Bonfire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bonfire quotes, bonfire sayings, and bonfire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We dare not talk of the darkness for fear it will infect us. We dare not talk of the fire, for fear it will destroy us. And so we live in the half-light, Like our mothers before us. Come to the fire, Feel it warm your skin. Come to the fire, Feel it burn in your belly, Shine out through your eyes. Come dance in the fire, Let it fuel your prayers.

Lucy H. Pearce

In the end, you will not see the physical beauty in others that caught your eye, but the fire that burned within them. This kind of beauty is the bonfire you had to attend.

Shannon L. Alder

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

Banana Yoshimoto

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

Shunryu Suzuki

When the bonfire of love still smolders in the wake of emotional convulsions, seeds of regret and remorse may endlessly linger about on the path of life.     

Erik Pevernagie

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

Sathya Sai Baba

Knowledge and education are the key to this human tragedy which is a bonfire of hate fueled by ignorance.     

Christina Engela

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

Terence McKenna

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.

Zachary Taylor

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

Terence McKenna

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides figures dance around and around to drums that pulse out echoes of darkness and moving to the pagan sound.

Loreena McKennitt

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.

Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche