Firefighter Quotes

Firefighter Quotes by Gustav Stresemann, Denis Leary, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Ken Salazar, Gene Simmons, Hugh Shelton and many others.

In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive. But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.
Gustav Stresemann
Firefighters don’t go on strike.
Denis Leary
I would have liked to have been a pro firefighter.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my personal heroes.
Ken Salazar
I was never interested in being a rock star. I always wanted to be Boris Karloff.
Gene Simmons
They were involved in a firefight and felt they were surrounded. Whether they escaped from that and were fleeing and went in the wrong direction, we don’t know.
Hugh Shelton
There’s no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were.
Nina Simone
Tom Arnold and I, we have a huge firefight scene on top of a German tank. I get to shoot 50 caliber rounds. We shoot a helicopter out of the sky. That’s the only fight I’m in.
Anthony Anderson
On ‘Grey’s,’ if you have a bad day as a doctor, you lose a patient. But what’s crazy about ‘Station 19’ is if you have a bad day as a firefighter, the patient dies, or you die, or your partner dies. It’s a whole other level of stakes.
Jason Winston George
I think a lot of writers spend years just getting up the courage to write because it seems like such a fantasy of a profession. My dad saved me all that time by making me think, ‘Oh, anyone can be a writer. It’s like being a firefighter or a lawyer.’
B. J. Novak
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Andy Rooney
Women can’t be afraid to look like action heroes. It’s not always pretty, but when it’s on the screen, it translates well to the audience.
Victoria Pratt
I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes.
Barry Pepper
Delaware’s firefighters put their lives in jeopardy every day in an effort to keep families safe.
Thomas Carper
A foundation representing firefighters who die in the line of duty is calling for Congress to strip the Centers for Disease Control of its role investigating firefighter deaths.
Bill Dedman
I remember all the kids picking their chosen career paths and I was thinking, If I’m an actor I can be an astronaut and a policeman and a firefighter. At the time I was so young that I actually thought actors were all of those things.
Chris Lowell
And I love doing my own projects; that’s what I’ve always wanted to do.
Stanley Tucci
I also try very hard to create characters – both heroes and villains – with psychological depth.
Jeffery Deaver
My father’s a firefighter. He was my whole life. And my brother-in-law and several family members are firefighters.
Brad Paisley
We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
Will Rogers
I talked to General Downer about some of the funding about the National Guard and some of the civil defense workers, the firefighters, the police officers, and the way that FEMA is making them spend that money. We have got a problem there.
Lynn Westmoreland
I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine; I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
Christopher Atkins
Firefighters are some of the most selfless public servants you will ever encounter.
Denis Leary
What firefighters, and people in our military and cops do is separate from what the rest of us do, basically these people say “I’m going to protect all these strangers.”
Denis Leary
I don’t want to be pigeon-holed as a firefighter.
Sol Campbell
One of the things I really like about Ford’s films is how there is always a focus on the way characters live, and not just the male heroes.
Ken Burns
I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal.
Norman Spinrad
True courage is being afraid, and going ahead and doing your job anyhow, that’s what courage is.
Norman Schwarzkopf
Those two songs condense the two albums. They also show what the audiences wanted. I was desperate to keep the band together and find something that the public would like.
Randy Bachman
My charity is in the business of helping firefighters in any way that we can. For instance, after 9/11 we were the second-fastest charity to raise and distribute money to the widows and surviving family members of the 343 firefighters who died that day.
Denis Leary
I love acting – I love doing it. It’s a lot of fun, but for the longest time, I wanted to become a firefighter. I still do want to become a firefighter.
Ryan Potter
Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day – putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place.
Nido R Qubein
There’s a reason there are 50,000 cop shows and firefighter shows: Watching them is cool.
Alec Berg
I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters – people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them – not one – stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Elizabeth Warren
To me, there’s only 5 real jobs in America: Police Officers, Teachers, Firefighters, Doctors, and the Military Service.
Charles Barkley
Every time I listened to Lux Radio Theatre, I wanted to vomit.
Dick York
In West Virginia, we’re all family. We know how firefighters and policemen honor their own and we feel our miners deserve to be honored in a similar way.
Ginger Baker
It would be great if firefighters across the country had the guarantee that they would be making enough money to support their family right from the get-go, but that’s not the case.
Denis Leary
Kevin and Annette… I wanted them to do it together. They clearly wanted to work with each other.
Sam Mendes
See, heroes never die. John Wayne isn’t dead, Elvis isn’t dead. Otherwise you don’t have a hero. You can’t kill a hero. That’s why I never let him get older.
Mickey Spillane
Communities must plan for a variety of uses and income levels. Why do we care about housing as high-tech employers? If teachers, firefighters, peace officers, retail or restau- rant workers can’t live here, then we’re going to fail.
Carl Guardino
If Scott Walker sees 100,000 teachers & firefighters as his enemies, maybe it’s time we take a closer look at his friends.
Elizabeth Warren
I’ve been asked whether I was worried about getting a reputation as a firefighter and it doesn’t bother me.
Nigel Pearson
In life, you don’t really know what’s coming at you. Like a firefighter, or police officer, or anyone else working in the emergency field, they don’t know what’s going to come at them. You gotta be ready for anything.
Rich Froning Jr.
I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu.
Elle Macpherson
I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.
Anthony Anderson
When I become champion, you know, I’ll never stop being a firefighter.
Stipe Miocic
I know that I’m going out there, and I know that I am going to get hit in the head. I know that’s part of football. That’s like a firefighter knowing he is going to go into a fire at some point. You know you are going to be put in danger’s way, and you accept that risk, and you do it.
J. J. Watt
I basically – I don’t like tattoos, unless you’re a firefighter who has a tattoo that has to do with that or a military guy. That’s – those are people who should have tattoos.
Denis Leary
It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
Richard Donner
I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
Carl Sandburg
I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero, even though I know heroes have very short lives.
Boris Becker
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
Sidney Sheldon
The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.
Ira Hayes
Women love firefighters so much because it’s like a knight in shining armor kind of thing.
Taylor Kinney
You don’t need a college degree to be a good carpenter, welder, plumber, auto mechanic, member of the armed forces, or firefighter.
Kathy Szeliga
When I started ‘Third Watch,’ I knew I was going to be with the firefighters and lifting, so I was doing yoga, running, and swimming – all at the same time. I didn’t have a kid then. Now I don’t have time for that. I want to spend time with my son and my husband, so it’s mainly just yoga now.
Kim Raver
Designers are very fickle. I never wanted to be a victim of that. You’re in one minute, out the next.
Tyra Banks
My stepfather, Steve Mallonee, is a retired Miami Beach firefighter, loved and adored by many. After numerous years of heroic work, saving lives through fire and heavy smoke, he has developed a very fatal lunge disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Chad Gilbert
Michael Mann’s always been one of my heroes.
Peter Berg
It’s different today than it was then. In those days we were strictly amateurs. If I had wanted to stay in for the ’80 Olympics, my parents couldn’t have afforded it.
Dorothy Hamill
The Fed is the major U.S. firefighter. It’s not the Treasury. It’s not the Congress. We certainly saw that vividly in 2008.
Roger Altman
My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn’t ever have done in their youth.
Robert Wyatt
I became a firefighter because I wanted to save people. But I should have been more specific. I should have named names.
Jodi Picoult
When I was younger, there was a huge gap between what I wanted to do and what I could do as an idol.
Namie Amuro
I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn’t have one. So I got a cake.
Mitch Hedberg
Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
David Guterson
That’s what I love about acting. There’s never a set role. You can be a firefighter, you can be a baseball player, you can be whatever you want in the acting world. I think I’ve found my calling.
Ryan Guzman
People talk about me being a firefighter, but I have also been very successful. It annoys me that in this country you get pigeon-holed for certain things.
Tony Pulis
The guts carry the feet, not the feet the guts.
Miguel de Cervantes
I’m too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
Michelle Shocked
Our men and women in our armed forces are the real heroes in this conflict.
Wayne Allard
Sometimes I liken the comedian’s lifestyle a little bit to a firefighter’s in the sense that there’s a lot of waiting and a lot of nothingness. And then there are moments of urgent firefighting.
Pete Holmes
Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter.
Charles Kuralt
My dad’s a firefighter, so I know what it’s like for policemen and firefighters to be on their own on Christmas Day.
J. J. Watt
We were like heroes, to stand there and observe the police, and the police were scared to move upon us.
Bobby Seale
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
John Burroughs
I was so flattered that someone wanted me to write a book, I said I would. It was published in 1969.
Jilly Cooper
If your goal is to produce firefighters and rescue workers, you have to produce people willing to enter burning buildings.
Brian D. McLaren
You had a package. It was torn, so I looked in.” She lifted one of a stack of firefighter calendars, with his own mug and half-naked body on the cover. “Nice,” she said, a ghost of a smile crossing her lips. “Mr. 2008.” He bit back a sigh. “It’s for charity.” “And you definitely contributed.
Jill Shalvis
I love what I do, both aspects – fighting and being a firefighter and paramedic.
Stipe Miocic
In my prayers I never said I needed a home. I said I wanted a sanctuary.
Mary Anne Radmacher
When I ran for mayor of New York City, the first time, some people voted eight and ten times. And second time I had firefighters and police officers outside checking on the buses so we take down the number of the bus, the bus had voted ten times, and wouldn’t let the bus vote again.
Rudy Giuliani
At 25, I had lost my job due to the economy, and my family wanted me to become a policeman or firefighter, but I knew there were other things out there for me. I sent some pictures to New York City and a model agency called and said, ‘Where have you been?’
Michael Sorrentino
I did ride-alongs and did some firefighter training at the Chicago Fire Academy.
Jesse Spencer
One thing that’s great about firefighters: If they don’t have the equipment they desperately need, they don’t have the help, they don’t care. They’ll do it on their own.
Denis Leary
I’m so proud of Maryland’s firefighters, risking their lives to protect others, but we need to protect our protectors with the best equipment training and resources
Barbara Mikulski
Courage is not the absence of fear…
Richard Stengel
First and foremost, I love beer, and if there’s one job that’s more fun than being on TV or being a firefighter, it’s gotta be making beer.
Brian Quinn
In 1964, I tried to convince my grandfather, who was active in the New York City firefighters union, to vote for Barry Goldwater over Lyndon Johnson because at the time I thought his approach to limited government was right on.
Joe Lhota
Any fool can blow something up. Any fool can destroy. But to see these guys, these firefighters and these policemen and people from all over the country, literally with buckets, rebuilding… that’s extraordinary. And that’s why we have already won… they can’t… it’s light. It’s democracy. They can’t shut that down.
Jon Stewart
I’m from a salt-of-the-earth, working-class, northern background. My dad’s a steelworker and a firefighter, and my mum is a secretary for the NHS.
Faye Marsay
In addition to my cousin, there were 30 or 40 guys I grew up with who became firefighters as well. So, I’ve been around firefighters all my life.
Denis Leary
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Alphonse de Lamartine
I wanted to be with the kind of people I’d grown up with, but you can’t go back to them and be one of them again, no matter how hard you try.
Ethel Waters
I wanted to produce Nancy LaMott’s albums, so I created my own record company.
David Friedman
I made a commitment to myself: that I wanted to be an actress, and I wanted to do films that make a difference… It has to move people.
Laura Dern
Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
Barry Commoner
I am so happy to be on a show with writing I wanted to participate in.
Yancy Butler
The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.
Henry David Thoreau
Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge.
William Hurt
Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less.
Dan Lipinski
I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
Adam Arkin
Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.
Bryan Ferry
My dad was a firefighter for almost 30 years. My mom worked her way up from a secretary to vice president of her own company. They taught me to work hard for everything and take nothing for granted. That’s how I play.
J. J. Watt
Firefighters are essential to the safety and security of our local communities. We owe it to these men and women to provide them with better training and equipment so they can do their jobs more effectively and safely.
Carl Levin
I was born here in the city, born in the Bronx. Son of a cop. One grandfather was a taxi driver; the other was a firefighter. New York is in my DNA.
Joe Lhota
Firefighters are indispensable foot soldiers here at home.
Christopher Dodd
I’ve had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there’s not a fire anymore.
Luke Perry
The law has no power over heroes.
Charlotte Lennox
I didn’t want to do anything my mother wanted me to do so surely I wasn’t going to sing for her.
Linda Lavin
I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.
Kurt Vonnegut
I wanted to be a New York City firefighter. I didn’t make it in, though.
Jon Favreau
It’s important to have a fallback and other activities that keep you interested. I started acting when I was about nine or 10 years old. My father was a midtown firefighter so I always wanted to be a firefighter, but then acting came along. I have to have a plan B.
Jake T. Austin
No, in 1968 I still wanted to be a Pop Star, and be about the music. Now, I want to be just about the music.
Peter Tork
They thought we were going to hurt the game, but we just wanted to help ourselves, because the players needed to get together to protect their interests.
Ted Lindsay
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
Abigail Adams
If Prometheus was worthy of the wrath of heaven for kindling the first fire upon earth, how ought all the gods honor the men who make it their professional business to put it out?
John Godfrey Saxe
I wanted to do everything. I wanted to be a pilot. I wanted to be a secret agent. I wanted to be a fireman and a doctor, all that. So I related that through movies and stuff.
Josh Holloway
Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in
harm’s way every day, every week, every year.
James McGreevey
Courage is to take hard knocks like a man when occasion calls.
Writing is a passion I have never understood, yet a storyteller is all I have ever wanted to be.
Ruth Park
Ron Atkinson was a firefighter. He came in and he stabled the club
Bobby Gould
Asked why they wanted to fight, the young women said they enjoyed it, just as some men and boys do.
Katherine Dunn
In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience and of course big stadiums didn’t enable you to do that. It wasn’t my style.
Cat Stevens
In the grand scheme of things, fighting people in the cage is not that big of a deal, I know. It’s not a hero profession even though its treated as one. It’s not being a soldier or police officer or paramedic of firefighter or anything.
Forrest Griffin
I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies, to a certain extent.
Brad Bird
I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers. Ken’s heroes, according to Christopher, would be people like John Wayne, of course.
Stacy Keach
We can no longer tolerate losing one more innocent child or putting one more firefighter at risk in a fire that could have been prevented at the cost of pennies by making a couple simple changes to the construction of a cigarette.
Ed Markey
Both my mother and father were very supportive of any career move any of us wanted to make.
James Gandolfini
I would not want to be a firefighter.
Goran Dragic
This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday… I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn’t let me – Homeland Security.
Art Buchwald
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
David Lloyd George
An investigation by shows that the CDC routinely takes as long as a month – and sometimes as long as nine months – to visit the scene of firefighter deaths.
Bill Dedman
I know the game wasn’t a classic, but the night was about more than that-it was about bringing back the memories and raising money for former heroes who have now fallen on hard times.
David Ginola
My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
Adam Baldwin
I worked in a factory for six months and was a firefighter in Cookeville for several years. They paid my tuition, and I got a lot of life experience during that time that helped me grow up.
Rich Froning Jr.
I’m quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man’s real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could.
Robert Sheckley
Having dealt with a lot of real firefighters, I know there are a lot of guys who, for lack of a better term, become addicted to the grief because it has kept them connected to these guys that they felt responsible for having lost.
Denis Leary