Fire Is a Living Thing
Rimgale:In a word, Brian, what is this job all about?Brian McCaffrey:Fire.Rimgale:It’s a living thing, Brian. It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it. To know that this flame will spread this way across the door and up across the ceiling, not because of the physics of flammable liquids, but because it wants to. Some guys on this job, the fire owns them, makes ’em fight it on it’s level, but the only way to truly kill it is to love it a little….
— “Backdraft” (1991)