Rapidly Spreading Fire

Famous quotes containing the words rapidly, spreading and/or fire:

    We should have an army so organized and so officered as to be capable in time of emergency, in cooperation with the National Militia, and under the provision of a proper national volunteer law, rapidly to expand into a force sufficient to resist all probable invasion from abroad and to furnish a respectable expeditionary force if necessary in the maintenance of our traditional American policy which bears the name of President Monroe.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    Under the spreading chestnut tree
    I sold you and you sold me:
    There lie they, and here lie we
    Under the spreading chestnut tree.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    These violent delights have violent ends,
    And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
    Which as they kiss consume.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)