2. "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."
- Quote by Napoléon Bonaparte
3. "I will be a bonfire and dare the world to put me out."
- Quote by Laurence G. Boldt
5. "She’s like a bonfire on the darkest night of the year, a bonfire on a prairie in a snowstorm. You can’t help yourself, you’re going to turn in her direction, and she’s doing nothing to make this happen."
- Jeanne Ray, Calling Invisible Women
6. "I think fear neutralizes alcohol, weakens its anesthetic power. It's good for small fears; your boss, your wife, your bills, your dentist; all right then to take a drink. But for big ones it doesn't do any good. Like water on blazing gasoline, it will only quicken and compound it. It takes sand, in the literal and the slang sense, to smother the bonfire that is fear. And if you're out of sand, then you must burn up. ("New York Blues")"
- Cornell Woolrich, Night and Fear: A Centenary Collection of Stories
8. "Forget the old advice to think twice. Superforecasters often think thrice—and sometimes they are just warming up to do a deeper-dive analysis."
- Philip E. Tetlock, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
9. "It was the first time Junko felt a certain "something" as she watched the flames of a bonfire: "something" deep down, a "wad" of feeling, she might have called it, because it was too raw, too heavy, to real to be called an idea. It coursed through her body and vanished, leaving behind a sweet-sad, chest-gripping, strange sort of feeling."
- Haruki Murakami, After the Quake