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Ultimate List Of 100 Lightning Quotes To Inspire You

Ultimate List Of 100 Lightning Quotes To Inspire You

There are plenty of awesome lightning quotes on the internet, and some of them are great analogies for life.

In this article, I’ve shortlisted the best quotes about this natural phenomenon that can serve as sources of inspiration to you.

Enjoy reading them!

20 Best Lightning Quotes

1. “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.” — Mark Twain

lightning image representing best lightning quote

2. “Sometimes you don’t need lightning to start a fire. Sometimes, it builds on its own.” — Sarah Mlynowski

3. “It is not the roaring thunder that smites, but the silent lightning.” — Ivan Panin

4. “Thunder and lightning, it’s like the end of the world.” — Carlos Ruiz Zafon

5. “If I accept the sunshine and warmth, then I must also accept the thunder and lightning.” — Khalil Gibran

 I must also accept the thunder and lightning

6. “It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.” — Bill Watterson

7. “They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.” — Clint Eastwood

8. “Electricity is really just organized lightning.” — George Carlin

9. “God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention.” — Mark Twain

10. “Affections are like lightning. You can’t tell where they will strike until they have fallen.” — Lee Iacocca

Affections are like lightning

11. “I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies.” — Eden Ahbez

12. “The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “The trouble ain’t that there are too many fools, but that the lightning ain’t distributed right.” — Mark Twain

14. “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

15. “Fame and fortune are as hard to find as a lightning strike.” — PN Elrod

Fame and fortune are as hard to find as a lightning strike

16. “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it’s the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” — Mark Twain

17. “A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.” — Randall Jarrell

18. “Lightning strikes the earth, and thunder heralds the doom, but the earth bears it all in silence, teaching us that life may be harsh to us, but we shouldn’t be so to life.” — Tista Ray

19. “If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.” — Lao Tzu

20. “If there were no thunder, then men would have little fear of lightning.” — Jules Verne

image of lightning representing quote about thunder

Inspirational Quotes About Lightning

1. “Move like a beam of light: fly like lightning, strike like thunder, whirl in circles around a stable center.” — Morihei Ueshiba

Move like a beam of light

2. “Laughter is the lightning rod of play, the eroticism of conversation.” — Eva Hoffman

3. “The more brilliant the lightning, the quicker it disappears.” — Avicenna

4. “Nothing good bursts forth all at once. The lightning may dart out of a black cloud, but the day sends his bright heralds before him to prepare the world for his coming.” — Augustus Hare

5. “I have learned to prize the quiet, lightning deed, not the applauding thunder at its heels that men call fame.” — Alexander Smith

I have learned to prize the quiet, lightning deed

6. “Your shadow stealthily leaves nothing of where you go, like a poisoned needle that sews together my footsteps. Your light pliantly strikes the water tower, like a lightning bolt that severs the source of my life.” — Tite Kubo

7. “Even without her lightning, Mare Barrow still manages to strike me through.” — Victoria Aveyard, ‘Broken Throne’

8. “Lighting a fire under someone will never be as effective as Lighting a fire within someone.” — Bob Teague

9. “The cloud of mind is discharging its collected lightning.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

See also: 180 Beautiful Cloud Captions To Boost Your Instagram Post

10. “Even the lightning strikes silently, the thunder that you hear is the proclamation of its victory.” — Nabaneet Mandal

Even the lightning strikes silently

11. “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.” — Robert Jordan

12. “Loving is a journey with water and with stars, with smothered air and abrupt storms of flour: loving is a clash of lightning bolts and two bodies defeated by a single drop of honey.” — Pablo Neruda

13. “Evil doesn’t die. It never dies. It just takes on a new face, a new name. Just because we’ve been touched by it once, it doesn’t mean we’re immune to ever being hurt again. Lightning can strike twice.” ― Tess Gerritsen, The Surgeon

14. “Everybody knows when lightning strikes the Earth, a woman is formed.” — Jonny Ox

15. “Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be Lightning.” — Matshano Dhliwayo

Thunder roars but does not strike

16. “I would like to go for a ride with you, have you take me to stand before a river in the dark where hundreds of lightning bugs blink this code in sequence: right here, nowhere else! Right now, never again!” — Amy Hempel

17. “What country do rains come from? What color is lightning? Where does thunder go when it dies?” — Ray Bradbury

18. “You might get run over; you might get hit by lightning. I mean, who knows? Each day, there is a chance you might die. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Every living being on Earth is facing that same existential rift.” — Alex Honnold

19. “Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed, which consumes the scabbard that would contain it.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley

20. “With luck, you have other things to do than wait for lightning to strike.” — Paul Lauterbur

With luck, you have other things to do than wait for lightning to strike

Lightning Quotes About Life

1. “Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential.” — B.Alan Wallace

Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night

2. “Like having a great idea, life comes at you fast. It hits you and tries to escape and be expressed in any way possible. In a way, it’s a lot like… Lightning.” — Chris Colfer, ‘Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips Journal’

3. “Global warming is the foreboding thunder in the distance. Ocean acidification is the lightning strike in our front yard, right here, right now.” — David Horsey

4. “A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.” — James Dickey

5. “Lightning never strikes twice in the same place — it doesn’t have to.” — Harry Hershfield

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

6. “Lightning has no mercy.” — Victoria Aveyard, ‘Glass Sword’

7. “Lightning strikes, you fear; a 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 İldan

See also: 150 Nature Captions For Instagram For All The Nature Lovers

8. “Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.” — Martin Luther King Jr

9. “Apparently, one impression we are making…is that creativeness consists of lightning striking you on the head in one great glorious moment.” — Abraham Maslow

10. “Lightning can best be seen in the dark. Bright persons do best in bad circumstances.” — Erik Tanghe

Lightning can best be seen in the dark

11. “Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul.” — Gianna Perada

12. “You’re more likely to see someone fatally struck by lightning than witness a case of in-person voter fraud.” — Tom Perez

13. “Man brings all things to test himself, and this is notably true of lightning.” — Aldo Leopold

14. “You never know, lightning could strike.” — William Parrish

15. “Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.” — Samuel Butler

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

16. “When lightning strikes, the mouse is sometimes burned with the farm.” — Phyllis Bottome

17. “There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.” — Bill Bryson

18. “You have a short life, just like a lightning flash.” — Unknown

19. “I don’t think you can catch lightning in a bottle twice.” — Mark Frost

20. “Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.” — Franz Grillparzer

Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun

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Lightning Aesthetic Quotes

1. “You can grow like a tall tree when you enjoy the sun, wind, rain, storms, and the stars in the dark nights.” ― Amit Ray

lightning from a cloud image representing lightning aesthetic quote

2. “The music was thunder and joy. Lightning bolts of happiness and praise, foot-stomping, dance-shouting, good-feeling singing from the soul.” — Etta James

3. “I loved watching the base of those thunderstorms, the billowing tops of the cumulonimbus, the lightning that effortlessly lit up the lake and the sky. It was gorgeous, so energetic. I was in love.” — Ginger Zee

4. “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.” — Gerard Manley Hopkins

5. “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

If you ever want your soul to dance in the clouds

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6. “‘But they’re stories,’ I said. ‘They’re—myths, to explain Lightning and the seasons and stuff. They’re what people believed before there was science.’” — Percy Jackson, ‘Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief’

7. “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 mind and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.” — Joseph Addison

8. “The uniformity of the earth’s life, more astonishing than its diversity, is accountable by the high probability that we derived, originally, from some single cell, fertilized in a bolt of lightning as the earth cooled.” — Lewis Thomas

9. “I’ve managed to catch lightning in a bottle a couple times. I’m very lucky. But I want to do this forever. I enjoy it so much. One of the challenges as an actor is to stay relevant.” — Ian Ziering

10. “If God consistently sent lightning bolts in response to bad doctrine, our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree.” — Phillip Yancey

our planet would sparkle nightly like a Christmas tree

More Quotes On Lightning

1. “Lightning hides the color of night.” — Munia Khan

color of night

2. “Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is metal a conductor of electricity, and wood is not, but you’re more likely to be struck by lightning when standing under a tree? These are questions that require science to answer.” — Gza

3. “He has the attention span of a lightning bolt.” — Robert Redford

4. “Success is like a lightning bolt. It’ll strike you when you least expect it, and you just have to keep the momentum going. You have to strike when the iron is hot. So for me, I just kept striking and striking to polish out the sword that I was making.” — Michelle Phan

See also: 220 Best Proverbs About Success To Give You Inspiration

5. “I’d rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.” — Ken Kesey

I’d rather be a lightning rod

6. “We look at the ancient Greeks with their gods on a mountain top throwing lightning bolts and say, ‘Those ancient Greeks. They were so silly. So primitive and naive. Not like our religions. We have burning bushes talking to people, and guys walking on water. We’re…sophisticated.” — Paul Provenza

7. “Lightning rod to ignite people’s passion for software development.” — John Nava

8. “I hate it when storm clouds roll in, heralded by dazzling claps of thunder and lightning that boast an ocean of tears. This majestic performance of a bad temper manages to overshadow my pathetic attempts at pouting. No one broods like Mother Nature; hence she steals all the attention I was sulking after.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

9. “Unfortunately, if you’ve ever been in southern Georgia on the beaches in a lightning storm, if you’re out there, you’re in great, great danger, and you can be killed very, very quickly.” — Norman Schwarzkopf

10. “Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose?” — Theodore Sturgeon

Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose

11. “I’m not looking for anything, but who knows. Lightning is weird.” — Dominic Riccitello

12. “What I’m looking for in my career, you know? You’re looking for those lightning bolts of inspiration where someone says something that sparks an idea or suggests something strange.” — Drew Goddard

13. “Justice, like lightning, should ever appear, some men hope and to other men fear. My father taught me that poem when I was just a little girl.” — Jennifer Pierce, ‘Black Lightning’, Episode One, ‘The Resurrection’

14. “As if you could pick in love as if it were not a lightning bolt that splits your bones and leaves you staked out in the middle of the courtyard. (…) You don’t pick out the rain that soaks you to the skin when you come out of a concert.” — Julio Cortazar

See also: 200 Best Rain Captions For Instagram To Rock Your Post!

15. “Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid.” — Richard Branson

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid

16. “You know not, yet, the sort of love that strikes like a lightning bolt; that clutches hold of you by the heart, as irrevocably as death; that becomes the lodestar by which you steer the rest of your life. I would not wish such love on anyone, man or woman, for it can make your life a paradise, or it can destroy you utterly.” — Juliet Marillier

17. “Might the peasant expect the Almighty to stay the thunderstorm, which clears the air of a nation from pestilence, lest the lightning bold should in its flash kill his cow?” — Benjamin Butler

18. “And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.” — Black Elk

19. “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.” — Oliver Stone

20. “Early impressions are like glimpses seen through the window by night when lightning is about.” — E. F. Benson

Early impressions are like glimpses seen through the window by night when lightning is about

21. “He covers his hands with lightning and commands it to strike.” — Dane Walker

22. “We’re kindling amid lightning strikes, a lit match and dry wood, fire danger signs, and a forest waiting to be burned.” — Nicola Yoon

23. “Mozart makes us care about people in flashes of lightning.” — Simon McBurney

24. “In fact, if you are faced with the prospect of running across an open field in which lightning bolts are going to be a problem, you are much better off if their timing and location are determined by something since then they may be predictable by you, and hence avoidable.” — Daniel Dennett

25. “It is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.” — Woodrow Wilson

my only regret is that it is all so terribly true

26. “A song is an emotional lightning bolt – a good one, anyway.” — Mary Gauthier

27. “I’m the kind of developer who likes to throw lightning rods around. To make a great program, there’s got to be at least one person at the center who is breathing life into it. In a ferocious way.” — Andy Hertzfeld

28. “We want to be able to fly. We want to be able to sear somebody with lightning from across the room. Those are primal desires, to shoot somebody with energy.” — Bill Irwin

29. “Poetry for me is very easy. It’s like a lightning bolt. I feel this calling, and the first line of the poem comes into my head, and I just have to go to the page, to the typewriter, to the computer or whatever and write it.” — Gioconda Belli

30. “The lofty pine is oftenest shaken by the winds; High towers fall with a heavier crash, And the lightning strikes the highest mountain.” — Horace

High towers fall with a heavier crash

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To Conclude

While I was collecting these lightning quotes, many of them made me think about life and how various life situations can strike us in a blink of an eye, just like a flash of lightning.

Have you felt the same way?

Anyway, I hope you liked this article. Let me know in the comment section below if there’s a good lightning quote I haven’t included in my collection.

Until next time!

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