Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The only source of knowledge is experience.
A woman's life can really be a succession of lives, each revolving around some emotionally compelling situation or challenge, and each marked off by some intense experience.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
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.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
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.
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.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
John W. Gardner
Experience is the teacher of all things.
Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our values are and how great the mission they represent.
Jan Peter Balkenende
The years teach much which the days never know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
Franklin P. Jones
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Conviction without experience makes for harshness.
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.
All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown
Every moment is an experience.
If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us, we'd all be millionaires.
Abigail Van Buren
Experience is a good school. But the fees are high.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Deep experience is never peaceful.
All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Experience is the child of thought, and thought is the child of action.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment.
Experience teaches only the teachable.
The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice.
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
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
When you have really exhausted an experience you always reverence and love it.
There's a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It's impossible to be mature without having lived.
Experience is a great teacher.
Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings, if not with what I went through to learn.
Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
My path has not been determined. I shall have more experiences and pass many more milestones.
There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
The value of experience is not in seeing much, but in seeing wisely.
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
John Stuart Mill
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
I think we are a product of all our experiences.
Sanford I. Weill
Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
Alphonse de Lamartine
The main thing experience has taught me is that one has to sort of hone their relationship to time, you know.
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Louise L. Hay
Color is an intense experience on its own.
Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience.
M. Scott Peck
Everything is discursive opinion instead of direct experience.
A. R. Ammons
Not the fruit of experience, but experience itself, is the end.
Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
Judgment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.
Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell
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.
We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
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
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.
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.
Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.
Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further. With your mind power, your determination, your instinct, and the experience as well, you can fly very high.
Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.
W. Clement Stone
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
In a person who is open to experience each stimulus is freely relayed through the nervous system, without being distorted by any process of defensiveness.
Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.
A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
Experience has shown, and a true philosophy will always show, that a vast, perhaps the larger portion of the truth arises from the seemingly irrelevant.
Edgar Allan Poe
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.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.
Death is not an event in life: we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
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.
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.
You have people come into your life shockingly and surprisingly. You have losses that you never thought you'd experience. You have rejection and you have learn how to deal with that and how to get up the next day and go on with it.
Is there anyone so wise as to learn by the experience of others?
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.
Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink.
W. C. Fields
Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle. So at least it's something I experience, but that's not where I live.
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
e. e. cummings
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.
A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
Screaming at children over their grades, especially to the point of the child's tears, is child abuse, pure and simple. It's not funny and it's not good parenting. It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. It isn't the least bit funny.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
R. Buckminster Fuller
And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
I think it's been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.
P. J. O'Rourke
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.
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
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Leonardo da Vinci
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
Pope John Paul II
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
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.
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
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.
Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.
Experience, as a desire for experience, does not come off. We must not study ourselves while having an experience.
The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance - the idea that anything is possible.
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
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
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.
In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.
J. Paul Getty
Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience.
Experience is what you have after you've forgotten her name.
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.
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
Because our entire universe is made up of consciousness, we never really experience the universe directly we just experience our consciousness of the universe, our perception of it, so right, our only universe is perception.
It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.
The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations.
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.
I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
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.
Experience has shown how deeply the seeds of war are planted by economic rivalry and social injustice.
Harry S. Truman
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
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.
I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a "learning experience." Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience." It makes me feel less stupid.
P. J. O'Rourke
To use the same words is not a sufficient guarantee of understanding; one must use the same words for the same genus of inward experience; ultimately one must have one's experiences in common.
Any experience can be transformed into something of value.
We come altogether fresh and raw into the several stages of life, and often find ourselves without experience, despite our years.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
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.
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.
Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
George Bernard Shaw
Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
John Stuart Mill
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art.
I understand now that the vulnerability I've always felt is the greatest strength a person can have. You can't experience life without feeling life. What I've learned is that being vulnerable to somebody you love is not a weakness, it's a strength.
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.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw
The great awareness comes slowly, piece by piece. The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning. The experience of spiritual power is basically a joyful one.
M. Scott Peck
If merely 'feeling good' could decide, drunkenness would be the supremely valid human experience.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
Norman Vincent Peale
Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience.
Experience is the best teacher of all. And for that, there are no guarantees that one will become an artist. Only the journey matters.
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.
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.
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.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
I've learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.
Louis C. K.
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.
It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them.
It is important to expect nothing, to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed.
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.
Optimism with some experience behind it is much more energizing than plain old experience with a certain degree of cynicism.
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.
I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it.
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.
Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age.
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
Normally, I love to go to the movies and when I see a character portrayed by different actors at different ages, it kind of pops a little bit for me. It brings me out of the movie experience. Now we have the technology to cure that.
I just hope that theaters remain. I think there's something very wonderful about getting into a dark room with a bunch of people. There's something cool about that. Brings us all together in one room where we can experience all those emotions.
As human beings, we are vulnerable to confusing the unprecedented with the improbable. In our everyday experience, if something has never happened before, we are generally safe in assuming it is not going to happen in the future, but the exceptions can kill you and climate change is one of those exceptions.
To 'choose' dogma and faith over doubt and experience is to throw out the ripening vintage and to reach greedily for the Kool-Aid.
Love is an emotion that is based on an opinion of women that is impossible for those who have had any experience with them.
H. L. Mencken
Women always excel men in that sort of wisdom which comes from experience. To be a woman is in itself a terrible experience.
H. L. Mencken
Enthusiasm - a distemper of youth, curable by small doses of repentance in connection with outward applications of experience.
It is possible to experience an awakening in this life through realising just how precious each moment, each mental process, and each breath truly is.
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
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.
But my experience is that people who have been through painful, difficult times are filled with compassion.
Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.
I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
I'm not one aspect of the human experience - none of us is.
All the suffering and joy we experience depend on conditions.
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.
Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.
Experience which was once claimed by the aged is now claimed exclusively by the young.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I didn't fully realize it at the time, but the goal of my life was profoundly molded by this experience - to help produce, in the next generation, more Mother Teresas and less Hitlers.
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.
Sometimes you recognize that there is a category of human experience that has not been identified but everyone knows about it. That is when I find a term to describe it.
Our DNA is as a consumer company - for that individual customer who's voting thumbs up or thumbs down. That's who we think about. And we think that our job is to take responsibility for the complete user experience. And if it's not up to par, it's our fault, plain and simply.
High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.
In the revolt against idealism, the ambiguities of the word experience have been perceived, with the result that realists have more and more avoided the word.
I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.
Richard M. Nixon
I maybe had a first love and had my heart broken, but reflecting on it, I don't think that was love. I think as I'm getting older and having more in-depth relationships, maybe I'll experience it. At the moment, I don't know, exactly, if I've been in love.
I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn't see the signs in myself. I couldn't ask for help because I didn't know I needed help.
I don't think I've ever worked so hard on something, but working on Macintosh was the neatest experience of my life. Almost everyone who worked on it will say that. None of us wanted to release it at the end. It was as though we knew that once it was out of our hands, it wouldn't be ours anymore.
But human experience is usually paradoxical, that means incongruous with the phrases of current talk or even current philosophy.
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?
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
That peace which is within us, we must experience it. And if we are searching for peace outside we will never find the peace within.
I don't claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday I'm home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book, 'Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.'
We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Saint Teresa of Avila
Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
If I could sell 500 million records every time, it would be great. But I've also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager, in a very kind of model version of it.
The amount of meetings I've been in - people would be shocked. But that's how you gain experience, how you can gain knowledge, being in meetings and participating. You learn and grow.
You learn from a conglomeration of the incredible past - whatever experience gotten in any way whatsoever.
The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world.
I think each movie-making process is a very exhausting and satisfying and fulfilling experience for me.
I'm not a romantic. In life I didn't have much experience with romance.
Suffering is but another name for the teaching of experience, which is the parent of instruction and the schoolmaster of life.
Experience seems to most of us to lead to conclusions, but empiricism has sworn never to draw them.
The word experience is like a shrapnel shell, and bursts into a thousand meanings.
Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality.
I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.
The deepest experience of the creator is feminine, for it is experience of receiving and bearing.
Rainer Maria Rilke
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.
We can not continue to allow this over reliance on government to replace the cornerstone institution that has made the American experience possible.
What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn't be an artist unless you wanted to share an experience, a thought.
No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.
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.
My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.
I'd like to believe an accumulation of experience has made me a sort of a grown-up person, so I can have judgment and taste and whatever.
I've been looking to do TV for a while. I've always done guest starring stuff. I've done a couple of multi-episode arcs, and I've always loved the 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.
You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience.
J. K. Rowling
Myth is an attempt to narrate a whole human experience, of which the purpose is too deep, going too deep in the blood and soul, for mental explanation or description.
David Herbert Lawrence
The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.
David Herbert Lawrence
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.
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.
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.
You cannot, in human experience, rush into the light. You have to go through the twilight into the broadening day before the noon comes and the full sun is upon the landscape.
Any film, or to me any creative endeavour, no matter who you're working with, is, in many cases, a wonderful experience.
Very often I've known people who wouldn't say a word to each other, but they'd go to see movies together and experience life that way.
Working with HBO was an opportunity to experience creative freedom and 'long-form development' that filmmakers didn't have a chance to do before the emergence of shows like 'The Sopranos.'
People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.
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
Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience.
'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.
So when you do your family tree and Margaret Cho does hers, and... Wanda Sykes and John Legend... we're adding to the database that scholars can then draw from to generalize about the complexity of the American experience. And that's the contribution that family trees make to broader scholarship.
Henry Louis Gates
It's more fun to experience things when you don't know what's going to happen.
Louis C. K.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
There's nothing wrong with acknowledging the panoply of life's rich experience.
You don't know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don't have a child, you don't know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.
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.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes
In my experience lust only ever leads to misery. All that suspicion and jealousy and anguish it unleashes. I don't want those things in my life.
I would wish for any one of my colleagues to have the experience of working with Martin Scorsese once in their lifetime.
The reward of suffering is experience.
Harry S. Truman
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
We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.
That's not to say that women's priorities are better than men's. Rather, when women are empowered, when they can speak from the experience of their own lives, they often address different, previously neglected issues. And families and whole communities benefit.
Dee Dee Myers
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.
At times I experience hardship in trying to find the proper point of balance between traditional things and my own personality.
I've been playing against older and stronger competition my whole life. It has made me a better tennis player and able to play against this kind of level despite their strength and experience.
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness.
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.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
The character and history of each child may be a new and poetic experience to the parent, if he will let it.
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Masterpieces are not single and solitary births; they are the outcome of many years of thinking in common, of thinking by the body of the people, so that the experience of the mass is behind the single voice.
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.
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
Henri Frederic Amiel
I do write a lot from personal experience, but I also embellish a bit.
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.
I would love to work in America. I wouldn't love to live there, but I'd love to experience working there.
I had one relative who passed away but fortunately none others. So my sort of experience of it is quite limited, thankfully.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future!
I don't care how smart a kid you are. The only way you learn what's not right is from experience.
All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
I need more raw experience. I've read and watched a lot of things, but I haven't done a lot of things.
I just think that the collective experience of going to see a film is something you can't recreate.
You can't leave out half the world's experience and expect to address all the problems. Women communicate differently and process information differently, which leads them to resolve conflicts differently.
Dee Dee Myers
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.
A woman's experience is different from a man's in virtually every respect, including how she is treated by the media.
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
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
More people should read books. It's the most concentrated experience you can have.
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.
If you're writing, you're starting in private. It can really be this amazing, private, freeing experience. Forget that it's for other people - that comes in later.
The more you are getting older, you lose a little something. Of course there is another advantage, because of your long experience you can use it.
As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama.
With 'Good Will Hunting,' Miramax made certain the recruited audience wasn't expecting to laugh at Robin Williams like they normally do. From my limited experience, you can really blow test screenings by conducting them in the wrong way.
Gus Van Sant
If you sit in a position where decisions that you take would have a serious effect on people, you can't ignore a lot of experience around the world which says this drug has these negative effects.
Every experience makes you a man.
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.
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.
What if Barack Obama established a Presidential Advisory Committee that would meet once every couple of months, bringing together the former presidents for a conference in order to seek their collective wisdom? There is a wealth of experience in former presidents that generally goes untapped.
Producing is just a big learning experience.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.
Barbara de Angelis
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.
Working with big actors and realising that they were just normal people who've got an incredible talent was just a great experience.
I write out of my intellectual experience.
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes
I think everyone's experience with a terminal disease is so deeply personal and unique to the person, the context in which they're living and the relationships that they have.
My experience is that's rare - that you have a script that is... what they call 'film-ready.'
Some writers can only deal with childhood experience, because it's complete. For another kind of writer, life goes on, and he's able to keep processing that as well.
V. S. Naipaul
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.
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.
Sometimes I get so bold and I'm so confident about what I'm doing that I actually try to be more of a dork because it's a really liberating feeling to experience what it's like to not care.
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.
When fish experience something that would cause other animals physical pain, they behave in ways suggestive of pain, and the change in behaviour may last several hours.
Without in any way minimising the economic and psychological blow that people experience when they lose their jobs, the unemployed in affluent countries still have a safety net, in the form of social security payments, and usually free healthcare and free education for their children. They also have sanitation and safe drinking water.
The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Leonardo da Vinci
Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.
I think how pay gets determined is pretty broad - experience, how people look, what they bring to the job. But there's no question women are paid less. Women don't ask.
Dee Dee Myers
It has been my experience that if we make the effort to listen to people when we meet them, and work to get to know them a little, it is then easy to find something likeable in practically anyone.
Bryant H. McGill
If you've got a piece and you can feel the person who's going to direct it is really made for it, if it's really special for them, then it's going to be a better-than-usual experience.
I go by instinct - I don't worry about experience.
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.
In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Mississippi Mermaid was a very special experience because we only had the dialogues for the scenes we were shooting the night before.
I've told people who have just started to make a film that the one thing you might experience is this feeling that everybody is conspiring against you, because you're not necessarily able to tell what's real and what's not.
Gus Van Sant
My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.
Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me.
The soul is everlasting, and its learning experience is lifetime after lifetime.
Women love working together. That's my experience anyway.
When a child comes in, I believe that it's a 'multipersonhood,' and it knows it, its consciousness knows it, and it has a nuclei in the center of its consciousness that is the repository of all experience and all knowledge. And when you look in the eyes of your baby and you feel this sense that they are an old soul, I believe indeed they are.
I always try to keep the circumstances in my life fresh. I like to change the physical environment I live in, change the people around me and try to experience things for the first time. I think that keeps one on their toes, creatively and spiritually.
Women artists need to break barriers in order for women's experience to be valuable.
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
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.
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.
What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Obviously an actor draws on his own experience.
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
You know, in 1975 I couldn't get a job in New York City because I was American. The kitchens were predominantly run by French, Swiss, German, and basically I got laughed at. I had education, I had experience, but got laughed at because I was American.
I remember when I took Quentin Tarantino with me to a very private screening of the documentary 'Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,' which shows some of the legal irregularities of his case. I was involved by the film, and it was an amazing experience to see people weep at the end of it.
Ordinary professionalism and 20 years' experience can accomplish a lot, but it can't access the hidden places.
My experience of the world is that things left to themselves don't get right.
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
No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
Given that religious faith is an intrinsic element of human experience, it is best to approach and engage the subject with a sense of history and a critical sensibility.
The bullied straight kid goes home to a shoulder to cry on and support and can talk freely about his experience at school and why he's being bullied. I couldn't go home and open up to my parents.
I always considered myself as a character actor. I always try to be versatile to show different sides of human experience.
I want people to think of me as a nice person. I really am so blessed. All of this has been a great experience and I thank the American public so much for putting me in this position. I appreciate every second of it.
There is no more lively sensation than that of pain; its impressions are certain and dependable, they never deceive as may those of the pleasure women perpetually feign and almost never experience.
Marquis de Sade
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.
When you go to the movies with your whole family, it's a different experience. For some reason, it's something that you're all doing together and you take away something special in that.
It's always an interesting experience for a politician to be heard in silence, I have to say.
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.
The act of birth is the first experience of anxiety, and thus the source and prototype of the affect of anxiety.
Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience.
But it's a journey and the sad thing is you only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.
I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience.
As an actress, it's part of your job to be able to imagine just about anything - even if it's not within your personal experience.
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.
Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
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.
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.
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.
Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often.
In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
Sometimes I think our problems are made worse by the kind of business we're in. Playing these road shows is a weird experience.
I discovered early on that some performers live their life in order to act, so all their relationships are simply an experience that they can feed back into their work. Which I find vampiric.
I'm not particularly precious about the theatrical experience any more.
A lot of why I do something is just the novelty of the experience.
Find what's hot, find what's just opened and then look for the worst review of the week. There is so much to learn from watching a restaurant getting absolutely panned and having a bad experience. Go and see it for yourself.
Progress is measured by richness and intensity of experience - by a wider and deeper apprehension of the significance and scope of human existence.
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.
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.
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
Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
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.
But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
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.
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.
I've always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you're the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you're the fastest. So no one can say you're slow if you're fast and no one can say you're fast if you're slow.
I guess my experience with some stuff is kind of abstract.
I have this horrible sense of humor where I think discomfort is funny - partly because I experience discomfort a lot, and it's a way of laughing at it and getting a release.
For me, I'd rather have an intense experience than not.
Yes, all my songs come from personal experience and relationships.
The new spirituality is that it will produce an experience in human encounters in which we become a living demonstration of the basic spiritual teaching 'We are all one.'
Neale Donald Walsch
Men and women who have served in harm's way experience higher rates of divorce and suicide. Many battle the debilitating effects and stigma associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I'm too classy to bring that up.
Anybody who has gone through a life-changing experience will tell you there is a different understanding of what is real and what is important, and when you are going through different moments, you can reflect and go, 'I have been through worse.'
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.
The key to education is the experience of beauty.
If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids.
I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings.
I like directors who have worked as actors. They know the experience.
You know, young actors say all the time, 'Should I use my own life experience?' And my response is, 'What choice do you have?'
Making an album should be an honest experience. It shouldn't be about trying to gauge where popular music is today; it should be about artistic expression and putting down what you want to put down.
Fatigue is what we experience, but it is what a match is to an atomic bomb.
Intuition is the very force or activity of the soul in its experience through whatever has been the experience of the soul itself.
An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.
Alfred North Whitehead
Some of us are interested in directors, but really the vast majority of us are interested in actors. You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
I don't want people to sit there and objectively watch the film. I want them to experience it as something that's under their skin, so you try to make the films really tactile.
You experience the films through the actors, so they're all locked into your imagination in some kind of layer of fantasy or hatred or wherever they settle into your imagination.
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.
I have such happy memories of performing in a choir and I don't think I'd have got where I am today without all that experience. So my advice to young singers is to either join your school or church's choir or find one in your local area. Choral music at any level teaches you so much about musicianship and blending your voice.
Experience is like a comb that life gives you when you are bald.
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
James Russell Lowell
If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression.
E. W. Howe
It's always good to get a smaller tournament under your belt so that by the time you get to the Slams, you have a lot of experience.
Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually it passes and the flow returns. It's part of racing.
Throughout my whole life, as a performer, I've never played with a band. I've always played alone, so I was never required to stay in rhythm or anything. So it was a real different experience for me to start playing with a band. There were so many basic things for me to learn.
When I was young, I was just about hard work. But as I got older, I did experience anxiety, doubt, judgment, and it's so easy to lose yourself for a second.
I remember when I was 33 or 34, it was devastating because I realized I wasn't a kid anymore. The great thing about 40 was that I really felt like I had life experience and knew what I was doing now.
No 27-year-old has the experience to run a company that does a quarter of a billion dollars a year in sales.
You can live your whole life in your brain and not experience what's around you. You go crazy that way.
Though 'Fire and Rain' is very personal, for other people it resonates as a sort of commonly held experience... And that's what happens with me. I write things for personal reasons, and then in some cases it... can be a shared experience.
I know there are people who don't like their audience or like the experience of being recognized or celebrated, but my audience has been very good - they don't bother me and when they do contact me it's usually on the nicest possible terms.
Performing is a profound experience, at least for me. It's not as if I sit down and play 'Fire and Rain' by myself, just to hear it again. But to offer it up... the energy that it somehow summons live takes me right back, and I do get a reconnection to the emotions.
Performing is a profound experience, at least for me.
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.
A great deal has been written in recent years about the purported lack of motivation in the children of the Negro ghettos. Little in my experience supports this, yet the phrase has been repeated endlessly, and the blame in almost all cases is placed somewhere outside the classroom.
I'm very accepting with my age. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. There comes a day when you've become comfortable in your skin.
I didn't go to high school, so I don't have a high school experience. I was home-schooled during high school.
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.
You have to see a building to comprehend it. Photographs cannot convey the experience, nor film.
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience.
Through the years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt.
You have to trust your kids. They have to experience life, and you just hope you've provided them a foundation for what's right and what isn't.
America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each 'temporary' president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas - with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown - not through his experience, but through his actions and words - that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility.
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
There are some hurts that we experience that can be forgiven but we won't forget them.
Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer? Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot. On those rare occasions when I have advertised products which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field, the results have been disastrous.
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
I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience.
I felt alienated by the experience and decided to stay away from corporate employment.
It would be my guess that Madonna is not a very happy woman. From my own experience, having gone through persona changes like that, that kind of clawing need to be the center of attention is not a pleasant place to be.
I prefer to think of the audience as a single living organism with which I am sharing a singular, never-to-be-repeated experience.
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
A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.
John le Carre
I was quite able at the insignificant work I did in MI6, but absolutely dysfunctional in my domestic life. I had no experience of fatherhood. I had no example of marital bliss or the family unit.
John le Carre
Whenever something happens that makes me laugh or if I remember something in the middle of the night that I want to share, I jot the experience down.
My kids will grow up in a house knowing that it's perfectly normal for two men to be in love, it's perfectly normal for two women to be in love. My kids will grow up knowing it's all about love. It doesn't matter who you're with and everyone should have that experience.
Acting can be a narrow and isolated experience, because you only examine your particular part.
Directing is a more pragmatic experience, where you have to deal with the restrictions of time and money that force you to make certain decisions you don't have to make when you're writing.
When I'm writing, I'm trying to immerse myself in the chaos of an emotional experience, rather than separate myself from it and look back at it from a distance with clarity and tell it as a story. Because that's how life is lived, you know?
I think generally I'm kind of interested in subjective experience, what goes on inside someone's head, that being all they really know of the world.
I think you just assume that your memory is just sort of a video playback of your experience, but it's nothing like that at all. It's a complete refabrication of an event and a lot of it is made up, because you're filling in spaces.
Values are principles and ideas that bring meaning to the seemingly mundane experience of life. A meaningful life that ultimately brings happiness and pride requires you to respond to temptations as well as challenges with honor, dignity, and courage.
There's no experience like on-the-job training.
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
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
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art - and, by analogy, our own experience - more, rather than less, real to us. The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
The experience of being in space didn't change my perspective of myself or of the planet or of life. I had no spiritual experience.
You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.
I feel that between my experience and my mother's, breast cancer is a little bit like someone who lives next door. I know what that person looks like and what their daily habits are.
My parents had an experience of life that is as opposite to mine as you can imagine.
No matter how close to personal experience a story might be, inevitably you are going to get to a part that isn't yours and, actually, whether it happened or not becomes irrelevant. It is all about choosing the right words.
I started thinking about joy. Everything in our society is so purposeful. Let's bring joy back to the experience.
I wouldn't say I'm a very original thinker, but if I have a good experience with something, I'll want to take it further or adapt it in some way.
Anyone who teaches knows that you don't really experience a text until you've taught it, in loving detail, with an intelligent and responsive class.
Joyce Carol Oates
Yes, I've listened to just a few audiobooks - but hope to listen to more. I've wanted to investigate how my own books sound in this format and find the experience of listening, and not reading, quite fascinating.
Joyce Carol Oates
I enjoy writing but I much prefer the experience of having written.
I know from my own experience and from other people in the business that when you come from a place where nobody knew who you were and then there is this sudden shift to where everybody now knows who you are, there's an adjustment that you have to make.
My worst hair experience was when I was trying to relax my hair and my grandmother did it. It went all straight and I looked like a black Bee Gee.
Actually, music gave me the support when I needed it. I would never have gone to college unless I'd gotten a piano scholarship. And now I'm so glad I got to learn to play the cello, which is a different experience, you're flexing a different muscle, but it's beautiful because it is music.
These are tough times and under this Tory-led government many people in Manchester are suffering and getting left behind. If elected I will use all my energy, skills, experience and knowledge to stand up for our communities and get things done for the better.
My Marine experience helped shape who I am now personally and professionally, and I am grateful for that on an almost daily basis.
To most men experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illuminate only the track it has passed.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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.
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.
The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
Being an actor means asking people to look at you. I guess I accept that. But it's a profession in which the job is to show another world and other people. You may access it through bits of yourself, and your imagination and experience, but actually, in the end, you're not playing yourself.
I had great faith in Irish actors, that they'd be hip to the whole theatre thing, and they are. I had no illusions of coming over here as some kind of big shot. It's been a learning experience for me too.
I had no expectations about fatherhood, really, but it's definitely a journey I'm glad to be taking. Number one, it's a great learning experience. When my mother told me it's a 24/7 job, she wasn't kidding.
A great many people experience the movement from one century to the next, but a minuscule number of people experience the movement from one millennium to the next.
Neale Donald Walsch
When I go to my live shows it's often a multigenerational audience, a family bonding experience.
When I was 27 years old, I organized legal aid clinics to help low-income seniors. It was a life-altering experience.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
Charles de Secondat
There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
From my experience, I think that every actor has to make sure that they're in charge of their own career somehow or other.
The most experience I had in the criminology field is playing a thug as an actor. That was my first paid job. The police academy at the college was paying people to reenact the calls that potential cops would get. So I got to play thugs and people who were unruly.
I learn from experience.
Enough of this occupation, terror and abuse. We are not in need of your help. We are able to combat and defeat terrorism, and achieve unity. We are not in need of your bases, your experience and etc.
Muqtada al Sadr