Experience Quotes

Expression in words provokes thought, while expression in paint generates experience.

Kristin Abraham

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

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

Nelson Mandela

Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life -- its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness -- conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.

Susan Sontag

Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself.

Henry Reed

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

Albert Einstein

Experience (has) long taught me the reasonableness of mutual sacrifices of opinion among those who are to act together for any common object, and the expediency of doing what good we can when we cannot do all we would wish.

Thomas Jefferson

From the viewpoint of absolute truth, what we feel and experience in our ordinary daily life is all delusion. Of all the various delusions, the sense of discrimination between oneself and others is the worst form, as it creates nothing but unpleasant.

Dalai Lama

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.

Albert Einstein

Wonder is from surprise, and surprise stops with experience.

Bishop Robert South

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

John Ruskin

A conception not reducible to the small change of daily experience is like a currency not exchangeable for articles of consumption; it is not a symbol, but a fraud.

George Santayana

Women are proverbially too individualistic! There is a popular belief, born out of folk-experience, that three women cannot live in unison!

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

A sympathetic Scot summed it all up very neatly in the remark, "You should make a point of trying every experience once, excepting incest and folk dancing.

Arnold Bax

Man may penetrate the outer reaches of the universe, he may solve the very secret of eternity itself, but for me, the ultimate human experience is to witness the flawless execution of a hit-and-run.

Branch Rickey

Although I am not averse to wasting a few hours playing computer games, I have never tried my hand at Doom. Judging by sales figures and testimonials, playing the game has to be an infinitely preferable experience to watching this pathetic excuse for a movie.

James Berardinelli

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

That is what friendship means. Sharing the prejudice of experience.

Charles Bukowski

We all learn by experience but some of us have to go to summer school.

Peter De Vries

Anthropology is the only discipline that can access evidence about the entire human experience on this planet.

Michael Brian Schiffer

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

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience

Wayne Dyer

It is not all of life to live, nor yet all of death to die. For life and death are one, and only those who will consider the experience as one may come to understand or comprehend what peace indeed means.

Edgar Cayce

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
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