Fireworks Quotes

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Raymond Carver
“But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window--maybe rearrange all the furniture.”
Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Rick Riordan
“But Annabeth just smiled and put us in jail. As she was heading back to the front line, she turned and winked.
"See you at the fireworks?"
She didn't even wait for my answer before darting off into the woods.
I looked at Beckendorf. "Did she just...ask me out?"
He shrugged, completely disgusted. "Who knows with girls? Give me a haywire dragon, any day."
So we sat together and waited while the girls won the game.”
Rick Riordan, The Demigod Files

Vera Nazarian
“Colored lights blink on and off, racing across the green boughs. Their reflections dance across exquisite glass globes and splinter into shards against tinsel thread and garlands of metallic filaments that disappear underneath the other ornaments and finery.

Shadows follow, joyful, laughing sprites.

The tree is rich with potential wonder.

All it needs is a glance from you to come alive.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

“We shall go wild with fireworks...And they will plunge into the sky and shatter the darkness.
We don't have any fireworks that big”
Natsuki Takaya

Alex Michaelides
“About fireworks?
About love. About how we often mistake love for fireworks - for drama and dysfunction. But real love is very quiet, very still. It's boring, if seen from the perspective of high drama. Love is deep and calm - and constant. I imagine you do give Kathy love - in the true sense of the word. Whether or not she is capable of giving it back to you is another question.”
Alex Michaelides, The Silent Patient

Lisa Schroeder
“When you meet someone
so different from yourself,
in a good way,
you don’t even have to kiss
to have fireworks go off.”
Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

Frederick Seidel
“July 4th fireworks exhale over the Hudson sadly.
It is beautiful that they have to disappear.
It's like the time you said I love you madly.
That was an hour ago. It's been a fervent year.”
Frederick Seidel

Marisa de los Santos
“It was the first time! Just because there weren’t fireworks the first time doesn’t mean there will never be fireworks. We’re human; we’re adults; we teach each other; we communicate; fireworks don’t just go off, wham-bang; fireworks evolve!’

Awestruck by the utter, asinine nonsense of this metaphor, everyone is still. Into the stillness, the ample woman drops the word ‘Wrong.’ Then she says it again. ‘Wrong…I’m talking about science…Pheromones.’ The woman turns to Cornelia. ‘The chemicals in his body call out. The chemicals in your body answer. It either happens or it doesn’t.’

On top of being dumb, Cornelia is dumbfounded.”
Marisa de los Santos, Love Walked In

Kate Ross
“You're much better than fireworks. They're all over in a moment, and you're going to stay for a fortnight. Besides, fireworks are noisy, and they make too much smoke.”
Kate Ross, Cut to the Quick

“...[F]ireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, colour and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the keenest edge on beauty and makes it touch some spring in the heart which more enduring excellences cannot reach.”
Jan Struther, Mrs. Miniver

Adam Silvera
“I ignite the wick, and the firework takes flight. In that moment, I wish my existence were as simple as being set on fire and exploding in the sky.”
Adam Silvera, More Happy Than Not

Jerome K. Jerome
“One example of a solid but inexplicable fact, ruling all human affairs - your fireworks won't go off while the crowd is around.”
Jerome K. Jerome, Second Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

Monica Alexander
“Thank you,” I said, turning around a little so I could talk to him. “You’re a good friend.”
“I know,” he said, as he tightened his hold around me. I leaned back against his chest, resting against him.
“Beckett, I–,” I started to say, but he stopped me.
“Shh,” he said. “You don’t need to say anything. Just watch the fireworks.”
Monica Alexander, Just Watch the Fireworks

Anton Chekhov
“Borkin: Ladies and gentlemen, why are you so glum? Sitting there like a jury after it's been sworn in! ... Let's think up something. What would you like? Forfeits, tug of war, catch, dancing, fireworks?”
Anton Chekhov, Ivanov

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Sunset is like a firework; when the firework dies, it creates dozens of other beauties: When the sun dies, it creates shining stars, mysterious moonlight, and gleamy lighthouses!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

G.K. Chesterton
“Rich colours actually look more luminous on a grey day, because they are seen against a somber background and seem to be burning with a lustre of their own. Against a dark sky all flowers look like fireworks.”
Chesterton G.K.

Sol Luckman
“The fireworks went on for nearly half an hour, great pulsing strobes, fiery dandelions and starbursts of light brightening both sky and water. It was hard to tell which was reality and which was reflection, as if there were two displays, above and below, going on simultaneously—one in space-time, mused Max, and the other in time-space.”
Sol Luckman, Snooze: A Story of Awakening

J.R.R. Tolkien
“There were rockets like a flock of scintillating birds singing with sweet voices. There were green trees with trunks of dark smoke: their leaves opened like a whole spring unfolding in a moment, and their shining branches dropped glowing flowers down upon the hobbits, disappearing with a sweet scent just before their touched their upturned faces. There were fountains of butterflies that flew glittering into the trees; there were pillars of coloured fires that rose and turned into eagles, or sailing ships, or a phalanx of flying swans; there was a red thunderstorm and a shower of yellow rain; there was a forest of silver spears that sprang suddenly into the air with a yell like an embattled army, and and came down again into the Water with a hiss like a hundred hot snakes.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Roman Payne
“A tired man lay down his head
in a dusty room so dim,
and for so long his wife did shake
and yell to waken him.

Meanwhile his thoughts, his dreams, did stir
of sandy, red bullfights,
of powder-blasts in the air
and carnival delights.

Yet still his wife was in despair
in a dusty room so dim,
for she knew death was a whore
not far from tempting him.”
Roman Payne

Leigh Bardugo
“Things are always more interesting in the dark.
- Jesper Fahey”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

Ljupka Cvetanova
“The word is my weapon. FIRE!”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

“Wholeness is ordinary, it's simple. It doesn't come with fireworks. It's the undisturbed calmness inherent to the space that is you.”
Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“I’m gonna pack you into my verses & set fire to the charge, until you explode into the night, recognizing the fireworks you are.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones, Mirrors Of The Sun: Finding Reflections Of Light In The Shittiness Of Life

Melanie Sargsian
“His personality is a firework in the middle of the night, while mine is barely a dim candle.”
Melanie Sargsian, Midnight Memories

Thomm Quackenbush
“At the first of the explosions, I was no longer seeing the fireworks, but as a superimposition of every time that I had sat on concrete and plastic and sand and wood and gazed at the sky the day before vacation ended. I lost this experience in how comingled it was with the past and with vague accounting of when next I would see fireworks.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Tom  Cox
“... Shipley ... at the first sign of fireworks had walked outside, more or less held his paws out wide to the night air and defiantly announced, 'Bring it.”
Tom Cox, Close Encounters of the Furred Kind

Liz Braswell
“Not all gunpowder is for killing. I have a friend who makes the most amazing fireworks. And who---a little you--- spends all her time trying to launch things higher and higher into the air...”
Liz Braswell, As Old as Time

A.D. Aliwat
“Fireworks aren’t even American. They’re Chinese. It’s kind of funny when you think about it, celebrating the birth of this country with something invented by the country it borrows the most money from, who basically owns it. Home of the free? Ha-ha.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

“It's like a war zone out there in the field. Whistling fireworks shriek across the sky, long tails by light streaking behind them like shooting stars. Fountains erupt in glittering sparks, hissing softly as they stand stationary on the ground.”
Christine Day

Soulla Christodoulou
“I am. And so are you. We’re both real,’ she says in a way that touches every inch of me and despite the rush of fireworks bursting inside of me this is where peace lies.”
Soulla Christodoulou, Alexander and Maria

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