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Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Some calamities - the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 - have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.
When you think about rock at its origin, and you think of the Beatles and millions of kids screaming as loud as they can and running as fast as they can towards the Beatles, there's no one who is that kind of lightning rod, who commands that kind of power and has that kind of creative magma.
Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
The creative process is not like a situation where you get struck by a single lightning bolt. You have ongoing discoveries, and there's ongoing creative revelations. Yes, it's really helpful to be marching toward a specific destination, but, along the way, you must allow yourself room for your ideas to blossom, take root, and grow.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.
'Cars' was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective. I'm one of those guys hit by lightning. I see the big picture. Everything is in perspective now. Let's just say I'm the kind of guy who knows how to enjoy the moment.
Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud; but the day sends his bright heralds before him, to prepare the world for his coming.
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