Quotes and Sayings about Experience



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

"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
(Related: Emotions, Mind, World)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Night, Talk)

"You need these experiences. Just know that sometimes, the director has a specific look in mind."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Mind)

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

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

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

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

"What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones."
- Jensen Ackles
(Related: Life, People, Acting, Meeting)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"All experience is an arch, to build upon."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Experience)

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

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

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

"The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Conquest, Feeling)

"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
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

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

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

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

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

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

"You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences."
- Stella Adler
"The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Ideas, Actors)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Feelings, Acting, Actor, Choices)

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

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

"You don't cheat anybody out of their experience, whatever it is."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Sound, Students)

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

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

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

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

"We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience."
- Bashar al-Assad
(Related: Experience)

"A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Trust, Reason, Will)

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

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

"In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Perception, Act)

"The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Perception, Act)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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 E. Allen
(Related: Money, Women, Fact, Fight, Generations, Worth)

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

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

"It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Death, Experience)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Art is an experience, not the formulation of a problem."
- Lindsay Anderson
(Related: Art, Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Travel, Purpose, Past, Rivers, Running)

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

"People say to me, Would you like to swap your life with me for 24 hours? Your life must be very strange. But of course I have not experienced any other life. It's not strange to me."
- Prince Andrew
(Related: Life, People)

"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
(Related: Experience, Attention, Commitment, Energy, Now, Ownership)

"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
(Related: Experience, Moments, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Body, Order, Spiritual, Spirituality)

"Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life."
- Barbara de Angelis
(Related: Experience, Life, Love)

"I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Regret)

"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
(Related: Experience, Acting, Play)

"When you grow up in a family of languages, you develop a kind of casual fluency, so that languages, though differently colored, all seem transparent to experience."
- David Antin
(Related: Experience, Family)

"Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Life, Experience, People)

"Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, but an indispensable experience, which entitles them to mistake it for a universal one."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Love, Experience, Mistake, People, Poets)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Work, Film)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Drinks, Existence, Pleasure, Want)

"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
(Related: People, Fear, Reason, Want)

"No, Arrested Development was such an amazing experience in every way, and you know it was very unique in that it was a show that received a lot of critical acclaim, and yet we didn't ever achieve the ratings that we wanted."
- Will Arnett
(Related: Experience, Development)

"I'm looking at working with people I get on with, that respect me, that don't just see me as a piece of ass. Which I have experienced as well. I've nearly walked off very big films before, and I would, because I don't want that in my life. I want to enjoy the work I do."
- Gemma Arterton
(Related: Work, Life, People, Respect, Want)

"An illness is like a journey into a far country; it sifts all one's experience and removes it to a point so remote that it appears like a vision."
- Sholem Asch
(Related: Experience, Vision, Country, Illness, Journey)

"Learning teacheth more in one year than experience in twenty."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Experience, Learning)

"By experience we find out a short way by a long wandering."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Experience)

"It is costly wisdom that is bought by experience."
- Roger Ascham
(Related: Experience, Wisdom)

"I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them."
- John Ashbery
(Related: Mind)

"It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)

"After doing this, going away, trying other things and working on other shows, this character, and working within Days of Our Lives, has been one of the most enjoyable experiences in my career."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, Career, Trying)

"It ended up being a very good thing, because they finally started writing for the character, and I realized that you have to go to work with a purpose. I learned from the experience and then moved on."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Experience, Work, Character, Purpose, Being, Writing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Poetry, People, First, Obscurity)

"The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Words)

"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
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Vision, Light, Mind)

"To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience."
- Saint Teresa of Avila
(Related: Experience)

"If the audience walks out of a concert thinking, What a wonderful experience, then we have done our job."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Experience, Job, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Experience, Difficulties, Man, Needs, Obstacles, Spiritual, Will)

"Informed by our sad experience of history, we require nothing short of a foundation for lasting democracy."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Experience, History, Democracy, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Years)

"No kidding. That's really true. You're paying your own bills through this. It's not a pleasant experience."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Congress)

"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
(Related: Life, Development, Evolution, Rest)

"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
(Related: Experience, Plants, Study)

"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Nature)

"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Travel, Education)

"Reasoning draws a conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience."
- Roger Bacon
(Related: Experience, Mind)

"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
(Related: Science, Experience, Goal, Arguments, Nothing, Queen)

"I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Experience, People, Failure, Holidays, Learning, Wounds)

"As an actor, your life experience is just as important as studying."
- Jane Badler
(Related: Experience, Life, Actor)

"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
(Related: Experience, People)

"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
(Related: Funny, Experience, Darkness, Fans, Feeling, Trying)

"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
(Related: Experience, History, People, Appreciation, Want, World)

"The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Key, Questions, World)

"An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Faces, Identity)

"The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, People, Responsibility, Writer)

"We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Experience, Thought, Beliefs, Deeds)

"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
(Related: Time, Experience, Courage, Vision, First, Months, Patience)

"I've had some painful experiences in my life, but I feel like I'm trivializing them by using them for a scene in a movie. I don't want to do that. It just makes me feel kind of dirty for having done that."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Want)

"I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Answers, Play)

"Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Experience, Values, Mission)

"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
(Related: Experience, Books, Children, School)

"Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Experience, Theories)

"Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle."
- Balthus
(Related: Experience, Work, Consciousness, Criticism, Painting, Self, Struggle)

"I've never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it."
- Toni Cade Bambara
(Related: Experience, Meaning, Order)

"Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience."
- Albert Bandura
(Related: Experience, Actions, Reality)

"I've had some of the best and most traumatizing experiences at NBC."
- Ashleigh Banfield
"I look at life, the experiences I've had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us."
- Leslie Banks
(Related: Life, People, News)

"Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth."
- William Banting
(Related: Experience, Life, Enemies, Man, Youth)

"While I have never been a regular churchgoer, I'm anything but immune to the power and the majesty of the religious experience."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Experience, Power, Religious)

"I was emotionally and physically punched in the stomach. This is not a place where you go and deliver the lines and then you come back. It's kind of a life-changing experience. But it can't get better than this for any actor - this is like an opera."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Experience, Life, Actor, Opera)

"I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

"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
(Related: Experience, Talent, Care, Living, May, Surprises)

"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
(Related: Experience, Anxiety, Feeling)

"The thought you have now shapes your experience of the next moment. Practice shaping the moment."
- Tom Barrett
(Related: Experience, Thought, Now, Practice)

"I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I'm too classy to bring that up."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Experience, Celebrity)

"An experienced reader uses the poem as an agent of inquiry. This makes poetry very exciting, unstable, and interactive."
- John Barton
(Related: Poetry)

"I have always been very obsessed with time. Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone."
- John Barton
(Related: Experience, Time)

"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
(Related: Age, Experience, Time, Energy, Man)

"People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Art, Experience, People, Children)

"It was a challenging experience. I'm looking forward to a break."
- Martin Bashir
(Related: Experience)

"I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Experience, Being, Environment)

"Rather, for all objects and experiences, there is a quantity that has optimum value. Above that quantity, the variable becomes toxic. To fall below that value is to be deprived."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Quantity, Value)

"All experience is subjective."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Experience)

"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 A. Battista
(Related: Experience, Enemy, Feeling)

"Wynton and Christopher were really great experiences for me because they are both very gifted artists."
- Kathleen Battle
(Related: Artists)

"In an age robbed of religious symbols, going to the shops replaces going to the church. We have a free choice, but at a price. We can win experience, but never achieve innocence. Marx knew that the epic activities of the modern world involve not lance and sword but dry goods."
- Stephen Bayley
(Related: Age, Experience, Church, Choice, Innocence, Religious, Shops, World)

"As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Experience, Committee)

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
- James Beard
(Related: Experience, Food)

"Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Failure, Disease, End, Result)

"Today, we have a trade regime which has led to the largest trade deficits this country has ever experienced."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Country, Today, Trade)

"Individuals with kidney disease who are able to obtain treatment early experience a higher quality of life and are able to maintain more of their day-to-day activities, including keeping their jobs."
- Xavier Becerra
(Related: Experience, Life, Quality, Day, Disease, Jobs, Treatment)

"If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about?"
- Beck
(Related: Experience, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Experience, Expectations, Living, Result)

"When they come to Europe, they are confronted by still closed borders. Thus, the concept of open borders is a very selective concept, one that is not taken seriously at all in the experience of non-Europeans."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Europe, Open)

"This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Experience, Power, Possibility, Future, Military, states, United, Will)

"If anyone asks me about the George Martin years I usually say I group all of that stuff together as the single greatest experience but I wasn't scared I was just really looking forward to it."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Experience, Martin, Years)

"Also in Norah Jones, now there's a voice that sounds and I don't mean disrespect but sounds a hundred years old that sounds incredibly experienced. It's just an exciting time."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Time, Now, Old, Voice, Years)

"The head learns new things, but the heart forever practices old experiences."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Heart, Old)

"Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience."
- Ludwig van Beethoven
(Related: Experience, Money, Virtue, Children)

"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
(Related: Experience, Religion, People, Religious, Theology)

"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
(Related: Experience, Mathematics)

"Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Family, Life, Man, Rest)

"We still want to idealize moms, and sometimes we want to idealize actresses who are moms, too. I know that's something I've experienced, but we're all just doing the best we can and we're all trying to raise our kids and talk to them about everything that needs to be discussed."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Kids, Needs, Talk, Trying, Want)

"Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away."
- Walter Benjamin
(Related: Experience, Dream, Boredom)

"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
(Related: Experience, Lie, Cities, Memory, Past, Theatre)

"To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Experience, Soul, Artist, Artists, Fact, Living, Moments)

"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
(Related: Experience, Truth, Soul, Knowledge, Emotion, Force, May)

"If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Experience, People, Kids, Want)

"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
(Related: Experience, Politics, Father, Care, Enemies, Friends, Help, May, Trying)

"Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to."
- Ezra Taft Benson
(Related: Experience, Fools, School)

"I don't rehearse films as much as opera or theatre. When I began directing films I thought a long rehearsal was a good idea. Experience showed me that the best performance was often left in a rehearsal room."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Experience, Thought, Idea, Performance, Opera, Theatre)

"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time."
- John Berger
(Related: Experience, Time)

"It's exciting that you've got an entire season to experience 24 hours of highly dramatically charged human experience. It allows for the close inspection of minutiae in behaviour."
- Xander Berkeley
(Related: Experience)

"Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name."
- Milton Berle
(Related: Experience, Name)

"The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Experience, Freedom)

"As much experience, education and awareness as one can attain is important for a comedian."
- Shelley Berman
(Related: Education, Experience, Awareness)

"Refusal to believe until proof is given is a rational position; denial of all outside of our own limited experience is absurd."
- Annie Besant
(Related: Experience, Denial, Proof)

"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
(Related: Experience, Fear, Adventure, Emotion, Humanity, Night, Religious)

"It is an axiom, enforced by all the experience of the ages, that they who rule industrially will rule politically."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Experience, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Customer, Day, Guests, Job, Party)

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

"We have seen from experience that, if we are in the habit of walking regularly on the same road, we are able to think about other things while walking, without paying attention to our steps."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Habit, Attention, Road, Walking)

"If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body's sufferings. We shall become free."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Experience, Soul, Body, Feet, Joy)

"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
(Related: Experience, Decisions, Writing)

"Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Acquaintance, Folly, Old)

"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Age, Experience, Errors, Light, Youth)

"Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Experience, Enthusiasm, Connection, Repentance, Youth)

"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
(Related: Experience, Years)

"You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Time, Audiences, Comedy, May, Months)

"There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)

"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
(Related: Experience, Perception)

"When we compile a petition, we often have members go to their representative's or Senator's offices and deliver it in person. This way they can experience a real connection with the staff."
- Joan Blades
(Related: Experience, Connection)

"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
(Related: Men, Wisdom, Wife, Dance, Experience, Children, Man, Song)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Power, Blessings, Energy, Giving)

"It's important to travel and move and have a continual set of experiences so you've got more to feed back into your work. For me, it's a natural thing."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Travel, Work)

"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
(Related: Life, Being)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Wealth)

"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
(Related: Eyes, Generations, Necessity, Pressure, Want, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, Students, Will, Wishes, Years, Youth)

"Lord of the Rings was my first experience making movies and at the time, I had no ideas how movies were done. I thought that's the way they're done, so in a way, I had nothing to compare it to."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Experience, Movies, Time, Thought, Ideas, First, Nothing)

"No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Experience, American, Spirit)

"I was signed when I was 19 years old, in 1980. I went to Germany and France. Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Experience, Time, France, Germany, Old, World, Years)

"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

"We were saving, saving, saving then going to France and blowing the money eating. She was a nurse and had never experienced fine dining but she loved it, too. Our mates thought it absurd."
- Heston Blumenthal
(Related: Money, Thought, Eating, France)

"Like any parents, mine wanted me to have a secure job with a regular wage and career prospects. And the one job my father knew of, that he'd had experience of himself, was the army, so he could help me in that direction."
- James Blunt
(Related: Experience, Father, Army, Career, Direction, Help, Job, Parents, Wage)

"Heaven would indeed be heaven if lovers were there permitted as much enjoyment as they had experienced on earth."
- Giovanni Boccaccio
(Related: Earth, Enjoyment, Heaven, Lovers)

"You have to give directors and cinematographers a word blueprint for visuals, but I had to learn that from experience."
- Steven Bochco
(Related: Experience, Word)

"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
(Related: Experience, First, Memory, Television)

"All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Experience, Joy, Suffering)

"For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Growth, Beer, Spirits, Wine)

"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
(Related: Home, Life, First, Today, Will, Years)

"Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement."
- Simon Bolivar
(Related: Experience)

"I have friends who've tried to break into the UK, who went back with their tails between their legs. Fortunately I've had the opposite experience."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Experience, Friends)

"In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Experience, Goodness, Past)

"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
(Related: Education, Experience, Work, People, Day, Justice, World)

"As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Experience, Being, Years)

"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
(Related: Fight, Military, states, United)

"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
(Related: Experience, Creativity, Order)

"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
(Related: Men, Action, Army, Country, Heroes, Zeal)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Adventure)

"The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Experience, America, American, Fact, Mankind, Surprises, World)

"So we had life, death, illness, everything - every emotional involvement we had, we experienced. And I think that made what we had to do on stage, stronger. We got very much involved in what we were doing."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Death, Life, Illness)

"You have to understand that during the course of our show, we were a family for five hours a day, five days a week, maybe four days a week. And we experienced the same things that we experienced in our own family."
- Tom Bosley
(Related: Family, Day)

"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
(Related: Life, Experience, Acting, Fame, Job, Learning)

"People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Experience, People, Coach, Worth)

"I offer my expertise and experience for hire in order to help a group of people reach the summit."
- Anatoli Boukreev
(Related: Experience, People, Expertise, Help, Order)

"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
(Related: Experience, Funny, People, Being, Company)

"Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience."
- Randolph Bourne
(Related: Experience, People, Contemplation)

"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
(Related: Living, Reality, Writer, Writing)

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

"So I had a ghostwriter, they call them, or somebody who is an experienced writer, to help. I've got the ideas in my head, it's getting them properly on paper."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Ideas, Help, Writer)

"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
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Research, Yield)

"My experience of ships is that on them one makes an interesting discovery about the world. One finds one can do without it completely."
- Malcolm Bradbury
(Related: Experience, Discovery, Ships, World)

"The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible."
- Ray Bradbury
(Related: Experience, Romance, Idea, Open)

"The taste of defeat has a richness of experience all its own."
- Bill Bradley
(Related: Experience, Defeat, Richness, Taste)

"Then I learned how to do wraparounds and things like that. I had no experience."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Experience)

"I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Experience, Basketball, Games, Summer)

"Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Heart, Aphorisms, Blood, Epigrams)

"You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Experience, Hell, Years)

"Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers."
- Matthew Brady
(Related: Results)

"When you go from one place to another, you go with experience, you don't go with prescriptions."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Experience)

"Music and language are a vital element. We, as actors and directors, offer it to people who want to experience it. Sometimes the actual meaning is less important than the words themselves."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Actors, Language, Meaning, Want, Words)

"Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Experience, Government, Liberty)

"My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Friendship, First, Smile, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Effect, Instinct, Light, Treatment)

"So I've seen life as one long learning process. And if I see - you know, if I fly on somebody else's airline and find the experience is not a pleasant one, which it wasn't in - 21 years ago, then I'd think, well, you know, maybe I can create the kind of airline that I'd like to fly on."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Experience, Life, Learning, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Finance, Government, History, People, Committee, Common sense, First, Senate, State, Want, Woman)

"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
(Related: Experience, Music, Discipline, Intentions, Study)

"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 H. Breasted
(Related: Experience, History, Civilization, Conquest)

"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
(Related: Life, Feeling, Freedom, Sense)

"I've had really great experiences working with first-time directors. They come at filmmaking with fresh ideas. I've been very lucky that way."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Ideas, First)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Books, Pleasure, Reading, Want, Writers)

"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
(Related: Experience, Funny, Thought, First)

"The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Life, Books)

"Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment."
- Fred Brooks
(Related: Experience, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Experience, Want, World)

"Systematically identity top designers as early as possible. The best are often not the most experienced."
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
(Related: Identity)

"My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences, some I can discuss, others I cannot."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Interest)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Garden, Now, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Strength, School)

"It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams."
- Les Brown
(Related: Dreams, Experience, Courage, Vision, Possibilities)

"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
(Related: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

"Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Experience, Judgment)

"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
(Related: Experience, Act, Consequences, Right, Will)

"I'm always hoping for the nights that are inspired where you almost have an out of body experience."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Experience, Body)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Art, Experience, Work, Deep, Effort, May, Question)

"The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you."
- William Jennings Bryan
(Related: Fear, Successful, Self)

"We have actually experienced in recent months a dramatic demonstration of an unprecedented intelligence failure, perhaps the most significant intelligence failure in the history of the United States."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: History, Intelligence, Failure, Months, states, United)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Sports, Athletes, Career)

"Bill Clinton's foreign policy experience stems mainly from having breakfast at the International House of Pancakes."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Experience, Policy, Foreign policy)

"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
(Related: Experience, Home, Job)

"I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege."
- Betty Buckley
(Related: Privilege, Racism)

"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
(Related: Experience, Religion, Man, Mystery, Pilgrimage)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Dance, Idea)

"If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires."
- Abigail Van Buren
"Most Americans have some experience with nursing homes or other long term care settings, and nearly half have had a family member or close friend in a home in the past three years."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Experience, Family, Home, Friend, Americans, Care, Past, Years)

"I just love to experience things. I would do almost anything once."
- Brooke Burke
(Related: Experience, Love)

"You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has."
- Carol Burnett
(Related: Experience, Protection)

"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
(Related: Experience, Future, Ideals, Light, Now, Past, Present, Reform, Will)

"I think writers tend to be experience junkies, and I think they also tend to want to be on the outside looking in."
- Augusten Burroughs
(Related: Experience, Want, Writers)

"I had a happier experience of the city as an actress than I had had as a model."
- Saffron Burrows
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Being, Freedom, Jazz, Musicians, Want)

"In almost every survey of consumers, they say they don't mind spending money. What they hate is the shopping experience."
- Alan Bush
(Related: Experience, Money, Hate, Mind)

"I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well."
- Columba Bush
(Related: Life, Past, Years)

"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
(Related: Vision, Community, Culture, Diversity, Identity, Sense, State)

"What I've tended to do is to use my own experiences to get into someone else's mind, like in Wuthering Heights."
- Kate Bush
(Related: Mind)

"I think it's easy for people to assume that fame is equal to glory, but it can be a very isolating experience."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Experience, People, Fame, Glory)

"I talked to members of my family, and did some personal research that didn't really have anything to do with the time and place I was writing about, but that gave me a feeling of the experience of being black in a time and place where it was very difficult to be black."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: Experience, Time, Family, Being, Feeling, Research, Writing)

"I had to skydive for the movie and I was terrified. Like everybody, I thought it was going to be one of those experiences that changes your life. It didn't."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Life, Thought)

"I'm the oldest 26-year-old I know. A lot of experience has been crammed into a short amount of time. Some days I feel a good 65, 70. Like I want to lie down."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Experience, Time, Lie, Want)

"Where you are in consciousness has everything to do with what you see in experience."
- Eric Butterworth
(Related: Experience, Consciousness)

"Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal."
- Charles Buxton
(Related: Experience, Success, Ability, Zeal)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Country)

"To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: War)

"When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true."
- Montserrat Caballe
(Related: Music, Will, Words)

"Experience is the teacher of all things."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Experience)

"The fact is that great musical pieces take and hold the stage because they provide great emotional experiences."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Fact)

"Growing up in Wales was a pretty Draconian experience with religion."
- John Cale
(Related: Experience, Religion, Growing up, Pretty)

"Some people, however long their experience or strong their intellect, are temperamentally incapable of reaching firm decisions."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Experience, People, Decisions, Intellect)

"Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters."
- Harry Callahan
(Related: Experience, Artist, Journey, Will)

"That's driven by any number of factors, the most prominent of which have been the combat experience of two major campaigns - one in Afghanistan and the other in Iraq - and the ongoing demands of the global war on terrorism."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Experience, War, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terrorism)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Being, Meaning)

"I don't have to have faith, I have experience."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Experience, Faith)

"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
(Related: Life, Experience, Land, Sea)

"When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Experience, Love)

"You cannot create experience. You must undergo it."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Events, Feeling, Fiction, Importance, Living)

"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
(Related: Experience, Career, Careers, College, Leaders, Military, Nation, Service)

"Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Family, Experience, Kids)

"Sometimes in life one experiences an emotion which is so strong that it is difficult to think, or to reason."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Life, Emotion, Reason)

"I think you can feel the pain I've experienced in my music. It's something that a lot of people can relate to."
- Blu Cantrell
(Related: Music, People, Pain)

"Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution."
- Al Capp
(Related: Experience)

"My experience as a school nurse taught me that we need to make a concerted effort, all of us, to increase physical fitness activity among our children and to encourage all Americans to adopt a healthier diet that includes fruits and vegetables, but there is more."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Diet, Experience, Fitness, Americans, Children, Effort, School)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"I've only been doing this fifty-four years. With a little experience, I might get better."
- Harry Caray
(Related: Experience, Years)

"The most important training, though, is to experience life as a writer, questioning everything, inventing multiple explanations for everything. If you do that, all the other things will come; if you don't, there's no hope for you."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Experience, Life, Hope, Explanations, Questioning, Training, Will, Writer)

"Prophecy, however honest, is generally a poor substitute for experience."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Experience, Poor, Prophecy)

"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
(Related: Experience, Thought, Flying, Force, Machine)

"I learned a lot from that first record and I learned a lot from my experiences touring, but really the biggest education I got over the past two years was learning the importance of arrangements."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Education, First, Importance, Learning, Past, Years)

"I like new ballets because they're totally new. As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by, so it's pretty great to have a new experience."
- Robert Caro
(Related: Experience, Pretty)

"I know a lot of Americans in Paris who have married Frenchmen. They keep bringing up their experience, the clash of civilizations, the clash of personalities."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Experience, Americans, Paris)

"So I came home and I had a resume and everything, but the only job experience I had was just playing in bars and clubs on my summers off. So, I was temping and stuff during the day and playing music at night."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Experience, Home, Music, Day, Job, Night)

"As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Career, Feeling, Freedom, Now, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Childhood, May, Old, Parents)

"A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it."
- John Le Carre
(Related: Experience, Population, Writer)

"I haven't been as wild with my money as somebody like me might have been. I've been very safe, very conservative with investments. I don't blow money. I don't have a ton of houses. I know things can go away. I've already had that experience."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Experience, Money, Conservative, Houses)

"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
(Related: Experience, Confidence)

"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
(Related: Experience, History, Reading, World)

"Our live show is a definite experience, since it's an extension of my albums."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Adversity, Democracy, Infinite, Variety)

"A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Experience, Truth, Arguments)

"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
(Related: Religion, Experience, Faith, God, Church, Connection, Reason, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Education, Appreciation, Ivy, Road, Schools, State, Students, Value)

"My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: EnglEnvironment, Film, states, Theatre)

"Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience."
- Arthur Cayley
(Related: Experience, Being, Geometry, Space)

"God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction."
- Richard Cecil
(Related: Love, Experience, God, Hope, Christian, Affliction, Patience, Prayer)

"Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it."
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine
(Related: Experience)

"Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Mother, Maxims)

"A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Experience)

"Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Experience, Genius, Ability, Emotions)

"People can really have an impact on a campaign and learn an awful lot. It can be an enjoyable experience."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Experience, People)

"There's certainly nothing original about the observation that conscious experience poses a hard problem."
- David Chalmers
(Related: Experience, Nothing, Observation)

"A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode."
- Chanakya
(Related: Consequences, Hell, Karma, Man)

"He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy."
- Chanakya
(Related: Family, Fear, Grief, Sorrow)

"Nothing which has entered into our experience is ever lost."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience."
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Experience, Spiritual)

"You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience."
- Teilhard de Chardin
(Related: Experience, Being, Spiritual)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Experience, End, Result)

"We really haven't had very much experience with people funding their retirement out of the stock market, and we don't know, frankly, how it would work under every scenario."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Experience, Work, People, Retirement)

"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."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Experience, Body, Mind, United)

"Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Experience, Now)

"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
(Related: Experience, Bed, Lying)

"The French are true romantics. They feel the only difference between a man of forty and one of seventy is thirty years of experience."
- Maurice Chevalier
(Related: Experience, Difference, Man, Years)

"I had done everything I could do as an astronaut, and we have a long line of inexperienced astronauts waiting for their first missions, and so my role really should be to step aside and help them prepare for their missions, rather than to try to get another mission."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: First, Help, Mission, Waiting)

"Coming down under a parachute is quite different as well. You hit the ground pretty hard, but all the systems work very well to keep it from hurting, so it doesn't even hurt when you hit. It was a great experience to be able to do both."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Experience, Work, Hurt, Pretty)

"I think what's important is to give space to the range of human experience."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Experience, Space)

"I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment."
- Lee Child
(Related: Experience, Corporate)

"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
(Related: Experience, Freedom, Inspiring)

"Being in the Spice Girls was an insane experience."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Experience, Being, Girls)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Censorship)

"Any excuse to live in New York and do art. Has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Art, World)

"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
(Related: Experience, World)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Drugs, Help, Want)

"I've always been a good flier. I love the whole experience."
- Erika Christensen
(Related: Experience, Love)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Country, Partnership)

"I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Government, Management)

"It was quite natural - the first day I got to the set I was really nervous, but I loved the whole experience."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Experience, Day, First)

"The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Experience, Instinct, Necessity, Reason)

"Experience alone can give a final answer. The knowledge gained in a few years by a commission of the kind suggested would be worth more than volumes of mere assertions and contradictions."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Worth, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, First, Space)

"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
(Related: Home, Experience, Space)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Country, Research, Traveling, World)

"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
(Related: Experience, Eye, Reason, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Death, Work, Mother, Appreciation, Familiarity, Medicine, Study, Tragedy)

"I don't theorize too much. I sort of let the experience sink in, and I have to discover what the character is by doing it, and having those thoughts that she's thinking."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Experience, Character, Thoughts, Thinking)

"People are inclined to say that I am Ramona. I'm not sure that's true, but I did share some experiences with her."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: People)

"When I look back at the tapes, your first everything, your first All-Star Game, your first playoff experience, it just seems like it went by really fast."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Experience, First)

"You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd, we probably had a better team - I mean as far as talent. When we came back the following year and won it, our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Talent)

"To consider only one other such witness: the followers of the Buddha have at least as much right to appeal to individual and social experience in support of the authority of the Eastern saviour."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Authority, Followers, Right, Support)

"A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Experience, Belief, Actions, Reflection, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Time, Painting, Space)

"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
(Related: Experience, Work, Thought)

"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
(Related: Life, Day, Songs)

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience."
- Paulo Coelho
(Related: Experience, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, Idea, Fear, Being, Gender, Insecurity, Man)

"When you come together with your other half, you immediately experience a sense of wholeness and completeness."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"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
(Related: Experience, Ideas, Mind, Reality, Trying)

"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
(Related: Experience, Man, Order, Woman)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Experience, Fact)

"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
(Related: Wisdom, Experience, Integrity, Marketing)

"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
(Related: Result, Songs, Want, Will, Writing)

"I decided blacks should not have to experience the difficulties I had faced, so I decided to open a flying school and teach other black women to fly."
- Bessie Coleman
(Related: Experience, Women, Difficulties, Flying, Open, School)

"I'm convinced that the place, if you have your druthers, to go to have that experience is New York City."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Experience)

"I've had a lot of highs in my life and a lot of lows, some pivotal experiences, and in ways I feel like I've already lived a couple of lives."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Life)

"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
(Related: Business, Experience, Music)

"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
(Related: Experience, Thinking, Today, Tomorrow)

"To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Experience, Men)

"I took the role because it's rare to read a script that makes me laugh and cry, and it spoke to my own religious feelings, as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent. Accepting it was a no-brainer."
- Stephen Collins
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Chance, Giving, Religious)

"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
(Related: Time, Experience, Career, Children, Investment, Public, Schools, Service)

"A meal can be an erotic experience in itself."
- Alex Comfort
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, First, Imitation, May, Reflection)

"There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest."
- Confucius
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, First, Reflection)

"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
(Related: Experience, Old)

"A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: People, Dream, Man, Sea)

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of face 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
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Work, Time, Knowledge, Discipline, Ability, Hard work, Maturity, May, Mind, Quantity)

"I've got my whole life. There's a lifetime of experience, a lifetime of experiencing the road and the music and different players. It makes me a richer human being. I have a greater source of information to tap into, a wealth of life."
- Rita Coolidge
(Related: Life, Music, Experience, Wealth, Being, Information, Road)

"Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss."
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Life, Empathy, Loss)

"I've got research, I have my own life experience I can apply, and I have my imagination."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Life, Research)

"I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Experience, School, World)

"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
(Related: Travel, Language, Learning)

"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
(Related: Government, Experience, Laws, Nation, Open)

"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
(Related: Action)

"The civil rights movement would experience many important victories, but Rosa Parks will always be remembered as its catalyst."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Experience, Civil rights, Will)

"Very similar experience happened last year when we released this album, North. It was on Deutsche Grammophon, it was very, very honest. It was the most honest record I've ever written."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Experience)

"Well, I've had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody's idealised version of you."
- Elvis Costello
(Related: Music, Years)

"As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama."
- Ann Coulter
(Related: Experience, Leader)

"High school is such a shared experience in North American culture."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Experience, American, Culture, School)

"Purchased experiences don't count."
- Doug Coupland
"We need to be around our families not because we have so many shared experiences to talk about, but instead because they know precisely which subjects to avoid."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Talk)

"For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics?"
- Richard Courant
(Related: Experience, Mathematics, Philosophy)

"At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience."
- Katie Couric
(Related: Experience, Day, Job)

"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
(Related: Hope, Body, Direction)

"I think we have two very important missions in life. One is to find out who we really are and the other one is to taste as much of life and experience as much of life as we can."
- David Coverdale
(Related: Experience, Life, Taste)

"So I had the worst experience at the very beginning, and things have been getting better since."
- Alex Cox
(Related: Experience, Beginning)

"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
(Related: Life, Love)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Courage, Effort, Mankind, Mind, World)

"In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Nature, Friends, Heaven, Help)

"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
(Related: Experience, Travel, Politics, First, Lady, Office, Running)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Generations, Present)

"Each kid has a different level of expertise and some of them are very raw and inexperienced and some are incredibly mature and experienced. So you just have to go with what they are rather than have some abstract technique that you're going to try to apply to them."
- David Cronenberg
(Related: Expertise)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, People, First, Job, Violence, Writers)

"Music commands how we feel, dictates what we experience in our feelings."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Experience, Music, Feelings)

"The writing process for me is pretty much always the same - it's a solitary experience."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Experience, Pretty, Writing)

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one's energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Life, Change, Experience, Mistake, Growth, Enjoyment, Exercise, Mankind)

"As I get older and I get a few more years experience I become more like Dad, you know, King Lear."
- David Crystal
(Related: Experience, Dad, Years)

"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit."
- e. e. cummings
(Related: Experience, Curiosity, Delight, Risk, Spirit, Wonder)

"Its not age as much as the experiences I have had."
- Tony Curtis
(Related: Age)

"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
(Related: Home, Interest, Opinion, Vote)

"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Experience, Being, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Business, Experience, People, Being, Company, Publishing)

"Work is a substitute religious experience for many workaholics."
- Mary Daly
(Related: Experience, Work, Religious)

"In my experience it's not essential to get on with the person that you're acting opposite."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Experience, Acting)

"The little song and dance number at the end - that's me, my voice, howling out. It was a new experience for me. I've never sung before and I've certainly never sung on screen. I think I sung on stage when I was 13 and for some reason nobody's asked me to try it again since."
- Hugh Dancy
(Related: Experience, Dance, End, Reason, Song, Voice)

"I don't write down my experiences, but I have a very decent memory. I have tons of books in which I write down phrases as they occur to me. That's how I write songs. I'll need a line and I'll go through the books and find it, the right rhyme and everything."
- Evan Dando
(Related: Books, Memory, Right, Songs)

"I hadn't been free from adult responsibilities since I was 12, and I needed to experience that. I really needed to just be a kid again."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Experience)

"When they call the slightest spending reductions 'painful', we will say 'If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?' And 'If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Experience, Government, Pain, Suffering, Want, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Friends, Grandparents, Saying, Walking)

"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
(Related: Experience, Money, Judges, Law, Right, Saying, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Experience, Negative, Nothing)

"Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds."
- Rene Daumal
(Related: Experience, Gold, Value, Words)

"If the work is poor, the public taste will soon do it justice. And the author, reaping neither glory nor fortune, will learn by hard experience how to correct his mistakes."
- Jacques-Louis David
(Related: Experience, Work, Fortune, Glory, Justice, Mistakes, Poor, Public, Taste, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Being)

"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
(Related: Age, Experience, Reading, Spirit, Spiritual)

"The quality of what is said inevitably influences the way in which it is said, however inexperienced the writer."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Quality, Writer)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Development, Help, professionals, Talking, Trying, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Dance, Want)

"Drawing is giving a performance; an artist is an actor who is not limited by the body, only by his ability and, perhaps, experience."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Experience, Performance, Ability, Actor, Artist, Body, Giving)

"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
(Related: Family, Experience, Mother, Father, Open)

"But perhaps the rest of us could have separate classes in science appreciation, the wonder of science, scientific ways of thinking, and the history of scientific ideas, rather than laboratory experience."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Experience, History, Science, Ideas, Appreciation, Rest, Thinking, Wonder)

"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
(Related: Experience, History, People, Feeling, Opinion, State, Want)

"Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience."
- Clarence Day
(Related: Experience, Information, Pretty)

"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
(Related: Age, Experience, Character, World)

"An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet."
- James Dean
(Related: Life, Actor, Fact, Feet, Order)

"We are all encouraged that Bush appears, really for the first time in his experience on the stage of presidential politics, relaxed. His comfort is our comfort."
- John Dean
(Related: Experience, Time, Politics, Comfort, First)

"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
(Related: Life, Day, Relationships, Writers)

"I store away my experiences and don't feel really happy until I've found a way to write about them."
- Len Deighton
"Any living cell carries with it the experience of a billion years of experimentation by its ancestors."
- Max Delbruck
(Related: Experience, Living, Years)

"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
(Related: First, Old, Years)

"After the revolution, let us hope, prisons simply would not exist - if by prisons we mean places that could be experienced by the men and women in them at all as every place that goes by that name now is bound to be experienced."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Men, Women, Hope, Revolution, Name, Now)

"Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Experience, Night)

"I think theatre helped, only because it was acting experience. I got to work with a lot of directors."
- James Denton
(Related: Work, Experience, Acting, Theatre)

"You know, I have no worst experiences."
- Bob Denver
"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Being, Hollywood, Pretty)

"Poetry asks people to have values, form opinions, care about some other part of experience besides making money and being successful on the job."
- Toi Derricotte
(Related: Experience, Money, Poetry, People, Successful, Values, Being, Care, Job, Opinions)

"The boarding-school experience in Paris was very hard, I didn't put up with it very well. I was sick all the time, or in any case frail, on the edge of a nervous breakdown."
- Jacques Derrida
(Related: Experience, Time, Paris)

"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
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Meaning, Participation)

"The belief that all genuine education comes about through experience does not mean that all experiences are genuinely or equally educative."
- John Dewey
(Related: Education, Experience, Belief)

"Brooklyn is not the easiest place to grow up in, although I wouldn't change that experience for anything."
- Neil Diamond
(Related: Change, Experience)

"I just love the fact that a man possesses something that a woman can never understand because we don't have the experiences of it and that a woman possesses something that the man doesn't understand because only she possesses it."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Love, Fact, Man, Woman)

"I don't care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what's not right is from experience."
- Cameron Diaz
(Related: Experience, Care, Right)

"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
(Related: Life, Work, Actor)

"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience."
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Experience, Soul)

"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
(Related: Baby, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Curiosity, Musicians, Spontaneity)

"Don't compete with me: firstly, I have more experience, and secondly, I have chosen the weapons."
- Edsger Dijkstra
(Related: Experience, Weapons)

"The lived experiences which could not find adequate scientific expression in the substance doctrine of rational psychology were now validated in light of new and better methods."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Doctrine, Expression, Light, Now, Psychology)

"The existence of inherent limits of experience in no way settles the question about the subordination of facts of the human world to our knowledge of matter."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Existence, Facts, Limits, Question, World)

"If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Science, Anthropology, Understanding)

"All science is experiential; but all experience must be related back to and derives its its validity from the conditions and context of consciousness in which it arises, i.e., the totality of our nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Nature, Science, Consciousness, Validity)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Heart, Rest, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Winning, Career, Regret)

"Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Experience, Thought, Action)

"The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Quotations)

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."
- Isaac D'Israeli
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, May, Quotation)

"The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."
- Isaac D'Israeli
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, May, Quotation)

"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
(Related: Art, Experience, Colors, Living, Painting, Reality, Sense, Sight)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, War, Reason)

"I try to avoid experience if I can. Most experience is bad."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Experience)

"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words."
- Anthony Doerr
(Related: Experience, Friends, Fun, Man, Maturity, May, School, Trying, Words)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Thought, Eye, Public, Right, Want)

"The other thing I felt was that the philosophical concept behind the experiences also looked like it had been designed by technicians and not by entertainers. I felt I needed to grab hold of it and try and push the envelope as much as I possibly could right now."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Now, Right)

"At the same time, one of the things I noticed was that the moment there was any kind of audio attached to virtual reality, it really improved the experience, even though the audio didn't feel like a sound engineer or composer had been anywhere near it."
- Thomas Dolby
(Related: Experience, Time, Reality, Sound)

"At the beginning, Lincoln was so inexperienced he had reverence for military expertise, not realizing that there wasn't any military expertise, that the most anybody had commanded up to that point had been somebody, some troops in the Mexican War, and it had been years ago."
- David Herbert Donald
(Related: War, Beginning, Expertise, Military, Troops, Years)

"At our best, it's a good experience but we do 22 episodes a year, so there are some clunkers."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Experience)

"Acting is not a mystery. There's nothing that I know that other actors don't know. We all act, we're all actors, we all know the same thing. The only thing that separates us is experience."
- Vincent D'Onofrio
(Related: Experience, Act, Acting, Actors, Mystery, Nothing)

"Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Power, Knowledge, Facts, Learning, Literature, Sound)

"When I do a character, I try to base it on someone I have met or an experience I've had."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Experience, Character)

"I like doing movies that relate to people's experience."
- Illeana Douglas
(Related: Experience, Movies, People)

"The Yale group was doing the Harold. So by our senior year we were trying to do the Harold. Again, we had no idea what we were doing. We had one guy in the group who was pretty experimental; he would kind of push us to do weird things. It was really fun, a great experience."
- Rachel Dratch
(Related: Experience, Idea, Fun, Pretty, Trying)

"Any long work in which poetry is persistent, be it epic or drama or narrative, is really a succession of separate poetic experiences governed into a related whole by an energy distinct from that which evoked them."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Work, Drama, Energy)

"Poetry being the sign of that which all men desire, even though the desire be unconscious, intensity of life or completeness of experience, the universality of its appeal is a matter of course."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Life, Men, Poetry, Experience, Being, Desire, Unconscious)

"Poetry is the communication through words of certain experiences that can be communicated in no other way."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Poetry, Communication, Words)

"The poet's perfect expression is the token of a perfect experience; what he says in the best possible way he has felt in the best possible way, that is, completely."
- John Drinkwater
(Related: Experience, Expression)

"In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

"My experience in Iraq made me realize, and during the recovery, that I could have died. And I just had to do more with my life."
- Tammy Duckworth
(Related: Experience, Life, Iraq)

"The whole experience of working on this movie was so fun, and I had more fun working on that than I've had on anything else. I had more fun working than on my days off."
- Josh Duhamel
(Related: Experience, Fun)

"God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy, a Presence. I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Experience, God, Energy)

"I would much prefer that they take me as I am, that way the experience is genuine between the both of us."
- George Duke
(Related: Experience)

"At least we're getting the kind of experience we need for the next war."
- Allen Dulles
(Related: Experience, War)

"What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Will)

"The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Experience, First, Writer, Writing)

"So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance."
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Experience, Thought, Performance, First, Matrimony)

"The best substitute for experience is being sixteen."
- Raymond Duncan
(Related: Experience, Being)

"I've experienced as much fame as I ever want to."
- Trevor Dunn
(Related: Fame, Want)

"The first think I did when I found out I was a finalist, was, I don't remember, because it felt like it was an out of body experience."
- James Durbin
(Related: Experience, Body, First)

"My life. The life I'm living that's where all my inspiration comes from. Real life experiences."
- Fred Durst
(Related: Life, Inspiration, Living)

"Men know everything - all of them - all the time - no matter how stupid or inexperienced or arrogant or ignorant they are."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Time)

"I studied for my degree in London and consequently ended up spending five years away from Cornwall. I deliberately moved away from the coast to experience a different way of life."
- John Dyer
(Related: Experience, Life, London, Years)

"You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Experience, Past)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Idea, Behavior, Crisis, Future, Relationships)

"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
(Related: Experience, Music, Being, Words)

"It is our experience that political leaders do not always mean the opposite of what they say."
- Abba Eban
(Related: Experience, Leaders, Political leaders)

"On the basis of the familiar experience that that which is learned with difficulty is better retained, it would have been safe to prophesy such an effect from the greater number of repetitions."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Experience, Difficulty, Effect)

"If a movie is really working, you forget for two hours your Social Security number and where your car is parked. You are having a vicarious experience. You are identifying, in one way or another, with the people on the screen."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Car, Experience, People, Forget, Security)

"Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Experience, Fate)

"None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Experience, Gain, Old)

"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
(Related: Experience, Soul, Character, Acting, Actor, Theatre)

"I suggested that we had experience in helping other countries build their military forces, and we would be willing and happy to do the same for Afghanistan, together with the United States."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Experience, Afghanistan, Countries, Military, states, United)

"But through experience I learned to control my body and locate the ball."
- Dennis Eckersley
(Related: Experience, Control, Body)

"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
(Related: Life, Men)

"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
(Related: Business, Life, Army, Right)

"Disease is an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Fear, Body, Disease, Mind)

"Experience teaches us that we do not always receive the blessings we ask for in prayer."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Experience, Blessings, Prayer)

"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
(Related: Experience, Information, Victims)

"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
(Related: Politics, Experience, Film, Understanding)

"It's been my experience that every time I think I know where it's at, it's usually somewhere else."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Experience, Time)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Illusion, Traveling, Will)

"It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Experience, Religion, Fear, Mystery)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Art, Experience, Science)

"The only source of knowledge is experience."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"The joy of acting for me is to be able to experience emotions in a safe environment. You can't scream and cry in the street because everybody will look. If you do it on a movie set, you get applauded."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Experience, Acting, Emotions, Environment, Joy, Will)

"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
(Related: War, Experience, People, Fight, Hate)

"Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience."
- Michael Eisner
(Related: Experience, Life)

"I would have to say I might do some stuff, but it's the film that's appealing. I was raised on film. My musical experience is all via film, it's not from classical music."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Experience, Music, Film)

"It's such a pleasurable experience to look back, and all of the fun I had just comes rushing back."
- Jenna Elfman
(Related: Experience, Fun)

"But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy."
- George Eliot
(Related: Experience, Philosophy, Talk)

"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
(Related: Experience, Men, Lying)

"In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations."
- George Eliot
(Related: Experience, Ability, Maxims, Quotations)

"It is obvious that we can no more explain a passion to a person who has never experienced it than we can explain light to the blind."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Blind, Light, Obvious, Passion)

"Every experience is a paradox in that it means to be absolute, and yet is relative; in that it somehow always goes beyond itself and yet never escapes itself."
- T. S. Eliot
(Related: Experience, Paradox)

"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
(Related: Experience, Death, Earth, Will)

"I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into."
- Hector Elizondo
(Related: Experience, Parenting, Work, Secrets)

"We want people to experience art and think about it. The art reflects our time, it is about our culture."
- David Elliott
(Related: Art, Experience, Time, People, Culture, Want)

"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
(Related: Life, Day, Difference, Racism, Words)

"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
(Related: Hate, Speech)

"I've experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. I think to really appreciate anything you have to be at both ends of the spectrum."
- John Elway
"I would hope this experience would help me if that NFL opportunity were to arise. But I also know that it's a totally different league. There's a lot more to it."
- John Elway
(Related: Experience, Opportunity, Hope, Help)

"As football players you have all the experience on the field. You don't have the experience off the field."
- John Elway
(Related: Experience, Football)

"What is truth? Truth doesn't really exist. Who is going to judge whether my experience of an incident is more valid than yours? No one can be trusted to be the judge of that."
- Tracey Emin
(Related: Experience, Truth)

"We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Experience, Music, Thought, Composers)

"You know, my life's changed now. I'm starting to experience what people are really supposed to do. You supposed to be married. You're supposed to have a family, kids, treat your wife right."
- Mike Epps
(Related: Experience, Family, Wife, People, Life, Kids, Now, Right)

"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
(Related: Experience, Being, Culture, Reading, Thoughtful)

"War is sweet to those who have not experienced it."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: War)

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Experience, War)

"You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Experience, Building, Film)

"If you've experienced having control, you don't want to be moved to a subordinate position, if you have your druthers."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Control, Want)

"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Family, Life, Sports, Experience, Mind, Want)

"Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don't remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed."
- Julius Erving
(Related: Being, Depression)

"I think education is one of the greatest tools for most kids not only to expand their book knowledge, but their ability to experience new things - I think it opens more doors than any other experience I can think of."
- Will Estes
(Related: Education, Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Kids, Tools)

"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
(Related: Experience, Battle, Personality, Popularity, Will)

"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
(Related: Life, Songs)

"I had the fortunate experience to play with people from different schools of music. Sam Rivers is from the fundamentalist school of music."
- Kevin Eubanks
(Related: Experience, Music, People, Play, Rivers, School, Schools)

"I am a partisan and artisan of Europe. But I draw the lessons of my experience in government."
- Laurent Fabius
(Related: Experience, Government, Europe)

"Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Experience, Eye, Man)

"As between mileage and experience choose experience."
- Clifton Fadiman
(Related: Experience)

"Being worshipped is a horrible experience."
- John Fahey
(Related: Experience, Being)

"I do feel we have several great keepers on this team. We just need to get them that experience."
- Lorrie Fair
(Related: Experience)

"My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones."
- Agnetha Faltskog
"This is my first experience working in a foreign movie, but the mechanics, I think, are pretty much the same all over; you still have to wait in the trailer."
- Dennis Farina
(Related: Experience, First, Pretty)

"The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul."
- Eliza Farnham
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Life, Soul, Development, Language, Office, Study, Value, Will)

"It evolved from my experience in the fifties, growing up during the McCarthy era, and hearing a lot of assumptions that America was wonderful and Communism was terrible."
- Warren Farrell
(Related: Experience, America, Communism, Growing up, Hearing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, African, American, Children, College, Cure, Years)

"My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Experience, Food, Tools, Trade)

"Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain."
- William Faulkner
(Related: Experience, Choice, Nothing, Pain)

"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
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Folk, Nation, Quotations, sayings)

"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
(Related: Experience, Childhood, Kids, Ships, Water)

"In short, both experience and economic theory imply that the US could now t to a more competitive dollar without experiencing either increased inflation or decreased economic growth."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Experience, Growth, Inflation, Now, Theory)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"Experience is what you get while looking for something else."
- Federico Fellini
(Related: Experience)

"We went with the St. Lawrence Experience, which is run by Joe Babbitt, who is a close friend now. We went out there for 10 days and we had the best week of our lives, and we've been going back since. We've been back three times now."
- Tom Felton
(Related: Experience, Friend, Now)

"When I was 12 years old, someone took me to see Martha Graham. It was nothing like what I thought of as serious dancing and even then I knew I was having a great experience. It was as if somebody was moving through space like no one ever did before."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Experience, Thought, Dancing, Nothing, Old, Space, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Importance, Judgment, Lawyers, Nixon, Training, Trying, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Business, Happiness, Feeling, Job, Joy)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Women, Education, Management, American, College, Numbers, Students)

"Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Experience, Life, Sleep)

"She is up there with the best of them. I can only talk about my experience, but it was genuinely special."
- Albert Finney
(Related: Experience, Talk)

"Capital isn't that important in business. Experience isn't that important. You can get both of these things. What is important is ideas."
- Harvey S. Firestone
(Related: Experience, Business, Ideas)

"I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences."
- Ronald Fisher
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, Realism, Research, Sanity, Statistics, Teaching)

"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
(Related: Experience, Culture, Sense)

"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
(Related: Experience, Will)

"But the same thing was true in the army. You slept in a barracks with all kinds of people of every nationality, every trade, every character and quality you can imagine, and that was a good experience."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Experience, Quality, People, Character, Army, Nationality, Trade)

"I think that everything you do helps you to write if you're a writer. Adversity and success both contribute largely to making you what you are. If you don't experience either one of those, you're being deprived of something."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Experience, Success, Adversity, Being, Writer)

"History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Experience, History, Progress, Confusion)

"I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am."
- Gerald R. Ford
(Related: Experience, People)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Film)

"I have the ordinary experience of being anonymous when I'm in an airplane talking to air-traffic control, and they don't know who they're talking to. I have a lot of common experiences."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, Control, Being, Talking)

"I have relationships with people I'm working with, based on our combined interest. It doesn't make the relationship any less sincere, but it does give it a focus that may not last beyond the experience."
- Harrison Ford
(Related: Experience, People, Focus, Interest, May, Relationships)

"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
(Related: Life, Character, Help, World)

"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
(Related: Money, Experience, Knowledge, Hope, Ability, Independence, Man, Security, Will, World)

"The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability."
- Henry Ford
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Ability, Man, Security, World)

"I loved Herman's Head. And it was a great experience."
- Lita Ford
(Related: Experience)

"Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Experience, Decision, Film, Influence)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Women, Deals, Feeling, Man, Multiplicity, Play)

"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
(Related: Men, Experience, Genius, Gain, Historians, Will, World)

"Most artists have experienced the creative block. We get stuck in our work. We beat our head against the wall: nothing. Sometimes, it is because we are trying something at the wrong time."
- Lukas Foss
(Related: Time, Work, Artists, Nothing, Trying, Wrong)

"It's an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That's always been a tug of war for me."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: War, Experience, Fear, Being, Solitude)

"I think Anna and the King is a look at Asia from the Asian perspective, reflecting the Asian experience, which is very rare."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Experience, Perspective)

"Evil is the shadow of angel. Just as there are angels of light, support, guidance, healing and defense, so we have experiences of shadow angels. And we have names for them: racism, sexism, homophobia are all demons - but they're not out there."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Angels, Defense, Evil, Guidance, Healing, Light, Names, Racism, Sexism, Shadow, Support)

"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
(Related: Experience, Causes, Commitment, Mankind, May, Support, Will, World)

"For the first time ever I was taking the family on the road. We stayed with my in-laws, which on life's list of experiences ranks right below sitting in a tub full of scissors."
- Jeff Foxworthy
(Related: Family, Time, Life, First, Right, Road)

"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
(Related: Experience, April, Creation, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Help, Learning, Liberals, Poverty, Variety, World)

"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
(Related: Death, Wife, Children)

"Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that."
- Al Franken
(Related: Being, Habits, Liberal)

"But I really am very active in the choice of the line producer with the producer of record and the distributing company, because I've had some terrible, terrible experiences with some line producers, particularly in cable."
- John Frankenheimer
(Related: Choice, Company)

"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
(Related: Soul, Song)

"Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Experience, Fools, Will)

"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
(Related: Change, Thought, Being, Consideration, Information, Opinions, Right)

"Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Experience, Fools, School, Will)

"I am not interested in considering another TV series. This one was a wonderful experience which will be hard to top, and It's caused me to turn down several good film opportunities because of the schedule."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Experience, Film, Will)

"I was so emotional. Choked up. I could hardly talk all day. I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon, realizing what a wonderful experience this has been."
- Dennis Franz
(Related: Experience, Day, Goodbye, Saying, Talk)

"What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?"
- Frederick II
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Age, Experience, Love, Knowledge, Challenge, Relax, Trying)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Biography, Feeling, First, Lies)

"The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Experience, Act, Anxiety, First)

"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
(Related: Experience, Doctrine)

"Politics is the only field in which the more experience you have, the worse you get."
- Kinky Friedman
(Related: Experience, Politics)

"The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Experience, Validity)

"David is 13 years my senior and has much more experience."
- Anna Friel
(Related: Experience, Years)

"Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Experience, Technology, World)

"Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it."
- Max Frisch
(Related: Experience, Technology, World)

"The African-American experience is one of the most important threads in the American tapestry."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Experience, African, American)

"Experience teaches slowly, and at the cost of mistakes."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Experience, Mistakes)

"The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Experience, Time)

"Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Experience, Creation, Garden, Insult, Taste, Temperance, Wickedness)

"I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Passion, Sense)

"I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them."
- Carlos Fuentes
(Related: Experience, Books, Writer)

"The staff at the Institute will present an analysis on how asset price fluctuations and subsequent structural adjustments influence sustained economic growth, based on Japan's experience since the second half of the 1980s."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Experience, Growth, Influence, Present, Will)

"Japan's experience suggests the importance of assessing the sustainability of price stability over a fairly long period, which many central banks have emphasized in recent years."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Experience, Banks, Importance, Stability, Years)

"The aging and decreasing population is a serious problem in many developed countries today. In Japan's case, these demographic changes are taking place at a more rapid pace than any other country has ever experienced."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Countries, Country, Population, Today)

"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
(Related: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

"The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Experience, History, Character, May, Will)

"Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Experience, God, Man)

"I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience."
- R. Buckminster Fuller
(Related: Experience, Genius)

"Watching television in those days was not the same experience as it is today. After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing."
- Annette Funicello
(Related: Experience, Listening, Television, Today, Years)

"At the beginning it wasn't to do with the work, it was more the experience."
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
(Related: Experience, Work, Beginning)

"We knew we did not want to record at Impulse Studios again, after the experience of recording in a 'real' studio in London for the Radio One session we did."
- John Gallagher
(Related: Experience, London, Want)

"All myths that are something more than fancies gain rather than lose in value with time, by reason of the accretions of human experience."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Experience, Time, Gain, Myths, Reason, Value)

"Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Experience, Faith, Effort)

"I had done some TV movies that were great experiences but, no, I wasn't looking to do a series."
- Victor Garber
(Related: Movies)

"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
(Related: Basketball, Coach, Perspective)

"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
(Related: Work, Importance, May, Value, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Strategy, Day, Direction, Perspective)

"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
(Related: Experience, Work, Appreciation, Nothing, Writing)

"I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Experience, America, Fascism, Name, National security, Will)

"DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience."
- Bill Gates
(Related: Experience, Ugly)

"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
(Related: Travel, Being, First)

"But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Experience, People, Being, Depression, Learning)

"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
(Related: Peace, Being, Connection, Mind, Purity)

"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
(Related: Business, Experience, First, Will, World)

"Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Betrayal, Ecstasy, Nothing)

"The basic answer is that I wasn't happy or fulfilled by the job I had and I wanted my life to mean something to me, so I searched my life experience and realized that acting and performing were activities that I enjoyed all aspects of."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Experience, Life, Acting, Job)

"I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had over the past 36 years for anything."
- Gil Gerard
(Related: Past, Trade, Years)

"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
(Related: Business, Experience, People)

"There is no morality by instinct. There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought; without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience."
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould
(Related: Experience, Morality, Thought, End, Instinct, Logic, Salvation)

"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
(Related: Change, Experience, Deep, Gain, Years)

"In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: Experience, Change, Enemy)

"Rhetoric and dialectics can't change what I have learned from observation and experience."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Change, Experience, Observation, Rhetoric)

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Experience)

"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts."
- William Gibson
(Related: Being, Children, Nation)

"The box was a universe, a poem, frozen on the boundaries of human experience."
- William Gibson
(Related: Experience, Universe)

"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw? New racism is no better than old racism."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Experience, Man, Old, Racism, Woman)

"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
(Related: Business, Music, Experience, Building, Living, Nothing)

"My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed."
- Allen Ginsberg
(Related: Experience, Genius, Bed, Students)

"Sure, I've often been misrepresented - anyone frequently quoted has this experience."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Politics, First, Media, Motive, Writing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)

"Doesn't all experience crumble in the end to mere literary material?"
- Ellen Glasgow
(Related: Experience, End, Literary)

"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
(Related: Experience, History, School)

"Education is the process in which we discover that learning adds quality to our lives. Learning must be experienced."
- William Glasser
(Related: Education, Quality, Learning)

"Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Death, People, African, Americans, Country, Population, Prison, Unemployment)

"New Orleans is a city whose basic industry is the service industry. That's why it makes its money. That's - it brings people to the city. People come to the city and experience the wonders of this extraordinary city and everything else. The question is that, how do we create jobs which are the jobs that have pay, that - living wages?"
- Danny Glover
(Related: Experience, Money, People, Jobs, Living, Question, Service, Wages, Wonders)

"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
(Related: Experience, Job)

"I hope that they enjoy the movie. Don't be critical. Don't expect to get the same feelings you got when you watched the series when you were 10 years old. Let your kids see it and experience it on their own."
- Mark Goddard
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Hope, Kids, Old, Years)

"One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are."
- Gail Godwin
(Related: Experience, People)

"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
(Related: Experience, Goals, Day, Deep, Evening)

"I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream."
- Vincent Van Gogh
(Related: Experience, Nature, Dream, Clarity, Moments)

"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
(Related: Experience, Idea, Agriculture, Land, Man)

"I've experienced the tabloids when I had anorexia."
- Tracey Gold
"I remember that all of a sudden, the car felt like I couldn't control it. It was absolutely the most horrifying experience. We rolled over, off the freeway. I think there was something wrong with the car."
- Tracey Gold
(Related: Car, Experience, Control, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Experience, Sex, Adventure, Literary, Man, Woman, World)

"Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket."
- William Golding
(Related: Experience, Language)

"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
(Related: First, Mind, Yield)

"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
(Related: Years)

"That night at Carnegie Hall was a great experience. When the thing was first put up to me I was a little dubious, not knowing just what would be expected of us."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Experience, First, Night)

"Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Experience, People, Dawn)

"We owned what we learned back there; the experience and the growth are grafted into our lives."
- Ellen Goodman
(Related: Experience, Growth)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Censorship)

"I have a hard time watching the shows now. It is like opening up a yearbook when you were in junior high. I think everybody looks back at their photos and cringe, and I get to experience it with everybody else in the world looking at mine."
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar
(Related: Experience, Time, Now, World)

"I've always felt that music should be a normal part of the experience that surrounds people."
- Morton Gould
(Related: Experience, Music, People)

"And with each day that passed, the gulf broadened and my isolation became more accentuated. In such a situation, the discovery that my experience was not unique, that it had also been that of other Spanish intellectuals, became very important for me."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Experience, Day, Discovery, Intellectuals, Isolation)

"We put out press releases to tell people what had happened to me and that I had a large weight gain but a lot of people still didn't know. The ones that didn't know were floored. That was a real humbling experience for me."
- Lou Gramm
(Related: Experience, People, Gain, Press, Weight)

"There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom)

"But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Experience, People, Compassion)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Day, Want)

"For me, the backdrop of half the experiences of life includes music."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Life, Music)

"But I just know from experience that accent wise, even if you're an accent genius, crossing the Atlantic is the hardest thing in the world either way."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Experience, Genius, World)

"One gets to the heart of the matter by a series of experiences in the same pattern, but in different colors."
- Robert Graves
(Related: Heart, Colors)

"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
(Related: Experience, Living, Teenage)

"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
(Related: Experience, Chance)

"She really mellowed me out that way. We both definitely grew with each other and with the whole experience."
- Brian Austin Green
(Related: Experience)

"Experience join'd with common sense, To mortals is a providence."
- Matthew Green
(Related: Experience, Common sense, Providence)

"Quite a few, actually, are involved in education. They have had the same experience Hanna and I had: when they started having their own kids, they didn't want them to have a poor educational experience; they wanted them to enjoy school."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Experience, Education, Kids, Poor, School, Want)

"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
(Related: Time, Ideas, Writer)

"You kind of invite a little spooky, creepy vibe into your whole experience of making a movie."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Adversity, Now, Prosperity, Race, Tradition)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, People, Film, Gain)

"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
(Related: Experience, Love, Mother, Inspiration, Surrender)

"But I like all the books. You've got to read them all to get the complete Harry Potter experience."
- Rupert Grint
(Related: Experience, Books)

"The experiences associated with death were seen as visits to important dimensions of reality that deserved to be experienced, studied, and carefully mapped."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Reality)

"Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Time, Fear, Dying)

"There are people who can start having very powerful experiences without taking psychedelics. It can happen against their will. This is a universal phenomenon."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: People, Will)

"I read Freud's Introductory Lectures in Psychoanalysis in basically one sitting. I decided to enroll in medical school. It was almost like a conversion experience."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Experience, Medical, Psychoanalysis, School)

"Individuals approaching death often experience encounters with their dead relatives, who seem to welcome them to the next world. These deathbed visions are authentic and convincing; they are often followed by a state of euphoria and seem to ease the transition."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Death, Experience, Relatives, State, Visions, World)

"Many of us who have experienced psychedelics feel very much that they are sacred tools. They open spiritual awareness."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Awareness, Open, Spiritual, Tools)

"For the second album I look forward to doing a lot of serious collaboration and taking the experiences I've had over this last year, good and bad, and working it into the album."
- Justin Guarini
(Related: Collaboration)

"I started this whole endeavor really. And at the beginning we had the selection in Italy. And that was pretty much among people that had held previous experience in that particular satellite. So, I was in that, in a good position then."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Experience, People, Beginning, Italy, Pretty)

"And not only that but... when the station is completed, there will be an international crew made of astronauts coming from different cultural experiences, speaking different languages, but working together for a common goal."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Goal, Will)

"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
(Related: Thought, Impression, Racism)

"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
(Related: Experience, Women, Change, Truth, Mountains)

"I had such a close relationship with my dog, and my dog so filled the need in my life to have children that I just wanted Cathy to have that experience."
- Cathy Guisewite
(Related: Experience, Life, Children)

"Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness."
- Sacha Guitry
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Foolishness)

"In my experience a painting is not made with colors and paint at all. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint?"
- Philip Guston
(Related: Experience, Colors, Desire, Painting)

"I've only had good experiences with actors. Starring next to them and directing them, for the most part they're all inspiring, special people."
- Steve Guttenberg
(Related: People, Actors, Inspiring)

"There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you're involved in, whether it's a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Character, Winning, Fantasy, Losing, Value)

"The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience)

"When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of 'being there,' any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play."
- Gary Gygax
(Related: Experience, Intelligence, Computer, Machine, Play, Will)

"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
(Related: Time, Impression, First, Language, Now, Past, Photography, Reality, Will)

"It was a wonderful experience to work with Sylvia. She pushed me to be more powerful with my acting, and she told me scores of the most incredible stories I've ever heard. She is amazing."
- Lukas Haas
(Related: Experience, Work, Acting)

"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
(Related: Poetry, Hope, Healing, Potential, Will, Writers)

"The greatest gift is the 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."
- Moses Hadas
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Passion, Reading, World)

"I didn't write the book to sell the book, but to tell my experiences."
- Larry Hagman
"Age affects how people experience time."
- Edward T. Hall
(Related: Age, Experience, Time, People)

"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
(Related: Experience, Man, Reason, Self)

"Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Experience)

"I imagined that it might be awkward to talk to your wife about her performance, so going into it I was a little nervous. But doing it was actually a wonderfully inspiring experience."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Experience, Wife, Performance, Inspiring, Talk)

"Indeed, if a chief question does remain: how is the power to think possible? - The power to think right and left, before and without, with and above experience? then it does not take a deduction to prove the genealogical priority of language."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Power, Experience, Language, Question, Right)

"It was also my experience at Hull-House that aroused my interest in industrial diseases."
- Alice Hamilton
(Related: Experience, Interest)

"Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Experience, Peace, Quiet)

"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

"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
(Related: Experience, Classroom, Eyes, Learning, World)

"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
(Related: Change, Home, Friends, Night)

"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
(Related: Experience, Mother, Children, Common sense, Fish, Running)

"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
(Related: Life, People, May)

"I really enjoyed every minute of it. I mean, I've learned so much in the last week, I mean, just the way to play a real, real doubles. It was a great experience for me, and we had a lot of fun."
- Daniela Hantuchova
(Related: Experience, Fun, Play)

"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
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Passion, Reading, World)

"See, when I paint, it is an experience that, at its best, is transcending reality."
- Keith Haring
(Related: Experience, Reality)

"I think the reason why we were able to actually get it made was that we were so extremely naive - we had no experience at all here. We didn't even know that you were supposed to have an agent. We didn't even have a lawyer. We didn't know one soul."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Soul, Reason)

"You want to do something that shows some type individuality and talent and imagination - at the same time, you want to be truthful to the predecessors, because obviously the audience liked something about them and you have to replicate that experience to a certain extent."
- Renny Harlin
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Time, Talent, Individuality, Want)

"Actually I'd had a certain amount of experience in Europe in the inter-war period, as a banker, and I was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: Experience, Commerce, Europe)

"It's hard to see a film that's been made from a book that you really loved because it's such a different experience."
- Ed Harris
(Related: Experience, Film)

"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 Harris
(Related: Experience, Bitterness, Extreme, states, United)

"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
(Related: Experience, Imagination, Thought, Development)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Character)

"In an age where history is recorded on T-shirts, the very notion of dwelling on the deep structure of an experience has come to appear both arcane and archaic."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Age, Experience, History, Deep)

"Experience has ceded to a series of happenings, about which the most we can expect is information."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Experience, Information)

"I'm a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: Experience, Culture, Want)

"I've had some lovely extraordinary experiences on New Year's Eve."
- Debbie Harry
(Related: New year)

"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
(Related: Living)

"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
(Related: Action, Duty, Future, Past)

"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
(Related: Age, Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Being)

"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
(Related: Experience, Religion, Mystery)

"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
(Related: Experience, Religion, People)

"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
(Related: Life, Act, Classroom, First)

"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
(Related: Experience, Attitude, Light)

"But I am just as appalled that my experience, knowledge, dedication and service relative to defending the United States against biological warfare has been turned against me in connection with the search for the anthrax killer."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Connection, Dedication, Service, states, United)

"I'd have to say the whole experience in making The Neverending Story. I had an incredible time."
- Noah Hathaway
(Related: Experience, Time)

"The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning - in other words, of absurdity - the more energetically meaning is sought."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Experience, Absence, Absurdity, Meaning, Words)

"We are each responsible for all of our experiences."
- Louise L. Hay
"Writers say many true things about their own experiences with publicity and promotion."
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden
(Related: Promotion, Publicity, Writers)

"I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her."
- Salma Hayek
(Related: Experience, Love, Music, Listening)

"Soul travel can be a general expansion of awareness and knowingness or conscious experience of the heavenly worlds."
- Bob Hayes
(Related: Experience, Travel, Soul, Awareness)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Opportunity, Brothers, Learning, Musicians, Play)

"I felt totally released from the need to make it as an actress. I had experienced complete fulfillment in something that had nothing to do with me being in the spotlight."
- Patricia Heaton
(Related: Being, Fulfillment, Nothing)

"Experience is a good school. But the fees are high."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Experience, School)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"Experience is the extract of suffering."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Experience, Suffering)

"When child actors act well they're just reacting to situations, and they're acting very real because their life experience is so short; there's no history to fall back on."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, History, Life, Act, Acting, Actors)

"I wanted to share the experience of how yoga and meditation have transformed my life, how they have enabled me to observe who I am, first in my body, and then emotionally, and on to a kind of spiritual path."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Life, Body, First, Meditation, Spiritual, Yoga)

"The experience of getting my Kriya, which is the meditation process that I do, was very powerful for me - though, as I explain in the book, I was really suspect of that kind of thing."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Meditation)

"But the experience that I had, which was basically just feeling loved and taken care of in a room full of thousands of people I didn't know, seemed to be a pretty strong sign that what I was doing was a good thing."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, People, Care, Feeling, Pretty)

"I did Star 80, which was a magnificent experience as well, but still, I was at the height of my career at the beginning. Then I had to jump down the ladder and climb back up again, which I didn't understand. That was very hard."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Beginning, Career)

"I don't have to go to church. The church is within me and the experience is my own. It's my life experience."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Experience, Life, Church)

"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
(Related: Experience, Chaos, Cities, Conflict, Contradiction)

"I think my favorite experience is whatever I'm doing now."
- Skitch Henderson
(Related: Experience, Favorite, Now)

"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Experience, Feet)

"It is hard to understand addiction unless you have experienced it."
- Ken Hensley
(Related: Addiction)

"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
(Related: Experience, Flying, Wonders)

"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
(Related: Experience, Quality, Challenge, Content, Learning)

"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
(Related: Experience, Being, Career, Laws, Logic)

"Body experience... is the centre of creation."
- Barbara Hepworth
(Related: Experience, Body, Creation)

"This girl wanted me to experience something I'd never experienced. She tried three times to get me high. Finally it worked, and I had the most incredible sex I'd ever had."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Experience, Sex)

"It is very important that our young people have constructive early work experiences. But it is equally important that their jobs are safe and complement their education, rather than complete it."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Work, Education, People, Jobs)

"We grew out of the superhero comics, but we still liked comics, so we started putting our own experiences in the stories we were doing for our own amusement."
- Gilbert Hernandez
(Related: Amusement)

"I'd heard about Texas football and how much of a religion it is, but to go to Odessa and experience it first-hand is something different than just hearing about it."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Experience, Religion, First, Football, Hearing)

"We're not in high school anymore and we've had a little more life experiences to help us better understand what were going through in terms of stardom and recognition."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Life, Help, School)

"Best thing that's happened this year? Maybe Hostel. It was a great experience. I loved it."
- Jay Hernandez
(Related: Experience)

"Sydney's a beautiful city. It was a great experience."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Experience)

"So I was always passionate about it and felt that it was sort of the golden thread inside me in terms of what I was supposed to do in terms of work but I think I have relaxed a lot in terms of the actual experience and actually enjoy it more and enjoy the people more."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Experience, Work, People)

"Truly we have had enough experience with sufferance and protection which could be revoked at will. Consequently, the only reasonable Course of action is to work for publicly legalized guarantees."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Experience, Work, Action, Protection, Will)

"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."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Age, Happiness, Time, Old, Years)

"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
(Related: Art, Experience, American, Example)

"Well I think all I would say on that is, when we were in opposition in Britain and Hawke and then Keating were in power here, Labor was in power here, we learnt a huge amount from the ALP's experience here."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Experience, Power, Labor, Opposition)

"Certainly we know from our own experience how very difficult it is when you've lost an election that perhaps a lot of people were expecting you to win."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Experience, People)

"And it seems to me in that experience may lie at least some of the clues for policy development perhaps constitutional changes as well that Labour will need to make at the national level too."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Experience, Lie, Policy, Development, May, Will)

"In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Experience)

"Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Peace, War, Conscience, Hate, Old)

"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
(Related: Experience, Circumstances, Force, May, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Hiring, Running)

"We experience moments absolutely free from worry. These brief respites are called panic."
- Cullen Hightower
(Related: Experience, Moments, Worry)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Marriage, First, Old)

"Telling the world is the most difficult experience of my life, but it is very close to having to live through the experience that occasion this meeting."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Experience, Life, Meeting, World)

"The experience of testifying and the aftermath have changed my life."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Experience, Life)

"Okay, the experience itself was a pleasant experience."
- Betty Hill
(Related: Experience)

"The more I do in my life, the more I can write music about new experiences."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Music, Life)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Comfort)

"You as an audience can look at these things as films, but I remember them as social experiences."
- Walter Hill
"And at that point, I think my experience in covering the subject helped me. I think editors felt comfortable with the idea of me telling this story because I had demonstrated that I know this business pretty well."
- Laura Hillenbrand
(Related: Business, Experience, Idea, Editors, Pretty)

"Sometimes you want to make your own experiences."
- Martina Hingis
(Related: Want)

"Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Experience, Men, Time, Prudence)

"Experience is easy to provide and quickly put to good use by people with all the other qualities."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Experience, People)

"As the Church is the aggregate of believers, there is an intimate analogy between the experience of the individual believer, and of the Church as a whole."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Experience, Church)

"Color is an intense experience on its own."
- Jim Hodges
(Related: Experience)

"Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Experience)

"Not a single man on earth knows from his own experience the how and where of his birth, only from tradition, which is often very uncertain."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Experience, Earth, Man, Tradition)

"The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, World)

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)

"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
(Related: Experience, Business, Thought, Learning)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Ideas)

"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
(Related: Experience, Character, Fun, Personality)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Artist)

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Experience, Mind, Old)

"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Experience, Life, Worth)

"People should be free to find or make for themselves the kinds of educational experience they want their children to have."
- John Holt
(Related: Experience, People, Children, Want)

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it."
- Lou Holtz
(Related: Experience, Career, Defeat)

"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
(Related: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

"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
(Related: Soldiers)

"Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life."
- Horace
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Suffering, Teaching)

"Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement."
- Jim Horning
(Related: Experience)

"But it must not be thought that I say this out of personal experience: for in the many years that I have been before the public my secret methods have been steadily shielded by the strict integrity of my assistants, most of whom have been with me for years."
- Harry Houdini
(Related: Thought, Integrity, Public, Years)

"Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over my thoughts, because, if a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the razor ceases to act."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Experience, Poetry, Thoughts, Act, Memory, Skin)

"But it has also enabled me to find my feet as a lecturer and a reader of my own plays to audiences who like to hear them; and that experience of immediate appreciation gives greater pleasure and more stimulus towards further activity than even the most laudatory of reviews."
- Laurence Housman
(Related: Experience, Appreciation, Audiences, Feet, Pleasure)

"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
(Related: Life, Experience, Creativity, Performance, Artists, Athletes)

"My life's experiences, I've always had, my uncle used to call it antenna. I know what's going to happen oftentimes before it happened when it's involving me."
- Terrence Howard
(Related: Life)

"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

"A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Experience, Failure, Man)

"Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Experience, Prophecy, Self, Theory)

"I'm not very experienced with boys or the whole dating thingy."
- Vanessa Hudgens
(Related: Dating, Boys)

"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
(Related: Love, Thought, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Act, Play)

"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 C. Hume
(Related: Experience, Christ, Evil, Struggle)

"So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject to all the inconvenience now experienced."
- Joseph Hume
(Related: Famine, Now)

"But theatre is always a difficult experience."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Experience, Theatre)

"Yes, he wanted me to do Funny Games before, which I didn't want to do because the film was very theoretical - the way people experience violence on screen. There was very little space for fiction, it was more like a sacrifice for the actors than anything else."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Experience, Funny, Sacrifice, People, Actors, Fiction, Film, Games, Space, Violence, Want)

"Going through this musical experience really helped us to understand the core of the film."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Experience, Film)

"There is much to be said for having an experienced international jurist who is entirely unconnected with the allied invaders, on the tribunal."
- Saddam Hussein
"Experience by itself is not science."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Experience, Science)

"Natural objects, for example, must be experienced before any theorizing about them can occur."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Example)

"Psychologically experienced consciousness is therefore no longer pure consciousness; construed Objectively in this way, consciousness itself becomes something transcendent, becomes an event in that spatial world which appears, by virtue of consciousness, to be transcendent."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Virtue, Consciousness, World)

"I had 30-something years' experience in modeling, which is rare."
- Lauren Hutton
(Related: Experience, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Men)

"Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Truth)

"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Experience)

"Experience teaches only the teachable."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Experience)

"My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Experience, Right, World)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, People, Being, Building, Christ, Reality, Theater, Want)

"The distance is great from the firm belief to the realization from concrete experience."
- Isabella I
(Related: Experience, Belief)

"The spectacles of experience; through them you will see clearly a second time."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Time, Experience, Will)

"Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience."
- Masaru Ibuka
(Related: Experience, Creativity)

"We're delighted to be working with Apple to offer fans a new and innovative way to experience our wildly popular shows."
- Robert Iger
(Related: Experience, Fans, Popular)

"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
(Related: Experience, War, Defeat, Draft, End, Vietnam)

"So there was something of a learning curve with doing your own thing and people seeing you outside of the band. I mean, people have never really heard my voice before - or heard a whole record of mine before. So it was a completely new experience."
- James Iha
(Related: Experience, People, Learning, Voice)

"Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Science, Experience, Observation, Reason, Trinity)

"Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, God)

"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."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

"The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Man, Reality, Religious)

"But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"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."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Religious, Spirit, Value, World)

"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."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Character, Being, May, Yield)

"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."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: Experience, Science, Life, Religion, Necessity)

"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
(Related: Experience, Family, Nature, Women, Public, Violence)

"I constantly experience failure in that my work is never as good as I want it to be. So I live with failure."
- Jeremy Irons
(Related: Experience, Work, Failure, Want)

"Take the word of experience, I speak the truth: inaction is safest in danger."
- Silius Italicus
(Related: Experience, Danger, Inaction, Word)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Art, Heart, Living, Nothing, Thinking)

"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
(Related: Experience, Nature, Consciousness, Day, Unity)

"For me, the desire exists less to get myself a degree than to just go and have the whole college experience, and throw myself into the brain pool and see if I can swim."
- Joshua Jackson
(Related: Experience, College, Desire)

"A city building, you experience when you walk; a suburban building, you experience when you drive."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Experience, Building)

"We are creating a unique experience. It's starts with how you see the building from a distance."
- Helmut Jahn
(Related: Experience, Building)

"One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
- Alice James
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience."
- Alice James
(Related: Experience, Sense)

"Deep experience is never peaceful."
- Henry James
(Related: Experience, Deep)

"Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue."
- Henry James
(Related: Experience, Consciousness, Sensibility)

"'Pure experience' is the name I gave to the immediate flux of life which furnishes the material to our later reflection with its conceptual categories."
- William James
(Related: Life, Experience, Name, Reflection)

"To be radical, an empiricism must neither admit into its constructions any element that is not directly experienced, nor exclude from them any element that is directly experienced."
- William James
(Related: Radical)

"If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience."
- William James
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Question, World)

"Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind."
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Related: Change, Experience, Peace, People, Mind)

"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
(Related: Experience, Challenge)

"But back to your question, it was a wonderful experience with the Art Ensemble, and I keep in contact and sort of follow what's going on, but it was also very important to make this step, you may say this leap of faith."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Art, Experience, Faith, May, Question)

"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
(Related: Experience, Feelings, Career, Old, Rest, Singing)

"To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience."
- Eugene Jarvis
(Related: Experience)

"Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Experience, Man, Poor)

"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Experience, Government, Power, Time, Tyranny)

"One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Life, Values)

"I'm in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Experience, Comedy, Romantic)

"Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers."
- Billy Joel
(Related: Experience, March, Musicians, Safety, Walking)

"As an undergraduate, I had an opportunity to go on a number of archeological digs. So I had experience excavating, digging up remains of ancient Indian villages in the Midwest and in the Southwest."
- Donald Johanson
(Related: Experience, Opportunity)

"It's sad that the most glorious of sexual experiences can make us feel guilty, ashamed, embarrassed, and abnormal."
- Sue Johanson
"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
(Related: Choice, Conflict)

"When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Experience, Senses)

"I think a painting should include more experience than simply intended statement."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Experience, Painting)

"We need to listen to our experiences."
- Darren L. Johnson
"Ultimately, your state of mind determines your circumstances. To realize the outcomes you want, it is critical to recognize and experience the transition from our present thoughts, habits, and actions to new thoughts, habits, and actions."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Experience, Thoughts, Actions, Circumstances, Habits, Mind, Present, State, Want)

"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
(Related: Experience, Truth, Lie, Desire, End, Fact, Play, Want)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, America, Nation, Will)

"A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story."
- Eyvind Johnson
(Related: Work, Life, Writer)

"I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Experience, Washington)

"Any musical person who has never heard a Negro congregation under the spell of religious fervor sing these old songs has missed one of the most thrilling emotions which the human heart may experience."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Experience, Heart, Emotions, May, Old, Religious, Songs)

"All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Experience, Freedom, Theory, Will)

"Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Animals)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Experience, Mistake)

"Experience is that marvelous thing that enable you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Experience, Mistake)

"I am the sum total of everything that I have experienced musically."
- Hank Jones
"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
(Related: Nature, Experience, Old, Want)

"If you started in New York you were dealing with the biggest guys in the world. You're dealing with Charlie Parker and all the big bands and everything. We got more experience working in Seattle."
- Quincy Jones
(Related: Experience, World)

"Barbara did the selecting and that's probably the most brilliant thing was she put together a group of women, different backgrounds, different experiences."
- Star Jones
(Related: Women)

"Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition."
- Terry Josephson
(Related: Ambition)

"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
(Related: Experience, Love, Art, Dying, Fact)

"Ruby in Paradise and the intensity and quality that I was able to experience on Smoke were equally as important to me as working on this movie every day for three-and-a-half months."
- Ashley Judd
(Related: Experience, Quality, Day, Paradise, Months)

"But I think that's a particular kind of experience involving a certain immediacy between you and the canvass, you and the particular kind of experience of that particular moment."
- Donald Judd
(Related: Experience)

"My music is about the journey, about love and the human experience."
- Wynonna Judd
(Related: Experience, Love, Music, Journey)

"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
(Related: Experience, Music, Honesty, Country, Country music, Fans)

"It was a very profound experience, getting in touch with that part of us, in all of us human beings, that is committed beyond yourself to the point of giving everything you have, including your life, for other people, for your fellow man."
- Raul Julia
(Related: Experience, Life, People, Giving, Man)

"We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Experience, Life, Being)

"Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own."
- Carl Jung
(Related: Experience, Will)

"I received a grant from The Ford Foundation to write a book for kids about urban perception, or how people experience cities, but I kept putting off writing it. Instead I started to write what became The Phantom Tollbooth."
- Norton Juster
(Related: Experience, People, Perception, Cities, Kids, Writing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Emotion, Mind, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Experience, History, People, Direction, Pleasure, Profession)

"I know there are going to be big challenges financially, but I'm excited artistically. I think that if the experience is better artistically, then we have more hope in the future."
- Karen Kain
(Related: Experience, Hope, Future)

"I had to gain experience as I did not have a technical education."
- Mikhail Kalashnikov
(Related: Education, Experience, Gain)

"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
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Film, First, Right, Wrong)

"But although all our knowledge begins with experience, it does not follow that it arises from experience."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Knowledge)

"Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Blind, Play, Theory)

"It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Experience, Knowledge, Doubt)

"People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar."
- Rick Kaplan
(Related: Age, Experience, People, Hope, Wine)

"One of the great currents in the contemporary experience of art is that it seems to come out of the experience of the author."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Art, Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, Power, Act, Difference, Hate, State)

"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
(Related: Experience, State)

"The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Guilt, Man, May, Party)

"I'll tell you what colonial experience is."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Experience)

"I mean, I really liked those guys and the experience of doing Raiders was really good for me, but I did not really want to be involved - I only did Jedi, as I really owed George a favor."
- Lawrence Kasdan
(Related: Experience, Want)

"Well, a special screening was set up for government officials, so they didn't have to see the experience of going to see the film. They certainly aren't going to the projects to see for themselves the situation."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Experience, Government, Film, Projects)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, God, Blood, Brothers, Existence, Facts, Voice)

"I wouldn't go up on a stage now if you paid a thousand dollars for one minute of acting. It's a nasty experience. You're up there all by yourself. You're so damn exposed."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Experience, Acting, Now)

"Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced."
- John Keats
(Related: Nothing)

"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
(Related: Experience, Father, Being)

"Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Experience, Civilization, Nature, Body, Breeding, Country, Mind, Satisfaction)

"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
(Related: Experience, Joy, Limitations, Richness)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Men, Nature, Adventure, Children, Danger, Nothing, Security, Superstition)

"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
(Related: Experience, Success, Soul, Character, Ambition, Quiet, Suffering)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Nothing)

"We go through our careers and things happen to us. Those experiences made me what I am."
- Thomas Keller
(Related: Careers)

"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
(Related: Experience, Hope, Career, Learning, Now)

"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
(Related: Experience, Time, Mountains)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Art, Shame, Talk)

"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
(Related: Experience, Age, Work, Dancing, Hard work, Moments, Now, Want)

"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
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)

"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
(Related: Experience, Ideas, Internet, Tools)

"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
(Related: Experience, Medical, Duty, Evaluate, Expertise)

"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses."
- Ellen Key
(Related: Experience, Life, Roses)

"In fact the experience at Oxford has really helped me later in life."
- Imran Khan
(Related: Experience, Life, Fact)

"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
(Related: Experience, Wife, Son)

"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
(Related: Experience, Dream, Consciousness, Wishing)

"I wrote a novel about the combat experiences I didn't have in Vietnam."
- Tracy Kidder
(Related: Vietnam)

"Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Life, Reality)

"I'm in a position to look back at my life, and I realized there were a number of experiences that needed to be documented."
- Dexter S. King
(Related: Life)

"We could in fact transport a person, say a kid who didn't know what it was like to be in a civil rights march. We could actually take you into that experience, so that you could better appreciate what happened and why it happened."
- Dexter S. King
(Related: Experience, Civil rights, Fact, March)

"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
(Related: Life, Experience, Being, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Love, Society, Wife, HusbChildren, Commitment, Humanity, Stability, Welfare)

"Cross cultural experience teaches us not simply that people have different beliefs, but that people seek meaning and understand themselves in some sense as members of a cosmos ruled by God."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Experience, God, People, Beliefs, Cosmos, Meaning, Sense)

"In terms of my own film experience, I'm definitely used to morose and very heavy, heavy dramas."
- Mia Kirshner
(Related: Experience, Film)

"The statesman's duty is to bridge the gap between his nation's experience and his vision."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Experience, Vision, Duty, Nation)

"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 A. Kissinger
(Related: Experience, Leader, People, Being, Risk)

"To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work, and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Experience, Work, Socialism)

"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
(Related: Experience, Humor, First, Perspective, Problems, Trying)

"No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Experience, Company, Sales)

"Although I was not aware of it at the time, the experience of growing up during the Great Depression was to have a profound impact on my intellectual and professional career."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Experience, Time, Career, Depression, Growing up)

"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
(Related: Children)

"I always stressed that I didn't have coaching experience, but that I did have a deadline: June 9."
- Jurgen Klinsmann
(Related: Experience, Coaching, June)

"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
(Related: Experience)

"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
(Related: Experience, People, Writing)

"Whatever the opposite of regret is best describes how I've always felt about that decision - it opened me up to a million creative opportunities I needed to experience away from the bull and distorting mirrors that fame engenders."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Experience, Decision, Fame, Regret)

"The best teaching I ever experienced was at Exeter. Yale was a distinct letdown afterward."
- John Knowles
(Related: Teaching)

"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
(Related: Prose)

"Let's say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride."
- Boris Kodjoe
(Related: Faith, Experience, People, First, Pride, Religious)

"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
(Related: Experience, Books, End, Extreme, Solution, Violence)

"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
(Related: Experience, Children, Job, Sincerity, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Money, People, Living, Wages, World)

"I look back into past history, the stored experiences or products of the imagination. I look no further forward than the evening."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: History, Imagination, Evening, Past)

"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
(Related: Experience, Heart, Intimacy, Now, Song)

"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
(Related: Experience, Work, Imagination, Artists)

"The whole book experience was a look into another world, the world of Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Experience, World)

"My whole life has been one of seeking experience."
- Jerry Kramer
(Related: Experience, Life)

"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
(Related: Dating, Experience, Men, College, Fashion, Fiction, Housekeeping, Job, Writing, Years)

"Well, let's say we acknowledged the School of French Painting - the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced."
- Lee Krasner
(Related: Time, Force, Leading, Painting, Paris, School, Vitality)

"Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Wisdom, Inheritance, Miser)

"If you build that foundation, both the moral and the ethical foundation, as well as the business foundation, and the experience foundation, then the building won't crumble."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Business, Experience, Building)

"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
(Related: Bed, Evening, Feeling, Today)

"Well, Winnepeg has everything to do with my music in the sense it was where I was born and raised, cultured and all that sort of thing. A lot of my experiences come from Winnepeg."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: Music, Sense)

"I've found that in now having experienced what it's like to make records and just through growing up in general that you should be expressive about what's affecting you instead of trying to sing about a subject just for the sake of other people getting something from it."
- Chantal Kreviazuk
(Related: People, Growing up, Now, Trying)

"From 20 years of experience hiring artists out of the schools, I know-they get worse every year. They're absolutely ridiculously retarded now."
- John Kricfalusi
(Related: Experience, Artists, Hiring, Now, Schools, Years)

"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
(Related: Experience, Feeling, Moments, Trying, Understanding)