Quotations on Experience

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There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.
- Edward Abbey
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Thought, Logic, Reason)

When they talk of ghosts of the dead who wander in the night with things still undone in life, they approximate my subjective experience of this life.
- Jack Henry Abbott
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Night, Talk)

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Destiny, Man, Unity)

Well, the hardest thing to do, as we know from our own experience on 9/11 is protect everything all the time.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Experience, Time)

And so I think that if the person has the funds, the network, and the equipment to do this, and also the experience, which is the key factor, then they can be quite deadly.
- John Abizaid
(Keywords: Experience, Key, Network)

The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
- Chinua Achebe
(Keywords: Experience, Nothing)

The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton
(Keywords: Politics, Power, Science, Experience, History, Knowledge, Action, Future, Gold, Past)

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
(Keywords: Wisdom, Experience, Leisure, Retirement)

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from those who report for television, with little field experience in your area but an insatiable appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams
(Keywords: Experience, Appetite, Problems, Sound, Television)

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Experience, Time, Wisdom, Exploration)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams
(Keywords: Experience, Ability, Remarkable)

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
- Franklin P. Adams
(Keywords: Time, Experience, People, Conviction, Country, Fool, Politicians, Trouble)

If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Brother, Genius, Friend, Hope, Perseverance, Caution, Succeed)

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change.
- Isabelle Adjani
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Death, People, Fear)

People get passionate about a song. It's been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn't sell records.
- Trace Adkins
(Keywords: Experience, People, Song)

The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Power, Potential)

No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma - but we make out of them just what suits our purposes.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Success, Failure, Cause)

Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Intellect)

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.
- Freda Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Perceptions)

It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
- Renata Adler
(Keywords: Experience, History, Self)

The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
- Stella Adler
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Experience, Fate, Force, Friends, Man, Will)

Sure, I suffered a lot. But it's not like the end of the world and it's not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I'm able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life.
- Ben Affleck
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Divorce, End, Reality, World)

I have witnessed how education opens doors, and I know that when sound instruction takes place, students experience the joys of new-found knowledge and the ability to excel.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

This art of acting is a process I love very much. It's an unbelievably fulfilling experience for me and I look forward to building upon my art in the years to come.
- Greg Akcelrod
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Love, Acting, Building, Years)

This was Shakespeare's form; who walked in every path of human life, felt every passion; and to all mankind doth now, will ever, that experience yield which his own genius only could acquire.
- Mark Akenside
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Genius, Mankind, Now, Passion, Shakespeare, Will, Yield)

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Experience, America, Country, Palestine, Today)

We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.
- Bashar al-Assad
(Keywords: Experience, First)

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators.
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Keywords: Experience, Books, Observation)

Experience has taught me that you have to improve all the time-little bit by little bit-and not keeping starting everything from new.
- Jean Alesi
(Keywords: Experience, Time)

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Expectations, Memories)

It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience which have thus been described, the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed, by technical words.
- Samuel Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Words)

Hollywood looks to these young people now to say something to the world. I have nothing against that, I think a lot of people have things to say. But I think you need life experience.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Life, People, Hollywood, Nothing, Now, World)

Stage work, that's all I have in my background. Wasteland was my first TV experience. Dawson's was my first long-term, I mean the entire season of 22 episodes.
- Sasha Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Work, First)

Yet with great toil all that I can attain by long experience, and in learned schools, is for to know my knowledge is but vain, and those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
- William Alexander
(Keywords: Experience, Knowledge, Fools, Schools)

I even lived on campus to get the college experience. I had five roommates and I still keep in touch with them while I'm on the road.
- Tatyana Ali
(Keywords: Experience, College, Road)

Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Age, Experience, Women, Children, Victims, Violence, Will)

Growing up in a violent home is a terrifying and traumatic experience that can affect every aspect of a child's life, growth, and development.
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Keywords: Experience, Home, Life, Development, Growth, Growing up)

That's why, to experience that, you know for a fact that a human being is capable of so much more, because to go to that place and to step outside yourself and observe yourself do these things, while the rest of the world is moving in slow motion, is really incredible.
- Marcus Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Being, Fact, Rest, World)

Among our own people also the church sorely needs clergy in close touch with the ordinary life of the laity, living the life of ordinary men, sharing their difficulties and understanding their trials by close personal experience.
- Roland Allen
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Men, People, Church, Difficulties, Living, Needs, Sharing, Trials, Understanding)

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
- Woody Allen
(Keywords: Love, Experience, Sex, Pretty)

I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do my job it'll even see the light of air, if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.
- Christiane Amanpour
(Keywords: Experience, Job, Light, Network)

The idea is that we're doing it just for the joy of the actual physical experience. We may record something just for the fun of it, but the idea is just to be truly joyful and truly fun, especially for me, because I take myself too seriously all the time.
- Lauren Ambrose
(Keywords: Time, Experience, Idea, Fun, Joy, May)

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Common sense, Measure)

Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
- A. R. Ammons
(Keywords: Experience, Opinion)

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Life, Love, Wisdom, Creativity, Wellness, Day, Expectations, Worth)

Although our inattention can contribute to our lack of total well-being, we also have the power to choose positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we change our every experience of life!
- Greg Anderson
(Keywords: Change, Experience, Power, Positive, Choice)

So it allows me to travel, I'll be doing that and running these great rivers and doing what I've done in the past without much purpose other than for the experience.
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Keywords: Experience, Travel, Purpose, Past, Rivers, Running)

When I design buildings, I think of the overall composition, much as the parts of a body would fit together. On top of that, I think about how people will approach the building and experience that space.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Design, Experience, People, Body, Building, Space, Will)



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