[PW] Taking the fire story

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Feb 16 04:41:36 PST 2018

Back on December 23rd Satya Keyes asked about the statement "I’ll take
the fire". Now the Quote Investigator website has an article on the

I Believe I Would Take the Fire

[Begin acknowledgment]
Great thanks to Satya Keyes whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Special thanks to Claire Lauper
in Paris who accessed “Entretiens: Jean Cocteau et André Fraigneau”.
Lauper also provided a translation of the key passage. Any errors are
the responsibility of QI.
[End acknowledgment]


On Sat, Dec 23, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Satya Keyes <satya at maui.net> wrote:
> I need to know the source of, as well as the accurate telling of, the story that is answered “ I’ll take the fire.”
> The set up of the story includes an interviewer asking 3(?) people something like:
> Your house is on fire. You have 10(?) seconds to get out with your life...and you can take only one thing with you. What do you take?
> I need to know where to find this is originally quoted or written about (citations), who are the names of the people involved, and the exact wording of the story.
> Thanx and appreciation to all
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