The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
My dear sister, I hope, when God Almighty in his righteous providence shall take me out of time into eternity, that it will be by a flash of lightning.
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.
I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
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.
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.
We always expect tremendous criticism. It is my role to be the lightning rod ... to attract the attacks against the organization for our work, and that is a difficult role. On the other hand," he said, "I get undue credit.
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.
The mills of God work like lightning compared with the law.
Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew.
Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning.
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
I think of rivers, of tides. Forests and water gushing out. Rain and lightning. Rocks and shadows. All of these are in me.
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