tommy Kirk

There are etiquette things that actors, new actors, need to know about. Because it only takes one mess-up on a set to get fired. Not being where you're supposed to be or saying something to the wrong person that you're not supposed to say, and those are like basic things that the actors need to know. -Loretta Devine

My daughter, I'm proud to say, is senior vice president of ABC Family network. She could hire and fire me. She has hired me, but she has not fired me. -Jessica Walter

Democrats are fighting fire with fire. Our principled stance on Medicare and Social Security is absolutely no different than the Republicans' stance on no revenue increases without cuts. -Judy Chu

I didn't have any money. I had a sense of terrible loss. But what I also had was a fire in my belly. I wasn't going to go back to waiting tables. I felt I had to be better at fronting a band. -Emmylou Harris

The floods and fires and storms and droughts that Australia has suffered in the last few years have left no doubt in many Australians' minds about just how much is a stake in a super-heated world. -Jeff Goodell

If Paris is a city of lights, Sydney is the city of fireworks. -Baz Luhrmann

The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death. -James Hansen

I always have humour in my action movies. I think characters that make jokes under fire are more real. It somehow helps put you in their shoes. -Shane Black

Any time anyone fires bullets in an action movie that don't hit the target it immediately undermines the movie. -Shane Black

My first car was an '84 Ford Taurus. It caught on fire from me trying to change the fuel pump, so that wasn't good at all. Dried leaves on the ground while I was trying to change the fuel pump. Don't do that. Do it on concrete. -T-Pain

I've never been fired in my life. -Kara DioGuardi

I think probably the scaredest I've ever been was in Somalia. I arrived there when the episode that became known as 'Black Hawk Down' was still taking place. The Americans were still pinned down under fire. And everybody else was basically going the other way, and I was the only one putting my hand up for a flight in. -Geraldine Brooks

I have mentally overcome situations most of you would be terrified to ever attempt: heights, fire, needles, spiders, snakes, angry monkeys, being shot, being hit by a car, going blind – you name it, I have been in a situation where I have had to mentally overcome my inherent fears to do my job. -Criss Angel

Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody – one of the rednecks – would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we'd drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar. -Miles Teller

What people fear most about tragedy is its randomness – a taxi cab jumps the curb and hits a pedestrian, a gun misfires and kills a bystander. Better to have some rational cause and effect between incident and injury. And if cause and effect aren't possible, better that there at least be some reward for all the suffering. -Jeffrey Kluger

My favorite moments? Where it's all going swimmingly, the sun's out and I've got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue. -Bear Grylls

You go from high school, to the NBA, and you're thrown in the fire. -Dwight Howard

We need healthy forests if we want to protect our climate. As the climate changes, forests become more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, droughts and wildfires. Simultaneously, when our forests are destroyed, their carbon is released back into the atmosphere, further impacting climate change. It's a horrifying one-two punch. -Chris Noth

Honestly, I'm living my fantasy. It's being with my family, preferably on a snowy afternoon with a fire going, cuddled up in blankets, playing a game. -Meredith Vieira

When I started 'Third Watch,' I knew I was going to be with the firefighters and lifting, so I was doing yoga, running, and swimming – all at the same time. I didn't have a kid then. Now I don't have time for that. I want to spend time with my son and my husband, so it's mainly just yoga now. -Kim Raver

If your parents gave you fire to play with when you were two, you'd be standing in fire by the time you were an adult. -Cat Power

My parents were exactly like millions of other Americans who had a fire in their belly to build something of their own, and in so doing they exemplified the dignity of work, the opportunity available in this great nation to those willing to work, and they left the world a bit better than it was when they first showed up. -Bob Beauprez

I try to put out fires when bizarre rumors get started. -Chris Weitz

I really want to work with Adele, I think she's amazing. Lykke Li as well. I love them both. I'd also like to work with The Script. I met them in Australia and we just got on like a house on fire. -Tinie Tempah

'All Over Me' is a song that I really got fired up the first time I heard it: it just really moved and it really had a lot of energy. -Josh Turner

Recovery measures work better when they raise confidence – as Franklin D. Roosevelt understood. His fireside chats, and his inaugural address proclaiming he would fight the Great Depression with the same resolve he would muster against a foreign foe, were aimed at reassuring Americans. -Christina Romer

Even after they fired me, called me a bigot and publicly advised me to only share my thoughts with a psychiatrist, I did not call for defunding NPR. I am a journalist, and NPR is an important platform for journalism. -Juan Williams

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

Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio. -Naveen Jain

As the member of a firefighter family myself, supporting the widowed families of rescue workers is an important, personal cause of mine. -Mark Sanchez

Two successive commissioners in London police were fired by the mayor that came into office. That doesn't mean the police in London is not independent and does not exercise powers. Ultimately it is the political executive that has to answer. -P. Chidambaram

When I was in my late 30s, I lit a figure on fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It was me, a friend, and maybe eight people, tops. There wasn't any premeditation to it at all. It was really just a product of San Franciscan bohemian milieu. -Larry Harvey

Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off. I knew that I was in Richmond. I knew that I was a college student. But I thought people were shooting at me. -Kevin Powers

A lot of people in Hollywood, and everywhere pretty much, operate on fear. No one wants to get fired, so everyone's scared to take a chance. There's money involved, and there are careers and reputations on the line. -Billy Eichner

I have always thought beach weddings are beautiful. A sunset ceremony with a beautiful sky, white drapes and fire lanterns. -Ricky Whittle

In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody. -Terry Francona

There really is only one story that you need to tell as a scientist or a technologist. It's Prometheus stealing fire. That's it. That's what we do as scientists or technologists. -Brian Andreas

I loved every minute of my childhood – sunbathing on the fire escape, digging for buried treasure in the back yard, pulling alewives out of the sand… Then it was all taken away from me. I came back every summer to visit my father until I was 18, but I was always the outsider. -Jennifer Egan

Life has taught me to be very cautious of a man with a dream, especially a man who has teetered on the edge of life. It gives a fire and recklessness inside that is hard to quantify. -Bear Grylls

In the sago palms, you'll often find sago beetles which are about the size of your little finger. The Karowai put those on the fire until they're crispy and eat them. They taste a little bit like creamy snails. But compared to sago, the sago beetle is really pretty good. -Tim Cahill

Life was so much simpler in pre-video days when everyone refused invitations because the 'Forsyte Saga' was on. Now we all just have a long list of unwatched shows, all of which, it seems, our friends are raving about. I feel as outdated as if I wore a Fair Isle sweater, ate Pot Noodle and had a two-bar electric fire in the sitting room. -Simon Hoggart

I was raised on the Hudson, in a house that had been the stable of the financier and Civil War general Brayton Ives. In midcentury, we had fire pits in the floor for heating, and rats everywhere, because they nested in the hay insulation. -Mark Helprin

Japan can't get anything on the market very cheaply because it has a large, relatively highly paid workforce which you can't fire. -Howard Stringer

Catch on fire and people will come for miles to see you burn. -John Wesley

Livelihoods and whole communities throughout the Murray-Darling Basin have been imperilled by the workings of drought, fire, flood, acid mud and human action over many decades. In the rescues and the cleanups and the long hauls, I see the same attitude over and again. People just rally and get on with it. -Quentin Bryce

I always hope people will like me, and I'm always afraid they will think I'm a fraud. I try harder than perhaps I should to make people like me, then it backfires. They think I'm a buffoon. -Jay McInerney

I can't quite remember the exact moment when I became obsessed with writing a play about the seemingly endless war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but I knew that I wanted to somehow tell the stories of the Congolese women caught in the cross-fire. -Lynn Nottage

You want to ensure people can do it right 99 percent of time. When we have to fire one of our surgical trainees, it is never because they don't have the physical skills but because they don't have the moral skills – to practise and admit failure. -Atul Gawande

I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I've been through. And I'm still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire. -Gary Paulsen

You can't work in a steel mill and think small. Giant converters hundreds of feet high. Every night, the sky looked enormous. It was a torrent of flames – of fire. The place that Pittsburgh used to be had such scale. -Jack Gilbert

Basically, managing is about influencing action. Managing is about helping organizations and units to get things done, which means action. Sometimes, managers manage actions directly. They fight fires. They manage projects. They negotiate contracts. -Henry Mintzberg

For the several thousands of years before they became firefighters and physicians, women were sirens, enchantresses, snares. At times it seems as if female powerlessness is male self-preservation in disguise. And for millennia, this has made for a zero-sum game: A woman's intelligence was a man's deception. -Stacy Schiff

People always ask, 'Do you wanna do movies; do you wanna do other things?' But they haven't fired me from 'OLTL' yet. When that happens, I'll make that choice. -Kassie DePaiva

At the end of the day, I'm reading the news. I'm not digging ditches. I'm not fighting fires. It's a long day, and it's a lot of responsibility, and it can be a little bewildering sometimes with the schedule. But, you know, it's a job, and they pay me well to do a job. -Lester Holt

Every time I do a play, it's as if I've never done one before. I'm always confused. I always am convinced I'm going to be fired. I'm like, 'I don't remember how to act. I don't know how to do this.' And, it's just a very slow process, and then, all of a sudden, it's just there one day. I still don't understand how it happens. -Cristin Milioti

The idea of Twitter started with me working in dispatch since I was 15 years old, where taxi cabs or firetrucks would broadcast where they were and what they were doing. -Jack Dorsey

I'm still a political revolutionary. The fire never went out of me, but perceptions and realizations change. -Bobby Seale

When people think about 'thinking,' they often think 'academia;' they think 'threat.' They think 'coldness.' I want to reverse all those images and say, 'No, the brain God gave you is intended to throw fuel on the fire of your affections for God. It's really good at it if you let it.' -John Piper

Like wars, forest fires and bad marriages, really stupid laws are much easier to begin than they are to end. -Matt Taibbi

I've been fired five times for having a bad attitude. -Meg Rosoff

When you read a book, the neurons in your brain fire overtime, deciding what the characters are wearing, how they're standing, and what it feels like the first time they kiss. No one shows you. The words make suggestions. Your brain paints the pictures. -Meg Rosoff

I've lost much of my heart and the spark or fire that once 'created,' or produced, the art of fiction. -Rick Bass

When I was a kid and I'd be in trouble. I'd ask God to help me, and then once the fire was out, I wouldn't talk to Him anymore. When I got older, I began to find I needed some help spiritually, just to function. -Stephen Adly Guirgis

I've never been fired in my life. From anything. I've never failed at anything I've tried. -Tom Freston

People often say that a bad event is a 'blessing in disguise.' Trust me, experience will teach you that some are unbelievably well disguised. Everyone gets fired, or decides to make a radical change at some point. Everyone suffers setbacks. -Tom Freston

When I got fired, I had a feeling of loss because Viacom had been a passionate long-term relationship. But I got my balance back. I guess it's like getting jilted by a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend. You move on. -Tom Freston

When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn't just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas. It hits Rhode Island with floods and storms. -Sheldon Whitehouse

I think that it's very, very hard for the NRA to continue to defend the position that people who are on the terrorist watch list should be allowed to buy firearms in this country. That's their position. I don't know how they stand by it. -Sheldon Whitehouse

I can cite a few cases of where people have tampered around with magic and witchcraft that they've been very severely frightened and traumatised by some of the outcomes. I mean we are playing with fire, and I had to say that. -Peter Hollingworth

I always knew that I would give back. My mother and my father both believe you have to work hard and give back. That's why I was a volunteer firefighter, that's why I worked in a homeless shelter. I always knew I'd give back, elective office or not. -Thomas Kean, Jr.

I say to myself that I shall try to make my life like an open fireplace, so that people may be warmed and cheered by it and so go out themselves to warm and cheer. -George Matthew Adams

The poet craves emotion, and feeds the fire that consumes him, and only under this condition is he baptized with creative power. -George Edward Woodberry

For myself, I haven't been content to carry on producing books that merely strain against the conventions – as I've grown older, and realised that there aren't that many books left for me to write, so I've become determined that they should be the fictive equivalent of ripping the damn corset off altogether and chucking it on the fire. -Will Self

I was nearly fired from my second job, which was writing press releases for Boston's public television station. -Elinor Lipman

Talking about relationships is a surefire way to jinx them. -Maggie Grace

I've always had a way with a gun. As a kid, I loved to fire them at the shooting range in amusement parks. I'd always return home with a handful of prizes. -Olga Kurylenko

I love fire. As a child I loved setting light to things. I'd always be in the forest putting matches to pieces of wood. I've always regarded fire as my friend. -Olga Kurylenko

I remember my first taste of American big movies was 'Ghost Rider.' I'm in two little scenes. But for those two little scenes they had 400 extras, upside-down stunt cars, and a fire brigade. -Rebel Wilson

I would not suggest the U.S. should sit down with the North Koreans bilaterally immediately after they've fired missiles – because the appearance is that you reward bad behavior. But if North Korea behaves for some period of time, I would pretty much favor direct talks. -Richard Armitage

Don't forget, I've been fired by studios; I'm not the studio's guy. I'm a guy who can work with studios, but if you ask any studio, I stand up to these people. -Glen Mazzara

I tend to always carry a camera with me. I live next to a fire station, and I've got lots of photos of the hook and ladder coming out of the house. And I like food, so I tend to photograph wonderfully presented food all the time. To me those are very pleasant memories. -Gordon Bell

In my mind's eye, Shakespeare is a huge, hot sea-beast, with fire in his veins and ice on his claws and inscrutable eyes, who looks like an inchoate hump under the encrustations of live barnacle-commentaries, limpets and trailing weeds. -A. S. Byatt

But there is a process that happens when you're making something, be it a musical or a new play. That process takes time, and mistakes will be made along the way, and you will go down and hit dead ends. But it is so public now. Any yahoo with a computer can start a firestorm. -Joe Mantello

Prometheus heretofore went up to Heaven, and stole fire from thence. Have not I as much Boldness as he? -Cyrano de Bergerac

All legitimate government is a mutual insurance company, voluntarily agreed upon by the parties to it, for the protection of their rights against wrong-doers. In its voluntary character it is precisely similar to an association for mutual protection against fire or shipwreck. -Lysander Spooner

Corncobs are the greatest fire-making tinder. -Paul Engle

Touch was important. The evening of the Third of July we would go around the neighborhood and look at the fireworks others had bought, taking them out of the brown paper sack and handling them cautiously as if they were precious stones. There was envy when we saw sacks with more in them than we had. -Paul Engle

You assume things, like whatever country has more firepower wins the wars, and that's actually not true at all. -Max Brooks

We live in an age where there is a firehose of information, and there is no hierarchy of what is important and what is not. Where the truth is often fashioned through a variety of digital means. Are you your avatar? Who are you in social media? What face do you turn toward the world? How much does it have in common with who you actually are? -David Carr

An order to fire on people that do not fire on you is a completely illegal order. -Ami Ayalon

I had a group of Hispanic Americans come into my office in 1976 who worked in a Denver packing plant. They had just been fired by their employer who turned around and hired illegal aliens for a lot less money. That had a big impact on me. -Richard Lamm

The players fire the coach, and as long as I'm on the same wavelength with them, I can coach as long as I want to. -Woody Hayes

With regard to electric vehicles, I am all for them because most of the incremental electricity needed to run those vehicles will come from gas-fired electric generation. However, I do not believe it is wise for America to substitute dependence on foreign oil for dependence on Chinese batteries. -Aubrey McClendon

The No. 1 cause of forest fires is trees. -Pat Paulsen

If you're able to arrange a trial period with a new hire, do it. It will give both of you a chance to make sure the position is a good fit – and can help you avoid being in the awkward situation of wanting to fire someone three or four weeks in. -Kathryn Minshew

Politicians don't like to face unpleasant realities. In truth, nobody does, but as individuals, we have no choice; if we neglect to plan ahead, we are held accountable. Fail to meet your responsibilities at work, and you get fired. Ignore your car's gas gauge, and you get stranded. -Nathan Myhrvold

I may well do some more polemical writing, if a subject that fires me up comes along. Apart from that possibility, I would like to continue to tell stories so long as I have stories to tell. -Louis Begley

I'm not trying to set the world on fire; I just want to make really beautiful clothes that women want to wear, can afford, and can really see themselves in. -Rachel Zoe

My first fear was about the devil, when I was around fire, something I saw in a movie. I think it's about pain, in whichever form it comes. -Penelope Cruz

With bombs and fires, you get only one mistake. -Red Adair

I do most of my vocals – aside from a couple of little one-shot vocal samples. I record everything into the Saffire with an SM58 then scratch it with loads of plug-ins. I don't do much vocoding to be honest. All my vocals are usually done with Melodyne and a ton of other plug-ins to make it sound weird. -Skrillex

Designing is a matter of concentration. You go deep into what you want to do. It's about intensive research, really. The concentration is warm and intimate and like the fire inside the earth – intense but not distorted. You can go to a place, really feel it in your heart. It's actually a beautiful feeling. -Peter Zumthor

It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result. -Apolo Ohno

It's important to have a fallback and other activities that keep you interested. I started acting when I was about nine or 10 years old. My father was a midtown firefighter so I always wanted to be a firefighter, but then acting came along. I have to have a plan B. -Jake T. Austin

When it comes to sitting down and composing, there is no hesitation, no concern, no critics breathing fire down my neck. For me, writing a song is the purest part of all. No one can mess with that. -Rufus Wainwright

The single biggest lesson I learned was when a hire isn't working out fire them fast. My biggest mistakes, and where I've seen the worst results, were when I gave someone too many chances, or let a situation drift on for too long because I couldn't bring myself to terminate it. -Cindy Gallop

It's a fire, it's a passion to get out and to create and to innovate. And that I've always enjoyed and I've always been very proud of is that the people I've done business with, the people around me have always made money. -Kevin Plank

Violent movements attract thugs and firebrands who enjoy the mayhem. Violent tactics provide a pretext for retaliation by the enemy and alienate third parties who might otherwise support the movement. -Steven Pinker

'Yela' represents hunger, life, light, fire, power. 'Wolf' speaks to my fighting spirit. The soul I put in my music. -Yelawolf

Ever since we invented fire and the wheel, we've been demonstrating both our ability and our inherent desire to fix things that we don't like about ourselves and our environment. -Aubrey de Grey

My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal. -Arthur Potts Dawson

While there are many varieties of grills, each with their own virtues to be sure, I prefer the standard Weber kettle grill. Don't be fooled into thinking that you need any fancy gadgets in order to take advantage of cooking over a live fire. Just a good set of tongs and you're set. -Barton Seaver

I collect firearms, and I've got a Winchester, an Indian rifle. It has tacks for every warrior that was shot, like notches on a pistol, and it's got feathers and beads hanging off it. It's like a work of art. -Joe Perry

It seems ridiculous that you can be in one state with your driver's license and buy a firearm, and then in the next state it is totally illegal. There are real problems to that, but as soon as you bring up the subject and say 'gun control,' it sets a red flag. -Joe Perry

I was very fascinated by the time when firearms went from being fire sticks to being something people could use to hunt and to survive. -Joe Perry

I don't take on a project unless I know the end result is going to make me happy. If I can't give 100 percent to something, I choose not to do it because it's very difficult to have so many pots on the fire at one time. -Johnny Weir

Watching a film should feel like you just tore a hole out of the air and the void caught fire. -Josh Fox

When you can light your water on fire due to methane contamination in your ground water, what else can you do but laugh? -Josh Fox

While Washington pays lip service to the challenges facing small businesses, it repeatedly chooses its own expansion over results. In effect, government has become a huge silent partner in all businesses, often taking a majority of the profits and forcing many unprofitable business decisions without the risk that it will be fired. -David Malpass

A while ago I did a story comparing the change in employment rates in recessions in the U.S. and in Europe, and what I found was that America fired a lot of people and rehired a lot of people faster than Europe. That difference is disappearing, and that is a problem. -Amity Shlaes

Having spent 10 years studying emerging markets, I know that you have patterns repeated over and over again. A bubble is like a fire which needs oxygen to continue… when you see there is no oxygen, things change. -Nouriel Roubini

My little self-analysis is that consumer technology is the closest thing we have to magic. You push a button and something happens at your command. The things that get me fired up the most have always been the things that seem the most magical. -David Pogue

In the sixties, for anybody to suggest that the government didn't have our best interests at heart and policemen sometimes killed people would have automatically made them a radical firebrand lefty. That's not the case anymore. -Alan Moore

String theory has the potential to show that all of the wondrous happenings in the universe – from the frantic dance of subatomic quarks to the stately waltz of orbiting binary stars; from the primordial fireball of the big bang to the majestic swirl of heavenly galaxies – are reflections of one, grand physical principle, one master equation. -Brian Greene

I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained! -Claire Danes

The more people that learn about you, even if you're an underdog, then you can come under fire a lot and the more attention you get and the more threatening or dangerous you appear to people. And the more people try to knock you down. -Gerard Way

Being a rock & roll star has become as legitimate a career option as being an astronaut or a policeman or a fireman. -Trent Reznor

Fire made us human, fossil fuels made us modern, but now we need a new fire that makes us safe, secure, healthy and durable. -Amory Lovins

Before doing my first open mic, I was sitting in the back watching all these comedians banter back and forth and fire jokes and up each other, and I thought, 'This is where I wanna be.' -Patton Oswalt

I never give anyone advice: it can backfire horribly. In the 1950s, Eric Morecambe told Ken Dodd to get his teeth fixed. But those teeth turned out to be one of Dodd's big selling points. -Paul Merton

I never should have done 'Celebrity Apprentice.' I didn't want to do it because I didn't want Donald Trump to say, 'You're fired.' -Sinbad

Who the heck is Donald Trump to fire me? I regret I didn't tell Donald Trump, 'You need to fire your barber. I'm sorry. I ain't feeling you, man. You're fired! I fire you, Donald Trump.' -Sinbad

It's interesting, the things you learn when you're 21. I learned never to get tattoos in the middle of shooting a movie. Because if you're not Angelina Jolie or Megan Fox, they will fire you. -Katee Sackhoff

Landmines distinguish themselves because once they have been sown, once the soldier walks away from the weapon, the landmine cannot tell the difference between a soldier or a civilian – a woman, a child, a grandmother going out to collect firewood to make the family meal. -Jody Williams

I grew up in a house where there was lots of teasing and language play and laughter; it was very important. When I was a teenager, you wouldn't go to a bar and find lots of televisions everywhere. People were talking. Talk was the mental fire you would gather around in the evening. It occupied a big part of your existence. -Dylan Moran

Having dealt with a lot of real firefighters, I know there are a lot of guys who, for lack of a better term, become addicted to the grief because it has kept them connected to these guys that they felt responsible for having lost. -Denis Leary

What firefighters and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do; basically these people say, 'I'm going to protect all these strangers.' -Denis Leary

When I'm working on a movie, I'm in my trailer playing guitar. And then on the road, I read scripts and think of… it just keeps both fires burning. I kind of need both. -Bryan Greenberg

I can't imagine having a real personal thing, like divorce and marriage, all those things, being in the public eye. I try to not talk about anything personal, and then nobody has the fire to throw back at you, like 'You said this back then!' -Kirsten Dunst

If you are a lousy teacher, you should be fired. -Geoffrey Canada

Interestingly, one thing I've found that neither women nor men give up on is the idea of men as protectors. Even in cases where the woman is earning more, they'll often tell me that if there were a fire or something, they would expect the man to be the one to protect them. -Hanna Rosin

A lot of people head into courtship looking for fireworks. Don't pass up a chance by dumping someone after a first date because you don't feel the fireworks. The fireworks can happen at any time and be maintained. -Helen Fisher

As social animals, we need to exchange juicy tales about someone – to connect with one another. For millions of years our forebears must have sat around the campfire, whispering about everyone they knew. -Helen Fisher

Your sweetheart calls you by another's name. His eyes linger too long on your best friend. He talks with excitement about a girl at work. And the fire catches. Jealousy – that sickening combination of possessiveness, suspicion, rage, and humiliation – can overtake your mind and threaten your very core as you contemplate your rival. -Helen Fisher

The rapid proliferation of cell phones in Afghanistan proves that anything that adds value to people's lives spreads like brushfire – and commerce is certainly a force that could add value for Afghanis. -Iqbal Quadir

Police officers and firemen are so visible in their daily work, there's no mistaking they're there – and that presence makes people feel secure. -Irwin Redlener

Every school should have well-rehearsed emergency response protocols covering a variety of possible scenarios, from fire to armed intruders. Schools should have good lines of communications with local emergency response officials and practice those relationships in drills and special exercises. -Irwin Redlener

Game developers know that people have more fun when they're in large groups. They feel more fired up when the challenges are more epic. -Jane McGonigal

Together we can decrease the level of violence, raise awareness of our activities and save lives around the world. The impact of a day of global ceasefire and non-violence cannot be underestimated. -Jeremy Gilley

I was once making a burger for myself at my boyfriend's house and a lyric started pouring out and I had to catch it, so I ran to another room to write it down, but then the kitchen caught fire. His cabinets were charred, and he was furious. But it was worth it for a song. -Jill Scott

If I have a 100 percent batting average, you should fire me, because it means we haven't tried anything really noble. -Larry Brilliant

Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen. -Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Shaking's one of the oldest practices known to man. Standing round a fire and connecting with the Earth and moving energy through the body because it's where a lot of our stuff can get trapped. -Jerome Flynn

My parents never raised their hand or fired me. Their way of disciplining me was to tell me what is right or wrong. -Deepika Padukone

Commit yourself to an organization or cause that genuinely fires you up. -Nancy Lublin

I try to stay away from the more schmaltzy side of things. That can backfire quickly. -James Wolk

There are two things I enjoy most about my work. First, I get to work with interesting and enthusiastic people who are also fired up about science. Second, every once in a while I have moments in which I suddenly understand the solution to a problem that I've been working on – those are great moments. -David J. Anderson

We go to the opening arguments or the closing arguments of a case, and we'd see which actor got the big one. I had a seven-page one once which just about killed me, and I thought, 'Oh, I'm going to get fired, that's it, I can't do it.' It was like a one-act play, and I had a few weeks to learn it, luckily. But it's terrifying. -Kelli Williams

I'm not a great hunter. But I have fired guns in the past, when I was growing up. But it was part of growing up where I lived. You go out hunting or target practice. They also taught you to respect guns. -Scott Wilson

Our whole wedding cost 180 bucks. Afterward, we re-heated lasagna for everyone and set off fireworks. -Larry the Cable Guy

I destroyed all my geek stuff because I didn't want to be a geek, and I regret it to this day. Consumed in the geek bonfire of the vanities was a collection of autographs and letters from Peter Cushing, Spike Milligan and Frankie Howerd, the first Doctor Whos, actual astronauts, and many more. -Peter Capaldi

I was born here in the city, born in the Bronx. Son of a cop. One grandfather was a taxi driver; the other was a firefighter. New York is in my DNA. -Joe Lhota

In 1964, I tried to convince my grandfather, who was active in the New York City firefighters union, to vote for Barry Goldwater over Lyndon Johnson because at the time I thought his approach to limited government was right on. -Joe Lhota

Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won. -Helen Thomas

Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high. -Anne M. Mulcahy

I love listening to Lil' Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up! -Gabby Douglas

I blame and credit my brothers for my competitive fire within me. Growing up, I lost at everything! My brothers are quite a bit older – 10 years and 5 years – so it was a challenge, but I have some of the most amazing memories with my big brothers. -Jennie Finch

If a manager can't control his costs, fire them. -Kevin O'Leary

To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk. -Simon Sinek

Most bands, if something goes wrong, they cower and walk off stage and fire people. -Tom DeLonge

I truly believe that when the history books are written, our age will be remembered for three things: the war on terror, the digital revolution, and what we did – or did not do – to put the fire out in Africa. History, like God, is watching what we do. -Bono

I have learned to interface – what I think would be the contemporary term – with various different lexicons, and people speak very different languages. I've learned to speak in a lot of tongues, and I can live with the bellicose language of some fervent, fire-breathing Christians, sure. -Bono

There is nothing more noble than putting yourself in the line of fire to save a life. -Monica Raymund

I have a lot of things I want to do. I have a lot of fire. I want to do film. I want to do action movies. I want to do period pieces. -Monica Raymund

At Yves Saint Laurent, I felt like the son-in-law – like I was part of the family, but not quite. When I was fired, I felt like the widow. -Alber Elbaz

I actually got fired from 'The O.C.' -Wilson Bethel

Born in Jabalpur, I was brought up in Deolali, where my father ran a small business of making fire extinguishers. -Arjun Rampal

You've got to coach worrying about your entire team: whether that gets you a championship or whether that gets you fired. I think it allows you to coach free. You're coaching with freedom because you know you're doing what you think is right. -Doc Rivers

I grew up in a family of firemen and cops. -Bonnie Somerville

My dad was a New York City cop. His father was a New York City fireman. And my mother's dad was a city taxi driver. -Joe Lhota

I'm kind of a gossip hound, but watching the media whip the small fires into giant forest fires so that they can cover the result is infuriating. -Anne Lamott

I don't want to overthrow the government. I wanna fire 'em. -Gallagher

I'm not one for Sudoku or crosswords – the thing that fires my little brain is doing tour budgets. -Ian Anderson

I didn't have a fireworks moment for my salvation. I had a falling in love with Jesus in Sunday school when I was a very young child. -Beth Moore

One thing I learned working at magazines was that if you couldn't get people to look at a page or a cover, then you were fired. It was all about how you create arresting works, and by arresting I mean stop people, even for a nano-second. -Barbara Kruger

I landed the role of Bravo 5, the only female fighter pilot in 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.' I did my bit and fired my guns, but I haven't a notion of which side I was on or who I was firing the guns at. -Celia Imrie

I think the Bush Administration had basically inherited a policy toward Iraq from the Reagan/Bush Administration that saw Iraq as a kind of fire wall against Iranian fundamentalism. And as it developed over the 1980s, it became a real political run-a-muck… even though the Iraqis were known to be harboring Palestinian terrorists. -Rick Atkinson

The household I grew up in… was rather like an Ovaltine advert. There was a huge fire, a kettle on the fire, the oven with the bread being baked every day, and there was the radio; it was very magical to hear all these wonderful programmes. -Brian Blessed

My problem is, if any place I'm sleeping catches on fire, I've got a problem because it takes me 20 minutes to get everything moving in the morning. -Brian Dennehy

Like other kids wanted to become firemen or astronauts, I wanted to make people laugh. -Steven Wright

When I was 16… I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because… they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them. -Steven Wright

Sometimes God will deliver you from the fire, and other times God will make you fireproof. -Joel Osteen

I'm in a different position than most CEO's. I'm a founder. I'm not a hired CEO. Now, I can be fired by the board, but most CEO's are hired by the board. -Howard Schultz

I am happiest when I'm sitting on my parent's couch with the fire place on and talking to my family. -Shantel VanSanten

We should be licensing everybody with a gun. I have to have a license for my dog. I have to have a license for my car. If you're going to do my hair later you have to have a license… We don't require a license to own a firearm? -Michael Moore

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