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1. "Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Society has but little connection with such beginnings. The worm is in man's heart. That is where it must be sought. One must follow and understand this fatal game that leads from lucidity in the face of existence to flight from light."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "At a certain degree of lucid intoxication, lying late at night between two prostitutes and drained of all desire, hope ceases to be a torture, you see; the mind dominates the whole past, and the pain of living is over forever."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "Surely it is better, thought Domenica, that forty-five should buy the book and actually read it, than should many thousands, indeed millions, buy it and put it on their shelves, like...Professor Hawking's Brief History of Time. That was a book that had been bought by millions, but had been demonstrated to have been read by only a minute proportion of those who had acquired it. For do we not all have a copy of that on our shelves, and who amongst us can claim to have read beyond the first page, in spite of the pellucid prose of its author and his evident desire to share with us his knowledge of...of whatever it is that the book is about?"
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
4. "He strips me to my last nakedness, that underskin of mauve, pearlized satin, like a skinned rabbit; then dresses me again in an embrace so lucid and encompassing it might be made of water. And shakes over me dead leaves as if into the stream I have become.Sometimes the birds, at random, all singing, strike a chord. His skin covers me entirely; we are like two halves of a seed, enclosed in the same integument. I should like to grow enormously small, so that you could swallow me, like those queens in fairy tales who conceive when they swallow a grain of corn or a sesame seed. Then I could lodge inside your body and you would bear me."
Author: Angela Carter
5. "Papa always makes it clear that he would like to know me as much more rational and lucid than the girls and women he gets to know during his analytic hours."
Author: Anna Freud
6. "The workman of today works every day in his life at the same tasks, and this fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious. Sisyphus, proletarian of the gods, powerless and rebellious, knows the whole extent of his wretched condition: it is what he thinks of during his descent. The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory. There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn."
Author: Antonin Artaud
7. "This is why a tainted society has invented psychiatry to defend itself against the investigations of certain superior intellects whose faculties of divination would be troublesome.No, van Gogh was not mad, but his paintings were bursts of Greek fire, atomic bombs, whose angle of vision would have been capable of seriously upsetting the spectral conformity of thebourgeoisie.In comparison with the lucidity of van Gogh, psychiatry is no better than a den of apes who are themselves obsessed and persecuted and who possess nothing to mitigate the most appalling states of anguish and human suffocation but a ridiculous terminology. To a man, this whole gang of pected scoundrels and patented quacks are all erotomaniacs."
Author: Antonin Artaud
8. "… he remained restrained and strangely composed. It was a composure born of extreme provocation. It stemmed from a lucidity that lies beyond rage."
Author: Arundhati Roy
9. "I versi partono da una testa e arrivano ad un'altra su una traiettoria invisibile e producono la vita impalpabile delle emozioni: graffi sull'anima prodotti da sogni lucidi che lanciano una solida gomena fra quello che siamo e quello che siamo stati, fra noi e noi a ricordarci che la via più breve, dalla testa al cuore, è sempre un'arabesco."
Author: Barbara Frediani
10. "Now, the drug is taboo. You do not fool around with it. You give yourself to it and you are caught. I have a horror of it. I have lived in China without ever being curious enough to put a pipe to my lips. It is not a question of virtue. I do not like pharmacopoeia. I like lucidity. It is my guiding star. I will have nothing to do with the vertigo of opium which, with the single exception of De Quincey, is no friend to poetry. It is a filthy poison."
Author: Blaise Cendrars
11. "The Happy Trinity is her home: nothing can trouble her joy.She is the bird that evades every net: the wild deer that leaps every pitfall.Like the mother bird to its chickens or a shield to the armed knight: so is the Lord to her mind, in His unchanging lucidity.Bogies will not scare her in the dark: bullets will not frighten her in the day.Falsehoods tricked out as truths assail her in vain: she sees through the lie as if it were glass.The invisible germ will not harm her: nor yet the glittering sunstroke.A thousand fail to solve the problem, ten thousand choose the wrong turning: but she passes safely through.He details immortal gods to attend her: upon every road where she must travel.They take her hand at hard places: she will not stub her toes in the dark.She may walk among lions and rattlesnakes: among dinosaurs and nurseries of lionettes.He fills her brim full with immensity of life: he leads her to see the world's desire."
Author: C.S. Lewis
12. "Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great."
Author: Dylan Thomas
13. "... never engage to play with a troubled mind or excited emotions. Lucidity of mind is crucial and once once's emotions become engaged in the play all is lost....."
Author: Emery Lee
14. "Prava samoca je ona u kojoj se osecas apsolutno izolovanim izmedju neba i zemlje, nista ne treba da skrece tvoju paznju od ovih pojava apsolutne izolacije, vec intuicija stravicne lucidnosti treba da otkriva vascelu dramu covekove konacnosti pred beskonacnoscu i prazninom ovog sveta."
Author: Emil Cioran
15. "No blur of inexactness, no cloud of vagueness, is allowable in good writing; from the first seeing to the last putting down, there must be steady lucidity and uncompromise of purpose."
Author: Eudora Welty
16. "O critica „negativa" se realizeaza stralucitor pe luciditati marunte. Lucrul acesta îl stia pâna si Titu Maiorescu: cita cazul omului de bun-simt care s-a revoltat ca poetul compara ochii iubitei cu doua stele, caci este absurd sa gasesti o asemanare între ochii mari, negri si stelele mici, argintii."
Author: Eugène Ionesco
17. "As bolas de sabão que esta criança Se entretém a largar de uma palhinha São translucidamente uma filosofia toda."
Author: Fernando Pessoa
18. "A lucidez apaziguou a revolta a ponto de eu enfiar a caneta no papel ao invés de na glote alheia."
Author: Filipe Russo
19. "In her final years she would still recall the trip that, with the perverse lucidity of nostalgia, became more and more recent in her memory."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
20. "I am more sensitive than other people. Things that other people would not notice awaken a distinct echo in me, and in such moments of lucidity, when I look at myself, I see that I am alone, all alone, all alone."
Author: Henri Barbusse
21. "En la juventud éramos íntegros y el terror y el dolor del mundo nos penetraron por completo. No había una clara separación entre la alegría y la pena: se fundían en una sola cosa, al igual que nuestras horas de lucidez se funden con el sueño y el dormir. Nos levantamos por la mañana siendo unos seres, y por la noche, completamente ahogados, bajamos a un mar empuñando las estrellas y la fiebre del día."
Author: Henry Miller
22. "Si nous étions lucides, instantanément l'horreur de ce qui nous entoure nous laisserait stupides. On ne saurait être parfaitement lucide et déambuler dans les rues de nos cités modernes sans en être affecté de façon ou d'autre. Ce qui ne signifie pas que nous devrions avoir envie de les reconstruire, nos cités, de les faire un peu moins laides - mais de les planter là, de filer pour ne plus revenir, oui. De tout flanquer en l'air, de plaquer le boulot, d'envoyer paître les obligations, le percepteur, les lois et tout ce qui s'ensuit. Un être humain parfaitement éveillé, croyez-vous qu'il se conduirait en cinglé, comme c'est le cas, comme on le lui demande, à chaque instant de la journée ?"
Author: Henry Miller
23. "It is of great consequence to have previously determined the concept that one wants to elucidate through observation before questioning experience about it; for one finds in experience what one needs only if one knows in advance what to look for."
Author: Immanuel Kant
24. "—¿Qué hace? —susurró Minerva ante su extrema cercanía que la incomodaba.—Nada —contestó muy tranquilamente sujetando su portafolios para disimular, su erección comenzaba crecer al tenerla muy cerca y sentía que no podía controlarla. Minerva sentía un hormigueo recorrer todo su cuerpo, bajó la cabeza al sentir la respiración de Rick sobre su cara, no podía retroceder, su cuerpo estaba pegado al espejo del ascensor y al sentir el perfume del pecho de Rick tuvo que controlar el retorcer su cuerpo, la cálida respiración de él sobre su cuello comenzaba a hacerle perder sus sentidos los cuales debía mantener con lucidez."
Author: Itxa Bustillo
25. "Only by observing this condition would the results of our work be regarded as fully conclusive and as having elucidated the normal course of the phenomena."
Author: Ivan Pavlov
26. "I had to think whether, after 50 years of hard slog, I was still lucid and fresh enough for the job."
Author: Jacques Delors
27. "The phrase and the day and the scene harmonized in a chord. Words. Was it their colours? He allowed them to glow and fade, hue after hue: sunrise gold, the russet and green of apple orchards, azure of waves, the greyfringed fleece of clouds. No it was not their colours: it was the poise and balance of the period itself. Did he then love the rhythmic rise and fall of words better than their associations of legend and colour? Or was it that, being as weak of sight as he was shy of mind, he drew less pleasure from the reflection of the glowing sensible world through the prism of a language manycoloured and richly storied than from the contemplation of an inner world of individual emotions mirrored perfectly in a lucid supple periodic prose?"
Author: James Joyce
28. "Maybe it was teleportation. The Spirit took you there.""That might explain my visit to the soccer game, but it doesn't elucidate why I was in two different editions of the bakery.""Elucidate?""Clarify, expound, explicate...""You should have stopped at expound.""Brandon! I need assistance here."
Author: James L. Rubart
29. "...my dreams are tangled in images of stars and clouds and firelight - we go camping at night - it's my lucid dream of being with you..."
Author: John Geddes
30. "I would describe myself as quite sane and lucid, which is why I'm still alive."
Author: John McAfee
31. "Funes discerneva continuamente il calmo progredire della corruzione, della carie, della fatica. Notava i progressi della morte, dell'umidità. Era il solitario e lucido spettatore d'un mondo multiforme, istantaneo e quasi intollerabilmente preciso. Babilonia, Londra e New York hanno offuscato col loro feroce splendore l'immaginazione degli uomini; nessuno, nelle loro torri popolose e nelle loro strade febbrili, ha mai sentito il calore e la pressione d'una realtà così intangibile come quella che giorno e notte convergeva sul felice Ireneo, nel suo povero sobborgo sudamericano."
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
32. "This lucid explanation of the phenomena we had witnessed appeared to me quite satisfactory. However great and mighty the marvels of nature may seem to us, they are always to be explained by physical reasons. Everything is subordinate to some great law of nature."
Author: Jules Verne
33. "That was a perfectly reasonable explanation," she said grumpily. "Perhaps my advisers don't lie to me.""Isn't that what you'd want?" asked Giddon."Well, yes, but it doesn't elucidate my puzzle!""If I may say so, Lady Queen," said Giddon, "it's not always easy to follow your conversation.""Oh, Giddon," she said, sighing. "If it's any comfort, I don't follow it either."
Author: Kristin Cashore
34. "C'est cela l'exil, l'étranger, cette inexorable observation de l'existence telle qu'elle est vraiment pendant ces quelques heures, lucides, exceptionnelles dans la trame du temps humain, où les habitudes du pays précédent vous abandonnent, sans que les autres, les nouvelles, vous aient encore suffisamment abruti."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
35. "Der Zweck der Philosophie ist die logische Klärung der Gedanken.Die Philosophie ist keine Lehre, sondern eine Tätigkeit.Ein philosophisches Werk besteht wesentlich aus Erläuterungen.Das Resultat der Philosophie sind nicht »philosophische Sätze«, sondern das Klarwerden von Sätzen.Die Philosophie soll die Gedanken, die sonst, gleichsam, trübe und verschwommen sind, klar machen und scharf abgrenzen.4.112The object of philosophy is the logical clarification of thoughts.Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.A philosophical work consists essentially of elucidations.The result of philosophy is not a number of "philosophical propositions", but to make propositions clear.Philosophy should make clear and delimit sharply the thoughts which otherwise are, as it were, opaque and blurred."
Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
36. "To my surprise, it was a place where my thoughts were the most lucid. I wasn't bogged down in random trivial details or the luxury of time-consuming over-analysis. This place forced you to live because at any moment, life could be lost. Ramadi forced me to die unto myself."
Author: M.B. Dallocchio
37. "And once the novelist has brought us to this state, in which, as in all purely mental states, every emotion is multiplied ten-fold, into which his book comes disturb us as might a dream, but a dream more lucid and more abiding than those that come to us in sleep, why then, for the space of an hour he sets free within us all the joys and sorrows in the world."
Author: Marcel Proust
38. "Por más que uno fuera precavido y planeara sus acciones con la mayor lucidez, la vida, más compleja que todos los cálculos, hacía estallar los esquemas y los reemplazaba por situaciones inciertas y contradictorias."
Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
39. "Perhaps things are most beautiful when they are not quite real; when you look upon a scene as an outsider, and come to possess it in its entirety and forever; when you live in the present with the lucidity and feeling of memory; when, for want of connection, the world deepens and becomes art."
Author: Mark Helprin
40. "Ma întreb, bunaoara, daca nu cumva în ziua când am început sa iubesc nu s-a întâmplat ceva lânga mine, ceva pe care eu nu l-am vazut sau pe care nu l-am în?eles ?i prin ignorarea caruia m-am abandonat, fara luciditate, cu totul iresponsabil, întâmplarilor. Te trezesti ca ai devenit ceva, aproape fara sa-?i mai aminte?ti începuturile acestei transformari."
Author: Mircea Eliade
41. "To write about him is to write about Greatness. To discuss him is todiscuss Intellectual Brilliance. To think of him is to think of Modesty,Simplicity and Lucidity. To remember him is to remember Nationalism atits finest hour. He was not one of those who merely achieved greatnessnor certainly one of those upon whom greatness was thrust-he was infact born great."
Author: Munindra Misra
42. "That small word "Force," they make a barber's block,Ready to put onMeanings most strange and various, fit to shockPupils of Newton....The phrases of last century in thisLinger to play tricks—Vis viva and Vis Mortua and Vis Acceleratrix:—Those long-nebbed words that to our text books stillCling by their titles,And from them creep, as entozoa will,Into our vitals.But see! Tait writes in lucid symbols clearOne small equation;And Force becomes of Energy a mereSpace-variation."
Author: Newton
43. "Almost all genius up to now was one-sided—the result of a sickly constitution. One type had too much sense of the external, the other too much inner sense. Seldom could nature achieve a balance between the two—a complete constitution of genius. Often a perfect proportion arose by chance, but this could never endure because it was not comprehended and fixed by the spirit—they remained fortunate moments. The first genius that penetrated itself found here the exemplary germ of an immeasurable world. It made a discovery which must have been the most remarkable in the history of the world—for with it there begins a whole new epoch for humanity—and true history of all kinds becomes possible for the first time at this stage—for the way that had been traversed hitherto now makes up a proper whole that can be entirely elucidated. That point outside the world is given, and now Archimedes can fulfill his promise."
Author: Novalis
44. "The story itself, the true story, is the one that the audience members create in their minds, guided and shaped by my text, but then transformed, elucidated, expanded, edited, and clarified by their own experience, their own desires, their own hopes and fears."
Author: Orson Scott Card
45. "You're mine to protect, from Fate and everything else." - Ethan, Brightest Kind of Darkness: Lucid"
Author: P.T. Michelle
46. "If we cannot abate the disaster, the one honor we have is the probity of our lucidness."
Author: Rainer J. Hanshe
47. "Now try these Drivetime talismans on for size: organized chaos … wild discipline … reverent blasphemy … self-effacing grandiosity … fanatic moderation … selfish gifts … twisted calm … garish elegance … insane poise … ironic sincerity … blasphemous prayers … orgiastic lucidity … aggressive sensitivity … convoluted simplicity … macho feminism. Homework Discuss what is wetter than water, stronger than love, and more exotic than trust."
Author: Rob Brezsny
48. "The air had that pellucid mountain clarity that made shapes sharper and colors truer. The green of the paddy fields wasn't just green, but a lusty green, full of hunger for sunlight and moisture. And the slopes weren't mere hulks of rock, but the ribs of the valley, protecting the delicate strip of fertile soil from the worst of the harsh elements."
Author: Sherry Thomas
49. "The consciousness of lucid dreaming is a cultural evolution. It's something that we are talking about and learning about, not biological evolution."
Author: Stephen LaBerge
50. "Science is an inherent contradiction — systematic wonder — applied to the natural world. In its mundane form, the methodical instinct prevails and the result, an orderly procession of papers, advances the perimeter of knowledge, step by laborious step. Great scientific minds partake of that daily discipline and can also suspend it, yielding to the sheer love of allowing the mental engine to spin free. And then Einstein imagines himself riding a light beam, Kekule formulates the structure of benzene in a dream, and Fleming's eye travels past the annoying mold on his glassware to the clear ring surrounding it — a lucid halo in a dish otherwise opaque with bacteria — and penicillin is born. Who knows how many scientific revolutions have been missed because their potential inaugurators disregarded the whimsical, the incidental, the inconvenient inside the laboratory?"
Author: Thomas Lewis

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