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To light a fire is the instinctive and resistant act of man when, at the winter ingress, the curfew is sounded throughout Nature. It indicates a spontaneous, Promethean rebelliousness against that fiat that this recurrent season shall bring foul times, cold darkness, misery and death. Black chaos comes, and the fettered gods of the earth say, Let there be light.

THOMAS HARDY, The Return of the Native

Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean.

RAY BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451

[Fire's] real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences. A problem gets too burdensome, then into the furnace with it.

RAY BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451