Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.— Robert Louis Stevenson
Most Powerful Thunderstorms quotations
Pregnant and birthing mothers are elemental forces, in the same sense that gravity, thunderstorms, earthquakes, and hurricanes are elemental forces. In order to understand the laws of their energy flow, you have to love and respect them for their magnificence at the same time that you study them with the accuracy of a true scientist.
A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.
Women? Women are like...thunderstorms. They're beautiful to look at, and sometimes they're nice to listen to-but most of the time they're just plain inconvenient.
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?
Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
The sound of a harpsichord - two skeletons copulating on a tin roof in a thunderstorm.
I'm from Cleveland. I like thunderstorms; I like a little rain in my life.
In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the fairway and hold up a one iron. Not even God can hit a one iron.
I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die
I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.
Life isn’t how you survive the thunderstorm, but how you dance in the rain.
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.
it is discouraging to leave the past behind only to see it coming toward you like the thunderstorm which drenched you yesterday.
Geniuses are like thunderstorms. They go against the wind, terrify people, cleanse the air.
He is the playfulness of creation, scandal and utter goodness, the generosity of the ocean and the ferocity of a thunderstorm; he is cunning as a snake and gentle as a whisper; the gladness of sunshine and the humility of a thirty-mile walk by foot on a dirt road.
If complete and utter chaos was lightning, then he'd be the sort to stand on a hilltop in a thunderstorm wearing wet copper armour and shouting 'All gods are bastards!
She wanted to say 'I love you like a thunderstorm, like a lion, like a helpless rage'.
When she left me I stood out in the thunderstorm, hoping to be destroyed by lightning. It missed, first left, then right.
Genius, like a thunderstorm, comes up against the wind.
A man who cannot get angry is like a stream that cannot overflow, that is always turbid. Sometimes indignation is as good as a thunderstorm in summer, clearing and cooling the air.
You might as well appeal against the thunderstorm.
Nature is never other than serene even in a thunderstorm.
I think there's a poet who wrote once a tragedy by Shakespeare, a symphony by Beethoven and a thunderstorm are based on the same elements. I think that's a beautiful line.
The whole positioning and atmosphere of the song ["King of the Mountain"] was to build up this thunderstorm that would take us all onstage off into a story where we were suddenly in the middle of the ocean.
Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.
I had been right: freedom smelled like ozone and thunderstorms and gunpowder all at once, like snow and bonfires and cut grass, it tasted like seawater and oranges.
The thunderstorm is a constant phenomenon, raging alternately over some part of the world or the other. Can a single man or creature escape death if all that charge of lightning strikes the earth?
If you had planned to come to Crawford in the middle of the hot summer in August, no one would have come with you, if you had planned it. But spontaneously, we have now been here 11 days in the most intense heat that you can imagine of west Texas. Some of the most intense heat thunderstorms.
Maybe you're getting into the rhythm of sailing life," says James.
He looks out at the waves that are rolling in to lap against the dock. "You know, the tides going in and then out, the wind blowing east and then west, the high of a perfect day out on the water, the low of a thunderstorm or a wind that won't go your way.
Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.
My mother, who hates thunderstorms,Holds up each summer day and shakesIt out suspiciously, lest swarmsOf grape-dark clouds are lurking there....
We should strive to go on in fortune and misfortune like a clock during a thunderstorm.