line of fire

Berlin’s trees are burning with the reds, oranges, auburns and golds of Autumn; and as I bask in this purifying glow my thoughts turn to fire:

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark, in the hopeless swamps of the approximate, the not-quite, the not-yet, the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish, in lonely frustration for the life you deserved, but have never been able to reach. 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’s yours. – Ayn Rand

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

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

Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself – Mark Twain

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