53 Fire Quotes

Humans are fascinated by fire and have been since the dawn of time when we first learned how to harness its power. The flicker of a lit candle to a bonfire’s flames, a fireplace fire is mesmerizing and provides warmth on cold days.

We’ve collected these awesome fire quotes, fire proverbs, and fire sayings for you to enjoy.

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Fire Quotes

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.

Rumi

Fire is the most tolerable third party.

Henry David Thoreau

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We make Hell real; we stoke its fires. And in its flames our hope expires. Heaven, too, is merely our creation. We can grant ourselves our own salvation. All that’s required is imagination.

Dean Koontz

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

Ferdinand Foch

Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.

I wondered if the fire had been out to get me. I wondered if all fire was related, like dad said all humans were related, if the fire that had burned me that day while I cooked hot dogs was somehow connected to the fire I had flushed down the toilet and the fire burning at the hotel. I didn’t have the answers to those questions, but what I did know was that I lived in a world that at any moment could erupt into fire. It was the sort of knowledge that kept you on your toes.

Jeannette Walls – The Glass Castle

Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire and follow your heart’s desire.

Leon Brown

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

William Shakespeare

Fire was rare in Ember. When there was a fire, it was because there had been an accident—someone had left a dishtowel too close to an electric burner on a stove, or a cord had been frayed and a spark had flown out and ignited curtains…. But it was, of course, possible to start a fire on purpose… The trick was to find a way to make the light last.

Jeanne Du Prau – The City of Ember

Fire is a natural symbol of life and passion, though it is the one element in which nothing can actually live.

Susanne Katherina Langer

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

Chinese Proverb

He worked slowly and carefully, keenly aware of his danger. Gradually, as the flame grew stronger, he increased the size of the twigs with which he fed it. He squatted in the snow, pulling the twigs out from their entanglement in the brush and feeding directly to the flame. He knew there must be no failure.

Jack London – To Build a Fire

Light up the fire of love inside and blaze the thoughts away.

Rumi

He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient.

W. J. Cameron

Working carefully from a small beginning, he soon had a roaring fire, over which he thawed the ice from his face and in the protection of which he ate his biscuits.

Jack London – To Build a Fire

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

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.

George Bernard Shaw

I have fought fire with fire … and I ought to have done it sooner!

Gregory Maquire

The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.

Eckhart Tolle

Big fires flare up in a wind, but little ones are blown out unless they are carried in under cover.

St Frances De Sales

Of course it was a great lesson to the Herdmans—they learned that wherever there’s a fire there will be free doughnuts sooner or later.

Barbara Robinson – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Catch Fire, Do Something, Get Excited by Finding Your Purpose In Life.

Steve Harvey

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

Buddha

The pieces were placed in a fire under the copper, and they quickly blazed up brightly, while the tree sighed so deeply that each sigh was like a pistol-shot. Then the children, who were at play, came and seated themselves in front of the fire, and looked at it and cried, “Pop, pop.” But at each “pop,” which was a deep sigh, the tree was thinking of a summer day in the forest; and of Christmas evening, and of “Humpty Dumpty,” the only story it had ever heard or knew how to relate, till at last it was consumed.

Hans Christian Andersen – The Fir Tree

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

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

Maybe it’s because Jesse isn’t all that different from me, choosing fire as his medium, needing to know that he could command at least one uncontrollable thing.

Jodi Picoult – My Sister’s Keeper

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.

Ayn Rand

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

Eternal fire, That inward burns, shows them with ruddy flame Illum’d.

Dante – The Divine Comedy

The deepest lessons come out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires.

Elisabeth Elliot

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyal through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

I must say this about that first fire. It was magic. Out of dead tinder and grass and sticks came a live warm light. It cracked and snapped and smoked and filled the woods with brightness. It lighted the trees and made them warm and friendly. It stood tall and bright and held back the night.

Jean Craighead George – My Side of the Mountain

Each person shines with his or her own light. No two flames are alike. There are big flames and little flames, flames of every color. Some people’s flames are so still they don’t even flicker in the wind, while others have wild flames that fill the air with sparks. Some foolish flames neither burn nor shed light, but others blaze with life so fiercely that you can’t look at them without blinking, and if you approach you shine in the fire.

Eduardo Galeano

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

Benjamin Franklin

Even though I wasn’t there when it happened, I think the summer really began with the fire.

Nicholas Sparks – The Last Song

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Abigail Van Buren

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.

Carl Jung

If everyone fought fire with fire, the whole world would go up in smoke.

Lemony Snicket

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

Joan Crawford

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

Charles Dudley Warner

How the fire burned! and seemed so beautifully warm that the child stretched out her feet as if to warm them, when, lo! the flame of the match went out, the stove vanished, and she had only the remains of the half-burnt match in her hand.

Hans Christian Andersen – The Little Match-Seller

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

Delmor Schwartz

Keep a little fire burning; however small, however hidden.

Cormac McCarthy

But I gave myself again to that fire, threw myself into it, into him, and let myself burn.

Sarah -J. Maas – The Court of Thorns and Roses

Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.

E. E. Cummings

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

Dante Alighieri

Give a man wood, and he will learn-to make fire. Give him new land and he will learn to live My way.

Ralph Ellison

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

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

Think of love as a fire whose intensity and ability to warm us is determine by the degrees of knowledge we add to the flame.

Sam Keen

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

Someone has a great fire in his soul and nobody ever comes to warm themselves at it, and passers-by see nothing but a little smoke at the top of the chimney and then go on their way.

Vincent Van Gogh

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