Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Life is like a flame that is always burning itself out...
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
If you're bored with life - you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things - you don't have enough goals.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
The dying sun will glow on you without burning, as it has done today.
I encourage all you superior seekers in the secret depths to devote yourselves to penetrating and clarifying the self, as earnestly as you would put out a fire on the top of your head.
If you aren't feeding the fire of anger or the fire of craving by talking to yourself, then the fire doesn't have anything to feed on.
Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel...
As a piece of rope, when burnt, retains its form, but cannot serve to bind, so is the ego which is burnt by the fire of supreme Knowledge.
When a picture isn't realized, you pitch it in the fire and start another one!
A certain fire pretends to be alive; it awakens. Working its way along the hand as a conductor, it reaches the support and engulfs it; then a leaping spark closes the circle it was to trace, coming back to the eye and beyond.
The fire first has to be laid before the match can be put to it.
As hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well - a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.
Throw a theory into the fire; it only spoils life.
The justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men, and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations.
And do you agree with me, that the first condition of an artist should be to bear respect toward what is great, and to bow to it and acknowledge it and not attempt to extinguish great flames for the sake of making his own rushlight burn more brightly?
Love is a flaming heart, and its flames aspire / Till they cloud the soul in the smoke of a windy fire.
You've got to be a little vicious. You've got to be narcissistic. You've got to be on fire about your career.
I made the flames lick the surface of the painting in such a way that is recorded the spontaneous traces of the fire. But what is it that provokes in me this pursuit of the impression of fire? Why must I search for its traces?
But on one man's soul it hath broken, / A light that doth not depart; / And his look, or a word he hath spoken, / Wrought flame in another man's heart.
Why should a blacksmith put his hands in the fire if he has tongs?
In order that love be fully satisfied, It is necessary that It lower Itself and that It lower Itself to nothingness and transform this nothingness into fire.
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