[PW] Taking the fire story
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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
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.
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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