„I want to test myself, a trial by fire, so that my I is burned off.“

La Nuit Sera Calme [The Night Will Be Calm] (1974)
Kontext: Gari in Russian means "burn!"… I want to test myself, a trial by fire, so that my I is burned off.

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französischer Schriftsteller 1914 - 1980

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„I want to dip up the fire, and I want to put it on paper. The closer I get to the burning core of my being, the things which are most painful to me, the better is my work.“

—  Harlan Ellison American writer 1934 - 2018

As quoted in Contemporary Authors New Revision Series: A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Non-Fiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, & Other Fields (1982) by Ann Evory
Kontext: I talk about the things people have always talked about in stories: pain, hate, truth, courage, destiny, friendship, responsibility, growing old, growing up, falling in love, all of these things. What I try to write about are the darkest things in the soul, the mortal dreads. I try to go into those places in me that contain the cauldrous. I want to dip up the fire, and I want to put it on paper. The closer I get to the burning core of my being, the things which are most painful to me, the better is my work. … It is a love/hate relationship I have with the human race. I am an elitist, and I feel that my responsibility is to drag the human race along with me — that I will never pander to, or speak down to, or play the safe game. Because my immortal soul will be lost.

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„A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth!“

—  Arthur Miller, The Crucible

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The Crucible (1953)
Kontext: A fire, a fire is burning! I hear the boot of Lucifer, I see his filthy face! And it is my face, and yours, Danforth! For them that quail to bring men out of ignorance, as I have quailed, and as you quail now when you know in all your black hearts that this be fraud — God damns our kind especially, and we will burn, we will burn together!

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„I am burning myself up and will always do so.“

—  Jean Cocteau French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager and filmmaker 1889 - 1963

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„Love is a burnin' thing
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire I fell into a burnin' ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire“

—  June Carter Cash American singer, songwriter and actress 1929 - 2003

Ring of Fire (1963); co-written with Merle Kilgore · June Carter Cash performance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyNf6sw8xaE ·  Anita Carter version (1963) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWGsaorj6U · Johnny Cash performance (1987) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEOdXU_JQPA ·  Johnny Cash performance (1994) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-zNQA5Xi4Q ·  Live performance by June (1999) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpRa6JbywTc

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„GG Allin: There's such a fierce intense fire burning inside of me, so much that it just wants to explode.“

—  GG Allin American singer-songwriter 1956 - 1993

GG Allin on The Jane Whitney Show July 16. 1993.
On The Jane Whitney Show

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„I write just because the fire of my emotion is burning. Had I not, I would not have been able to find peace.“

—  Ba Jin Chinese novelist 1904 - 2005

As quoted in "Literary witness to century of turmoil" in China Daily (24 November 2003) http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/en/doc/2003-11/24/content_284041.htm

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„Day after day
I turn on the machines,
I dispense their immense memory,
every day
I fire up the motors,
then inside I switch myself off.
…“

—  Caterina Davinio Italian writer 1957

Serial Phenomenologies
Quelle: Caterina Davinio, Fenomenologie seriali / Serial Phenomenologies, with parallel English text, English translation by Caterina Davinio and David W. Seaman, Campanotto, Pasian di Prato (UD) 2010, p. 73.

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„I can see the fire burning
Burning right behind your eyes
I can see the fire burning, baby
Burning right behind your eyes
You must've swallowed a candle
Or some other kind of surprise.“

—  John Prine American country singer/songwriter 1946 - 2020

"Daddy’s Little Pumpkin" (Prine, Pat McLaughlin)
Song lyrics, The Missing Years (1991)

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„The records I end up liking I don't like right off the bat. I want to call our next record Tenth Listen. That's the test.“

—  Blake Schwarzenbach American singer 1967

[Parker, Jeff, http://www.hypertxt.com/parker/clips/jawbreak/jawbrk4.html, "Interview with Blake Schumacher", p. 4, Jawbreaker http://www.hypertxt.com/parker/clips/jawbreak/jawbrk.html, Hypertext.com, 2006-09-06]
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„I want to do it for my family and coaches obviously, but I also want to do it for myself. I've just been through so much.“

—  Sunisa Lee American artistic gymnast; first Hmong American Olympic gold medalist 2003

"Sunisa Lee, First Hmong American Olympic Gymnast, Talks Achieving Her Dream and Being an Inspiration" in People (29 July 2021) https://people.com/sports/tokyo-olympics-sunisa-lee-first-hmong-american-olympic-gymnast-achieving-her-dream/

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„I want to put out the fires of Hell, and burn down the rewards of Paradise. They block the way to Allah. I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah.“

—  Rabia Basri Muslim saint and Sufi mystic

as quoted in Farid al-Din Attar, Memorial of the Friends of God (c. 1230, 2009 Translation edited by Losensky).

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