Experience Quotes

I have always laid it down as a maxim /and found it justified by experience /that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex /but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.

Lord Byron

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

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
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