Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning but wisdom is like the sun.
I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don't even want to mess with because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.
You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
Poetry is a sword of lightning ever unsheathed which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.
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.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of 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.
It is like writing history with lightning and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.
Thunder is good thunder is impressive but it is lightning that does the work.
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.
They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.
Electricity is really just organized lightning.
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.
There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning rolling over in a tractor and old age.