Lightning

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Holy lightning strikes all that's evil
Teaching us to love for goodness sake. ~ Jon Anderson

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.

Quotes[edit]

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. ~ Victor Salva, in Powder
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. ~ Mark Twain
  • 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)
  • 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

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