74 Best Quotes about Experience

Experience Quote of the Day

The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience. - Chinua Achebe, Writer

There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man's general destiny. - Lascelles Abercrombie, Poet

Ability Quotes, Destiny Quotes, Material Quotes, Unity Quotes

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. - Francesca Annis , Actress

Wonder Quotes

I think I may try and write something about my pretty extraordinary experience with the 101st in Iraq. - Rick Atkinson, Author


Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience. - Mahatma Gandhi

Rich Quotes, Effort Quotes, Faith Quotes

Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience. - Francis Bacon, Philosopher

Education Quotes, Travel Quotes

As someone who flew two space capsules and twice landed in the ocean, I can attest from personal experience how much logistics work is needed to get you home. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Work Quotes

A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences. - Steve Albini , Musician

Important Quotes, Trust Quotes

Truly charismatic people, in my experience, don't come along very often. - Francesca Annis , Actress

Movies are collaborative, and that's part of what makes it a great experience. They're different from a lot of other art forms, but also it makes it seem like when you see the final product, you go, 'I wouldn't have done that. I wouldn't have done this.' - Casey Affleck, Actor

Great Quotes, Art Quotes

One thing I know from personal experience, judges hate it when parties talk publicly about their cases. There are a lot of things about our criminal legal system that need to be changed, and this is just one of them. Prosecutors know how to play the press. Most defendants don't. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Change Quotes

Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Work Quotes

I personally think that money can do very little. And this has been my experience all across. - Mukesh Ambani, Businessman

Money Quotes

Bebo has an opportunity to prove its products and services. Bebo plays in a very competitive space; it has big market share in specific countries. An AIM profile vs. a Bebo profile are very different experiences. - Tim Armstrong , Businessman

Opportunity Quotes, Aim Quotes, Vice Quotes

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience. - Albert Bandura, Psychologist

Action Quotes, Reality Quotes

Sometimes I envy people who can be only half crazy, with one foot in the passion and one foot in the real world. But that's not me. I dive into the total crazy experience. That's the only way to travel. - Kiran Ahluwalia , Musician

Passion Quotes, Travel Quotes

I look at life, the experiences I've had, at the human condition, the dynamics between people, the news (world news), and draw from the compelling realities all around us. - Leslie Banks, Actor

Life Quotes

Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It's therapy. - Erykah Badu, Musician

Time Quotes, Pain Quotes

What's the function of poetry? It's to express general truths, to connect with the reader and make him think: 'Wow, I've experienced that, but you've expressed it so much better.' - Giles Andreae, Artist

Truth Quotes, Poetry Quotes

I've dated people where we traveled horribly together, and if one thing went wrong, it was horrible for them. Then I've been fortunate enough to have great traveling experiences where everything lined up and even when things went wrong, you just laughed about it. You learn so much about yourself when you're traveling with someone. - Candice Accola, Actress

Great Quotes, Travel Quotes

DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

I've always played way older than my age. It's the experience behind my eyes or something. - Jamie Anne Allman, Actress

Age Quotes

The physical world, including our bodies, is a response of the observer. We create our bodies as we create the experience of our world. - Deepak Chopra

Grandmasters decline with age. That's a given. There is nothing special about the age of 40, but age eventually takes its toll. That much is clear. Beyond that, it's about how long you can put off the effects and compensate for them. Mistakes will crop in, but you try to compensate for them with experience and hard work. - Viswanathan Anand, Celebrity

Age Quotes, Hard Work Quotes, Mistakes Quotes

Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues. - Abigail Adams, American First Lady

Wisdom Quotes, Retirement Quotes, Great Quotes, Virtue Quotes

My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding. - Dalai Lama, Leader

Education Quotes, Hope Quotes, Heart Quotes, Religion Quotes

Don't sweat it if you are stuck in the corporate job right now. But begin to plan ahead. I know from much personal experience that it takes 1-3 years to transition from total scratch to making a living from home in any career you want. - James Altucher, Author

I started to write in about 1950; I was thirty-five at the time; there didn't seem to be any strong motivation. I simply was endeavoring to put down in a more or less straightforward journalistic style something about my experiences with addiction and addicts. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Motivational Quotes, Time Quotes

There are lots of things that I will probably never experience in this life. Military combat. Being dictator of a small central American country. Dunking a basketball. Being a famous rock star. Or walking on Mars. But one thing I have been, and will always be, is an entrepreneur. - Michael Arrington , Businessman

Life Quotes, American Quotes

People say to me, Would you like to swap your life with me for 24 hours? Your life must be very strange. But of course I have not experienced any other life. It's not strange to me. - Prince Andrew, Royalty

Life Quotes

The world sometimes feels like an insane asylum. You can decide whether you want to be an inmate or pick up your visitor's badge. You can be in the world but not engage in the melodrama of it; you can become a spiritual being having a human experience thoroughly and fully. - Deepak Chopra

Spiritual Quotes

Our album 'Show No Mercy' came out in late '83, and we did three or four shows in San Francisco after the release. That was our first experience with stage-divers, crowd-surfing, people walking on people across an entire crowd. - Tom Araya , Musician

Everyone who's been in space would, I'm sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there. - Buzz Aldrin , Astronaut

Opportunity Quotes

I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too! - William Shakespeare, Dramatist

Travel Quotes

That difficult start drove me on to inspire children and let them know that it is never to late to repair a bad experience at school, and once you get your head down and start to read books, you can really achieve. - Johnny Ball

Children Quotes

I just want to create, and socializing is part of the experience. It might sound crazy, but I don't see myself in the jewelry business. It's an experience. - Waris Ahluwalia , Designer

Business Quotes

All parents experience the same problems. - Bill Cosby, American Comedian

Parents Quotes, Problems Quotes

It takes a major unhappiness, a prolonged and bitter experience, to drive us away from loyalties once formed. And sometimes no amount of punishment can make us repudiate our loyalty. - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

Happiness Quotes

One has to go beyond the mind to experience the spiritual bliss of desirelessness. - Meher Baba, Leader

Spiritual Quotes, Desire Quotes, Mind Quotes

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. - Alan Alda , American Actor

Time Quotes, Science Quotes

I learned a lot about what I do with my craft, how I present my music. A lot of things about him were very much an influence on me and everybody else. Once you get in that fold and you're around it, you get to experience something that I don't think we'll ever see again. There will never be anybody like Frank Sinatra. Ever. - Paul Anka , Musician

Influence Quotes, Music Quotes

Open-mindedness is considered to be a virtue. But, strictly speaking, it cannot occur. A new experience must be redacted into old categories. We cannot handle each event freshly in its own right. If we did so, of what use would past experience be? - Gordon W. Allport, Psychologist

Virtue Quotes, Mind Quotes

My first experience in the Netherlands was very pleasant, extremely pleasant. I mean, I got my residence permit, refugee status, within four weeks of arrival. People treated me extremely well. - Ayaan Hirsi Ali , Dutch Politician

I think the Internet has made it easier for people to connect with things that they really like, as well as provide a more personal experience, of 'I found this!' and then you can pass it to friends. - Maria Bamford

There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change. - Isabelle Adjani, Actress

Death Quotes, Change Quotes, Fear Quotes

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

I had had a lot of experience in bringing the Internet to Australia, and I saw that knowledge in the hands of people achieves reform. - Julian Assange, Activist

Knowledge Quotes, Reform Quotes

I've had some of the best and most traumatizing experiences at NBC. - Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian Journalist

Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience. - Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Risk Quotes

What I enjoy most is travelling to different places and meeting new people. For me, it's all about life experiences, and I'm very grateful that acting allows me so many interesting and fulfilling ones. - Jensen Ackles, Actor

Life Quotes, Travel Quotes

In my experience, it's all wonderful with girls until about 16. Around that time, boys kind of calm down and start focusing their testosterone. Girls get a little challenging, especially for fathers. - Tim Allen , Comedian

Time Quotes, Wonder Quotes

4 Top quotes about Experience by Samuel Alexander

It is convenient to distinguish the two kinds of experience which have thus been described, the experienc-ing and the experienc-ed, by technical words. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing, or perceiving, from the thing experienced, or perceived. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

Perception Quotes

The thing of which the act of perception is the perception is experienced as something not mental. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

Perception Quotes

Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experience. - Samuel Alexander , Philosopher

Memories Quotes, Expectations Quotes

4 Famous quotes about Experience by Noam Chomsky

I don't think that experience is a very useful or convincing attribute for a sensible foreign policy. Henry Kissinger had a lot of experience. - Noam Chomsky

Some of the most moving experiences I've had are just in black churches in the South, during the Civil Rights Movement, where people were getting beaten, killed, really struggling for the most elementary rights. - Noam Chomsky

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever. - Noam Chomsky

Imagination Quotes

I have trouble reading modern Hebrew. In the 1950s, I could read anything. I don't know how much experience you've had with contemporary Hebrew. It's quite difficult. - Noam Chomsky

Trouble Quotes

4 Popular quotes about Experience by Marina Abramovic

I believe that life is shorter; that is why we have to make experience longer. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Life Quotes

It's very important that young artists push boundaries, because sometimes you have this urge to do something - like the impulsive and dangerous urges I had as a child - and if you don't follow through with it you might miss out on a developmental experience. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Important Quotes, Anger Quotes

The public is in need of experiences that are not just voyeuristic. Our society is in a mess of losing its spiritual centre. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Spiritual Quotes

I believe so much in the power of performance I don't want to convince people. I want them to experience it and come away convinced on their own. - Marina Abramovic, Artist

Performance Quotes, Power Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Experience by Isabel Allende

The fact that I am a writer comes from the experience of being cut away from my roots and living in Venezuela, where I couldn't find a place for myself, for years and years. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Give, give, give - what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Knowledge Quotes, Talent Quotes, Wealth Quotes, Giving Quotes

The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Pain Quotes

The pain of losing my child was a cleansing experience. I had to throw overboard all excess baggage and keep only what is essential. Because of Paula, I don't cling to anything anymore. Now I like to give much more than to receive. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Pain Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Experience by Helen Keller

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. - Helen Keller

Rich Quotes, Wonder Quotes, Limitations Quotes

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

Success Quotes, Ambition Quotes, Strength Quotes, Character Quotes, Suffering Quotes

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. - Helen Keller

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. - Helen Keller

Children Quotes, Life Quotes, Anger Quotes, Daring Quotes, Men Quotes, Nature Quotes, Security Quotes

4 Best quotes about Experience by George Washington

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. - George Washington

Great Quotes, Pride Quotes

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. - George Washington

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. - George Washington

Profit Quotes, Purpose Quotes

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. - George Washington

Religion Quotes, Religious Quotes