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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Quick
 
  Quick as a flash.
            —Anonymous
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  Quick as an arrow.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Quick as a wink.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Quick as gunpowder.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Quick as the flash of a quail’s wing.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Quick as the twinkling of a bed-post.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Quick as you can say Jack Robinson.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Quick as hell can scorch a feather.
            —Anonymous
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  Quick as a stab.
            —J. M. Barrie
  9
  Quick as greased lightning.
            —J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms
  10
  Quick, as a darted beam of light.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  11
  Quick as a fear.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  12
  Quick as finches in a blossomed tree.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  13
  Quick as thought.
            —Thomas Carew
  14
  Quick as an eyelid’s beat.
            —Guido Cavalcanti
  15
  Quick of scent as a vulture.
            —Richard Cumberland
  16
  Quick as a dart.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  17
  Change quick, like eyes that brighten.
            —Judah HaLevi
  18
  Quick as barrels popping at a bird.
            —George Meredith
  19
  Quick as torrents run.
            —George Meredith
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  Quick as wings.
            —George Meredith
  21
  Quick as an imp.
            —Ada Patterson
  22
  Thy wit is as quick as the greyhound’s mouth.
            —William Shakespeare
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  Fly as quick to Delia’s arms, as yonder halcyon skims the stream.
            —William Shenstone
  24
  Quick as the morning ray, or ev’ning beam.
            —William Thomson
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  Quick as the lightning’s flash.
            —Juan Valera y Alcalá Galiano Valera
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  Quick as light.
            —Henry Vaughan
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  Quick as thought.
            —Wit Restored
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