Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.
— Unknown

Madness, and then illumination.
Orson Scott Card illumination quote

History is not a burden on the memory but an illumination of the soul.
— Lord Acton

I don't see it as a form of healing, because if you have wounds that are bleeding I don't think acting will ever get them to stop. But I find acting is a form of illumination.
— Rebecca De Mornay

I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
— John Adams