Humans have a long and rich history with fire so lots of notable and not so notable people have said memorable things about fire, the hearth, and firewood. We enjoyed assembling this list of quotes. If you come across one you like, please send it to us: feedback at woodheat dot org

"People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results." - Albert Einstein

"I have no other task than being at home, finally alone with my woodburning stove full of logs" - Monica Ritterband  (here is the rest of the poem)

“Though you live near a forest, do not waste firewood.” - Chinese Proverb

“Chop your own firewood and it will warm you twice.” - African Proverb

“So long as the green mountains are preserved, there will be no shortage of firewood supply.” - Chinese Proverb

“The old never lack for a story when they're standing in the sun or in front of a warm fireplace.”- Sicilian Proverb

“Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” - Francis Bacon

“One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.” - Yiddish Proverb

“There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.” - Marcus T. Cicero

“When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned.” - Richard M. Nixon

“The nation needs to return to the colonial way of life, when a wife was judged by the amount of wood she could split.” W.C. Fields

“Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.” Zen Proverb

“I can look at the knot in a piece of wood until it frightens me.” William Blake

“Age appears to be best in four things, - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Alonso of Aragon

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost

“The wood will renew the foliage it sheds.” Irish Proverb

“To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.” Charles Dudley Warner

“It is with our passions as it is with fire and water; they are good servants, but bad masters.” Aesop's Fables, 1692

“The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire.” Leigh Hunt

“One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet.” Odell Shepherd

“Fire is the most tolerable third party.” Henry David Thoreau

“Firelight will not let you read fine stories but it's warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.” Author Unknown

“How is it that one match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box of matches to start a campfire?” Christy Whitehead

“Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.” Garrison Keillor

"Fire is the sun unwindin' itself out o' the wood." Black Swan Green, David Mitchell

"Let us ensure that as long as the sun shines down on us, fires will continue to warm the body and soul of humanity." Ted Kesik