Lightning Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old lightning quotes, lightning sayings, and lightning proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Move like a beam of light: fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center. Morihei Ueshiba
The trouble isn't that there are many fools, but that the lightning isn't distributed right. Mark Twain
The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn't leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether —Well, you'd think it was something valuable, and a Congressman had been there. Mark Twain
Someone once described the pitching of a no-hit game as like catching lightning in a bottle. (How about catching lightning in a bottle on two consecutive starts?) W.P. Kinsella
Lightning plays over the horizon like the flicker of ideas. T. Coraghessan Boyle
He snatched the lightning from the skies and the scepter from the tyrants. Anne Robert-Jacques Turgot
He's such a good all-American kid. You want to stand next to him in a rainstorm because you know lightning won't hit him. Ron Fairly
She is the only person I have ever known who could make the rain, lightning, and thunder go away just by lighting a candle and praying La Magnificat. Elisa A. Martinez
Houses, ships, and even towns and churches may be effectually secured from the stroke of lightning by their means. Benjamin Franklin
It has pleased God in his goodness to mankind, at length to discover to them the means of securing their habitations and other buildings from mischief by thunder and lightning. Benjamin Franklin
Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. Mark Twain
In this hot weather, the only beverage in the ship that is passable is the butter. Mark Twain
It is best to read the weather forecast before we pray for rain. Mark Twain
Evening red and morning gray help the traveler on his way; evening gray and morning red bring down upon his head, Italian Proverb
If the weather is fine, put on your cloak; if it rains, do as you please. French Proverb
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather. only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin
For the man sound in body and serene in mind, there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously. George Gissing
Weather in towns is like a skylark in a counting-house— out of place and in the way, Jerome K. Jerome
Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning. Matshona Dhliwayo
It is lightning that strikes, not thunder. Matshona Dhliwayo
Lightning strikes, you fear; rainbow appears, you are amazed; the sun rises, you relax; flood comes, you run away! Nature is like an amazing actor that exists to give you all kinds of emotions! Mehmet Murat ildan
When lightning strikes at sea, why don't all the fish die? Anthony Doerr
Light is so fast that nothing can move faster than its own shadow. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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. Charles Eastman
The tree that got hit by lightning is the one you remember. Marty Rubin
You want to be the tallest tree in the forest and let all the trees see you easily, but remember that lightnings will easily see you as well! Mehmet Murat Ildan
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
Lightning has been tamed and made to do the bidding of man and is constantly driven in delicate traces, and one may sit and hold communion with the antipodes of the earth. Ellen Martin
Lightning and truth are two things that cannot be arrested in their onward course. J. Elizabeth Jones
Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential. B. Allan Wallace