No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
André Breton (1896-1966) French writer, poet, and surrealist theorist.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ''the quiet acceptance of what is.''
Wayne Dyer (1940-?) American psychotherapist, author and lecturer.
The light which puts out our eyes is darkness to us. Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.
Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.
A man whose mind feels that it is captive would prefer to blind himself to the fact. But if he hates falsehood, he will not do so; and in that case he will have to suffer a lot. He will beat his head against the wall until he faints. He will come to again
Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher