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Famous Lightning Quotes

She can thank her lightning political career to the fact that Helmut Kohl needed to have a woman and an east German in his cabinet in 1991. By appointing Merkel, Kohl killed two birds with one stone. — Patricia Lessnerkraus

The directors that I end up having a really good time with are the ones that understand the fluidity of the medium and are interested in catching lightning in a bottle. — Oliver Platt

No, I’m not even thinking about the lightning incident. — Retief Goosen

Be a lightning rod because of who she is. — Michael Reagan

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Nature chose for a tool, not the earthquake or lightning to rend and split asunder, not the stormy torrent or eroding rain, but the tender snow-flowers noiselessly falling through unnumbered centuries. — John Muir

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

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

We received a call of a lightning strike, fire units responded to the scene. When we arrived on the scene, there was heavy fire in the attic. There were two occupants who were home at the time. They were able to escape unharmed. — Thomas Rutledge

We just want to win a football game. You got to face reality of where we are. We’re playing right now for the pride of the academy, the lightning bolts we proudly wear on the side of our helmets, for a winning season and position in the conference. I don’t know anymore that you can play for. — Fisher DeBerry

how much better to make no vow; then at least when the cord of attraction snaps, we can go free, still defying the lightning in our untarnished pride. — Elinor Glyn

I was so focused, I let nothing, neither rain nor the lightning stop me, — Richard Jackson

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

He hadn’t thrown in four days and I wanted to get him an inning, keep it within one run and see if lightning might strike for us in the bottom of the inning. — Ned Yost

Hard to believe lightning can strike twice, but it surely did. The moment Caitriona Balfe came on screen, I sat up straight and said, ‘There she is!’ She and Sam Heughan absolutely lit up the screen with fireworks. — Diana Gabaldon

Both the ‘Gregor’ series and ‘The Hunger Games’ are what I call lightning-bolt ideas. There was a moment where the idea came to me. With ‘The Hunger Games,’ the lightning bolt sort of hit at a moment when I was channel surfing between reality TV and the coverage of the Iraq war. — Suzanne Collins

I always wanted to tell the story of how Pearl Jam is the story of lightning striking twice. As well as being the flipside of the classic rock tale where great promise ends in tragedy. This is where tragedy begins great promise. — Cameron Crowe

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. — James Otis

One thing that keeps people away is they think people might make fun of them or that lightning will strike. — Rev. Cramer

We’re not sure of the cause, but there was severe lightning in the area. — Roger Nicholson

I spent the night on a sliver of rock high up on the east face of Long’s Peak, climbing with Tom Frost, and slept at the icy feet of the Dru, listening to the lightning crack above me and the thunder roll down. I only did it to write about it. I would never go up on the Grotto Wall for fun. — James Salter

So maybe lightning will strike before lightning strikes me. — Harry Harrison

The tension I feel is the moment they say, ‘Action!’ Movies are like lightning in a bottle, and you always want to find when you possibly can catch a surprising moment. — Annette Bening

People heard it but couldn’t see it. It passed probably 400 yards (meters) from my house. There was so much lightning and rain I didn’t see anything. — Michael White

I think it’s a close-knit group, and the seniors are a lightning rod for that. The underclassmen like and respect them, so they want to see them have some success. — Curt Benge

I’m a living sunset, lightning in my bones. — Ben Harper

Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver. The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain. — Buffalo Bill

We are really focused this year and I think it’s going to be a great one for us. We are really building a following for the whole Greased Lightning Racing Team and that is what it is all about. — Tim Jr

The great ‘New York Times’ columnist Dave Anderson famously slept one year in a child’s race-car bed. There he was, Pulitzer Prize and all, snoring as his feet dangled over the rear tires of Lightning McQueen. — Willie Geist

Time passes by like lightning. Before you know it you’re struck down. — Billie Joe Armstrong

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

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 — Cervantes Saavedra

Mike is a tenacious defender. He’s just lightning quick. And when he makes plays, that makes everybody else turn up their D. — Mike DeFries

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

Today we all are enjoying the fruits of the digital era. Millions of sources of information coming at us at lightning fast speed. That technology has also democratized the gathering and dissemination of news, allowing for ‘citizen journalists’ to make their mark, even usurping the role of mainstream news organizations at times. — Lester Holt

He said you didn’t notice you’ve got burn marks on your shirt, the lightning actually struck you. — Jade Stone

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

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. — Sergei Eisenstein

I saw Chris as a big, physical back. Obviously, the people in high school had a hard time tackling him. He had good speed, not great speed. (We) wanted to give him a shot (at tailback) and see if lightning would strike twice. — Brian White

If you ride like lightning, you’re gonna crash like thunder. — Ben Mendelsohn

I was sleeping, all of a sudden, it was like it was thundering and lightning in our apartment. Then the whole building shook, our window broke, and there was water pouring in. — Paul Adams

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

I’m a little more relaxed than I was. My hold on the lead is in pretty good shape now. It would take a lightning bolt or something to stop me now. — Jeff King

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen. — Lee Iacocca

Lightning really does strike twice for some people, especially if you were found to owe large adjustments in the past. — Frederick Daily

He’s become such a lightning rod. Much of the public blames him for everything that’s gone wrong in the Bush administration. — Paul Light

He’s been such a lightning rod for criticism, oftentimes for things that were clearly not in his purview to make better. If theme park attendance goes down because of 9/11, is that Michael’s fault? — Jeffrey Logsdon

The process of Turkish accession has turned into a lightning rod for other discontent, — Jack Straw

My great-grandmother grew up in a sod house in Nebraska. When she was a tiny girl – in other words, only four human generations ago – there were still enough wild bison on the Plains that she was afraid lightning storms would spook them and they would trample her home. — Derrick Jensen

Scripps is like having lightning in a bottle. Now that we’ve harnessed that energy, we need to make it all happen. — Mary McCarty

Playing in the big arena the (Tampa Bay) Lightning play in, that was pretty good. Getting your name called out and everyone cheering, that was pretty cool, too. — Brian Sullivan

I loved being outside. We’d hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings. — Loretta Lynn

Living under a cloud of black…udder a single word and watch the lightning strike…feel the roar of the thunder. Periods of calm are like tears dripping from a rainbow…and life goes on. — Donna Favors

The problem with lightning is, it kills 10 percent of the people it strikes. The 90 percent that live wish they didn’t. — Mike Utley

Phil and I resolved it. We sent money to Katrina (the hurricane relief fund). That’s what we did to resolve it. But if you want to keep singing that same song, go ahead. Philadelphia don’t let nothing go. You guys don’t let nothing go. I’m a lightning rod in this city and I know it. . . . Without me you don’t have any news. — John Chaney

Our fishy ancestors had the anatomy for it. You can imagine how valuable this system would be if you were aquatic, because water is so conductive. But it doesn’t work on land – air doesn’t conduct electricity as well. When it happens, it’s called a lightning bolt and you don’t need special receptors to sense it. — James Albert

I was painted red all over with black lightning on my limbs. I wore a black mask, and across my forehead a single eagle feather hung. — Black Elk

It drifted inland and collided with the East Coast sea breeze. From Brevard County north to Jacksonville, it was getting hit pretty hard with lightning and possible thunderstorms . — Barry Goldsmith

People living on some of the islands of the Pacific don’t describe much lightning in their language. — Hugh Christian

Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning. — Richard Neal

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

People are saying that Anderson Cooper could be the new Oprah. And then these people are struck by lightning. — Craig Ferguson

We were speculating that lightning struck the building and now we are sure it was the culprit after talking to the residents. — John Hobbs

We have the hottest, driest weather in perhaps 50 years; we have thousands of lightning strikes an hour; we have 300 new fires every day in the West, largely because of lightning strikes, — Dan Glickman

He’s going to be a Major League pitcher — we caught lightning in a bottle when we acquired this guy. — Bob Apodaca

You can’t just count on becoming a syndicated cartoonist. I actually tried to calculate the odds once, and the best I could come up with is a 1-in-36,000 chance. And the odds of getting hit by lightning are 1 in 7,900 – which kind of shows how long those odds are. — Stephan Pastis

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

Barnes & Noble has been doing its own publishing with its own imprint for a few years now, reprinting classics for lower prices. When they were interested in buying Ingram, it wasn’t just their warehouses they were looking at, but also their Lightning Print program, which is publishing on demand. — John Mutter

To play the game in the state’s best venue is exciting. Last time we were here, we packed it out, despite the lightning (which caused a 28-minute delay). — Mark Driscoll

There is concern that there could be more lightning with the storms as they progress over the next couple of days. But hopefully we will have enough rain to bring some relief and some extinguishment to some of these major fires. — Graham Fountain

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

The technocracy of professional sport has managed to impose a soccer of lightning speed and brute strength: a soccer that negates joy, kills fantasy and outlaws daring. — Eduardo Galeano

So I sat at the table and it was like a lightning flash hit me. — Gemma Mana

I find it shocking that anybody can be brought down in D.C. for gossip, ostensibly. I thought that was the coin of the realm there. That’s like getting hit with lightning on a cloudless day. — Dennis Miller

Johnny Unitas. Sure, Johnny had the physical ingredients required: lightning quick release, a laser for an arm, good ability to avoid the rush. But what set Unitas apart was the feeling you got in your heart when you saw him walk on the field, something that none of us are capable of defining or explaining, we just feel it. You knew he came to win. And, from the moment he walked into the locker room, you knew you had a better chance to win than the other guy. He was the toughest man I have ever known – physically and mentally. — Ernie Accorsi

I’ve never been struck by lightning as far as I know, so the Higher Power is treating me as well as even those people who love him very much. — Dave Barry

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. — Hodding Carter

I seem to be some sort of lightning rod. I just really irritate people, you know? I really do. — Howard Stern

I’m wondering if there’s a spell to make lightning flash in the background whenever I make an ominous resolution. — Eliezer Yudkowsky

I think public perception is a big part when you talk about selling. In order to move things forward, if the decision was based on the performance of the club, obviously not getting into the postseason is a big role in that, but I also think the fact that I became a lightning rod for criticism for the organization, with me out of the picture, it makes things easier from that respect. — Ed Wade

I believe that the fact that I became the lightning rod for criticism for the organization, with me being out of the picture so to speak, makes things easier in that respect, … But I look at the last three years. The last time this franchise had 86 or more-wins three straight years was ’78, ’79 and ’80. We didn’t get to the postseason, but I’m walking away with pride in the effort I put into this job. — Ed Wade

Pessimism – Every dark cloud has a silver lining, but lightning kills hundreds of people each year who are trying to find it. — Larry Kersten

Look, 170 million Americans have watched the Olympics at some point. You couldn’t expect a repeat of Lillehammer. That was magical, lightning in a bottle. () — Dana McClintock

Lightning probably won’t strike again. Jesse’s undistinguished tenure as governor in Minnesota, coupled with Arnold’s troubles in California, make it unlikely that celebrity candidates will ever have the inviting luster of novelty that they had a few years ago. — Steven Schier

When we bumped into Belle, the story is very romantic. She was very involved in society. Belle the name was right. It was just one of those lightning bolt deals. — Glenn Rummler

And love was lightning and remembrance. — Charles Bukowski

I’m always cautious to downplay range fires, because if it’s your ranch building or grazing allotment that got burned up it’s pretty important. But timber fires require a lot more people, equipment, time and money to put out, and so far even when we’ve had lightning ignition, we didn’t get the large fire initiation. — Tom Wordell

I was raised as a Catholic, but I got up to go to church because I thought I’d be hit by a bolt of lightning if I didn’t. — Chuck Feeney

One of the two suspicions is that there was an indirect lightning strike which may have caused the zebra to go into the moat and drown. The other is she had a preexisting medical condition causing problems with her throat and lungs, causing breathing problems, and she may have gone into the moat and drowned as a result. — Alison Swank

We all know the dangers of sequels. Lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place too often, and I think you’ve got to move beyond it, go the extra mile and have the courage not to just repeat the first one. — Colin Firth

Generally, there are no lightning bolts or magical signs that tell you when it is time to get divorced. When the bad starts outweighing the good on a consistent basis, you may feel that taking the next step is appropriate. It is a very personal decision and most likely should be arrived upon with the help of some kind of counseling or support. — Laura Wasser

He said, ‘Is there a Cherie here?’ … and I’m waiting for the lightning bolt to come. — Kevin Adams

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

I think good artists know when they’re on a roll, and they recognize when lightning is striking. It’s a very fortunate thing to have that inspiration and not to overanalyze it or mess with it; you just follow it if you love what you do. — Johnny Marr

Over land we see tremendous diurnal changes, a strong peak in lightning in the afternoon over land. Over water we see very little variation. We believe it’s due to the land absorbing heat and causing strong convection. On the other hand, water can store a lot more heat, and release it slowly. — Hugh Christian

I wasn’t surprised at all, and Lightning was the overwhelming choice. The fans did a great job. It fit with our other team, and it’s a good, strong name. — Dan Chapman

I was standing there and all of a sudden I heard a loud noise I knew lightning had struck close and I turned around and saw sparks fly from the pole behind me. — Jade Stone

We had very high winds and rain. There was lightning in the area. The ref was thinking about stopping the game. It was really, really hard to do anything. But we ran the ball very effectively. — Don Strock

She’s not a lightning rod. I was concerned that the president might send up someone who just automatically would bring about a filibuster, but he didn’t do that. — Robert Byrd

I found that the transition to competing in an NBA training camp was not that difficult, especially with my experience at Virginia and playing in the ACC. Fortunately, I kind of caught lightning in a bottle that year, had a great training camp and made the team. — Rick Carlisle

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