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To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.  ~Charles Dudley Warner

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.  ~Roger L'Estrange, Aesop's Fables, 1692

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.  ~Italian Proverb

The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire.  ~Leigh Hunt

One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet.  ~Odell Shepard

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Man is the only creature that dares to light a fire and live with it.  The reason?  Because he alone has learned to put it out.  ~Henry Jackson Vandyke, 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. ~Sigmund Wollman, quoted by Robert Fulghum, Uh-Oh, 1991

For thirty years now, in times of stress and strain, when something has me backed against the wall and I'm ready to do something really stupid with my anger, a sorrowful face appears in my mind and asks... "Problem or inconvenience?" I think of this as the Wollman Test of Reality. Life is lumpy. And a lump in the oatmeal, a lump in the throat, and a lump in the breast are not the same lump. One should learn the difference. ~Robert Fulghum, Uh-Oh

Fire is the most tolerable third party.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Olive-wood fires are good because they catch quickly, but they are just like colts, prancing around elegantly without thinking of work. The frisky flame reared against the cauldron. ~Jean Giono (1895–1970), Regain, 1930, translated from the French by Henri Fluchè and Geoffrey Myers, Harvest, 1939

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.  ~Proverb

Don't let your dreams go up in smoke - practice fire safety.  ~Author Unknown

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.  ~Robert Herrick

If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what really throws you into a panic.  ~Jack Handey

Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire.  ~Horace

Fires all go out eventually.  ~Author Unknown

Fire takes no holiday.  ~Author Unknown

Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.  ~Author Unknown

If you play with fire, you're gonna get burned.  ~Saying

Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy.  ~Proverb

Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.  ~Edgar Allan Poe

Playing with fire is bad for those who burn themselves.  For the rest of us, it is a very great pleasure.  ~Author Unknown

Remember in elementary school you were told that in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file from smallest to tallest?  What is the logic in that?  What, do tall people burn slower?  ~Warren Hutcherson

Practice fire safety - watch what you heat.  ~Author Unknown

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

Don't fling your butt beside the trail and we won't fling your butt in jail.  ~Author Unknown

How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?  ~Christy Whitehead

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.  ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Didst thou but know the inly touch of love,
Thou wouldst as soon go kindle fire with snow
As seek to quench the fire of love with words.
~William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, 1594 [II, 7, Julia]

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.  ~Proverb

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

Here's to Love, the only fire against which there is no insurance. ~Toasts and After-Dinner Speeches, edited by William Young Stafford, 1903

Time is the fire in which we burn.  ~Delmore Schwartz, "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day," 1937  (Thank you, George.)

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than them.  ~Chinese Proverb

When man invented fire, he didn't say, "Hey, let's cook."  He said, "Great, now we can see naked bottoms in the dark."  ~Steven Moffat, Coupling, "Inferno," original airdate 2 June 2000

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.  ~Vincent van Gogh

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

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