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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.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
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.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
'Cars' was about Lightning McQueen learning to slow down and to enjoy life. The journey is the reward.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
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.
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.
For years, I've had a hankering for the portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis. Franklin is credited with so many inventions: the postal system, lightning rods, the constitution. He was a rock star before there was such a thing.
Jon Bon Jovi
I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little 'Time After Time'. I can do a little 'Grease Lightning'. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it's a lot of fun.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.
I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
Mark Twain said, 'The right word is to the nearly right word as lightning is to the lightning bug.' Fill your book with lightning.
Kindle Singles is publishing on skates. It prints like lightning; our book meets readers in hours. I've spent so many years waiting for publishers to consider whether they wanted to print a book of mine, making contracts, taking months to fit it into the Fall list or the Spring list, fitting it into an advertising plan.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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