Stung by the splendor of a sudden thought.
— Robert Browning

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry.
Gaston Bachelard sudden quote

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
— Italian Proverbs

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.
— Patty Duke

Even the bravest men are frightened by sudden terrors.
— Tacitus