100 Inspirational Fire Quotes

The fire quotes capture the power and intensity of this element; from its destructive nature to its ability to ignite change and passion.

Fire is a powerful and transformative force that has long been a source of fascination and inspiration for humans. It has the ability to destroy and devastate, but it can also create and nourish.

Throughout history, writers, philosophers, and poets have grappled with the meaning and significance of fire, and have expressed their thoughts and observations about it through their work. As a result, there are many fire quotes that capture the beauty, power, and mystery of this element.

Some of these quotes speak to the destructive nature of fire, and the way it can reduce even the most solid and enduring structures to ash. Others celebrate its ability to bring light and warmth, and to provide a sense of comfort and security.

Regardless of the context in which they are used, fire quotes offer a glimpse into the human relationship with this elemental force, and offer insight into the ways in which it has shaped our world and our understanding of ourselves. Whether used as a metaphor for a burning desire or as a symbol of rebirth and renewal, fire continues to inspire and captivate us with its transformative power.

Here are our collection of fire quotes to get you started:

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

Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it.
Mary Lou Retton

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

Affection is a coal that must be cooled; else, suffered, it will set the heart on fire.
William Shakespeare

A woman would run through fire and water for such a kind heart.
William Shakespeare

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

Friends are like coals in a fire – together, they glow; apart, they grow cold.
C. S. Lewis

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

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

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

Inspirational fire quotes

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

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

There is no fire like passion. No crime like hatred, no sorrow like separation, no sickness like hunger, and no joy like the joy of freedom.

If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.
Charles Bukowski

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Martha Graham

Inspirational fire quotes

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

I came to set fire to the earth. And I am watchful that the fire grow. May the fire of love grow in our hearts. May the fire of transformation glow in our movements. May the fire of purification burn away our sins. May the fire of justice guide our steps. May the fire of wisdom illuminate our paths. May the fire that spreads over the Earth never be extinguished.
Paulo Coelho

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

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

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

Strength fire quotes

In this list, we will explore some strength fire quotes that capture the essence of this powerful element:

Fire… if neglected… will soon gain strength.

The strength of the fire, the taste of the salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars.
Chief Dan George

Strong souls live like fire-hearted suns to spend their strength. In farthest striving action; breathe more free in mighty anguish than in trivial ease.
George Eliot

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren

One fire burns out another’s burning, One pain is lessen’d by another’s anguish.
William Shakespeare

Strength fire quotes

A spark can set a whole forest on fire. Just a spark. Save it.
Charles Bukowski

The fire which seems extinguished often slumbers beneath the ashes.
Pierre Corneille

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

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

Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.
Napoleon Hill

Love fire quotes

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

To love is to burn, to be on fire.
Jane Austen

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.

To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life.
Pablo Neruda

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and release me from the two worlds. If I set my heart on anything but you let fire burn me from inside. Oh Beloved, take away what I want. Take away what I do. Take away what I need. Take away everything that takes me from you.

I love all the things there are,
and of all fires
love is the only inexhaustible one;
and that’s why I go from life to life.
Pablo Neruda

Absence is to love as wind is to fire: it extinguishes the little flame, it fans the big.
Umberto Eco

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

Fire quotes about love

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

You darkness, that I come from, I love you more than all the fires that fence in the world.
Rainer Maria Rilke

O love, O fire! once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul through My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.
William Shakespeare

Oh God… Let all lovers be content
Give them happy endings
Let their lives be celebrations
Let their hearts dance in the fire of your love.

In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.
Pablo Neruda

If I am more alive because love burns and chars me, as a fire, given wood or wind, feels new elation, it’s that he who lays me low is my salvation, and invigorates the more, the more he scars me.

I have been burnt by the fire of Love.

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

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

Motivational fire quotes

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

Catch fire! Do Something! Get Excited by finding your purpose in life.
Steve Harvey

Time is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.
Jorge Luis Borges

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

what matters most is how well you walk through the fire
Charles Bukowski

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

A spark neglected has often raised a conflagration.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

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

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

Get excited and enthusiastic about your own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
Denis Waitley

Passion fire quotes

You can’t start a fire without a spark.
Bruce Springsteen

It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are ‘Good Servants,’ but ‘Bad Masters.’

You know the greatest thing is passion, without it what have you got? I mean if you love someone you can love them as much as you can love them but if it isn’t a passion, it isn’t burning, it isn’t on fire, you haven’t lived.
Diana Vreeland

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

To those who does not know the world is on fire, I have nothing to say.
Bertolt Brecht

Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
William Shakespeare

Do not let your fire go out. Do not let the Hero in your soul perish. Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.
Ayn Rand

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

Fire is the best of servants, but what a master!
Thomas Carlyle

My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way.
Marquis de Sade

Spiritual fire quotes

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

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

Like the tender fires of stars moments of their life together, that no one knew of or would ever know of, broke upon and illuminated his memory.
James Joyce

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

Most people guard against going into the fire, and so end up in it.

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

God never intended His people to be ordinary or commonplace. His intentions were that they should be on fire for Him, conscious of His divine power, realizing the glory of the cross that foreshadows the crown.
Smith Wigglesworth

Prayer turns ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It brings rain. It brings life. It brings God.
Samuel Chadwick

The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

This is how the fire starts. This is how we burn.
Libba Bray

Fire quotes

A little fire is quickly trodden out; Which, being suffer’d, rivers cannot quench.
William Shakespeare

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

What fire does not destroy, it hardens.
Oscar Wilde

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

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

When your enemies defy you, you must serve them steel and fire. When they go to their knees, however, you must help them back to their feet. Elsewise no man will ever bend the knee to you
George R. R. Martin

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

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

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

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

Fire quotes short

Here are a few famous fire quotes that showcase its enduring influence and the many ways in which it has been understood and appreciated:

Anger is like fire. It burns all clean.
Maya Angelou

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

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.
Robert Herrick

A small spark can start a great fire.
Emmet Fox

Play with me and you play with fire.
Sharon Jones

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

If you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.
Bam Bam Bigelow

The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.
Eckhart Tolle

To learn to read is to light a fire.
Victor Hugo

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.
Leigh Hunt


These fire quotes demonstrate the multifaceted nature of fire as a symbol and a force. Fire can be both a destructive and a creative force, and it can bring both destruction and renewal. It is also a reminder of the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity and to pursue one’s passions with determination and purpose.

We hope you enjoyed our collection of fire quotes. If you have any suggestions for future collections, please let us know in the comments below! Finally, we would love to hear your thoughts on this topic – what other fires do you think deserve a quote? Thank you for reading.

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