12 Fireworks Quotes For The Fourth Of July That Will Dazzle You

When it comes to the Fourth of July, it's the fireworks that steal the show. Sure, the barbecues are great and it's fun to dress in red, white, and blue, but as these 12 fireworks quotes for the Fourth of July point out, neither can compare with the beauty that these magical explosives have once they begin to fill the sky. Seriously though, whoever invented these beauties has my eternal gratitude, and probably most of America's as well.

Glimmering and bright in color, fireworks manage to make their spectators feel something deep inside. I mean, who can watch an entire fireworks show and not be impressed? They can remind us of the wonder that fills this country, and perhaps most importantly on July Fourth, the freedom that we have to experience it.

While no words can really do the beauty of fireworks justice, these quotes come pretty darn close. In fact, just researching them left me feeling elated and ready for the Fourth. However, while fireworks may be primarily a visual experience, I think the following authors do a pretty good job at making them a literary one as well. If you can't make it out to a fireworks show this year, these quotes will suffice... and maybe a quick three minutes watching Katy Perry's "Fireworks" video. Promise.

1. "Touch was important. The evening of the Third of July we would go around the neighborhood and look at the fireworks others had bought, taking them out of the brown paper sack and handling them cautiously as if they were precious stones. There was envy when we saw sacks with more in them than we had." — Paul Engle

2. "We shall go wild with fireworks...And they will plunge into the sky and shatter the darkness." — Natsuki Takaya

3. "My early childhood memories center around this typical American country store and life in a small American town, including Fourth of July celebrations marked by fireworks and patriotic music played from a pavilion bandstand." — Frederick Reines

4. "Don't look to the sky for fireworks when you can watch them light up in the eyes of all the people passing by." — Tyler Kent

5. "July 4th fireworks exhale over the Hudson sadly. It is beautiful that they have to disappear." — Frederick Seidel

6. "Noises and smells, those can bring back powerful memories. I remember when I was going to school one Fourth of July, and there were a lot of fireworks going off." — Kevin Powers

7. "'The celebrations go on for many hours,' said the woman. Above her, in the sky, a firework exploded, showering multi-coloured flames across the stars. 'You can pay fealty at any time.' Another firework tore open the sky, streams of colour painting the woman's shift blue and green, throwing their shadows downwards. For a moment, the woman's shadow self moved against the shadow Fillingham, pressing to him, and then another explosion above them sent them dancing apart, wavering, their edges rimmed with yellow and reds, and then the woman was moving again." — Reggie Oliver

8. "If you stop and think about it, the form of propulsion used today hasn't changed in over a thousand years... since the invention of fireworks by the Chinese." — Peter Diamandis

9. "The fireworks went on for nearly half an hour, great pulsing strobes, fiery dandelions and starbursts of light brightening both sky and water. It was hard to tell which was reality and which was reflection, as if there were two displays, above and below, going on simultaneously — one in space-time, mused Max, and the other in time-space." — Sol Luckman

10. "What was important wasn't the fireworks, it was that we were together this evening, together in this place, looking up into the sky at the same time." — Banana Yoshimoto

11. "Because beautiful things never last. Not roses nor snow… And not fireworks, either." — Jennifer Donnelly

12. "I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don't have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It's always fun." — James Lafferty

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