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.

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

Mark Twain

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

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning.     

Clint Eastwood

When you've been struck by lightning as many times as I have, you start to expect the worst pretty much all the time.     

Jennifer Bosworth

Lightning, your presence from ground to sky, no one knows what becomes of me, when you take me so quickly.     


There is a lightning quickness to the speed at which candidates can build and accidentally dismantle their own campaigns. If candidates don't figure out their place in the new digital world of politics, they will be destroyed by it.     

Bill Burton

God only exhibits his thunder and lightning at intervals, and so they always command attention.     

Mark Twain

Sometimes you don't need lightning to start a fire. Sometimes, it builds on its own.     

Sarah Mlynowski

If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.     

Lao Tzu

It is not the roaring thunder that smites, but the silent lightning.     

Ivan Panin

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

Mark Twain

They say that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but the same is not true for courage. As it turns out, when courage strikes, it almost always begets more courage.     

Kathi Appelt

Lightning rendeth the rocks.     


The more brilliant the lightning, the quicker it disappears.     


Electricity is really just organized lightning.     

George Carlin

Lightning doesn't strike through a cave.     

Goitsemang Mvula

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

Richard Branson

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lightning came like a rip in the inky night, as if behind the dark canvass was a brilliant light just waiting to flood through any crack no matter how small.     

Angela Abraham

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

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

William Tyler

When his flame falls, my lightning rises, and so on.     

Victoria Aveyard

The lightning is in God's hands, and it strikes just where He bids it.     

Azel Stevens Roe

Lightning is the shorthand of a storm, and tells of chaos.     

Eric Mackay

The cloud of mind is discharging its collected lightning.     

Percy Bysshe Shelley

And when I breathed, my breath was lightning.     

Black Elk

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

Lee Iacocca

If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.     

Jules Verne

Lightning hides the colour of night.     

Munia Khan

Lightning makes no sound until it strikes.     

Martin Luther King, Jr.