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1. "I did get a colonic, but I've decided not write about it at length. I didn't find it helpful or enlightening. I can tell you want it felt like, though: It felt like someone shooting water up your butt."
Author: A.J. Jacobs
2. "This is the great object held out by this association; and the means of attaining it is illumination, enlightening the understanding by the sun of reason which will dispell the clouds of superstition and of prejudice."
Author: Adam Weishaupt
3. "Put it this way, how do you feel about the supernatural?""I'm fine with it," Molly replied coolly. "I used to watch Charmed and Buffy and all those shows."Gabriel winced slightly. "This isn't quite the same thing.""Okay, well, listen to this. Last week my horoscope in Cosmo told me I was going to meet an enchanting strangerand this guy on the bus gave me his phone number. I'm a total believer now.""Yeah, you've really seen the light," Xavier said under his breath."Did you know that Sagittarians have a problem with sarcasm?" Molly snapped."That would be very enlightening, except I'm a Leo.""Yeah, well, everyone knows they're a pack of assholes!""My God, you're like talking to a rock.""You're a rock!"
Author: Alexandra Adornetto
4. "It was kind of enlightening to become a playwright."
Author: Beth Henley
5. "I am good when there is something central about the character. There is always a human theme I attach myself to. I am really looking for something that is moving or enlightening or something with depth as an actor. I look for these kinds of roles."
Author: Brad Dourif
6. "A good actor is somebody who can be truthful and fascinating and interesting and enlightening."
Author: Bruce Davison
7. "The walking tour guides one through the city's various landmarks, reciting bits of information the listener might find enlightening. I learned, for example, that in the late 1500s my little neighborhood square was a popular spot for burning people alive. Now lined with a row of small shops, the tradition continues, though in a figurative rather than literal sense."
Author: David Sedaris
8. "The Only Good Greed Is Greed For Enlightening Experiences"
Author: Dean Cavanagh
9. "For most of us enlightenment is not a destination or graduation into a permanent higher state of consciousness, but a moment-by-moment experience constantly fluctuating between degrees of wholeness and limited consciousness. I like to call this "enlightening-ment."
Author: Dr. Jennifer Howard Your Ultimate Life Plan
10. "It is an unfortunate fact that proofs can be very misleading. Proofs exist to establish once and for all, according to very high standards, that certain mathematical statements are irrefutable facts. What is unfortunate about this is that a proof, in spite of the fact that it is perfectly correct, does not in any way have to be enlightening. Thus, mathematicians, and mathematics students, are faced with two problems: the generation of proofs, and the generation of internal enlightenment. To understand a theorem requires enlightenment. If one has enlightenment, one knows in one's soul why a particular theorem must be true."
Author: Herbert S. Gaskill
11. "You learn stuff from every character you play about the human condition that can be quite enlightening."
Author: Jacki Weaver
12. "I don't like and even resist, being broken wide-open. But, when the contents of my unconscious self spill out of me and i sift through all the disowned parts of who i am... it's an uncomfortably enlightening and eye-opening experience. It feels a bit like emotional bloodletting. I guess every now and then, i need that release valve to open all the way..."
Author: Jaeda DeWalt
13. "Another thing I learned is that novels, even those from apparently distant times and places, remain current and enlightening, and also comforting."
Author: Jane Smiley
14. "As much as we look up at the stars and know there is more than life on earth, the divinity of dogs is just as unexplainable and profound. They may be the purest example of divine love in an earthly soul many of us ever experience. If we take their lead, open our hearts, and embrace their love, we may just find our own journey a lot more enlightening."
Author: Jennifer Skiff
15. "I rocked in silence, and realized for the first time that 'home' wasn't this place anymore. It was wherever Victor was. It was both a terrifying and an enlightening realization, and I took a deep breath and thought carefully before I answered.'Yes. I'm ready to go home.'It was like saying hello and good-bye at the same time."
Author: Jenny Lawson
16. "We are to come to the Word in a spirit of humility and contrition because we recognize that we are sinful, that we are often blind to our sinfulness, and that we need the enlightening power of the Holy Spirit in our hearts."
Author: Jerry Bridges
17. "I study more of truth and enlightening. I had to go the next level to talk about life."
Author: Jet Li
18. "D/s can be dangerous, because it explores the most primitive sides of ourselves. Those involved must have a high degree of trust and very, very healthy devotion to one another. Like religion, it can be a spiritually enlightening experience, or it an expression of psychosis. And somewhere in between, it can be tremendously fun."
Author: Joey W. Hill
19. "Comedians and jazz musicians have been more comforting and enlightening to me than preachers or politicians or philosophers or poets or painters or novelists of my time. Historians in the future, in my opinion, will congratulate us on very little other than our clowning and our jazz."
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
20. "Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."
Author: Michael Eisner
21. "Enlightening people with facts is also a form of social service."
Author: Rohith Thatchan C
22. "In total seclusion, enlightening, I found the origin of my being."
Author: Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
23. "Know what you're trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn't enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture."
Author: Steve Albini
24. "All that paddling around in the alphabet soup of one's childhood, scooping up letters, hoping to arrange them into enlightening sentences that would explain why things had turned out the way they had. It evoked a certain mutiny in me."
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
25. "Do not be too severe upon the errors of the people, but reclaim them by enlightening them."
Author: Thomas Jefferson
26. "I prefer not to starve, to live by the practice of medicine, which combines the best features of both science and philosophy with that imponderable and enlightening element, disease, unknown in its normality to either. But, like Pasteur, when he was young, or anyone else who has something to do, I wish I had more money for my literary experiments."William Carlos Williams, c. 1931"
Author: William Carlos Williams
27. "No," said Blackwell, "she won't, because that would be a violation of the very personal terms I will have established in our conversation. That's the key word here, Laney, 'personal.' 'Up close, and.' We will not meet, we will not carve out this deep and meaningful and bloody unforgettable episode of mutual face-time as representatives of our respective faceless corporations. Not at all. It's one-on-one time for your Kathy and I, and it may well prove to be as intimate, and I may hope enlightening, as any she ever had. Because I will bring a new certainty into her life, and we all need certainties. They help build character. And I will leave your Kathy with the deepest possible conviction that if she crosses me, she will die-but only after she's been made to desire that, absolutely." And Black-well's smile, then, giving Laney the full benefit of his dental prosthesis, was hideous. "Now how was it exactly you were supposed to contact her, to give her your decision?"
Author: William Gibson

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Losses do that. One life-loss can infect the whole of a life. Like a rash that wears through our days, our sight becomes peppered with black voids. Now everywhere we look, we only see all that isn't: holes, lack, deficiency."
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