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"The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash; And the lightning strikes the highest mountain."

lightning quote by Horace

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"The reason lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time."

lightning quote by Willie Tyler

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"Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"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."

lightning quote by Joseph Addison

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"'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies runs with one, walks gravely with another turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame it wounds one, another it kills like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning for there is no force able to resist it."

lightning quote by Elizabeth Bowen

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"Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone."

lightning quote by Hodding Carter

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"A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times."

lightning quote by Randall Jarrell

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"Don Corleone I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today."

lightning quote by Godfather, The

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"Electricity is really just organized lightning."

lightning quote by George Carlin

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"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."

lightning quote by Sergei Eisenstein

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"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt."

lightning quote by Robert Redford

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"Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning."

lightning quote by Samuel Butler

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"I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies."

lightning quote by Eden Ahbez

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"I hope they never find out that lightning has a lot of vitamins in it, because do you hide from it or not"

lightning quote by Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

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"Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid."

lightning quote by Richard Branson

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"One golfer a year is hit by lightning. This may be the only evidence we have of God’s existence."

lightning quote by Steve Aylett

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"The affections are like lightning; You cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen"

lightning quote by Jean Baptiste Lacoraire

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"The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine."

lightning quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"The lightning-bug is brilliant, but he hasn't any mind He stumbles through existence with his head-light on behind. - from The Lightning-Bug"

lightning quote by Eugene F. Ware

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"The problem is not that we have too many fools, it's that the lightning isn't distributed right"

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"The trouble isn't that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. . . .If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters."

lightning quote by Frederick Douglas

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"You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke than true action or passion out of your modern English religion."

lightning quote by John Ruskin

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"You think Nature is some Disney movie Nature is a killer. Nature is a bitch. It's feeding time out there 24 hours a day, every step that you take is a gamble with death. If it isn't getting hit with lightning today, it's an earthquake tomorrow or some deer tick carrying Lime disease. Either way, you're ending up on the wrong end of the food chain."

lightning quote by Jeff Melvoin

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"To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning."

lightning quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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"Bring in the bottled lightning, a clean tumbler, and a corkscrew."

lightning quote by Charles Dickens

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"If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are people who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

lightning quote by Frederick Douglass

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"I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph."

lightning quote by Ken Kesey

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"How do you play religious roulette? You stand around in a circle and blaspheme and see who gets struck by lightning first."

lightning quote by Anonymous

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"Let's just say that if complete and utter chaos were lightning, he'd be the sort to stand on a mountain in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards'."

lightning quote by The Colour of Magic Terry Pratchett

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"PESSIMISM: Every dark cloud has its silver lining, but lightning kills hundreds of people each year who are trying to find it."

lightning quote by T-shirt

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"Scientists were preparing an experiment to ask the ultimate question. They had worked for months gathering one each of every computer that was built. Finally the big day was at hand. All the computers were linked together. They asked the question, 'Is there a God?'. Lights started blinking, flashing and blinking some more. Suddenly, there was a loud crash, and a bolt of lightning came down from the sky, struck the computers, and welded all the connections permanently together. 'There is now', came the reply."

lightning quote by Anonymous

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"They that are loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them. It is probable that he who is killed by lightning hears no noise; but the thunder-clap which follows, and which most alarms the ignorant, is the surest proof of their safety."

lightning quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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"Before a thunderstorm there is a build-up of tension which is only relieved by the explosive force of thunder and lightning. In human affairs there must be a clear distinction between the penalties for small and great crimes. Retribution for wrongdoing must be swiftly and surely applied if greater problems are to be prevented."

lightning quote by I Ching

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"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle! Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either rods or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."

lightning quote by Frederick Douglass

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"What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding."

lightning quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Fortune rides like the sun on high With the fox that makes the ravens fly; Luck his soul, the lightning his eye, He snatches the moons from out of the sky."

lightning quote by Robert Jordan - Crossroads of Twilight

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"There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age."

lightning quote by Bill Bryson

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"We rode on the winds of the rising storm, We ran to the sounds of the thunder. We danced among the lightning bolts, and tore the world asunder."

lightning quote by Robert Jordan, Crossroads of Twilight

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"You told me, I remember, glory, built On selfish principles, is shame and guilt; The deeds that men admire as half divine, Stark naught, because corrupt in their design. Strange doctrine this! that without scruple tears The laurel that the very lightning spares; Brings down the warrior"

lightning quote by William Cowper

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"I am the Turquoise Woman's Son, On top of Belted Mountain beautiful horses--slim like a weasel! My horse with a hoof like a striped agate, with his fetlock like a fine eagle plume: my horse whose legs are like quick lightning whose body is an eagle-plumed arrow: my horse whose tail is like a trailing black cloud. The Little Holy Wind blows through his hair. My horse with a mane made of short rainbows. My horse with ears made of round corn. My horse with eyes made of big starts. My horse with a head made of mixed waters. My horse with teeth made of white shell. The long rainbow is in his mouth for a bridle and with it I guide him."

lightning quote by Anon.

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"Wit and Humor -- if any difference, it is in duration -- lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage -- the other fools along and enjoys elaboration."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. It has arrested ten thousand lightning flashes of genius, which, unless thus fixed and arrested, might have been as bright, but would have also been as quickly passing and perishing, as the lightning."

lightning quote by Richard Chevenix Trench

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"'Your chances of getting hit by lightning go up if you stand under a tree, shake your fist at the sky and say 'Storms suck!'."

lightning quote by Johnny Carson

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"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning."

lightning quote by Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbes)

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"Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. 'Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!' cries she With silent lips. 'Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!'"

lightning quote by Emma Lazarus

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"This life of separateness may be compared to a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, a drop of dew, a flash of lightning."

lightning quote by Buddha

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"But the lightning which explodes and fashions planets, maker of planets and suns, is in him. On one side elemental order, sandstone and granite, rock-ledges, peat-bog, forest, sea and shore; and on the other part, thought, the spirit which composes and decomposes nature,"

lightning quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"The truth is, there is no sense living your life and not falling deeply in love. You would not really have lived a life at all. But you have to try, because if you haven't tried you haven't lived... Stay open. Who knows? A lightning could strike."

lightning quote by Meet Joe Black

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"What needs to be discharged is the intolerable tenderness of the past, the past gone and grieved over and never made sense of. Music ransoms us from the past, declares an amnesty, brackets and sets aside the old puzzles. Start a new life, get a girl, look into her shadowy eyes, smile. Fix me a toddy, Lola, and we'll sit on the gallery of Tara and you play a tune and we'll watch evening fall and lightning bugs wink in the purple meadow."

lightning quote by Walker Percy

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"If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning."

lightning quote by Damien Cannon

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"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."

lightning quote by Henri Cartier-Bresson

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"I am not your rolling wheels. I am the highway I am not your carpet ride. I am the sky I am not your blowing wind. I am the lightning I am not your autumn moon. I am the night"

lightning quote by Audioslave

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"I doused the fatal instrument with lightning promptitude, but it was a good seven minutes before the last indignant handkerchief had folded its wings and gone back to its reticule and the last manufactured cough died protestingly away."

lightning quote by Margaret Halsey

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"It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand."

lightning quote by American Indian Proverb

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"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..."

lightning quote by Joseph Addison

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"That sport'st amid the lightning-flash and thunder-cloud, In them, in thy experiences, had'st thou my soul,..."

lightning quote by Walt Whitman

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"The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing! When it strikes a thing, it doesn't leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell wh..."

lightning quote by Mark Twain

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"the quicksilver art Throws back the invisible but lightning mass..."

lightning quote by Allen Tate

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