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Experience Quotes That Will Help You Chalk Up To Experience

Anything that involves mastering or gaining knowledge on a subject or event is considered as an experience. We talk about experiences day in and day out. Experience comes to us in many ways, like work experiences, shopping experiences, dining experiences, travelling experiences, life experiences etc and then we share these experiences with our kith and kin. Each experience, delightful or unwelcomed, has something or the other to teach. We talk about experiences, we learn from them, and we move on to create some more. Undoubtedly, through all the ups and downs of life, all the experiences we have along the journey carry a lesson that helps us grow as a person. Many eminent personalities, motivational speakers and leaders have shared their thoughts, opinions, viewpoints and experiences which are used as quotable quotes and sayings and are quoted widely. We have rounded some popular, inspiring, motivational and famous quotes and thoughts on Experience that will help you enjoy every moment and live for today.

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

My experience of life is that it is not divided up into genres; it’s a horrifying, romantic, tragic, comical, science-fiction cowboy detective novel. You know, with a bit of pornography if you're lucky.

Alan Moore

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!

William Shakespeare

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.

Niccolò Machiavelli

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

Albert Einstein

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt

True forgiveness is when you can say, "Thank you for that experience.

Oprah Winfrey

The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.

Nick Hornby

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

Orhan Pamuk

Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.

Anthony Burgess

God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way.

C. S. Lewis

I write for myself, and my goal is bringing that world and that experience of black Americans to life on the stage and giving it a space there.

August Wilson

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

August Wilson

The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view

Jack Kerouac

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it

Paulo Coelho

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Helen Keller

I write the black experience in America, and contained within that experience, because it is a human experience, are all the universalities.

August Wilson

Music was an experience, intimately married to your life. You could pay to hear music, but after you did, it was over, gone - a memory.

David Byrne

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

Isadora Duncan

Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.

William Faulkner

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Mark Twain

In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.

Thor Heyerdahl

Foreignness is all around. Only in the heart of the heart of the country, namely the heart of the United States, can you avoid such a thing. In the center of an empire, you can think of your experience as universal. Outside the empire or on the fringes of the empire, you cannot.

Margaret Atwood

You feel your strength in the experience of pain.

Jim Morrison

So that ends my first experience of matrimony, which I always thought a highly over-rated performance.

Isadora Duncan

I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl - like when I was 12 - there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.

Anderson Cooper

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit

E. E. Cummings

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.

Woody Allen

Tracking action without cutting is the least jarring method of placing the audience into a real-time experience where they are the ones making the subtle choices of where and when to look.

Steven Spielberg

Long experience has taught me this about the status of mankind with regard to matters requiring thought: the less people know and understand about them, the more positively they attempt to argue concerning them, while on the other hand to know and understand a multitude of things renders men cautious in passing judgment upon anything new.

Galileo Galilei

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley

Words without experience are meaningless.

Vladimir Nabokov

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

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

Emily Dickinson

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

You can't create experience, you undergo it.

Albert Camus

Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

George Carlin

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

Pete Seeger

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

Michael Palin

Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become successful.

Jordan Belfort

For both of us, it had simply been too enormous an experience. We shared it by not talking about it. Does this make any sense?

Haruki Murakami

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you. Don’t waste your pain; use it to help others.

Rick Warren

My dad took me to my first movie. It was 'The Greatest Show on Earth' in 1952, a movie of such scale it was actually a traumatic experience.

Steven Spielberg

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

Abraham Lincoln

It seems to me now that the plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don't need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.

Nick Hornby

Our most emotionally active life is lived in our dreams, and our cells renew themselves most industriously in sleep. We reach highest in meditation, and farthest in prayer. In stillness every human being is great; he is free from the experience of hostility; he is a poet, and most like an angel.

Leonard Bernstein

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Chekhov

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

By definition, you have to live until you die. Better to make that life as complete and enjoyable an experience as possible, in case death is shite, which I suspect it will be.

Irvine Welsh

All right, let's get to work again!-This is the spirit of people of genuine substance. Those who avoid hard work or neglect the things they have to do, who just while away their time, eating, sleeping, playing, watching television-such individuals will never experience true happiness, satisfaction or joy.

Daisaku Ikeda

No sense of the irony of human experience, that we are the highest form of life on earth, and yet ineffably sad because we know what no other animal knows, that we must die.

Don DeLillo

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

Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

If a writer stops observing he is finished. Experience is communicated by small details intimately observed.

Ernest Hemingway

A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.

William Faulkner

Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.

James Joyce

A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.

Daisaku Ikeda

To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.

Christopher Hitchens

The law is simple. Every experience is repeated or suffered till you experience it properly and fully the first time.

Ben Okri

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

Experience teaches only the teachable.

Aldous Huxley

We live not only in a world of thoughts, but also in a world of things. Words without experience are meaningless.

Vladimir Nabokov

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Ansel Adams

Going out and playing football or baseball with the boys, when I was a tomboy, was a great way to learn about winning and losing, and most girls didn't have that experience.

Hillary Clinton

The wisdom and experience of older people is a resource of inestimable worth. Recognizing and treasuring the contributions of older people is essential to the long-term flourishing of any society.

Daisaku Ikeda

The past is never the past. It is always present. And you better reckon with it in your life and in your daily experience, or it will get you. It will get you really bad.

Bruce Springsteen

Within the United States, we have put great emphasis upon political freedoms. Because it has been our experience that these freedoms can lead to others.

Robert F. Kennedy

If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.

John Cage

I can cook, but I also want everything to look beautiful on the plate - then I get upset when people eat it. Everyone just tears through it, and that makes me sad. It's not a rewarding experience for me to cook.

Megan Fox

I think journaling is an important, intrinsic experience, and a lot of us don't spend enough time on it.

Goldie Hawn

We don't read novels to have an experience like life. Heck, we're living lives, complete with all the incompleteness. We turn to fiction to have an author assure us that it means something.

Orson Scott Card

We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience.

John Dewey

In the past I had to deal with issues that hit me as a younger man. As a man who wasn't married who didn't really have the experience that I have now. Today I'm a different guy.

Nas

Life is not made up of minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years, but of moments. You must experience each one before you can appreciate it.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.

Deepak Chopra

In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.

Benjamin Lincoln

Being shoved into the top-40 scene was an unusual experience. It was great I'd become accessible to a huge audience but not terribly fulfilling.

David Robert Jones

Music is such an incredibly affecting part of any movie-going experience, and it just... it shapes your whole experience.

Jason Bateman

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

Henry Ford

Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger, portion of truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.

Edgar Allan Poe

Self dedication is a spiritual experience.

Cesar Chavez

I've never been interested or particularly good at censoring my experience.

Claire Danes

All sciences are vain and full of errors that are not born of Experience, the mother of all Knowledge.

Leonardo da Vinci

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

I've had an experience through music that has touched almost every part of me. It educated me in ways that I didn't get educated in school. So we try to lay on a bit of that, through being funny, being serious, playing hard.

Bruce Springsteen

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

Sharon Stone

To have the privileged position of being the guy who is responsible for shaping the entire experience for an audience as opposed to being just one instrument in that orchestra, being an actor, it's all-encompassing.

Jason Bateman

My image had always been very heterosexual, very straight. So it was a nice experience for me, a chance to clarify my own feelings about gay and lesbian civil rights.

Bruce Springsteen

A positive frame of mind will definitely enhance your travelling experience. If I'm not in a positive frame of mind then the whole thing definitely becomes more of a challenge for me.

Andrea Bocelli

I didn't have a teenage or early-20s experience that was free and without worry. I missed the screw-everything, have-a-good-time phase.

Sandra Bullock

My own experience is use the tools that are out there. Use the digital world. But never lose sight of the need to reach out and talk to other people who don't share your view. Listen to them and see if you can find a way to compromise.

Colin Powell

It is a pity that, as one gradually gains experience, one loses one's youth.

Vincent van Gogh

I feel like every time a door is opened by science, suddenly there are a hundred doors that need to get opened. That's what makes it an everlasting, interesting experience to go through.

Arnold Vinick

We had the experience but missed the meaning. And approach to the meaning restores the experience in a different form.

T S Eliot

I think most people have that out of body experience when they win the Oscar.

Sandra Bullock

We shared. Parents. Home. Pets. Celebrations. Catastrophes. Secrets. And the threads of our experience became so interwoven that we are linked. I can never be utterly lonely, knowing you share the planet.

Pam Brown

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

Jason Statham

Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.

Christopher Walken

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.

Abigail Adams

Concentration is inspiration. You must be completely overtaken by your work and your subject. Only then do all your influences and experience come up to the surface.

Cesar Chavez