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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.
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
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.
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.
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.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
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.
'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.
Both the 'Gregor' series and 'The Hunger Games' are what I call lightning-bolt ideas. There was a moment where the idea came to me. With 'The Hunger Games,' the lightning bolt sort of hit at a moment when I was channel surfing between reality TV and the coverage of the Iraq war.
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
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
Even in a less exaggerated description, any verbal account of a person is bound to find itself employing an assortment of waterfalls, lightning rods, landscapes, birds, etc.
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 affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
My name is Bolt, Lightning Bolt.
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.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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