Lightning is an atmospheric discharge of electricity usually accompanied by thunder, which typically occurs during thunderstorms, and sometimes during volcanic eruptions or dust storms; this page is for quotes about lightning, or where lightning is used as a metaphor.
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- Holy lightning strikes all that's evil
Teaching us to love for goodness sake.
Hear the music of Love Eternal
Teaching us to reach for goodness sake.
- Did you know that I was struck by lightning seven times?
- Mr. Daws, oft-repeated question in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
- The thunderstorm is a constant phenomenon, raging alternately over some part of the world or the other. Can a single man or creature escape death if all that charge of lightning strikes the earth?
- Kalki Krishnamurthy, in "Sivakozhundu of Tiruvazhundur" as translated in Kalki : Selected Stories (1999)
- He seized the lightning from Heaven and the scepter from the Tyrants.
- When a thunderstorm comes up, I can feel it inside. When lightning comes down, I can feel it wanting to come to me. Grandma said it was God. She said the white fire was God.
- The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
- Mark Twain, as quoted in Deduction : Introductory Symbolic Logic (2002) by Daniel A. Bonevac, p. 56
- Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does all the work.
- Mark Twain, as quoted in Living Like Benjamin : Making Dreams Come True (2007) by Brad Borden, p. 123