Experience Quotes

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

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.

Updike, John

Nothing is true in self-discovery unless it is true in your own experience. This is the only protection against the robot levels of the mind.

Barry Long

You gain strength, experience and confidence by every experience where you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

What is there that confers the noblest delight? What is that which swells a man's breast with pride above that which any other experience can bring to him? Discovery! To know that you are walking where none others have walked; that you are beholding what human eye has not seen before; that you are breathing a virgin atmosphere. To give birth to an idea, to discover a great thought -- an intellectual nugget, right under the dust of a field that many a brain-plough had gone over before. To find a new planet, to invent a new hinge, to find a way to make the lightning carry your messages. To be the first -- that is the idea.

Mark Twain

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

Vaclav Havel

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

Men don't like to step abruptly out of the security of familiar experience; they need a bridge to cross from their own experience to a new way. A revolutionary organizer must shake up the prevailing patterns of their lives -- agitate, create disenchantment and discontent with the current values, to produce, if not a passion for change, at least a passive, affirmative, non-challenging climate.

Saul David Alinsky

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

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis

If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world

C.S. Lewis

Whoever is related to me in the height of his aspirations will experience veritable ecstasies of learning; for I come from heights that no bird ever reached in its flight, I know abysses into which no foot ever strayed.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Man tells his aspiration in his God; but in his demon he shows his depth of experience.

Margaret Fuller

The country experience was more of a departure. When you consider my education and my upbringing, you can see that was more of country rock outgrowth of my popular music aspirations.

Tom Wopat

Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol and an audience is electrified

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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