70 Best Lightning Quotes to Live a Thunderous Life

Lightning signify a range of feelings, including happiness and terror.

The image of a lightning bolt has long been a powerful symbol in many cultures, often connected with immediate illumination and the eradication of ignorance.

It symbolizes a flash of understanding, a moment of clarity that shines light into the darkness of uncertainty.

Furthermore, lightning implies divine retribution, as a symbol of punishment meted out by celestial beings.

A lightning strike is defined scientifically as a sudden, strong discharge of electrical energy, a high voltage current connecting two places.


Lightning cleaves through rocks to represent the ability to overcome difficulties and problems in life.

In light of this, we provide a compilation of inspirational lightning quotes.

These lightning quotes seek to electrify your life, lighting your way with their knowledge and inspiring you to strike through your problems with the fury of a lightning bolt.

Best Lightning Quotes

Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag? ~ Steven Wright.

Finding the book was like kissing a lightning bolt. ~ Karen Miller.


The cloud of mind is discharging its collected lightning. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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


Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose? ~ Theodore Sturgeon.

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 doesn’t strike through a cave. ~ Goitsemang Mvula.

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.


Electricity is really just organized lightning. ~ George Carlin.

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


Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning! ~ J.R.R. Tolkien.

Thunder roars but does not strike. Lightning strikes but does not roar. Choose to be lightning. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.


The lightning is in God’s hands, and it strikes just where He bids it. ~ Azel Stevens Roe.

Light is so fast that nothing can move faster than its own shadow. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

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.


Lightning never strikes twice in the same place-it doesn’t have to. ~ Harry Hershfield.

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Famous Lightning Quotes

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

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

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.


You never know, lightning could strike. ~ William Parrish.

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

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


Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it. ~ Mark Twain.

He covers his hands with lightning, and commands it to strike. ~ Dane Walker.

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.

When lightning strikes, the mouse is sometimes burned with the farm. ~ Phyllis Bottome.


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.

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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


Lightning can best be seen in the dark. Bright persons do best in bad circumstances. ~ Erik Tanghe.

As different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire. ~ Emily Brontë.

Top Lightning Quotes

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.

When lightning strikes at sea, why don’t all the fish die? ~ Anthony Doerr.


Lightning makes no sound until it strikes. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

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

The trouble isn’t that there are many fools, but that the lightning isn’t distributed right. ~ Mark Twain.


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

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


I don’t think you can catch lightning in a bottle twice. ~ Mark Frost.

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.

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

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 has no mercy. ~ Victoria Aveyard.

Houses, ships, and even towns and churches may be effectually secured from the stroke of lightning by their means. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

Everybody knows when lightning strikes the Earth, a woman is formed. ~ Jonny Ox.

Even the lightning strikes silently, the thunder that you hear is the proclamation of its victory. ~ Nabaneet Mandal.


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

Life is a flash of lightning in the dark of night. It is a brief time of tremendous potential. ~ B. Allan Wallace.

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

The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time. ~ William Tyler.

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


Lightning hides the color of night. ~ Munia Khan.

Lightning is something which, again, we would rather avoid. ~ Richard Branson.

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.

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


Lightning plays over the horizon like the flicker of ideas. ~ T. Coraghessan Boyle.

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.

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

A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning. ~ James Dickey.

He snatched the lightning from the skies and the scepter from the tyrants. ~ Anne Robert-Jacques Turgot.


Fame and fortune are as hard to find as a lightning strike. ~ PN Elrod.

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

Even without her lightning, Mare Barrow still manages to strike me through. ~ Victoria Aveyard

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


It is lightning that strikes, not thunder. ~ Matshona Dhliwayo.

Lightning and truth are two things that cannot be arrested in their onward course. ~ J. Elizabeth Jones.

So these were the 70 quotes about Lightning.

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