1. "I decline utterly to be impartial between the fire brigade and the fire."
- Quote by Winston S. Churchill
2. "Bob has made fire torches to light people’s way through the woods to the bonfire. Jo said, I helped him make them, so I think if we call the fire brigade nice and early, perhaps about five forty-five, there’s a good chance that some of the forest can be saved."
- Louise Rennison, The Taming of the Tights
4. "MGM produced an occasional nonstar feature, although these were rare and usually had some obvious hook to draw audiences. A good example of this type of feature was The Fire Brigade, a 1926 project scheduled for a twenty-eight-day shoot and budgeted at $249,556. The picture starred May McAvoy, a featured player at MGM, and was directed by William Nigh. The second-class status of the project was obvious from the budget, with only $60,000 going for director, cast, story, and continuity. But the attractions in The Fire Brigade were spectacle, special effects, and fiery destruction rather than star and director. The budget allowed $25,000 for photographic effects and another $66,000 for sets, a relatively high figure since many of the sets for the picture had to be not only built and dressed but destroyed as well."
- Thomas Schatz, The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era
5. "Darling Daddy, This is Rose. So flames went all up the kitchen wall. Saffron called the fire brigade and the police came too to see if it was a trick and the police woman said to Saffron Here You Are Again because of when I got lost having my glasses checked. But I was with Tom whose grandmother is a witch on top of the highest place in town. Love, Rose."
- Hilary McKay, Indigo's Star
7. "Even the men were better groomed than I was. Kimmy’s queer brigade wears purposefully sloppy hair and uses special shavers that leave rugged day-old stubble."
- Jennifer Coburn, Tales From The Crib
8. "Abraham Lincoln Brigade itself, in which around ninety African Americans fought, was the first non-segregated American military unit ever to exist"
- Helen Graham, The War and Its Shadow: Spain's Civil War in Europe's Long Twentieth Century
9. "It was possibly the most circumspect advance in the history of military manoeuvres, right down at the bottom end of the scale that things like the Charge of the Light Brigade are at the top of."
- Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!