These inspiring fire quotes will help spark the fire within you and ignite your soul.

Depending on how you look at it, fire can either be something positive or negative. It’s a powerful tool that can destroy or cleanse the world and our inner selves.

It can also be a powerful metaphor for our inner strength and passion for the things that we love. It can refer to our determination, courage, and perseverance to go after what we want and make our dreams a reality.

Regardless of how you define it, these quotes about fire will surely inspire you.


Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves

— Laura Esquivel

The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire.

— Richard M. Nixon

She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.

— Charles Bukowski

Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.

—Roy L. Smith

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

— Chinese Proverb

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

— Plutarch

Motivational fire quotes and captions

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

— Cormac McCarthy

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

— Martha Graham

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

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.

— Pamela Hansford Johnson

There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

— Siddharta Gautama

We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.

— Eric Hoffer

Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.

— Gustav Mahler

Time is the fire in which we burn.

— Gene Roddenberry

The world’s flattery and hypocrisy is a sweet morsel:

eat less of it, for it is full of fire.

Its fire is hidden while its taste is manifest,

but its smoke becomes visible in the end.

— Rumi

Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

— Arnold H. Glasow

Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.

— Seneca

My passion and fire run deep through my veins, my blood, there’s no doubt about that.

— Carolyn Aronson

Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.

— Lauren DeStefano

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

— Ferdinand Foch



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

— St Frances De Sales

More fire quotes and quotes about fire

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

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.

— Proverb

Fire, water, and government know nothing of mercy.

— Proverb

Anger is like fire. It burns all clean.

— Maya Angelou

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

— Bam Bam Bigelow

A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.

— Robert Herrick

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

— Buddha

The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it into fire.

— Cus D’Amato

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.

— John Foster

The only real security is the ability to build your own fires and find your own peace.

— Audrey Sutherland

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

— Rumi

It takes two flints to make a fire.

— Louisa May Alcott

Fire that’s closest kept burns most of all.

— William Shakespeare

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

— Carl Jung

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

— Rumi

Where there is smoke there is fire.

— Proverb

Inspirational fire quotes and quotes about fire

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

Wise anger is like fire from the flint; there is a great ado to bring it out; and when it does come, it is out again immediately.

— Matthew Henry

Fire will attract more attention than any other cry for help.

— Jean-Michel Basquiat

Motivation is like fire unless you keep adding fuel to it, it dies. Your fuel is your belief in your inner values.

— Unknown

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

— William Shakespeare

Fire is never a gentle master.

— Proverb


Always remember that your calmness under fire is your best defense in any argument or discussion.

— Robert Greene

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

— Susanne Katherina Langer

Do not let your fire go out.

— Ayn Rand

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

The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness.

— Eckhart Tolle

Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there.

— Whitney Wolfe Herd

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

— Steve Harvey

Here’s to Love, the only fire against which there is no insurance.

— William Young Stafford

The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.

— Leigh Hunt

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

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

— C. S. Lewis

Ability without ambition is like kindling wood without the spark.

— Unknown

At times there will be fire; this we can’t avoid. But it’s up to us to decide whether it will consume or it will purify.

— Cristen Rodgers

When the winter comes, fire becomes a king.

— Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

— Pablo Neruda

Heat makes things expand; that is why life sometimes throws us into a fiery furnace.

 — Matshona Dhliwayo

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

— Elisabeth Elliot

Encouragement is a fire of flame. It refreshes the soul and revives the spirit.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Fire quotes and sayings

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.

— Jean de La Fontaine

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.

— Italian Proverb

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

— Mia Hamm

Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.

— Andrea Gibson

Which of these fire quotes resonated with you the most?





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