quotations about lightning
If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds, you will at some point have to juggle lightning and taste the thunder.
CHRISTOPHER POINDEXTER, Remington Typewriter Poetry
Lightning hides the colour of night.
MUNIA KHAN, "Six-words Stories", To Evince the Blue
God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention.
MARK TWAIN, letter to Orion Clemens, Mar. 23, 1878
oh now feel it comin' back again
like a rollin' thunder chasing the wind
forces pullin' from the center of the earth again
I can feel it
LIVE, "Lightning Crashes", Throwing Copper
No mortal eye has ever fully seen a flash of lightning ... for no matter how firmly we look, our eyes are sure to be dazzled.
BERTHOLD AUERBACH, Little Barefoot
The lightning is in God's hands, and it strikes just where He bids it.
AZEL STEVENS ROE, Looking Round
It is not the roaring thunder that smites, but the silent lightning.
IVAN PANIN, Thoughts
If God consistently sent lightning bolts in response to bad doctrine, our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree.
PHILIP YANCEY, Disappointment with God
It is vain to look for a defense against lightning.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS, Maxims
Getting struck by lightning is like winning the lottery, except of course, not as lucky.
JAROD KINTZ, Seriously Delirious, But Not At All Serious
The more brilliant the lightning, the quicker it disappears.
AVICENNA, attributed, Day's Collacon
Heat lightning prowls, pranks the mountain horizon like
Memory. I follow the soundless flicker,
As ridge after ridge, as outline of peak after peak,
Is momentarily defined in the
Pale wash, the rose-flush, of distance.
ROBERT PENN WARREN, "Heat Lightning", The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren
In the dark clouds the sharp flashes of impulsive lightning are born.
ELIS WYN, attributed, Day's Collacon
Tempests, and bright lightnings, are to be sung; their nature is to be told, and from what cause they pursue their course; lest, having foolishly divided the heaven into parts, you should be anxious as to the quarter from which the flying flame may come, or to what region it may betake itself; and tremble to think how it penetrates through walled enclosures, and how, having exercised its power, it extricates itself from them. Of which phenomena the multitude can by no means see the causes, and think that they are accomplished by supernatural power.
LUCRETIUS, De Rerum Natura
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth;
And ere a man can say--Behold!
The jaws of darkness devour it up.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
GEORGE CARLIN, Napalm & Silly Putty
If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.
LAO TZU, attributed, The Quotable Atheist: Ammunition for Nonbelievers, Political Junkies, Gadflies, and Those Generally Hell-Bound
The flash at midnight!--'twas a light
That gave the blind a moment's sight,
Then sunk in tenfold gloom;
Loud, deep, and long the thunder broke,
The deaf ear instantly awoke,
Then closed as in the tomb:
An angel might have pass'd my bed,
Sounded the trump of GOD, and fled.
JAMES MONTGOMERY, "Winter Lightning", Poetical Works of James Montgomery
The danger from lightning is gone when the thunder is heard, and the worst is over when misfortune has arrived.
IVAN PANIN, Thoughts
Lightning rendeth the rocks.
OWAIN, attributed, Day's Collacon