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Colour

Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.   Fernand Leger

Joseph Fernand Henri Léger ( February 4, 1881 – August 17, 1955) was a French paintersculptor, and filmmaker. In his early works he created a personal form of cubismwhich he gradually modified into a more figurativepopulist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter has caused him to be regarded as a forerunner of pop art.

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Avidity

One may speak about anything on earth with fire, with enthusiasm, with ecstasy, but one only speaks about oneself with avidity. 

Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 – September 3, 1883) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.

His first major publication, a short story collection entitled A Sportsman’s Sketches (1852), was a milestone of Russian realism, and his novel Fathers and Sons (1862) is regarded as one of the major works of 19th-century fiction.

I picked this quote mostly because the word Avidity, a word I did not know about before.  I actually had to look up which is a rarity for me and wonderful to learn something.   

 

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Ugly

Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: ‘This looks much better on.’ On what? On fire? 

 Rita Rudner

Rita Rudner (born September 17, 1953) is an American comedian, writer and actress. Beginning her career as a Broadway dancer, Rita Rudner noticed the lack of female comedians in New York City and turned her stage presence to stand-up comedy where she has flourished for over three decades. Her performance on a variety of HBO specials and numerous appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, helped establish Rudner as one of the premier female comics to emerge from the comedy boom of the 1980s.

 

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Absence

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.    Roger de Rabutin

Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy (13 April 1618 – 9 April 1693), commonly known as Bussy-Rabutin, was a French memoirist. He was the cousin and frequent correspondent of Madame de Sévigné.

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Passion

I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion, your fire.   Deion Sanders

Deion Luywnn Sanders Sr., nicknamed “Primetime”, is a former American football and baseball player who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He is currently the offensive coordinator at Trinity Christian-Cedar Hill high school where his sons go to school. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.

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Love

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.   Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford (born Lucille Fay LeSueur; March 23, c. 1904[Note 1] – May 10, 1977) was an American film and television actress who began her career as a dancer and stage showgirl. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Crawford tenth on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

 

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Home

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.   Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin(January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the lightning rodbifocals, and the Franklin stove, among other inventions.  He founded many civic organizations, including Philadelphia’s fire department and the University of Pennsylvania.