Best Bonfire Quotes With Friends, Family, Love

These bonfire quotes will inspire you. Bonfire is a large open-air fire used as part of a celebration, for burning trash, or as a signal; or a large fire that is made outside.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bonfire quotes, bonfire sayings, and bonfire proverbs.

Famous Bonfire Quotes

  1. “When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  2. “The bigger you build the bonfire, the more darkness is revealed.” ~ Terence McKenna
  3. “Desire is a bonfire that burns with greater fury, asking for more fuel.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba
  4. “Real zeal is standing still and letting God be a bonfire in you.” ~ Catherine Doherty
  5. “As the bonfires of knowledge grow brighter, the more the darkness is revealed to our startled eyes.” ~ Terence McKenna

  6. “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.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  7. “You go to pray; to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat.” ~ Josemaria Escriva
  8. “A word does not say anything
    And at the same time it hides everythingJust as the wind that hides the water
    Like the flowers that mud hides.A glance does not say anything
    And at the same time it says everything
    Like rain on your face Or an old treasure mapA truth does not say anything
    And at the same time it hides everything
    Like a bonfire that does not go out
    Like a stone that is born dust.

    If one day you need me, I will be nothing
    And at the same time I will be everything

    Because in your eyes are my wings
    And the shore where I drown.” ~ Carlos Varela

  9. “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
  10. “And far and wide, in a scarlet tide, The poppy’s bonfire spread.” ~ Bayard Taylor

  11. “Everything that had happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy.” ~ Banana Yoshimoto
  12. “I stand entwined in fire on the inextinguishable bonfire of inconceivable love.” ~ Daniel Handler
  13. “I like to sing around the bonfire, in my car, and in the shower.” ~ Jessica Pare
  14. “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.” ~ Benjamin Bratt
  15. “It was a cold day but the sun was out and the trees were like great bonfires against gray distant fields and hills.” ~ Sherwood Anderson

  16. “Bonfire of the Vanities: The lesson of that book is, never start believing your own press.” ~ Charles James
  17. “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.” ~ Wilfrid Laurier
  18. “Spring is strictly sentimental, self-regarding; but I burn more careless in the autumn bonfire.” ~ Sylvia Townsend Warner
  19. “When you know you are dying, self-deceptions fly from your bedside like embers off a bonfire.” ~ Darin Strauss
  20. “Even the smallest act of discipleship or the tiniest ember of belief can become a blazing bonfire of a consecrated life.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  21. “A woman isn’t all that different from a bonfire. A fire’s a beautiful thing, right? Something you can’t take your eyes off when it’s burning. If you can keep it contained, it’ll throw light and heat for you. It’s only when it gets out of control that you have to go on the offensive.” ~ Jodi Picoult
  22. “Everyone knows how to love, because we are all born with that gift. Some people have a natural talent for it but the majority of us have to re-learn,to remember how to love, and everyone, without exception, needs to burn on the bonfire of past emotions, to relieve certain joys and griefs, certain ups and downs, until they can see the connecting thread that exists behind each new encounter; because there is a connecting thread.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  23. “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
  24. “Obstacles can arise from good as well as bad circumstances, but they should never deter or overpower you. Be like the earth, which supports all living creatures indiscriminately, without distinguishing good from bad. The earth is simply there. 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
  25. “It will be celebrated… with pomp and parade… bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” ~ John Adams

  26. “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.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. “I saw the sky and sea and sand and the flickering flames of the bonfire through my tears. All at once, it rushed into my head with tremendous speed, and made me feel dizzy. It was beautiful. Everything that happened was shockingly beautiful, enough to make you crazy.” ~ Banana Yoshimoto
  28. “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, Walkthrough.” ~ Ada Limon
  29. “Today I think Only with scents, – scents dead leaves yield, And bracken, and wild carrot’s seed, And the square mustard field; Odours that rise When the spade wounds the root of tree, Rose, currant, raspberry, or goutweed, Rhubarb or celery; The smoke’s smell, too, Flowing from where a bonfire burns The dead, the waste, the dangerous, And all to sweetness turns. It is enough To smell, to crumble the dark earth, While the robin sings over again Sad songs of Autumn mirth.” – A poem called DIGGING.” ~ Edward Thomas
  30. “I hadn’t done any professional singing. I had sung in the shower and in my car and sometimes at a family bonfire if there was enough alcoholized wine.” ~ Jessica Pare

  31. “In order not to leave any traces, when you do something, you should do it with your whole body and mind; you should be concentrated on what you do. You should do it completely, like a good bonfire. You should not be a smoky fire. You should burn yourself completely. If you do not burn yourself completely, a trace of yourself will be left in what you do. You should not have any remains after you do something. But this does not mean to forget all about it.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki
  32. “Gaze not on beauty too much, lest it blast thee; nor too long, lest it blind thee; nor too near, lest it burn thee. If thou like it, it deceives thee; if thou love it, it disturbs thee; if thou hunt after it, it destroys thee. If virtue accompany it, it is the heart’s paradise; if vice associate it, it is the soul’s purgatory. It is the wise man’s bonfire, and the fool’s furnace.” ~ Francis Quarles
  33. “Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later… that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. ~Tom Wolfe” ~ Tom Wolfe
  34. “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.” ~ Frances Trollope
  35. “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.” ~ Betty Smith

  36. “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.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  37. “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.” ~ Adam Savage
  38. “What most people find festive-a weekend at a beach shack with friends, a boat trip down a river, a crackling bonfire on a summer night-I see as a bleak nightmare to be grimly endured. I would sooner put lit cigarettes in my eyes than share a vacation house with a crowd.” ~ Jancee Dunn
  39. “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.” ~ Laura Antoniou
  40. “There’s a very big part of me that just wants to take all of comics history and toss it on the bonfire. I’d sort of like to get on to the future.” ~ Scott McCloud

  41. “I had been right: freedom smelled like ozone and thunderstorms and gunpowder all at once, like snow and bonfires and cut grass, it tasted like seawater and oranges.” ~ Tana French
  42. “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.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  43. “The whole campfire idea freaked Piper out. It made her think of that huge purple bonfire in the dreams, and her father tied to a stake. What she got instead was almost as terrifying: a sing-along.” ~ Rick Riordan
  44. “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.” ~ Karen White
  45. “I went to Cal Arts and AFI, and I worked on ‘Bonfire Of The Vanities.’ I got this grant from the Academy to be Brian De Palma’s apprentice director. And it was such a harrowing, disillusioning, awful experience.” ~ Douglas Rushkoff

  46. “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.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  47. “What happened?” Bailey asks. “That is somewhat difficult to explain,” Tsukiko answers. “It is a long and complicated story.” “And you’re not going to tell me, are you?” She tilts her head a bit … “No, I am not,” she says. “Great,” Bailey mutters under his breath… “The bonfire exploded? How?” “Remember when I said it was difficult to explain? That has not changed.” ~ Erin Morgenstern
  48. “Emeth came walking forward into the open strip of grass between the bonfire and the Stable. His eyes were shining, his face was solemn, his hand was on his sword-hilt, and he carried his head high. Jill felt like crying when she looked at his face. And Jewel whispered in the King’s ear, “By the Lion’s Mane, I almost love this young warrior, Calormene though he be. He is worthy of a better god than Tash.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  49. “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.” ~ Cornell Woolrich
  50. “If any of you … have a mind to make himself heard a mile off, you must make a bonfire of your reputations, and a close enemy of most men who would wish you well.” ~ John Jay Chapman

  51. “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.” ~ Charles Lindbergh
  52. “The date will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” ~ John Adams
  53. “Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody – one of the rednecks – would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we’d drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar.” ~ Miles Teller
  54. “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.” ~ Pierce Brosnan , Bonfire quotes with friends
  55. “The same way that I know that I’ll never do a movie as good or as celebrated as ‘Forrest Gump,’ I know that I’ll never do a movie as bad as ‘Bonfire of the Vanities.'” ~ Tom Hanks

  56. “Marco moves to close the distance between them, kissing away her tears before catching her lip with his own. As he kisses her, the bonfire glows brighter. The acrobats catch the light perfectly as they spin. The entire circus sparkles, dazzling every patron.” ~ Erin Morgenstern
  57. “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.” ~ Will Rogers
  58. “My parents are artists, so I grew up with my mom having bonfires, seven guitars, and talented musicians and artists around like Jack Hirschman.” ~ Amber Tamblyn

  59. “The days aren’t discarded or collected, they are bees that burned with sweetness or maddened the sting: the struggle continues, the journeys go and come between honey and pain. No, the net of years doesn’t unweave: there is no net. They don’t fall drop by drop from a river: there is no river. Sleep doesn’t divide life into halves, or action, or silence, or honor: life is like a stone, a single motion, a lonesome bonfire reflected on the leaves, an arrow, only one, slow or swift, a metal that climbs or descends burning in your bones.” ~ Pablo Neruda
  60. “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.” ~ Cintra Wilson
  61. “Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later.” ~ Tom Wolfe

  62. “This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
    Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
    Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
    Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
    I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
    Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
    Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
    Faces of people streaming across my gaze.” ~ D. H. Lawrence

A bonfire is a large fire built in the open air.

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