Best Quotes About Experience

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -Khalil Gibran

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -Helen Keller

The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience. -Randolph Bourne

Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. -Charles Simic

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. -Adlai Stevenson I

Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry. -Muriel Rukeyser

In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get – The Future! -Dan Quayle

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous. -David Ogilvy

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. -Helen Keller

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition. -Terry Josephson

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion. -Albert Einstein

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. -John Steinbeck

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. -Harold S. Geneen

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. -Pete Seeger

The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. -George Santayana

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -Auguste Rodin

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. -Rita Mae Brown

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires. -Pauline Phillips

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. -Clarence Day

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. -Elbert Hubbard

Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage – they've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. -Phyllis Theroux

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. -Miguel de Cervantes

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages is preserved into perpetuity by a nation's proverbs, fables, folk sayings and quotations. -William Feather

Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience – unless they are still up. -Ellen Goodman

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it. -Max Frisch

The best substitute for experience is being sixteen. -Raymond Duncan

A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Character is determined more by the lack of certain experiences than by those one has had. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. -Leo Tolstoy

To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common. -Friedrich Nietzsche

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible. -Ray Bradbury

Religion points to that area of human experience where in one way or another man comes upon mystery as a summons to pilgrimage. -Frederick Buechner

Good fiction reveals feeling, refines events, locates importance and, though its methods are as mysterious as they are varied, intensifies the experience of living our own lives. -Vincent Canby

The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself-always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity. -Jimmy Carter

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali. -Salvador Dali

Writing a story or a novel is one way of discovering sequence in experience, of stumbling upon cause and effect in the happenings of a writer's own life. -Eudora Welty

You are also caught with the fact that man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. -Morris West

The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have. -John Hay Whitney

Not to transmit an experience is to betray it. -Elie Wiesel

I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience. -Shelley Winters

Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life. -Charles Scribner, Jr.

Sex in a woman's world has the same currency a penny has in a man's. Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience. -Harry Golden

It is a rather pleasant experience to be alone in a bank at night. -Willie Sutton

Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision. -Harold Taylor

The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision. -Henry Kissinger

Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us. -Frederick Leboyer

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat. -John le Carre

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. -Oscar Levant

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. -Madeleine L'Engle

I have never found, in a long experience of politics, that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance. -Harold MacMillan

The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination. -James A. Michener

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling you had in the theater that you were watching a real person, yes, but an intense condensation of his experience, not simply a realistic series of episodes. -Arthur Miller

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be. -Alberto Moravia

The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience – there and then gone. -Bill Moyers

I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them. -Richard M. Nixon

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win. -Edward Teller

I am so used to seeing the sort of play which deals with one man and two women. They do not leave me with the feeling I have made a full theatrical meal they do not give me the experience of the multiplicity of life. -E. M. Forster

All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. -Albert Camus

When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it. -Albert Camus

The experience of life consists of the experience which the spirit has of itself in matter and as matter, in mind and as mind, in emotion, as emotion, etc. -Franz Kafka

Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life. -Horace

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. -Leonardo da Vinci

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. -Desiderius Erasmus

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. -Clarence Day

The reward of suffering is experience. -Harry S Truman

Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. -Jean-Paul Sartre

One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life. -Jerome K. Jerome

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. -John Heywood

No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience. -Jonathan Swift

The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences. -Saint Augustine

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' -Eleanor Roosevelt

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play. -Immanuel Kant

I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive. -Joseph Campbell

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience. -Francis Bacon

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. -John Stuart Mill

Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted. -Ralph W. Sockman

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. -Helen Keller

The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others. -James Baldwin

The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination. -Elizabeth Hardwick

The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect. -Carson McCullers

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability. -Henry Ford

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience. -Edward de Bono

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes. -John Stuart Mill

Have you noticed in your past experience that your kind interpretations were almost always truer than you harsh one? -Lawrence G. Lovasik

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience. -Denis Waitley

Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience. -Johan Huizinga

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. -Samuel Smiles

The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. -Benjamin Disraeli

It's my experience that you really can't lose when you try the truth. -Sharon Stone

My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones. -Agnetha Faltskog

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. -Aretha Franklin

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience. -Audrey Hepburn

When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true. -Montserrat Caballe

A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience. -Wallis Simpson

Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind. -Gerald Jampolsky

Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. -Greg LeMond

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford

I've always been spontaneous and outgoing… I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor. -Leonardo DiCaprio

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. -Bill Watterson

Good judgement comes from experience. Sometimes, experience comes from bad judgement. -Christian Slater

I'm open to anything. I think everyone should enjoy every moment that they experience. -Dominique Swain

Your life changes. Everything has to be done perfectly, and I didn't follow that. I lived my life as if I wasn't in the public eye. I thought, 'I'm young. I have the right to experience new things, and if I want to go to a bar and get drunk, that's my prerogative.' -Shannen Doherty

I'm going to Columbia University but I'm trying to keep that low-profile because I don't want weird people following me there. I want the experience of normal college life. -Julia Stiles

Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. -William Gibson

Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time. -Bernard Baruch

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. -Albert Einstein

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions. -Robert M. Pirsig

Judgment comes from experience – and experience comes from bad judgment. -Walter Wriston

There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply. -Josh Billings

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. -Rita Rudner

Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue. -Edith Wharton

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. -Arnold Bennett

The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment. -Tom Barrett

Conviction without experience makes for harshness. -Flannery O'Connor

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. -Emily Dickinson

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

One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are. -Gail Godwin

The human body experiences a powerful gravitational pull in the direction of hope. That is why the patient's hopes are the physician's secret weapon. They are the hidden ingredients in any prescription. -Norman Cousins

Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own. -Carl Jung

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them. -Henry David Thoreau

All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side. -Anna Jameson

With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will. -Ernst Haas

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull. -Oprah Winfrey

The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer. -Robertson Davies

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time – patience. -Stanley Baldwin

Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage. -Laura Schlessinger

The great book for you is the book that has the most to say to you at the moment when you are reading. I do not mean the book that is most instructive, but the book that feeds your spirit. And that depends on your age, your experience, your psychological and spiritual need. -Robertson Davies

I didn't fully realize it at the time, but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this experience – to help produce, in the next generation, more Mother Teresas and less Hitlers. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed. -Ram Dass

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. -Francis Bacon

Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others? -Voltaire

It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. -Woody Allen

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. -John Keats

One of the most lasting pleasures you can experience is the feeling that comes over you when you genuinely forgive an enemy – whether he knows it or not. -Orlando Aloysius Battista

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it. -Jimmy Connors

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. -George Bernard Shaw

In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience. -Oscar Wilde

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. -Nadine Gordimer

Many people know so little about what is beyond their short range of experience. They look within themselves – and find nothing! Therefore they conclude that there is nothing outside themselves either. -Helen Keller

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones? -Georg C. Lichtenberg

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. -James Russell Lowell

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience. -George Bernard Shaw

Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice. -Virginia Woolf

The heart is forever inexperienced. -Henry David Thoreau

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. -Charlie Parker

If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands. -Bob Feller

I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better. -Harry Caray

Food is our common ground, a universal experience. -James Beard

The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding. -Edward Steichen

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration. -Ansel Adams

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

In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body. -Barbara De Angelis

Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket. -William Golding

The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create. -David Mamet

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience. -John Locke

The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency. -Pope John Paul II

Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience. -John Stuart Mill

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience. -Robert South

It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty! -Anne Sullivan

Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different. -Kate Millett

What is the good of experience if you do not reflect? -Frederick the Great

In should be the duty of every soldier to reflect on the experiences of the past, in the endeavor to discover improvements, in his particular sphere of action, which are practicable in the immediate future. -B. H. Liddell Hart

In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept. -Quintilian

Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. -W. H. Auden

Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats. -Diane Arbus

This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution. -Bill Maher

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. -Mao Zedong

The experience of God, or in any case the possibility of experiencing God, is innate. -Alice Walker

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience. -Alice Walker

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. -George Washington

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis Waitley

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience. -Denis Waitley

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile. -Denis Waitley

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern. -Alfred North Whitehead

An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words. -Alfred North Whitehead

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. -Tennessee Williams

In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness. -Carl Rogers

Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future. -Jim Rohn

Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts. -Philip Roth

The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. -John Ruskin

Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment. -Tony Robbins

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives. -Tony Robbins

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life. -Tony Robbins

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life. -Henri Frederic Amiel

When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship. -Barbara De Angelis

Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life. -Barbara De Angelis

The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together. -Barbara De Angelis

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed… And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is. -Saint Augustine

Observation more than books and experience more than persons, are the prime educators. -Amos Bronson Alcott

It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say. -Abba Eban

Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. -Mary Baker Eddy

The only source of knowledge is experience. -Albert Einstein

But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy. -George Eliot

Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other? -George Eliot

Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science. -Robert Green Ingersoll

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself. In fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience. -Elizabeth Bowen

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. -Andre Breton

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible. -Hosea Ballou

It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically. -Aneurin Bevan

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. -Francis Bacon

The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences. -Henry Ward Beecher

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred. -Walter Benjamin

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. -William Blake

My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed. -Allen Ginsberg

We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains. -Ursula K. Le Guin

In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy. -J. Paul Getty

No matter how vital experience might be while you lived it, no sooner was it ended and dead than it became as lifeless as the piles of dry dust in a school history book. -Ellen Glasgow

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. -William E. Gladstone

The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate. -Doug Larson

We are all captives of the picture in our head – our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists. -Walter Lippmann

The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience. -James Russell Lowell

The historian must have some conception of how men who are not historians behave. Otherwise he will move in a world of the dead. He can only gain that conception through personal experience, and he can only use his personal experiences when he is a genius. -E. M. Forster

The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety. -Sigmund Freud

I have found little that is 'good' about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think. -Sigmund Freud

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. -Robert Fulghum

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward. -Henry Ford

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience. -Immanuel Kant

Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners. -Eric Hoffer

From their experience or from the recorded experience of others (history), men learn only what their passions and their metaphysical prejudices allow them to learn. -Aldous Huxley

Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them. -Aldous Huxley

Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto. -Thomas Hobbes

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience. -Ludwig van Beethoven

I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience. -R. Buckminster Fuller

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. -Saint Teresa of Avila

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning. -John Dewey

You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past – whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever. -Bob Dylan

The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital… the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. -John F. Kennedy

I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad. -E. L. Doctorow

Success, in a generally accepted sense of the term, means the opportunity to experience and to realize to the maximum the forces that are within us. -David Sarnoff

The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. -Samuel Smiles

Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college. -Lillian Smith

Bishop Berkeley destroyed this world in one volume octavo; and nothing remained, after his time, but mind; which experienced a similar fate from the hand of Mr. Hume in 1737. -Sydney Smith

I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people. -Joe Lieberman

The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick. -Angela Carter

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. -Calvin Coolidge

Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost. -William Ellery Channing

The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world. -Deepak Chopra

I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

I believe there's no proverb but what is true; they are all so many sentences and maxims drawn from experience, the universal mother of sciences. -Miguel de Cervantes

Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. -Miguel de Cervantes

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them. -Carl Jung

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it. -Samuel Johnson

Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them. -H. L. Mencken

Without fullness of experience, length of days is nothing. When fullness of life has been achieved, shortness of days is nothing. That is perhaps why the young have usually so little fear of death; they live by intensities that the elderly have forgotten. -Lewis Mumford

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior. -Marshall McLuhan

Every goal, every action, every thought, every feeling one experiences, whether it be consciously or unconsciously known, is an attempt to increase one's level of peace of mind. -Sydney Madwed

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience, the temptation to blunder is minimized, but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful as appraisal of the appraiser. -Marianne Moore

Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need. -Primo Levi

I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am. -Gerald R. Ford

In dream consciousness… we make things happen by wishing them, because we are not only the observer of what we experience but also the creator. -Pir Vilayat Khan

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. -Alice James

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity. -Rollo May

A single idea, if it is right, saves us the labor of an infinity of experiences. -Jacques Maritain

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them. -Edward R. Murrow

Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few. -George Jean Nathan

Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe. -Florence Nightingale

Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a 'learning experience.' Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a 'learning experience.' It makes me feel less stupid. -P. J. O'Rourke

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. -Norman Vincent Peale

Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience. -Blaise Pascal

The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one. -M. Scott Peck

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. -Joseph Campbell

People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have. -John Holt

Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides. -Ruth Hubbard

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. -Martha Washington

Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. -Mahatma Gandhi

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience. -William James

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. -Abraham Lincoln

A solitary, unused to speaking of what he sees and feels, has mental experiences which are at once more intense and less articulate than those of a gregarious man. -Thomas Mann

I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience. Some of the good ones I have done have really come out of the real experience of my life, and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive. -David Ogilvy

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it. -William Styron

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

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.' -Daniel J. Boorstin

Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind. -Catherine Drinker Bowen

Reviewing music or reviewing anything is a writing job. It's nice if you are experienced in the field you are writing about, but writing is what you are doing. -Virgil Thomson

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality. -Wayne Dyer

Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light. -Henry S. Haskins

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience. -George Bernard Shaw

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print. -Isadora Duncan

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise. -Benjamin Franklin

Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions. -Dag Hammarskjold

In our system leadership is by consent, not command. To lead a President must persuade. Personal contacts and experiences help shape his thinking. They can be critical to his persuasiveness and thus to his leadership. -Donald Rumsfeld

Inspiration could be called inhaling the memory of an act never experienced. -Ned Rorem

I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them. -John Ashbery

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. -George Washington

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. -Virginia Woolf

Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Our experience is composed rather of illusions lost than of wisdom acquired. -Joseph Roux

In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations. -George Eliot

The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning – in other words, of absurdity – the more energetically meaning is sought. -Vaclav Havel

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art – and, by analogy, our own experience – more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means. -Susan Sontag

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. -Angela Carter

The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I don't have to have faith, I have experience. -Joseph Campbell

A leader who confines his role to his people's experience dooms himself to stagnation; a leader who outstrips his people's experience runs the risk of not being understood. -Henry Kissinger

Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live. -Marilyn Monroe

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. -Noam Chomsky

I've danced one time in my life. It was the most mortifying experience I ever had. -Billy Bob Thornton

Men know everything – all of them – all the time – no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are. -Andrea Dworkin

If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids. -Bo Bennett

We need affordable space travel to inspire our youth, to let them know that they can experience their dreams, can set significant goals and be in a position to lead all of us to future progress in exploration, discovery and fun. Thanks to the X Prize for the inspiration. -Burt Rutan

I have just come out of an electoral experience with the people of my country in which I invited them to join me in a partnership for governance. -Perry Christie

It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone. -Bryant H. McGill

Florida is a place of unparalleled diversity of backgrounds, experiences and vision. It makes our culture unique, but it can also make it difficult to define a common identity and create a sense of community that reaches beyond our neighborhoods to all corners of our state. -Jeb Bush

When I finished school, I took my entire life savings – $5,000 – and invested it in a business. I was young. I was inexperienced. But I was an entrepreneur, and I was proud. And in six weeks, I was broke. -Mark Warner

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

Taking the time to read to children is not only a worthwhile investment but also a wonderful experience. I have visited 119 schools in Maine, and these visits are among the most rewarding experiences in my career in public service. -Susan Collins

Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills. -Debbie Stabenow

The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry. -Bill Frist

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends. -Robert Foster Bennett

I've had some of the best and most traumatizing experiences at NBC. -Ashleigh Banfield

When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength. -Elisabeth Shue

It's good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don't think I can handle being here all the time, it's pretty nutty. -Johnny Depp

I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen. -Julie Delpy

Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture. -Natalie Portman

Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution. -Al Capp

Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd. -Annie Besant

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. -Alfred Adler

A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments. -Joyce Cary

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. -Gottfried Leibniz

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity. -Henry Beston

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. -Alan Gregg

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. -Jim Horning

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory door shut by extending your left leg, it's modern architecture. -Nancy Banks Smith

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience. -Alice James

If we're picking people to draw out of their own conscience and experience a 'new' Constitution, we should not look principally for good lawyers. We should look to people who agree with us. When we are in that mode, you realize we have rendered the Constitution useless. -Antonin Scalia

If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful. -Jeff Bezos

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. -Jeff Bezos

I absolutely believe in the power of tithing and giving back. My own experience about all the blessings I've had in my life is that the more I give away, the more that comes back. That is the way life works, and that is the way energy works. -Ken Blanchard

Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience. -Michael Eisner

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. -Silvio Berlusconi

The rich get richer. Not only because they have surpluses with which to invest, but because of the overriding emotional release they experience from having wealth. -Stuart Wilde

The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own. -Bill Bradley

I experienced a lot, and achieved nearly everything I wanted. I can enjoy that today. Go to bed at nine in the evening, because my child wakes up around seven, without having the feeling that I missed or are missing something. -Thomas Kretschmann

I'm obsessive about the kind of melodrama of getting through the days and trying to make them good and funny and a happy experience. But my feeling towards the fans is that they delivered me from darkness. -Tom Baker

I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination. -Chris Cooper

Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience – so we're all different. -Ian Mckellen

In my experience with women that I've dated and my wife now, is you have to know what they care about. And even if you aren't a huge fan of it, you still have to have interest in it and it has to be genuine because women do it for men all the time. -Tim Meadows

I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in 'Swan Lake' was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now. -William Kempe

People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar. -Rick Kaplan

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 Pierce Adams

Any experience can be transformed into something of value. -Vash Young

I am pleased to report that Texas is known for having one of the strongest set of open government laws in our Nation. And ever since that experience, I have long believed that our federal government could use 'a little Texas sunshine.' -John Cornyn

I'm not an education expert, and frankly I don't want to make education decisions for our state. But I am experienced at successfully managing organizations, and putting people on a path where they can succeed. -Linda Lingle

Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system. -Richard Lugar

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences. -Robert Byrd

The resistance of a woman is not always a proof of her virtue, but more frequently of her experience. -Ninon de L'Enclos

Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise. -William Whewell

There are people hell-bent on the idea that we're a Christian band in disguise, and that we have some secret message. We have no spiritual affiliation with this music. It's simply about life experience. -Amy Lee

I have never experienced being madly in love the way most people seem to have been, although it is not something I would miss. Instead I have had an enormous ability to love my children and my grandchildren and my great grandchildren. -Astrid Lindgren

Having my first number one single and being able to travel to places I've never been before has been amazing. The tour was also fantastic. There are so many things which I've experienced this year which I never even dreamed of. -Gareth Gates

The world is the true classroom. The most rewarding and important type of learning is through experience, seeing something with our own eyes. -Jack Hanna

I can't say enough about how I'm against drugs. Be smart, think about it, look at what it does to people, look at how much you have to experience in life and be courageous enough to do everything you want to without that chemical help. -Erika Christensen

Go far – too far you cannot, still the farther. The more experience finds you: and go sparing. One meal a week will serve you, and one suit, through all your travels; for you'll find it certain. -John Fletcher

Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception. -Alan Moore

When theology erodes and organization crumbles, when the institutional framework of religion begins to break up, the search for a direct experience which people can feel to be religious facilitates the rise of cults. -Daniel Bell

A foreign ideology cannot be introduced into Chechnya – were it through an Arab or al-Qaeda. Our experience is rich and long enough for us to be Muslims and know what jihad is. -Aslan Maskhadov

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

I don't know how many times I can sit there and talk about my character or my life. It's interesting to talk about experiences in the context of something you're doing for somebody else, and particularly if you can persuade others to join you in your support. -Wendie Malick

I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security. -Jim Garrison

It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal. -Eknath Easwaran

We are each responsible for all of our experiences. -Louise L. Hay

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork… we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly. -Agnes Martin

It was a great experience for a kid, because it was a bunch of kids playing on pirate ships and water slides, so looking back on it, it was the fondest experience of my childhood. -Corey Feldman

Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience. -Eric Butterworth

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent. -Jan Peter Balkenende

Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. -Nelson Mandela

You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world. -Vicente Fox

After each experience, you grow up, you get enriched with something, and you don't know how you're going to be in six months, you don't know what you're going to want, what you're going to need. -Audrey Tautou

People only talk about what a joyous experience it is, but there is terror: Your life, as you know it, is over. It's over the day that child is born. It's over, and something completely new starts. -Bill Murray

Going to another country you're not in your house, you're with people you've never met before, and I think it's definitely a good growing experience. -Amanda Bynes

I'll tell you one thing, in what I do for a living, there's no substitute for experience. I don't care how much natural talent you may have… In the type of show I do, you can depend on surprises. -Bob Barker

For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music. -Amy Grant

But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion. -Amy Grant

Everybody's entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people. -Amy Grant

There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived. -Amy Grant

I tried to tell them about the dating process because I'm single now and how horrible it is and how many foolish experiences I had had dating. So I was really selling him hard, but the whole time he really wanted me! -Andie MacDowell

An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me. -Andrew Greeley

The best part of being a vegan is the purity and peace of mind one experiences and the strong connection I feel to the animal kingdom. -Uri Geller

Even in India the Hindi film industry might be the best known but there are movies made in other regional languages in India, be it Tamil or Bengali. Those experiences too are different from the ones in Bombay. -Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

The results of any traumatic experience, such as abuse, can only be resolved by experiencing, articulating, and judging every facet of the original experience within a process of careful therapeutic disclosure. -Alice Miller

The songs are inspired by my experiences. Sometimes they are more than my real-life and, conversely, my life is more than just my songs. -Melissa Etheridge

To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses. -Charles Stanley

Many of our nation's great leaders began their careers at a service academy. I encourage anyone interested in a rewarding college experience or military career to apply as soon as possible. -Chris Cannon

Later, I realized that the mission had to end in a let-down because the real barrier wasn't in the sky but in our knowledge and experience of supersonic flight. -Chuck Yeager

It is impossible to communicate to people who have not experienced it the undefinable menace of total rationalism. -Czeslaw Milosz

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning. -Fred Perry

You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience until you have a job. Once you solve that problem you are home free. -Jack Buck

A meal can be an erotic experience in itself. -Alex Comfort

Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering. -Naomi Watts

The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience. -William Gibson

I firmly believe that all human beings have access to extraordinary energies and powers. Judging from accounts of mystical experience, heightened creativity, or exceptional performance by athletes and artists, we harbor a greater life than we know. -Jean Houston

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you can never repeat the same experience. -Michael Palin

That peace which is within us, we must experience it. And if we are searching for peace outside we will never find the peace within. -Prem Rawat

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

Man learns through experience, and the spiritual path is full of different kinds of experiences. He will encounter many difficulties and obstacles, and they are the very experiences he needs to encourage and complete the cleansing process. -Sai Baba

I think I can make an entirely new game experience, and if I can't do it, some other game designer will. -Shigeru Miyamoto

There is a large stock on hand; but somehow or other, nobody's experience ever suits us but our own. -Letitia Elizabeth Landon

I feel as though I have lived many lives, experienced the heights and depths of each and like the waves of the ocean, never known rest. Throughout the years, I have looked always for the unusual, for the wonderful, for the mysteries at the heart of life. -Leni Riefenstahl

The best part is still ahead of me – I haven't experienced my 'good old days' yet. -Luther Vandross

I feel a sense of sadness and joy. Mostly sadness though about what I've experienced and sadness about what others have experienced in reference to the stroke. -Luther Vandross

I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin. -Manfred von Richthofen

If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life. -Nick Nolte

I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed, 'Here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.' -Nick Nolte

Surfing soothes me, it's always been a kind of Zen experience for me. The ocean is so magnificent, peaceful, and awesome. The rest of the world disappears for me when I'm on a wave. -Paul Walker

My past is my wisdom to use today… my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides. -Gene Oliver

Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. -Fred Brooks

Many spiritual teachers – in Buddhism, in Islam – have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment. -bell hooks

I don't think I even knew how big we were at the time. It was mad. I gained a lot through East 17 and I'm grateful for being able to have that experience. -Brian Harvey

I've had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, I've raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don't know if I love it enough any more. -Clara Hughes

I think paranormal experiences are very personal, again, if they are that. Yes, sometimes I've felt that some things I would personally believe enough for me to take action on it… like, you know, I felt something happen in a hotel once that made me never stay there again. -Andrea Corr

Blacks have traditionally had to operate in a situation where whites have set themselves up as the custodians of the black experience. -August Wilson

Body experience… is the centre of creation. -Barbara Hepworth

It was a wonderful experience to play in the NFL, and I have no regrets. I truly will miss playing for the Lions. I consider the Lions' players, coaches, staff, management and fans my family. I leave on good terms with everyone in the organization. -Barry Sanders

I want to thank all of the fans and media who made playing in the NFL such a wonderful experience. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of them. -Barry Sanders

The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me. -Bede Griffiths

Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts. If his act are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it. -Harry Browne

I've been through some dark times but I've experienced joy too. Now that joy can't be suppressed. -Michelle Shocked

A Kiss concert experience is like sex or anything else that's done with more that one person. It's the give and take that makes it so great. When the audience takes it to the next level, we can kick it up another notch. -Paul Stanley

People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences. -Richard Thompson

As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you're writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you've also nailed yourself. -Richard Thompson

I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience. -Maria Sharapova

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot. -Dan Brown

Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture. -John Patrick

The Architect is just one of a series of works which examine the confrontation of innocence and experience, illustrating the complex ethics of power that exist between reader and writer, critic and artist, the human and the divine. -John Scott

God is only a great imaginative experience. -D. H. Lawrence

Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description. -D. H. Lawrence

The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action. -D. H. Lawrence

Each of us seems to have a main focus, a particular idea of practicality – a concept of 'what we want out of life' against which we judge our experiences. -Jane Roberts

In a way then, the Divine Principle, this new revelation, is the documentary of my life. It is my own life experience. The Divine Principle is in me, and I am in the Divine Principle. -Sun Myung Moon

The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there's so much – and I don't mean monetarily and I don't mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich! -Susan Powter

Black women, whose experience is unique, are seldom recognized as a particular social-cultural entity and are seldom thought to be important enough for serious scholarly consideration. -Barbara Smith

You can only paint through your experience and sub-consciousness. -Barbara Smith

Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class. -Mark Poster

I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through – the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats – and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others. -Jim Cole

Being the only non-Black was a unique experience. After a few weeks, you're not aware of skin color differences. You see the color; you're not blind, but it doesn't matter. You see the human being first. -Ricardo Montalban

I assure you that the training that you get in a midget, in a sprint car and perhaps in a Silver Crown car is really the kind of experience that makes you into a damn good race driver. -Rodger Ward

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

People that have had genuine abduction experiences that I've met that seem very genuine to me, but they're just confused about why it happened. I've met a lot of people like which I regard as being very genuine… but there's a lot of crazy people out there. -Dave Davies

If I stay alert, then I can challenge myself, and by challenging myself, that helps me to stay alive and to hopefully take something away from the experience. -Thomas Jane

DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience. -Bill Gates

I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever. -Ed Smith

Fully 57 percent of American college students are women. Life insurance companies sell more policies to women than to men. As women continue to draw on experience and education, they're accelerating their numbers in upper management, too. -Suzanne Fields

The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward. -John Knowles

No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience. -J. Carter Brown

We don't know anything about racism. We've never experienced it. If words can make a difference in your life for seven minutes, how would it affect you if you heard this every day of your life? -Jane Elliott

I am absolutely opposed to political correctness. You cannot confront hate speech until you've experienced it. You need to hear every side of the issue instead of just one. -Jane Elliott

Brimstone was great. That was another occasion when they called me in to do the pilot and it turned into a regular job, which made me quite happy. It was another really good experience and we were all so surprised when they pulled the plug on it. -John Glover

I think we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life's experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life's experiences would be a great mistake. -Luis Miguel

While teaching, I also worked undercover in the lower courts by saying I was a young law teacher wanting experience in criminal law. The judges were happy to assist me but what I learned was how corrupt the lower courts were. Judges were accepting money right in the courtroom. -Samuel Dash

I tell young people to prepare themselves as best they can for a world that grows more challenging every day-get the best education they can, and couple that education with real-life experience in social justice work. -Julian Bond

Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience. -Roger Bacon

The strongest arguments prove nothing so long as the conclusions are not verified by experience. Experimental science is the queen of sciences and the goal of all speculation. -Roger Bacon

If you were black, you experienced prejudice. It wasn't a real horrible thing for us; we went through it. We noticed it mostly in the South and in Las Vegas, where we couldn't stay in the hotels where we entertained. But that began to change. -Harold Nicholas

In my experience victims are more concerned with helping their families understand that they are still connected to them. In some rare experiences information comes through that helps understand what happened. -John Edward

A declining institution often experiences survival of the unfittest. -John McCarthy

We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth. -Kim Elizabeth

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. -W. Clement Stone

What drew me to both study and activism was the formative experience of the civil rights movement. -David Price

I've never felt like I was in the cookie business. I've always been in a feel good feeling business. My job is to sell joy. My job is to sell happiness. My job is to sell an experience. -Debbi Fields

You know, I have no worst experiences. -Bob Denver

There can be nothing exclusive about substantial art. It comes directly out of the heart of the experience of life and thinking about life and living life. -Charles Ives

A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity. -Charles Ives

Acting is a life experience. I'm always learning things when I'm making a movie. So the fame part of it is fine when you consider what you get out of this job. -Kate Bosworth

One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults. -Melanie Klein

The correct didactic analysis is one that does not in the least differ from the curative treatment. How, indeed, shall the future analyst learn the technique if he does not experience it just exactly as he is to apply it later? -Otto Rank

There are always new things to experience, internalize then write about. This process is ongoing with me. It never stops. The opportunity to reach new audiences with all of the music that we have made is thrilling. -Graham Nash

Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on. -Graham Nash

I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get. I haven't been back for 11 years. I think any stage experience is good experience, as far as being an actor is concerned. -Tim Roth

I always thought that one of the reasons why a painter likes especially to have other painters look at his or her work is the shared experience of having pushed paint around. -Chuck Close

Painting is the most magical of mediums. The transcendence is truly amazing to me every time I go to a museum and I see how somebody figured another way to rub colored dirt on a flat surface and make space where there is no space or make you think of a life experience. -Chuck Close

We must learn to understand humanity better so that we can create an environment that is more beneficial to people, more rewarding, more pleasant to experience. -John Portman

We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences – they mourned the death of my wife with me – but we were hopeful that the children would return. -Otto Frank

We are hungry for more; if we do not consciously pursue the More, we create less for ourselves and make it more difficult to experience More in life. -Judith Wright

Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique. -Karl Shapiro

What we ask of music, first and last, is that it communicate experience – experience of all kinds, vital and profound at its greatest, amusing or entertaining at another level. -Roger Sessions

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and the mourning that people do. It's not a retail experience. It's an existential one. -Thomas Lynch

The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed. -Richard Helms

Gather experience… Look at what you should not look at. A feeling of anxiety is the sure and certain evidence that you should do this. -Clive Barker

Real misanthropes are not found in solitude, but in the world; since it is experience of life, and not philosophy, which produces real hatred of mankind. -Giacomo Leopardi

Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth. -Giovanni Boccaccio

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

The part of me which wanders through my mind and never sees or feels actual objects, but which lives in and moves through my passions and my emotions, experiences this world as a horrible nightmare. -Jack Henry Abbott

I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition. -Jim Brown

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. -E. T. Bell

Age affects how people experience time. -Edward T. Hall

The reason man does not experience his true cultural self is that until he experiences another self as valid he has little basis for validating his own self. -Edward T. Hall

Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure. -John Stuart Mill

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

There have been times when I felt suicidal and I would stop my head from going in that direction of negativity because I thought there'd be something I'd miss that was funny in the future. If there's a chance I'm going to laugh tomorrow then want to live to experience that. -Dave Navarro

I do actually believe in love. I can't say that I'm 100 percent successful in that department, but I think it's one of the few worthwhile human experiences. It's cooler than anything I can think of right now. -Trent Reznor

My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences. -Fred Durst

The key to education is the experience of beauty. -Friedrich Schiller

The utmost thing is the user experience, to have the most useful experience. -Marissa Mayer

Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you're selling, then you don't know what you're selling, and it's probably not going to be a good experience. -Marissa Mayer

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end – therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further. -Joan Chen

With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater. -Marisa Tomei

In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style. -Cat Stevens

The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. -Frank McCourt

First of all there is always that artistic challenge of creating something. Or the particular experience to take slum life in that period and make something out of it in the form of a book. And then I felt some kind of responsibility to my family. -Frank McCourt

The main thing I am interested in is my experience as a teacher. -Frank McCourt

Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts, the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world. -Jeffrey Sachs

When you finish a poem, it clicks shut like the top of a jewel box, but prose is endless. I haven't experienced an awful lot of clicking shut! -Kenneth Koch

Once I was in the city, I really enjoyed it. Just to experience things. There was so much new stuff. -Madeleine Peyroux

However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences – and I stray pretty far from mine – I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously. -Wally Lamb

Many people experience Gethsemane moments. -Arthur Middleton

I was never afraid of failure after that because, I think, coming that close to death you get kissed. With the years, the actual experience of course fades, but the flavor of it doesn't. I just had a real sense of what choice do I have but to live fully? -Debra Winger

Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience, and secondly, I have chosen the weapons. -Edsger Dijkstra

Rest assured that whatever station of life we are placed, princely or lowly, it contains the lessons and experiences necessary at the moment for our evolution, and gives us the best advantage for the development of ourselves. -Edward Bach

Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience. -Jon Bon Jovi

See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality. -Keith Haring

If the composer withholds more than we anticipate, we experience a delicious falling sensation; we feel we have been torn from a stable point on the musical ladder and thrust into the void. -Levi Strauss

My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren't so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more. -Michael Gerber

The things in my songs are the edited highlights of my life. I don't go seeking out strange sexual experiences every day of the week. -Jarvis Cocker

Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience. -Muhammad Iqbal

The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience. -Muhammad Iqbal

The experience of ages has shown that a man who works on the land is purer, nobler, higher, and more moral… Agriculture should be at the basis of everything. That's my idea. -Nikolai Gogol

On the one hand, I've had such a normal upbringing with my mum, who has kept me grounded, but on the other, the wild experiences through my dad. -Julian Lennon

You may not seem able to change some outer circumstances but you can start by changing your inner experience of life and yourself. -Joy Page

I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity. -Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not experienced direct military confrontations, on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans, to fight other Africans. -Omar Bongo

Being worshipped is a horrible experience. -John Fahey

As lawmakers, we must assure the people of America that our nation will not experience the nightmare of the 2000 presidential election. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

What people want is a seamless Web experience. -John McKinley

The mind uses its faculty for creativity only when experience forces it to do so. -Henri Poincare

A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature. -Henri Poincare

So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me. -Kenneth L. Pike

Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are. -Pam Grier

Sometimes I listen to songs by very smart writers who assume that the world is a civil place with certain formalities that people follow, but I don't see things that way. My own experience tells me that life is not like that. -Suzanne Vega

You as an audience can look at these things as films, but I remember them as social experiences. -Walter Hill

I guess I never had a better experience than working on The Long Riders, and at the same time, I never had a harder time than what I did making Southern Comfort. -Walter Hill

For me, what's a more important question is how we get at least the option of more diverse experiences in this media. -Will Wright

Each of our 900 shows so far was different – maybe that's what makes the fans come back to our gigs time and again. And that they're always part of the show. Phish concerts are a communal experience. -Page McConnell

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience? -Thomas J. Watson

I've certainly experienced racism, but it has not made a great impact on me. I have always thought, as I got older and older, I was more in charge of who I was. What someone thought about me or said about me made less of an impression on me at very vulnerable times. -Robert Guillaume

The way we make sense of a realistic text is through the same broad ideological frame as the way we make sense of our social experience or rather, the way we are made sense of by the discourses of our culture. -John Fiske

That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve. -Johnny Ball

I'm not a big fan of religion for that reason. But I am a true believer in God, and I have great faith, and I think that a spiritual connection with something is a really important part of our experience. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the church. -Shaun Cassidy

Systematically identity top designers as early as possible. The best are often not the most experienced. -Fred Brooks

Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape. -Gary Burton

Our specious present as such is very short. We do, however, experience passing events; part of the process of the passage of events is directly there in our experience, including some of the past and some of the future. -George Herbert Mead

To show the world what long experience gains, requires not courage, though it calls for pains; but at life's outset to inform mankind is a bold effort of a valiant mind. -George Crabbe

In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide. -George Crabbe

Ron allowed us to see right away the private piece of a person about to become very public. I suspect we're going to see more of her very private world – Laura's private experience. I'm not sure yet how public she's going to be about the actions she's going to have to take. -Mary McDonnell

With BSG, sci-fi is the human experience taken beyond the envelope. When I first became involved with the project, I knew that I would be able to play a human being for many years, exploring and reflecting on issues that would impact people's lives. -Mary McDonnell

It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal. -Sue Johanson

I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam. -Tracy Kidder

With my new venture, Club Mom, we want to empower moms to feel their value and also build their collective power to make their lives better and easier. We want to bring them together as a community to share experiences and information. -Andrew Shue

My view on issues is based on common sense, and my experience as a mother of four children, as a sole parent, and as a businesswoman running a fish and chip shop. -Pauline Hanson

I chose Sony Classics, not just because of their practical experience, not just because of their wisdom in marketing, but mainly because of their integrity. -Arthur Cohn

A feeling that was possibly generated by experiences in my previous work on cosmic rays; more likely it was inborn and was the reason why, as a young man, I went into the field of cosmic rays. -Bruno Rossi

As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear. -David Crystal

Not only did I get to play with these great international musicians, but I also had the opportunity to jam with the local celebrities in Toronto, people like the Walsh Brothers, David Wilcox, Kim Mitchell and the like. It was a great learning experience. -Jeff Healey

If I'd had more time or been a better writer, I would have tried to put the same ideas and experiences into a novel. But I didn't so I slapped it up on the Web. -Philip Greenspun

It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great. -Aaron Neville

The extras are a nice bonus feature, but the main incentive is the musical experience. -Aaron Neville

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence. We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years, and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead. -Brent Scowcroft

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

A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences. -Edward Tufte

We do not believe that the Marxist program, which embodies the continuity of the experience of the actual class struggle and real revolutions of the last one hundred and fifty years, is a definitely closed book. -Ernest Mandel

But I like all the books. You've got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience. -Rupert Grint

We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am. -Thomas Keller

I hope the cooks who are working for me now are getting that kind of experience so they can use what they're learning now as a foundation for a great career. -Thomas Keller

My music is about the journey, about love and the human experience. -Wynonna Judd

There's a place for all types of country music as long as there is honesty and realness and a real human experience for the fans. -Wynonna Judd

Everybody thinks they know what art should be. But very few of them have the sense that is necessary to experience painting, that is the sense of sight, that sees colors and forms as living reality in the picture. -Otto Dix

I had to experience how someone beside me suddenly falls over and is dead and the bullet has hit him squarely. I had to experience that quite directly. I wanted it. I'm therefore not a pacifist at all – or am I? -Otto Dix

I have to experience all the ghastly, bottomless depths for life for myself; it's for that reason that I went to war, and for that reason I volunteered. -Otto Dix

I was never really comfortable doing comedy. Though it was good the first couple of years, there were problems, and it became a stifling experience. I was happy it ended. -Ricky Schroder

My experiences have been, from the very beginning, cultural and creative. And my business has been a way of exposing the culture, exposing the artists so that the world could hear and see them. -Russell Simmons

My lyrics come from my experiences growing up in life, trying to find out and express who I am. That's basically it. I'm not trying to be a prophet or anything like that. I'm just reflecting on life. -Sean Paul

I'm a comedian first. I've learned how to act. I just draw on life experiences and that's how I've learned. I didn't take classes or anything. I don't need no classroom. -Steve Harvey

The fact that biological, or 'natural' rules might help in the creation of a computer generated work of art is interesting, but even a wonderful work of art made in this fashion isn't the same as a person, with all his or her experiences and emotions involved, making art. -Steven Levy

I really like the Observer. I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach that would enable me to do some proper reporting, but keep it on sort of a humorous level. I've always had a very happy experience writing for them. -Toby Young

In my opinion, it is not in our interest to have complicated negotiations with a region, and then have to follow it up with 535 negotiations at home. I have experienced recounts, and it is better to vote once. -William M. Daley

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them. -Terry Pratchett

With acting I am being led by the script, other actors, the director, etc. But with songwriting I feel it is much more self reliant and allows me to be in the creative experience without being as dependent on others. -Helen Slater

I am less selfish. But I am more insistent on being part of the creative experience. I find I am a better mother, lover and wife when I am writing. When my daughter was small I wasn't writing as much and I didn't miss it. -Helen Slater

All I know is that history repeats itself and people are going to want to experience the world. But I know then they are going to have a better appreciation for what is here in Maine. -John Baldacci

So you're dealing with a coach, and you're dealing with a guy who's actually experienced NBA basketball from a player's perspective and actually goes about it that way. -Kevin Garnett

We take people to the threshold of religion. Our aim is to induce immediate experience that is beyond the odd, beyond the strange, and beyond the weird. It verges on the wholly other. -Larry Harvey

They become the keepers of the mystery. They place themselves between the communicants of the religion, and the immediate experience. And then they dictate the terms on which you can have contact with this wonderful mystery. We don't dictate those terms. -Larry Harvey

My company is known for being funny as well as moving. You get a bit of everything in these shows. I think people know they're going to have a surprising experience. -Matthew Bourne

Certainly almost everything we do and think is colored in some way by memes, but it is important to realize that not everything we experience is a meme. If I walk down the street and see a tree, the basic perception that's going on is not memetic. -Susan Blackmore

I want to suggest a feeling. It's ridiculous to assume you can state an opinion. Somebody else can never relate to the lyric in the same way because their whole experience is different. You can only suggest, then people add their own history and experience to the lyrics. -Danielle Dax

Throughout the human experience people have read history because they felt that it was a pleasure and that it was in some way instructive. The profession of professor of history has taken it in a very different direction. -Donald Kagan

I never wanted to retire. I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could stay fresh and invigorated, and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years, but in a slightly different direction. -Bill Kurtis

Every moment is an experience. -Jake Roberts

A film should be an experience. You should feel something. It should motivate you to feel something. -Tim Reid

I've experienced several different healing methodologies over the years – counseling, self-help seminars, and I've read a lot – but none of them will work unless you really want to heal. -Lindsay Wagner

I think it's safe to say that each of us has at least one issue we are passionate about and struggle with, issues that robs us of our peace, our joy and our ability to experience love. -Lindsay Wagner

There is only one issue: man's lack of experience in feeling his Divine self and his innate connection with the Divine. All other issues stem from this. -Lindsay Wagner

In my experience of these things, parties which shout about dirty tricks and the like tend to do so because they fear a direct hit in some vulnerable part of their political anatomy. -Peter Mandelson

But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be. -Richard Serra

Film is a collective experience, as you know. -Sydney Pollack

I've experienced as much fame as I ever want to. -Trevor Dunn

If one area I felt it was a tough election was I couldn't see my young son and I couldn't see my wife a lot, but apart from that for her also it was an experience. -Imran Khan

In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life. -Imran Khan

What we do every night is we change out the set list as much as we can to make sure that (fans can) go home and tell their friends they experienced something unique and cool. -Isaac Hanson

The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did. -James Daly

I still that that movie-goers like the experience of leaving their homes and going to have a communal experience, especially in comedies or interactive things where you can get an audience reaction to. -Jerry Bruckheimer

My experience with Buffalo Springfield was that they did not rehearse. -Jim Messina

We are all born with a unique genetic blueprint, which lays out the basic characteristics of our personality as well as our physical health and appearance… And yet, we all know that life experiences do change us. -Joan D. Vinge

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

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

The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know. -John Frusciante

So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject to all the inconvenience now experienced. -Joseph Hume

It's very different than it use to be. I think everybody has a lot more experience in how to be in a relationship – whether it's a marriage or a significant other or a business or a friend. -Kathy Valentine

With women and women, I think there's an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured. -Dana Plato

I'm open-minded. I don't consider myself gay or hetero, I just am. I've had experiences all over the planet but it always comes down to just me, but I think at this point if I had an ongoing relationship I believe it would be with a man. -Dana Plato

I've learned through experience that life is never that bad. The secret is just paying attention to how you feel and not letting anyone else dictate what in your heart you know is right. -Dana Plato

As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified. -Jack Kevorkian

Most analysts would agree that if all the undocumented immigrants in California were deported in one day, our state would experience a severe economic downturn. This does not even consider the many cultural and spiritual gifts these immigrants bring to our state and nation. -Roger Mahony

No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power. -James Cash Penney

If anyone wonders why the airlines are not doing well it is because flying has been made such an unpleasant and degrading experience. -Keith Henson

The Nixon years were trying. They honed my judgment for everything I did later on. The experience also illustrated for me the importance of training young lawyers properly. -Fred F. Fielding

It's a shame because we experienced probably the greatest thing – in art, in pop – we'll ever do. And it would be good to sit around and talk about it. -Gary Kemp

The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day. -Georg Solti

Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age. -Hermann Hesse

Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries. -Geoff Hoon

This is indeed not only relevant to Documentary but is evident is most type of film making. The film often mirrors the experience, understanding and politics of the director. -Ben Edwards

I thought I was learning about show business. The more painful it was, the more important I thought the experience must be. Hating it, I convinced myself it must be invaluable. -Judy Holliday

I think experience has shown that privateers have done more toward distressing the trade of our enemies, and furnishing these States with necessaries, than Continental Ships of the same force. -William Whipple

People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn't shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them. -Neil Sheehan

We have so much left to experience and learn about each other – it's almost like we've been remarried with the show being over. Now it's a whole new life for us. -Nick Lachey

In my experience sometimes the darker the material that you're doing, the more necessary it is to have some sort of levity around. I've worked on more lighthearted pieces that have been more brutal and tougher to make. -Nick Stahl

Yes, the experience of all stages of life are valuable, not just of youth. -Daniel Petrie

I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office. -Joseph Force Crater

Gore will not win a popularity contest, he will not win a personality contest, but he can win an idealogical battle, and he can win a battle of experience. -Susan Estrich

I had years of experience that I still needed to accumulate and go through. -Margaret Whiting

We've always lived in dark times. There has always been a range of human experience from the sublime to the brutal, and stories reflect it. It's no less brutal now; each age has its horrors. -Terri Windling

It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it. -Ken Hensley

When our minds as people normally starts to wrap around things, we start to attach all these ideas to it that really aren't that necessary to the core of it, if you just experience it and kind of go through it. -Josh Holloway

It's actually very freeing to be given permission as an artist to let that ride and to really let it ride, to actually experience it and bring it out of you. It's been uncomfortable and it's freeing at the same time. -Josh Holloway

I get to actually experience what it would be like to be a psycho, which is not a fun one, or to be a cowboy, or to be a weird character of some sort. For me, it suits me. It suits my personality. I'm an emotional kind of person anyway. -Josh Holloway

It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases. -Alice Hamilton

And then, when I thought about joining the Air Force, flying seemed like a natural extension of the motorcycling experience. You're going faster, higher. You're operating a machine that's a lot more powerful than you are. -Duane G. Carey

The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

They're getting more and more experience on what to expect, and the Hellboy audience is such a faithful and fanatic audience as I am, and you have to really be very open about what you do. -Guillermo del Toro

The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience. -Hugh Mackay

A lot of times when we work overseas we tend to put the experience of someone who lives overseas, a Chinese person or a Korean person or a Bosnian person, within the prism of an American life. -John Pomfret

I loved Herman's Head. And it was a great experience. -Lita Ford

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities, either. I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this, and walk away from it happy to have had the experience. -Michael Shanks

When alien abductees recount to me their stories, I do not deny that they had a real experience. -Michael Shermer

Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so. -Muhammad Iqbal

It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized. -Muhammad Iqbal

The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable. -Muhammad Iqbal

Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message. -Muhammad Iqbal

But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge. -Muhammad Iqbal

The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time. -Muhammad Iqbal

I've always felt that music should be a normal part of the experience that surrounds people. -Morton Gould

My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society. -Natan Sharansky

If there is anything worse than international warfare, is civil warfare, and the United States was destined to experience it in the extreme of bitterness. -Paul P. Harris

However, I think I managed to reach a new level with Koko, and I will always be grateful for the experience. -Peter Straub

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love of concepts and mathematics, was a marvelous experience. -Rudolph A. Marcus

Our job as writers and thinkers in the time is how to bring about the occasions that let people have that first-person experience – or the metaphoric experience that allows them to see human continuity as opposed to total threat, total willingness to do violence. -Stanley Crouch

Aledo will always be home to me because I spent the first 27 years of my life there – it's such a special place – and because of the experiences I had there, I've become the person I am today. -Suzy Bogguss

You are – all your experience just kind of accumulates, and the novel takes a richness of its own simply because it has the weight of all those years that one's put into it. -Donna Tartt

I believe, in a funny way, the job of the novelist is to be out there on the fringes and speaking for an experience that has not really been spoken for. -Donna Tartt

Travel provided many interesting experiences, but perhaps the most useful lesson I learned was that I really had no proficiency for learning the thousands of characters of the written Chinese language. -Eric Allin Cornell

The striking thing about the Precious Blood is the bond it establishes between love and suffering in our experience, a bond that has become so close that we have come to think of suffering accepted with joy as the most authentic sign of love with any depth at all. -Gabriel Marcel

Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up – developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base. -Gavin Newsom

As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive. -Gavin Newsom

Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories. -Jeffery Deaver

My teachers helped guide and motivate me; but the responsibility of learning was left with me, an approach to learning which was later reinforced by my experiences at Amherst. -Joseph Stiglitz

My experience and what I do in snowboarding is really quite independent of the industry and the more independent it is, the more pure and better I feel about snowboarding. -Craig Kelly

So I've been pushed farther and farther out into the mountains, but at the same time realizing that that experience is really nice and I'm glad I'm getting pushed out there farther. -Craig Kelly

This familiarity with a respected physician and my appreciation of his work, or the tragedy I experienced with the long, tormented agony and death of my mother might have influenced me in wanting to study medicine. It was not the case. -Albert Claude

The internet has become such a great tool not just for chefs but for everyone. The net has given everyone the tools to see and almost experience new and different ideas. -Graham Kerr

All experience is an arch, to build upon. -Henry Adams

The German experience, as you can see, did move me very much. Seeing that terrible destruction and seeing the miserable state of the people, how they had been beaten down by the war through no fault of their own probably. -James Laughlin

I learn so much from watching films like that with commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker talk about their films it's a really great experience. -Jay Roach

I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment. -Lee Child

We can do it better, more consistently, and in the end, it will cost us less because the students that we produce will be superior to those without technology experience. -Major Owens

I know that a good many champions have entertained the thought that the more they discourage youngsters, the longer they would reign. However, this theory never impressed me, and I always made it a point to give youths the benefit of my experience in bicycle racing. -Major Taylor

I might go on discussing this subject at great length, but after all is said, done, and written, my own book of experiences will best show what these obstacles are, and how I managed to overcome them to some extent. -Major Taylor

I have the most profound respect for the Department of Justice and the FTC. We in Europe are a younger and I would say junior institution to the historical antitrust experience of the US. -Mario Monti

Writing Part of the Scenery has been a very different experience. I have been reminded of people and events, real and imaginary which have been part of my life. This book is a celebration of the land which means so much to me. -Mary Wesley

By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation Delaware State students took and continue to take from their education and their experiences is just as great, if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools. -Michael N. Castle

'What's My Line' 1971 was a magical experience as I was still in my teens, and it was my first appearance. You know how they say you never forget 'your first'! -Randy West

We don't have any CGI with any of the car stuff. I think it's a real experience when you see this car going through really fast really wild and you see me driving a lot of the times and also a big chase in downtown Atlanta. It's just incredible. -Seann William Scott

It's always a live experience – anything that happens around you. It's so easy to just put it to a song. -Wayne Wonder

In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem. If the lead characters in the story are driven to it, it's at the extreme end of their experience. -Dean Koontz

A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it. -John le Carre

My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan. -Alex North

I don't usually experience that because there are few people who intimidate me, but Woody was one of them. -Treat Williams

Okay, the experience itself was a pleasant experience. -Betty Hill

I figure no matter how old you are, it's always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry. -Utada Hikaru

All historical experience demonstrates the following: Our earth cannot be changed unless in the not too distant future an alteration in the consciousness of individuals is achieved. -Hans Kung

The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families, businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America. -Jim Walsh

In other words, I think that if an audience listens to something as an experience of how in tune it is or something of that kind, that the whole point is somehow being missed, and the music has failed. -John Eaton

The experience reminds me of a favorite saying: Most of the yield from research efforts comes from the coal that is mined while looking for diamonds. -Paul D. Boyer

What I got out of it was a great experience working with great people and it becoming a tremendous – basically – a family at the end that none of us wanted to leave. -Shane West

Finding people who get enormous pleasure from reading books is a more and more unusual experience, and so writers just so much want to be heard. -Susie Bright

About 40 years ago I had an experience where I wrote a tract. -Tim LaHaye

Do you know that my very first experience as a composer was a 'Concerto for Accordion?' -Alfred Schnittke

I think it's useful to experience other types of dance and other cultures, and the life of a classical dancer these days is certainly not all tutus! So experience of other dance forms is a good idea. -Deborah Bull

There is no change – I'm as deep or as shallow as I ever was. What's new is on-the-job experience. This is what you gain with years. -Gordon Getty

It was a fantastic learning experience and OK, I got slammed because I wasn't Audrey Hepburn but you could have predicted that, really, if you'd opened your eyes wide enough. -Julia Ormond

People ask if I regret not winning a Stanley Cup, but winning the series against the Soviet Union was the best. It was the greatest experience of my hockey career by far. -Marcel Dionne

The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.' -Neale Donald Walsch

And we're seeing a higher level of consciousness and many more opportunities for people to challenge their present ways of thinking and move into a grander and larger experience of who they really are. -Neale Donald Walsch

A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next. -Neale Donald Walsch

It's a very small and select slice of all the people who have ever been born. I believe we've come back during this time, those of us who are here now, specifically to experience it. And to cause a 'quickening of the spirit.' -Neale Donald Walsch

You may be pulling from different influences because of different things that are going on in your life, different people that are around you and more experiences to pull from. -Zac Hanson

The hero of the book does long to experience God. But his conception of God is very western. -Orhan Pamuk

Most of our history in space has been communicated in terms of action – what people do, a chronological list of events which have transpired – as opposed to the human experience of having done those things. -Story Musgrave

I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don't know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can't think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that. I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them. -Scott Baio

I was very interested in that. It is very important to have confidence as well as to build up experience. -Alain Prost

I am interested in the study of music and the discipline of music and the experience of music and music as a esoteric mechanism to continue my real intentions. -Anthony Braxton

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world, transforming the flow of moments into something visual, or textual, or musical, whatever. Art creates a kind of commentary. -Barbara Kruger

I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition. To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience. -Barbara Kruger

She really mellowed me out that way. We both definitely grew with each other and with the whole experience. -Brian Austin Green

When they ran out of cadre men they gave me my very own platoon and said, 'Here are 63 men, try to keep as many of them alive as you possibly can.' That was one of the more harrowing experiences of my life. -David Eddings

I've fallen back on this periodically, although I must say that getting out of the grocery business ranked right up there with getting out of the army as one of the happier experiences of my life. -David Eddings

I feel like I've reached an age where I can relax a little bit with the knowledge of what I've been through, take all that experience and use it. I love the challenge of trying to get back to where I've been, and beyond it. -Cathy Freeman

We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places. -Patricia Ireland

I want people to think of me as a nice person. I really am so blessed. All of this has been a great experience and I thank the American public so much for putting me in this position. I appreciate every second of it. -Carrie Underwood

I have experienced healing through other writers' poetry, but there's no way I can sit down to write in the hope a poem will have healing potential. If I do, I'll write a bad poem. -Marilyn Hacker

Double J is similar in age, we're similar in experience. I think if we hooked up, we could be a formidable team. We get along well inside the ring and outside the ring. -Owen Hart

Every day, we get a little bit closer to the kind of expertise and the kind of experience we're going to need to go there. I'd love to be the guy walking on Mars. -John L. Phillips

Love is blind. My politics has been, too. I think you can fall in love with ideas, and you can fall in love with people. It's a very subjective experience. And I'm loyal to that experience. -Robert Wyatt

If you've never felt that you quite got a hold of it, you just feel that before you die, you've got to try and get it right once. And hope that the experience you have makes up for the some of the diminishing energy. -Robert Wyatt

And then when I went to Chicago, that's when I had these outer space experiences and went to the other planets. -Sun Ra

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn. -Ally Sheedy

For me, it is just the total experience – from the time I first started as an assistant coach until I wound up at the University of Texas for 20 years. -Darrell Royal

The need for a permanent status resolution approved by Congress is made even more clear to me because of my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. -Dick Thornburgh

From my experience as an actor, choreographer, action director, and producer, I understand the elements and the dynamics of being a film maker. -Donnie Yen

I've experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center. -Greg Walden

And it was a great experience, you know, to travel the world and compete at a certain level. It teaches you discipline, focus, and certainly keeps you out of trouble. -Jason Statham

The result is that you are now experiencing what we experienced in the war in Algeria: The Israeli government says that it is a victim of terrorist activity, but this activity is less visible than the military strikes. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

And my first film was Carnal Knowledge, another amazing experience, largely because of Mike Nichols, who would tell me you can't do anything wrong because you're doing everything right. -Carol Kane

I have not really experienced any significant conflict with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan, although going out to eat is hard sometimes. -Daniel Johns

I rode on a float in one of the parades in Mississippi. It's an experience. -Elliott Smith

I like for there to be a moral, for the character to have gotten something out of the experience. -Jeremy London

The Hulk, that was the experience of my life, so far. -Josh Lucas

I think music is what takes the experience off the screen into your soul, into your head. -Matthew Vaughn

Well, we played with Soul Coughing once for like two days, that was pretty cool. I mean they were all good, you can pull a great experience from everything. -Mike Lowry

It was a beautiful experience for her, the experience that she had that she confesses. It wasn't dirty and it wasn't horrible and wasn't shattering. It was a wonderful, liberating experience. -Andrew McCarthy

So something about that touched me, obviously, when I was young and it just stayed with me. I'm always amazed by that, because my experience seems to be so much different than what I'm told, so much of the time. -Andrew McCarthy

I felt that the best I could do for my father, and the best I could do for myself, and my mother and my family was to stay open to the experience, and learn whatever I could at every step of the way as it was going on. -Patti Davis

You kind of invite a little spooky, creepy vibe into your whole experience of making a movie. -Bruce Greenwood

An SF author who reads only SF will have little new to contribute, but someone with a broader experience will bring more to the table. -Walter Jon Williams

I've experienced writer's block, but never for more than a few days. -Walter Jon Williams

The more you do, the more experience you have and the next time it will be easier to choose the right thing. -Andy Lau

No, my profile has leaped over recent years, so has my life experience, and I look forward to the next 30 years being even more rewarding and satisfying than the previous 60! -Jonathan King

There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem. -David Chalmers

I never wanted to be a film director but after this experience I really loved it. I would love to do more documentaries but it's difficult to find backing for them. -Marc Singer

In those days, it didn't take much imagination to come up with something that required great lyric development skills. You just thought of an experience that you might have gone through, and write it down. -Phil Harris

My poems – I don't even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience. -Sharon Olds

Well, 'The Wellspring' was written from 1983 to 1986. And it had a section in the beginning that was poems that began from others' experience. -Sharon Olds

The new Pirates! builds on that legacy delivering an even more powerful and fun experience to players… and is still unmatched in offering a blend of genres in one great game. -Sid Meier

Our goal has been to stay true to what people most love about the original Pirates! while upgrading, enhancing, and in some cases, re-inventing the game to make it a great experience for today's gamers. -Sid Meier

Just look at my face. Its an extraordinary experience. All of my friends who are grandparents have been saying, just wait, a bit cynically, but its just extraordinary. You feel like a child again yourself. Just walking on air. -Blythe Danner

I'd like to work with any actress from whom I can learn-one who has had many experiences with many directors and is willing to share some of her knowledge with me. -Fred Savage

Certainly the experiences of Seth and his relationship to his parents and his point of view of the world are very similar to my own and very much based on my experiences at the University of Southern California. -Josh Schwartz

It's my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with younger people is more accepted. -Josh Schwartz

It is a very busy mission: every day has some major goals that we have to get through, but my experience before has been that at least in the evening, you kind of take a deep breath and look around where you are and have some downtime. -Linda M. Godwin

I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model. -Saffron Burrows

Before this learning experience, I had assumed that with regard to programs that sought to help people out of poverty, the political world was essentially divided into two camps: conservatives who opposed these for a variety of reasons, and liberals who supported them. -Barney Frank

While I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively high number of jobs created in April, the fact is that job creation during this recovery period has significantly lagged both historical experience in recovery, and the projections of the Bush Administration. -Barney Frank

Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities. -Chuck Jones

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors. -Daniel Boone

When I worked on 2001 – which was my first feature film – I was deeply and permanently affected by the notion that a movie could be like a first-person experience. -Douglas Trumbull

In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised. -Edward Bond

A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings. -George Mason

It seems to me that readers sometimes make the genesis of a poem more mysterious than it is (by that I perhaps mean, think of it as something outside their own experience). -James Schuyler

It's a different outlook, and one that I understand. When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope. -Jean-Pierre Raffarin

I only know from my own personal experience, and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things, so you don't want to start making generalizations about how bad things have become in comparison to the old days. -Jeffrey Jones

I shall now proceed to my own experience, which hath truly convinced me, the Lord is awakened as one out of sleep; and the voice of the Lord will shake terribly the earth. -Joanna Southcott

When he brought it to me four years ago, Rodney King had just arrived, I was involved in the clean-up of L.A. and I guess it was part of my experience. -Kathryn Bigelow

This American Jewish music is a new experience for us at least consciously. -Neville Marriner

Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations. -Pat Brown

But the threat posed by the radical Islamists represents an unusual conflict, unlike any experienced by our nation before: we face an enemy that is not a state. -Paul Weyrich

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny – an experience I've never had in America! -Poppy Z. Brite

Manifold subsequent experience has led to a truer appreciation and a more moderate estimate of the importance of the dependence of one living being upon another. -Richard Owen

Shoaib Akhtar has been playing for 5, 6 years and is an experienced bowler. -Sachin Tendulkar

Any excuse to live in New York and do art. Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. -Tommy Chong

Yet, it ought to be obvious that good music generally occupies a higher plane that mere politics. Great writers can express moods through melody and capture experiences we share most powerfully – love, lust, longing; joy, rage, fear; triumph, yearning and confusion. -Tony Snow

Also, I knew that the impact of Motorcycle Diaries was going to be so resonant for all of us who went through the experience of making it that I didn't want to do anything that could reflect it. -Walter Salles

I'm much more interested in living specific experiences in films. -Walter Salles

The reasons why I left were to do with my interest in Buddhism. There were experiences over a period of about six months which caused me to decide to give up music, so one morning I felt I had to go to E.G. Management and tell them. -Jamie Muir

I got that experience through dating dozens of men for six years after college, getting an entry level magazine job at 21, working in the fiction department at Good Housekeeping and then working as a fashion editor there as well as writing many articles for the magazine. -Judith Krantz

And what's fascinating in The Ten Thousand Things is that although there's time, an inexorable time of the three generations of lives, actively present, but place is the time, time doesn't really have to do with simply the human experience of it. -Robert Creeley

If I only made dances about my own experience in dance, it would always be on my track, and I don't want that, I want to be on the track of where dance can take me. -Siobhan Davies

We're talking about people who've already got 3-4, if not 5-6 years' experience or more, and it's about trying to help professionals develop, using us as a resource for that development. -Siobhan Davies

I had to live this long, have the experiences I've had, to create what I do. I knew I wanted to write for years, but I had to be ready so I wouldn't blow it. The move to Maine was the final step. -Terry Goodkind

As a very experienced writer once told me, 'It's in the rewrites'. -Tom Skerritt

One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray. -Tom Skerritt

We all look to have transcendent experiences that lift us out of the everyday, and fear is a good one. But, I think it's the same reason why people want to laugh their heads off. -Adam Arkin

It's the same thing that drives people to want to experience sexual pleasure or have one too many drinks. We all want to experience the other, and to get out of our daily existence. -Adam Arkin

We've all learned about this disease since it was first discovered several years ago in Europe. And so I think we've learned from the European experience. -Ann Veneman

Two packed houses. I guess the theater sat 2,700 people every night so it was an amazing experience. -Blair Underwood

I just did a play in New York which has been my best experience that I've had for maybe ever. It was Paul Weitz's play called Privilege and I was in New York for three months. -Bob Saget

I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it. -Chuck Klosterman

Even though I wanted to experience all these things I was interested in, I couldn't get them. So I had to think critically and culturally about what was available. -Chuck Klosterman

I think to have done 'Titanic' would have been a tortuous experience altogether. I feel good about where my life is, now. I feel free and joyous and happy and more liberated than I have ever been. -Fay Wray

My dad served in the Air Force as ground crew for several years, and doesn't really talk about it. I know that it's there. I think my main thing about direct or indirect experiences as near to home as it were is the idea of self-sacrifice really. -Jeremy Northam

It's taken me longer still to realize what a short span there is between those life experiences and the rest of your life. That's a job for the people who lived through it. -Jeremy Northam

Some Indians will come up and say that a story reminded them of something very specific to their experience. Which may or may not be the case for non-Indians. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I've experienced huge kindness here, a great welcome and some very generous reviews without the snide social edge I often suffer from at home. I'm not patronized here either, which I much appreciate! -Joanna Trollope

Big cities are chaotic. And chaos for humans – who have experience from their ancestors – is the last step before conflict. So, in the park, every kind of visual contradiction has been eliminated. -John Hench

I remember feeling that Michael was extremely sensitive when it came to that moment. Most directors are and they usually rely, at least in my experience, on the actress to take over. And Michael is a gentleman. -Madeleine Stowe

They are imaginary characters. But perhaps not solely the products of my imagination, since there are some aspects of the characters that relate to my own experience of a wide variety of people. -Margaret Mahy

The whole character of Justin and the club life he lives – I have no experience with it. It's really foreign to me, which is annoying, but that's just how it is. -Randy Harrison

I want you, as a reader, to experience what I experience, to let that other world, that imaginary world that I have created, tell you things about the real world. -Terry Brooks

It was a good experience working with Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda. -Terry Southern

At our best, it's a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers. -Vincent D'Onofrio

To sing a simple round is truly an enlightening experience. -Phil Lesh

I know when I go to a movie I want to experience something, whether to laugh, to cry, to feel bad. -Ray Liotta

What you do, is you gradually become more and more experienced, and more and more realistic about dramatic tolerance, i.e. about how long the play should be. -Ridley Scott

My portrayal of Fagin was all to do with my experience in comedy and revue. -Ron Moody

So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since. -Alex Cox

We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience. -Bashar al-Assad

We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs. -Bashar al-Assad

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

I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience. -Dave Brubeck

And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree. -Donald Norman

I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us. -George Duke

All the experience of the greatest city in the world could not withhold me. -Henry Williamson

Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience – by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence. -Herbert Read

My own early experiences in war led me to suspect the value of discipline, even in that sphere where it is so often regarded as the first essential for success. -Herbert Read

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change. -Isabelle Adjani

It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history. -James Henry Breasted

I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players. -Jennifer Capriati

I am only doing now what I have ever done; and ever will continue to do – that is adapting past experience to present reform in the light of high ideals and future objects. -John Burns

Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences for me because they are both very gifted artists. -Kathleen Battle

The combination of experience and experimentation will ultimately yield a personal sound. -Mark White

Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything. -Neil Diamond

Christ shared our experience; he suffered as we suffer; he died as we shall die, and for forty days in the desert he underwent the struggle between good and evil. -Basil Hume

I will perform My Heart Will Go On for the rest of my life and it will always remain a very emotional experience for me. -Celine Dion

It was really an experience, being my first time directing a movie. The scenes that I was in, Brooke really directed me all the time. And the scenes that both of us were in, Brooke directed those. Come to think of it, Brooke directed most of the scenes. -Tony Shalhoub

The thing that stood out above and beyond all the experiences was this relationship with the nine-month-old baby. On weekends, I'd be thinking about going back to set on Monday just to see the baby. -Vin Diesel

I have had the unfortunate experience of having someone write an unauthorised biography of me. Half of it is lies and the other half is badly written. My feeling is that if I'm going to write my life story, I ought to have my life first. -Dawn French

Being in the Spice Girls was an insane experience. -Melanie Chisholm

Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It's been very inspiring. It's like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting. -Melanie Chisholm

When I come off the bench, I'm looking to add energy, and then I play defense and rebound. Also, at the end of the game, I have the experience to go out there and help us win. -Sue Wicks

Learn it well in your head, know it well, pick things you know and bring the old you and all the experience you have from singing these various kinds of feelings that are still related to what I have done in the rest of my career. -Al Jarreau

Just to be around that, to feel a part of it and be able to integrate the experience while I was with the Messengers, of going and playing gigs with other drummers, gave me the chance to realize that it was not just me that was making it happen. -Benny Green

It was quite natural – the first day I got to the set I was really nervous, but I loved the whole experience. -Charlotte Church

You are traveling and see these people shooting the entire experience of going through a city, and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the illusion that they will edit it all, but I don't think that's it. -Atom Egoyan

I wouldn't describe that 'position' as 'parasitic.' I'd describe that experience as 'edifying.' I don't merely write from a critical intellectual distance. I actually live around here. -Bruce Sterling

I am sure my fellow-scientists will agree with me if I say that whatever we were able to achieve in our later years had its origin in the experiences of our youth and in the hopes and wishes which were formed before and during our time as students. -Felix Bloch

But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity. -Felix Bloch

I was making a film called The White Tower at the foot of Mont Blanc – the one thing I learned from that experience was that it's more difficult to go down a mountain than to go up. A lot of people don't realize that. -Glenn Ford

She is up there with the best of them. I can only talk about my experience, but it was genuinely special. -Albert Finney

No kidding. That's really true. You're paying your own bills through this. It's not a pleasant experience. -Bruce Babbitt

Obviously I wouldn't have said that three or four years ago in the midst of it. But I really believe that. It's been a marvelous and important experience. -Bruce Babbitt

Well, it's not a pleasant experience. And it's a terribly political process, because that thing was initiated by the Congress and by, you know, our adversaries in the Congress. -Bruce Babbitt

Undeniably the American art form, too. And yet more and more, we see films made that diminish the American experience and example. And sometimes trash it completely. -Charlton Heston

You're working on being a father, so that is something that when you experience it you'll understand the profundity of wanting to protect something dear to you. -Harvey Keitel

If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects. -Thabo Mbeki

I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience. I think I was kind of an anomaly. I don't think they knew where to put me. -Alicia Witt

I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage. -Kathy Bates

In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform. -Cicely Tyson

I did a play called Throne of Straw when I was 11, at the Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles. It became really clear to me at that point that I enjoyed acting more than any other experience I was having. -Kiefer Sutherland

One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself. -Lisa Loeb

All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions. -Bodhidharma

Deliverance is about what I went through the first time. And I chalk it up as a learning experience. -Bubba Sparxxx

African American children can't be educationally disadvantaged for 12 years and then experience a miracle cure when it comes time for admission into college. -Chaka Fattah

I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all. -Debbie Harry

And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse, our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences are going to be varied like that. -Debbie Harry

I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve. -Debbie Harry

And when they encounter works of art which show that using new media can lead to new experiences and to new consciousness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will become interested in this music. -Karlheinz Stockhausen

The danger of that – and there's a grave danger that I, myself, have to be very aware of – is that you become so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic experience that the listener has to get. -Leo Ornstein

I have spoken with many former athletes, and they tell me the best time they had was in sports. I listen to them and use their experience in my career. -Sergei Bubka

I think my favorite experience is whatever I'm doing now. -Skitch Henderson

You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience. -Steven Bochco

Hill Street Blues might have been the first television show that had a memory. One episode after another was part of a cumulative experience shared by the audience. -Steven Bochco

It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost a good experience for me. -Tommy Lee

Its not age as much as the experiences I have had. -Tony Curtis

I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that's going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That's not a nice change. -Andrew Lloyd Webber

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants. He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment. -Bill Brandt

It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice. -Colleen McCullough

So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear. -Diana Krall

You're creating an intimacy that everybody feels, that it's their experience, not yours. I'll never introduce a song and say, now this song is about 'my' broken heart. -Diana Krall

I've always been a good flier. I love the whole experience. -Erika Christensen

I don't think anyone is more intrinsically holy. People experience God in many ways; and it seems to me that God does what the rest of us do: He chooses the means that best gets His message across. -Gene Wolfe

My whole life experience feeds into my writing. I think that must be true for every writer. Clearly the Army and combat were major influences; just the same, you need to understand that many of the writers we have now couldn't load a revolver. -Gene Wolfe

I am already inherently full and complete as I am. Man doesn't need woman and woman doesn't need man in order to experience his or her inherent fullness. -Andrew Cohen

In my experience, men are not necessarily less sensitive or compassionate than women are, and women are not necessarily any less aggressive or competitive than men are – as a matter of fact, often they are more so! -Andrew Cohen

Most men are very attached to the idea of being male, and usually experience a lot of fear and insecurity around the idea of being a man. Most women are very identified with their gender, and also experience a tremendous amount of fear and insecurity. -Andrew Cohen

Our relationship to reality and to our experience is all based upon the ideas in our mind that we're always trying to live up to. -Andrew Cohen

When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness. -Andrew Cohen

Country Music is great music because it really comes from real life experiences. It is such a great haven for reality. -Bryan White

If you take a lie and allow your desire for the truth, you'll end up with some truth – not fact, but something that gets you closer to the truth. That's what we want. When we go to a play, we need to be assured that the experience we're having. -Denis Johnson

I had business experience. I had made my living designing and building electronic equipment. Basic business was not new to me, but the music business was completely new to me. I knew nothing about distribution, or any of those things. -Greg Ginn

My first few films were institutional comedies, and you're on pretty safe ground when you're dealing with an institution that vast numbers of people have experienced: college, summer camp, the military, the country club. -Harold Ramis

It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn't take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up. -Jason Mraz

Everyone that I've talked to who's been to space has thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and what you often hear them say is: It was great, but we just had to come home. -Laurel Clark

I've always enjoyed traveling and having experience with different cultures and different people. But it's also a wonderful thing to be able to benefit and enable research, not only in our country but around the world. -Laurel Clark

This has been a great experience for me. The first couple of days you don't always feel too well. You adjust to the fluid shifting, how to fly through space without hitting things or anybody else. But then you get in a groove. -Laurel Clark

I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I grew up on welfare and often had to move in the middle of the night because we couldn't pay the rent. -Philip Zimbardo

Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism. -Twyla Tharp

And hence he must be invisible; for a spirit cannot be seen by the eye of man: nor is there any thing in this principle contradictory to reason or experience. -Adam Clarke

A lot of young poets today, from what I've heard and experienced, can't get their heads past George W. Bush, and I've heard so many poems about this democracy and this era of politics that I'm kind of bored by it. -Amber Tamblyn

I think at the end of the day this movie is respecting what we as women go through as we grow up. The experiences, what we deal with, other women, things about images, things that we deal with as women. -Amber Tamblyn

In my fifty years of experience and memory, I have seen the most amazing increase in the standard of living of a people ever achieved anywhere in the world. This is why I am so sure that our system of free competition and industrial development is sound and must be preserved. -Charles E. Wilson

Our recent 5-year labour agreements, in Canada as well as the United States, are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure, propaganda and force. -Charles E. Wilson

Our live show is a definite experience, since it's an extension of my albums. -Deana Carter

It's the same as any role and I find that you can't lump characters together; because they all have different life experiences, different reasons for being the way they are. -Brenda Blethyn

People say to me that I can't be nervous because I've had such a wealth of experience, but I tell them that I have never done this particular part before. -Brenda Blethyn

I'd experienced the '40s and '50s by looking at my grandparents' old clothes, books, and magazines. -Christian Lacroix

The burden of the past is only, I think, oppressive when you've got to go on the experience of the avant garde. -Jonathan Miller

The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences. -Ken Hill

I think that most minorities have experienced some form of racial abuse. -Lynn Swann

I think it need realness, you should speak on thing that you know about, that you being from, that you experienced or that you been around, you know. I think you need a good hook, good beats and good lyrics. -Obie Trice

We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture. -David Elliott

Everyone in show business has had the experience of the fan who is so excited at recognizing their favorite star, they say, 'Oh my gosh, you're my biggest fan!' -Audrey Meadows

As seismologists gained more experience from earthquake records, it became obvious that the problem could not be reduced to a single peak acceleration. In fact, a full frequency of vibrations occurs. -Charles Francis Richter

I prefer Princess. I would love to be known as a diva later on in life when I've had far more experiences. -Deborah Cox

First, I used some of my own experiences and observations from attending a public high school. Secondly, I joined in some Internet chat rooms for gays and lesbians. -Ellen Muth

Having photographed the landscape for a number of years and specifically working with trees and in the forest I found, without consciously thinking about it, that it was a great learning experience for me in terms of organizing elements. -John Sexton

I took a workshop from him a few months after that. That experience changed my whole approach to photography. At that workshop in Yosemite in 1973 I decided I wanted to try and see if I could pursue this for myself, and I'm still trying. -John Sexton

It was an experience that was exceptional. People frequently ask what it was like and it truly was inspiring. Sometimes during his lifetime, people would try and put him on a pedestal and that's not where he wanted to be, but he was really a great individual. -John Sexton

The reason I do workshops is so I can learn, and I am fortunate that I've probably gained more from the whole experience of teaching than any one participant has. It is all about asking. -John Sexton

Better than anything else in our culture, it enables fathers and sons to speak on a level playing field while building up from within a personal history of shared experience – a group history – that may be tapped into at will in years to come. -John Thorn

I believe that every role that I have done this far has had quality and content. My roles have been very demanding and every role has been a challenge and a learning experience that has helped me mature as an actress. -Natasha Henstridge

But that we didn't have the level of experience in terms of working in the industry so you weren't sure and you needed to see it and this is an industry that the more you work the better you get and that the more opportunities you have the better you get. -Nia Long

I think you grow through your experiences; you get better as you grow and I'm not nearly where I think I'm going to be eventually where I inspire to be and hopefully the opportunities will continue to come. -Nia Long

Actually, I have another record I made with them in 1976, but I've had such a bad experience with record companies, because I keep my head so much in music and not in business. -Ornette Coleman

I don't know what they're thinking about. Just because someone says, 'I like what you do' or something: They might like it today and tomorrow they might not. I've had that experience with record companies. -Ornette Coleman

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

Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society. -Jack Kingston

My whole life has been one of seeking experience. -Jerry Kramer

The whole book experience was a look into another world, the world of Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer. -Jerry Kramer

Also, if nothing else, writing this book has really changed the way I experience bookstores. I have a whole different appreciation for the amount of work packed into even the slimmest volume on the shelves. -Jesse James Garrett

The main benefit of the book for the more experienced practitioners is as an evangelical tool. The book will give you some ways of expressing the value and importance of your work that you may not have had before. -Jesse James Garrett

If you need to take a step back from day-to-day operations and plot out the long-term direction of your user experience strategy, consultants can give you a perspective you can't get on your own. -Jesse James Garrett

So, when you see a kid with ratty jeans on, wearing sneakers that aren't clean, you know they're in a certain place economically. I was interested in that experience. -Jim McKay

We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached. -Johannes Stark

It is this, at its most basic, that makes science a humane pursuit; it acknowledges the commonality of people's experience. -John Polanyi

If we treasure our own experience and regard it as real, we must also treasure other people's experience. -John Polanyi

Culture means, I think, that you have widened your experience enough through reading and through being a little bit thoughtful about these things that it has changed your outlook in some ways. And not necessarily made you a better human being but made you see things. -Joseph Epstein

Getting to know athletes from all over the planet is a big part of the Olympic experience. -Mary Lou Retton

Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers. -Matthew Brady

For me, even just being English was a whole sort of experience in as much as I'm Australian. -Radha Mitchell

Your generation and mine have had very little real experience; we've been severed from the direct experience of war by some very good things. By the end of the draft, and by the defeat in Vietnam. -Michael Ignatieff

Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience. -J. Paul Getty

Performing is an experience, for me, that is as humbling as it is energizing. -Charley Pride

Any entertainer who tells you that the adoration of fans is not a heady experience probably never had the experience. -Charley Pride

For most entertainers, there is a single experience, one defining moment, when confidence replaces the self-doubt that most of us wrestle with. -Charley Pride

I think theatre is by far the most rewarding experience for an actor. You get 4 weeks to rehearse your character and then at 7:30 pm you start acting and nobody stops you, acting with your entire soul. -Christopher Eccleston

The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part. -Francesca Annis

My background has been very helpful for this experience. But everyone was so accommodating because they knew it's not the most comfortable position to be the new kid. -Jeri Ryan

Many women my age have known the experience of giving up crucial parts of themselves to please the man they love. -Joyce Maynard

Not only did I avoid speaking of Salinger; I resisted thinking about him. I did not reread his letters to me. The experience had been too painful. -Joyce Maynard

I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not. -Keenen Ivory Wayans

The position that I take partly as a result of living in Asia is where you stop living according to your expectations and you become available to experience things as they are. -Martha Beck

I'll tell you what colonial experience is. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

In the Russian experience, although the Russian state is oppressive, it is their state, it is part of their fabric, and so the relation between Russian citizens and their state is complicated. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

There is a fundamental difference between the Polish experience of the state and the Russian experience. In the Polish experience, the state was always a foreign power. So, to hate the state was a patriotic act. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat. -Bill Hybels

My experience with the Junior League, when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things, is that whenever they were asked they responded. They always responded with sincerity, and they did a good job. -C. Everett Koop

Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability. -John Hickenlooper

I remember the mentoring experiences of some teachers that I had, like a second term home room teacher in public school that really was very helpful to me. -Sanford I. Weill

I think we are a product of all our experiences. -Sanford I. Weill

I'd have these weird experiences where I'd just be walking down the street with this chord progression in my head, this happened more than a few times, and I'd walk home and find a fax in my machine and it would match the music in my head. -Duncan Sheik

The experiences of promoting my first album were really something; there is so much illusion in my environment (touring and pop music) that I wanted to clear away. -Duncan Sheik

I'd have to say the whole experience in making The Neverending Story. I had an incredible time. -Noah Hathaway

Those who believe in God because their experience of life and the facts of nature prove his existence must have led sheltered lives and closed their hearts to the voice of their brothers' blood. -Walter Kaufmann

My own experience in the third world was that even if people started to make more money, the cost of living and housing increased often faster than the wages. -David Korten

Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together. -Arsene Wenger

I think a major act of leadership right now, call it a radical act, is to create the places and processes so people can actually learn together, using our experiences. -Margaret J. Wheatley

The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control. -Margaret J. Wheatley

Whatever life we have experienced, if we can tell our story to someone who listens, we find it easier to deal with our circumstances. -Margaret J. Wheatley

I am much more involved in the filmmaking experience on Mag Seven. I'm much more involved in story elements, casting decisions, the writing of the show, the blocking of the scenes. -Michael Biehn

If I had killed Crow off I can think of least six novels I would never have written, 400,000 words' worth of very necessary experience. -Brian Lumley

The psychiatrists examine you and ask you about your life and work, and then they decide whether your film can be shown or not. It's a horrible experience. -Dario Argento

As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian. -Shelley Berman

You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences. -Stella Adler

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

The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors. -Stella Adler

There is no other who experiences your thoughts or your feelings. -John Buchanan Robinson

Sure, I've often been misrepresented – anyone frequently quoted has this experience. -Todd Gitlin

I first came to think about media and politics in the late 1960s, having observed some distortions up close, but since then I wouldn't say that my personal experience has remained an important motive for my writing about media. -Todd Gitlin

When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way – you suddenly have a new perspective on them. -Allen Klein

If I had been at a University I don't think I would have been able to have the experience I had in my Smithsonian work. I don't think I have been as successful. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

Most people come out of their Ph.D. experience trying to prove themselves, trying to get ahead, trying to get published. You're scared everybody else is going to do your research and get your topic. -Bernice Johnson Reagon

And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience – I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist. -Bob Schieffer

People just want to hear some common sense… and I bring to bear the experience in local government and state government and national government – I was the first woman in history on the Senate Finance Committee – not to mention the diplomatic international experience. -Carol Moseley Braun

When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences – the first person – with what the measurements show – the third person. -Daniel Goleman

And actually, about three weeks ago, Micky, Peter and I were in Vegas at the MGM Grand. And we did about 12 shows in seven days. It was quite an experience. -Davy Jones

Science always has its origin in the adaptation of thought to some definite field of experience. -Ernst Mach

The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses. -Ernst Mach

There is a deep question whether the possible meanings that emerge from an effort to explain the experience of art may not mask the real meanings of a work of art. -Jerome Bruner

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