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I've never been able to learn from other people's mistakes - I'm not that smart - so I usually learn by trial by fire.
There are pros and cons of experience. A con is that you can't look at the business with a fresh pair of eyes and as objectively as if you were a new CEO. Fire yourself on a Friday night and come in on Monday morning as if a search firm put you there as a turn-around leader. Can you be objective and make the bold change?
Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content.
Some days I would go without any fire at all, and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.
The U.S. army confirmed that it gave a lucrative fire fighting contract in Iraq to the firm once run by the Vice President Dick Cheney without any competitive bidding. When asked if this could be conceived as Cheney's friends profiting from the war, the spokesman said 'Yes.'
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
It is folly to punish your neighbor by fire when you live next door.
The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes.
Henri Frederic Amiel
My imagination completely controls me, and forever feeds the fire that burns with dark red light in my heart by bringing me the best dreams. I've always had a wild imagination, a big heart and a tortured soul so I feel that dark fantasy, love and horror are in my blood.
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott
Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.
Roy L. Smith
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.
High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.
The bad news is that 50 people died in a hotel fire; the good news is that we got exclusive footage.
The one thing I've discovered about social media is that people love answering questions. In fact, it sometimes feels like at any given moment, millions of people are online who have been waiting for exactly the question you fire off.
But it is no good using the tongs of reason to pull the Fundamentalists' chestnuts out of the fire of contradiction. Their real troubles lie elsewhere.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Once I was walking from The Mercer in New York - because otherwise I don't walk anywhere - and this woman paparazzo who was following me fell over a fire hydrant and her whole tooth went through her lip. I leant over her, saying, 'Are you all right?' and she was still taking pictures.
What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.
But, when you have to resort to turntables, trick lights, flashing lights, fire and all that, you're actually saying, I need this because what I do is not all that together.
Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
Listen, wait, and be patient. Every shaman knows you have to deal with the fire that's in your audience's eye.
Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
I did mostly good things, except light things on fire.
The Word of fire burns today On the lips of our prophets in an evil age.
There's nothing wrong with the car except that it's on fire.
It is a great pity but tis certain from every day's observation of man, that he may be set on fire like a candle, at either end provided there is a sufficient wick standing out.
Among the many problems with taking the Bible literally is it reduces the most mysterious and complex of realities to simple - even simplistic - terms. Yes, scripture speaks of fire and damnation and eternal bliss, but the Bible is the product of human hands and hearts, and much of the imagery is allegorical, not meteorological.
I love stories. When I'm writing, what I pretend subconsciously is that we're cavemen, we're sitting around the fire, and I'm telling you stories. If I bore you, you're probably going to pick up a big club and hit me over the head.
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