Favorite Quotations ~  Experience Art As Experience

"Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes." ~ Oscar Wilde


Belief precedes experience. ~ Harry Plamer

A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace. ~ Tennessee Williams, Memoirs

Awaken people's curiosity. It is enough to open minds, do not overload them. Put there just a spark. ~ Anatole France

I think what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonance within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. ~ Joseph Campbell

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Experience is a good school, but the fees are high. ~ Heinrich Heine, Civilization's Quotations

Experience is a private, and a very largely speechless affair. ~ James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age. ~ Ambrose Bierce

I look for lessons in every experience. It adds to my leadership abilities. ~ Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, US Weekly, 3/22/04

We learn the rope of life by untying the knots. ~ Jean Toomer

Never limit your view of life by any past experience. ~ Ernest Holmes

Everyone's entitled to their own experience. ~ Mandy Patinkin

To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul. ~ Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

I've always thought experience to be a double-edged sword; you evolve from it, but sometimes it hurts you. Only one thing is for sure: You always learn from it. And that's what really matters. ~ Donald Trump

None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

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