Quotes About Lucidity

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Quotes About Lucidity

Fate gave, what Chance shall not control, His sad lucidity of soul.
— Matthew Arnold —

[Obituary of atheist philosopher Richard Robinson]
An Atheist's Values is one of the best short accounts of liberalism (a term Robinson accepted) and humanism (a term he ignored) produced during the present century, all the more powerful for its lucidity and moderation, its wit and wisdom. It may now seem old-fashioned, but during those confused alarms of struggle and fight between the ignorant armies of left and right, thousands of readers must have taken inspiration from Richard Robinson's rational defence of rationalism.
It is a pity that it is now out of print, when there is still so much nonsense and so little sense in the world.

— Nicolas Walter

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— Rob Brezsny

I live neither in the past nor in the future. I am in the present. I cannot know what tomorrow will bring forth. I can know only what the truth is for me today. That is what I am called upon to serve, and I serve it in all lucidity.

— Igor Stravinsky

For any director with a little lucidity, masterpieces are films that come to you by accident.

— Sidney Lumet

Her world fragmented into dozens of sharp, cutting shards, shedding the salty blood and saltier tears that ringed the bitter cocktail of her despair. She was caterpillar and butterfly, both, caught in a cocoon of raw nerves and open sores; she was insanity, wrapped up in the thin, transient wrappings of a temporary lucidity; and she was afraid, because an innate desire lay in the bottom reaches of her psyche for the very poison that was killing her.

— Nenia Campbell

I think public intellectuals have a responsibility - to be self-critical on the one hand, to do serious, nuanced work rigorously executed; but to also be able to get off those perches and out of those ivory towers and speak to the real people who make decisions; to speak truth to power and the powerless with lucidity and eloquence.

— Michael Eric Dyson

I'm actually a great fan of lucidity.

— Henry Flynt

As far back as I can remember myself-and I remember myself with lawless lucidity, I have been my own accomplice, who knows too much, and therefore is dangerous.

— Vladimir Nabokov

To write about him is to write about Greatness. To discuss him is to
discuss Intellectual Brilliance. To think of him is to think of Modesty,
Simplicity and Lucidity. To remember him is to remember Nationalism at
its finest hour. He was not one of those who merely achieved greatness
nor certainly one of those upon whom greatness was thrust-he was in
fact born great.

— Munindra Misra

Basically, at the very bottom of life, which seduces us all, there is only absurdity, and more absurdity. And maybe that's what gives us our joy for living, because the only thing that can defeat absurdity is lucidity.

— Albert Camus

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.

— Mark Helprin

You who look at everything through your perpetually open eyes, is your lucidity never bathed in tears?

— Michel Serres

God is always present, always available. At whatever moment in which one turns to him the prayer is received, is heard, is authenticated, for it is God who gives our prayer its value and its character, not our interior dispositions, not our fervor, not our lucidity. The prayer which is pronounced for God and accepted by him becomes, by that very fact, a true prayer.

— Jacques Ellul

Composing on the typewriter, I find that I am sloughing off all my long sentences which I used to dote upon. Short, staccato, like modern French prose. The typewriter makes for lucidity, but I am not sure that it encourages subtlety.

— T.S. Eliot

Sanity is the lot of those who are most obtuse, for lucidity destroys one's equilibrium: it is unhealthy to honestly endure the labors of the mind which incessantly contradict what they have just established.

— Georges Bataille

A person of mature years and ripe development, who is expecting nothing from literature but the corroboration and renewal of past ideas, may find satisfaction in a lucidity so complete as to occasion no imaginative excitement, but young and ambitious students are not content with it. They seek the excitement because they are capable of the growth that it accompanies.

— Charles Horton Cooley

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