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.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.
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.
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character.
Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
And So, I Was Not A Military Test Pilot, But As Soon As NASA Expressed An Interest In Flying Scientists & People Who Were Not Military Test Pilots, That Was An Epiphany That Just Came Like A Stroke Of Lightning...!!!
Because of my political views, I've been targeted as a lightning rod, someone who's too far out there.
The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.
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.
I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed.
I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.
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.
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.
How can they beat me? I've been struck by lightning, had two back operations, and been divorced twice.
The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
I seem to be some sort of lightning rod. I just really irritate people, you know? I really do.
Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
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.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
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