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.
The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire.
One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet.
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.
Fire is the most tolerable third party.
~Henry David Thoreau
Fire and gunpowder do not sleep together.
Don't let your dreams go up in smoke - practice fire safety.
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.
A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
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.
Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire.
Fires all go out eventually.
Fire takes no holiday.
Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.
If you play with fire, you're gonna get burned.
Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy.
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.
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?
Practice fire safety - watch what you heat.
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.
Don't fling your butt beside the trail and we won't fling your butt in jail.
How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
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.
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.
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
~George Bernard Shaw
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.