What are floods?

Famous quotes containing the word floods:

    the cold eternal shores
    That look sheer down
    To the dark tideless floods of Nothingness
    Where all who know may drown.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell-and great was its fall!
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 7:26-27.

    Jesus.

    The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 7:25.