To extinguish; to overwhelm; to make an end of; -- said of flame and fire, of things burning, and figuratively of sensations and emotions; as, to quench flame; to quench a candle; to quench thirst, love, hate, etc.
To cool suddenly, as heated steel, in tempering.
To become extinguished; to go out; to become calm or cool.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. William Shakespeare
Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model. Vincent Van Gogh
He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature, before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man, and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself, there is no God. John Donne
Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts. Sarah Ban Breathnach