Campfire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old campfire quotes, campfire sayings, and campfire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Gather wood, build a fire, stay up all night with the fire and stars. / Have a little blackberry brandy as you telescope to bring the stars closer in. / The sound of the fire, the smell of the fire, / The light and heat of the fire will help you, heal you. / A campfire's Paleolithic experience we can all still have. Antler
We had come a far piece into a strange land, a trail lit by lonely campfires and gunfire and the wishing we did by day and by night. Now we rode back to plant roots to the land and with luck, to leave sons to carry on a more peaceful life, in what we hoped would be a more peaceful world. Louis L'Amour
Forest fires a real threat— both to the environment and to those enjoying the wilderness— so always use caution when building fires in the outdoors. Robin Donovan
To extinguish a campfire, stir the coal and ashes with a long stick to spread them out and expose their surfaces to the air; then slowly pour water over the coals, keeping your face and hands away from the rising steam until the fire is completely extinguished. Robin Donovan
The campfire is the most important part of camping. It's far more than just a source of heat or light. It's the heart of civilization. All other activities revolve around the fire. David Lubar
The onlookers watched as the fire snapped and popped, observing the flames encircle the logs. Bits of blue and green intertwined with the blazing orange and yellow. The smoke rose high above the campfire, lifting glowing embers. Ann White Lombardi
Young people knew what had happened to the world because their elders communicated it to them around the campfire. Rick Steber
No special effect can ever come close to the power and impact of human imagination. A story, told or read around a campfire, will keep alive our time-honored traditions of oral history. Rick Steber
The first campfire didn't exist until something nearly human shambled over and camped near it. Buck Tilton
Build a campfire only when environmental conditions allow it. The danger of wildfire must be low, and you can find out if it is by checking land management agencies. Buck Tilton
A campfire of dead wood will blaze for a few minutes with those plants, and new growth will require, literally, centuries to reach maturity, die and fall. Buck Tilton
Before men ever dreamed of shelter, campfires were their homes. Here they gathered and made their first plans for communal living, for tribal hunts and raids. Here for centuries they dreamed vague dreams and became slowly aware of the first faint glimmerings and nebulous urges that eventually were to widen the gulf between them and the primitive darkness from which they sprang. Sigurd Olson
If you can survive camping with someone, you should marry them on the way home. Yvonne Prinz
The best wilderness campfire builders 'leave no trace.' Melody A. Carlson
Dying embers of a campfire, / Mostly smoking, choking out the last bit of orange / Heat as the moon makes a final exit from the sky / He flies into a reborn sun. Mario William Vitale
Once all the power goes out, there will still be human beings standing together around a campfire, playing acoustic guitars. Jim James
Spring is beautiful, and summer is perfect for vacations, but autumn brings a longing to get away from the unreal things of life, out into the forest at night with a campfire and the rustling leaves. Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Whatever form it takes, camping is earthy, soul enriching and character building, and there can be few such satisfying moments as having your tent pitched and the smoke rising from your campfire as the golden sun sets on the horizon--even if it's just for a fleeting moment before the rain spoils everything. Pippa Middleton
Remember, a good marriage is like a campfire. Both grow cold if left unattended. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
You don't have to say everything to be a light. Sometimes a fire built on a hill will bring interested people to your campfire. Shannon L. Alder
Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. Laurie Anderson
It's easier to throw sticks on the campfire than to try to restart it when it goes out. Cynthia Lewis
The whole campfire idea freaked Piper out. It made her think of that huge purple bonfire in the dreams, and her father tied to a stake. What she got instead was almost as terrifying: a sing-along. Rick Riordan
In any arrangement that hinges upon the fulcrum of trust there exists the leverage potential for crime. Sean Terrence Best
We're never alone. As soon as we step outside the campfire glow, our Muse lights on our shoulder like a butterfly. The act of courage calls for infallibly that deeper part of ourselves that supports and sustains us. Steven Pressfield
Fire's the sun, unwindin' itself out o' the wood. David Mitchell
Who has smelled the woodsmoke at twilight, who has seen the campfire burning, who is quick to read the noises of the night? Rudyard Kipling
When your down on your luck and you've lost all your dreams theres nothing like a campfire and a can of beans. Tom Waits
In the heat of her hands I thought, This is the campfire that mocks the sun. Jeanette Winterson
You get guys around a campfire, and they start telling their stories. That's the fellowship that they want to be in. John Eldredge
Light a campfire and everyone's a storyteller. John Geddes
The echoes of beauty you've seen transpire, Resound through dying coals of a campfire. Ernest Hemingway

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