“Worrying about a large institution, especially when it has computers, is like worrying about a large gorilla, especially when it’s on fire.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“I’ve been asked to explain why I don’t worry much about the topics of privacy threat…One reason is that these scenarios seem to assume that there will be large, monolithic bureaucracies…that are capable of harnessing computers for one-way surveillance of an unsuspecting populace. I’ve come to feel that computation just doesn’t work that way. Being afraid of monolithic organizations especially when they have computers, is like being afraid of really big gorillas especially when they are on fire.”

 

Bruce Sterling

“Pessimism and optimism are slammed up against each other in my records, the tension between them is where it’s all at, it’s what lights the fire.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Did God make man in a breath of holy fire, or did he crawl on up out of the muck and mire?”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Now young faces grow sad and old and hearts of fire grow cold We swore blood brothers against the wind I’m ready to grow young again”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Outside the street’s on fire in a real death waltz between what’s flesh and what’s fantasy.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“A great rock band searches for the same kind of combustible force that fueled the expansion of the universe after the big bang. You want the earth to shake and spit fire. You want the sky to split apart and for God to pour out.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You can’t start a fire without a spark”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Keep the fire of your testimony of the restored gospel and your witness of our Redeemer burning so brightly that our children can warm their hands by the fire of your faith.”

 

Boyd K. Packer

“You’ve probably heard the term, ‘red flag warning.’ That means there are extreme conditions. Low humidity, high temperatures. The fuels are extremely dry and volatile. We classify those in East Tennessee as ‘fire days’ so if your fire class day is a 1, it’s relatively low. A class 5 day would be an extremely high danger day. A day like Sunday would be a 4 or a 5.”

 

Bruce Miller

“The happiness that is derived from excitement is like a brilliant fire- soon it will go out.”

 

Bruce Lee

“Fire can warm or consume, water can quench or drown, wind can caress or cut. And so it is with human relationships: we can both create and destroy, nurture and terrorize, traumatize and heal each other.”

 

Bruce D. Perry

“I pictured a low timber house with a shingled roof, caulked against storms, with blazing log fires inside and the walls lined with all the best books, somewhere to live when the rest of the world blew up.”

 

Bruce Chatwin

“Sometimes you say to yourself: the fire in me is going out. But you were not the one who lit that fire. Your faith does not create God, and your doubts cannot banish Him to nothingness.”

Brother Roger

“Songs that don’t depend on composition depend instead on performance – so the fire has to be there in the playing.”

 

Brian Eno

“We should consider the possibility that many, and perhaps even all of Jesus’ hell-fire or end-of-the-universe statements refer not to postmortem [after death] judgment but to the very historic consequences of rejecting his kingdom message of reconciliation and peacemaking. The destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 67-70 seems to many people to fulfill much of what we have traditionally understood as hell.”

 

Brian D. McLaren

“A friend of mine says that in the world of religion we often have ignorance on fire and intelligence on ice.The thing I love about The Beatitudes Society is they represent faith and intelligence on fire and there’s enthusiasm and passion and a realization that a more open and progressive approach to faith is something to celebrate.”

 

Brian D. McLaren

“We’re seeking — imperfectly at every turn, no doubt — an incarnational theology, a theology that brings radical good news of great joy for all the people, good news that God loves the world and didn’t send Jesus to condemn it but to save it, good news that God’s wrath is not merely punitive but restorative, good news that the fire of God’s holiness is not bent on eternal torment but always works to purify and refine, good news that where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.”

 

Brian D. McLaren

“The household I grew up in… was rather like an Ovaltine advert. There was a huge fire, a kettle on the fire, the oven with the bread being baked every day, and there was the radio; it was very magical to hear all these wonderful programmes.”

 

Brian Blessed

“There really is only one story that you need to tell as a scientist or a technologist. It’s Prometheus stealing fire. That’s it. That’s what we do as scientists or technologists.”

 

Brian Andreas