quote by Bayard Taylor

And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, The poppy's bonfire spread.

— Bayard Taylor

Bumbling Bonfire quotations

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.


A strong reputation is like a good bonfire.

When you have one kindled it's easy to keep the flame burning, even if someone comes along and tries to piss on it. But if you fall asleep and neglect it...You'll wake up with ashes.

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The bigger you build the bonfire, the more darkness is revealed.

As the bonfires of knowledge grow brighter, the more the darkness is revealed to our startled eyes.

Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel.


Your practice should be strengthened by the difficult situations you encounter, just as a bonfire in a strong wind is not blown out, but blazes even brighter.

Love is who you are. Your true self is pure love, infinite awareness, and unbounded joy...As you realize this, you will feel a small light in your heart. At first it will be the size of a spark, then a candle flame, then a raging bonfire.

I am quite prepared, if we can do it without any disrespect to the Crown of England, to bring our titles to the marketplace and make a bonfire of them.

I like to sing around the bonfire, in my car and in the shower.

Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you.


You go to pray; to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat.

Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press.

Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it's romantic.

Everything that had happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy.

It will be celebrated... with pomp and parade... bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.


Even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life.

It was a cold day but the sun was out and the trees were like great bonfires against gray distant fields and hills.

Spring is strictly sentimental, self-regarding; but I burn more careless in the autumn bonfire.

I stand entwined in fire on the inextinguishable bonfire of inconceivable love.

If Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana were "candles in the wind," and Anna Nicole Smith was a bonfire in a hailstorm, and Lindsay Lohan is an electric toaster thrown intentionally into a Jacuzzi, then Paris Hilton s a strobe light in an epilepsy ward.


Those candle flames were like the lives of men.

So fragile. So deadly. Left alone, they lit and warmed. Let run rampant, they would destroy the very things they were meant to illuminate. Embryonic bonfires, each bearing a seed of destruction so potent it could tumble cities and dash kings to their knees.

I was astonished at the effect my successful landing in France had on the nations of the world. To me, it was like a match lighting a bonfire.

I never saw any people who appeared to live so much without amusement as the Cincinnatians.... Were it not for the churches,... Ithink there might be a general bonfire of best bonnets, for I never could discover any other use for them.

Of course nothing is ever done about a [presidential] commission report, except, they say, once a man at the state prison for the criminally insane actually read one once clear through. Then he did something about it. He made a bonfire that lasted a week.

This used to be about sex. The literature of my people was pornography, filled with cries for mercy, drama enacted on people without prolonged negotiation, partners engaged in a dance in the middle of a bonfire. Now, it's 300-page manuals about how to make sure nothing bad will happen.


But this tree in the yard-this tree that men chopped down.

..this tree that they built a bonfire around, trying to burn up it's stump-this tree lived! It lived! And nothing could destroy it.

Look out into the July night, and see the broad belt of silver flame which flashes up the half of heaven, fresh and delicate as the bonfires of the meadow-flies. Yet the powers of numbers cannot compute its enormous age,—lasting as space and time,—embosomed in time and space.

Being with my wife and children in Kauai, seeing old friends there, being on the beach, painting, paddleboarding. Sitting under a Kauai moon with a bonfire going, buddies around. Those are the things that kind of make my world turn.

When you know you are dying, self-deceptions fly from your bedside like embers off a bonfire.

I considered the British as our natural enemies, and as the only nation on earth who wished us ill from the bottom of their souls. And I am satisfied that were our continent to be swallowed up by the ocean, Great Britain would be in a bonfire from one end to the other.


The fact is that the British Museum had a complete specimen of a dodo in their collection up until the 18th century - it was actually mummified, skin and all - but in a fit of space-saving zeal, they actually cut off the head and they cut off the feet and they burned the rest in a bonfire.

All night I dreamt of bonfires and burn piles and ghosts of men, and spirits behind those birds of flame. I cannot tell anymore when a door opens or closes, I can only hear the frame saying, Walk through.

A great man once wrote, "Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." If only I were as eloquent as Mr. de la Rochefoucauld...I miss you, I miss you, I miss you. And I want you. And I need your kiss. And your touch on my skin like a man needs water. Always.

You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bonfire under her decks? I have no time for such nonsense.