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Experience

Definition: Practical contact with and observation of facts or events.
Number of Quotes: 43

My work comes from the experience of crowds, injustice, and aggression ... I feel an affinity for art when it was made a form of existence, like when shamans worked in the territory between men and unknown powers ... I try to bewitch the crowd.
Magdalena Abakanowicz

Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Anonymous

Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Antrim

Whenever you fall, pick up something.
Oswald Avery

Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets. It is also the enemy of possession.
Experience and Poverty
Walter Benjamin

Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself - in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Elizabeth Bowen

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Brown

The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe that experience is a substitute for intelligence.
Lyman Bryson

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Albert Camus

Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
Louis-Ferdinand Céline

To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold Geneen

All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Failure is a learning experience. It can be a gravestone or a stepping stone.
Bud Hadfield

An expert is a man who knows some of the worst errors that can be made in the subject in question and who therefore understands how to avoid them.
Werner Heisenberg

Being in jail is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to think and I believe that I am learning and growing from this experience ... I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world.
Paris Hilton

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Elbert Hubbard

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

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web ... suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
Henry James

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something ... That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.
Steve Jobs

What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
Andrea Jung

Mistakes are, after all, the foundation of truth, and if a man does not know what a thing is, it is at least an increase in knowledge if he knows what it is not.
Carl Jung

Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Immanuel Kant

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced ... even a proverb is no proverb till your life has illustrated it.
John Keats

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
Ellen Key

Age is other things too. It is wisdom, if one has lived one's life properly. It is experience and knowledge. And it is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least get out of the way so you won't get run over.
Miriam Makeba

The only thing experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.
André Maurois

I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Lorraine Moller

Experience! Wise men do not need it.
Experience! Idiots do not heed it.

Ogden Nash

Music is your own experience, your 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.
Charlie Parker

Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Pliny

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
Marcel Proust

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.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Pete Seeger

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again - and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Mark Twain

We learned from everybody else's book and added a few pages of our own.
Sam Walton

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
Billy Wilder

Hindsight gives everyone perfect vision.
Chris Wright

Jugment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
Walter Wriston

They have this wonderful process of learning from direct experience called After Action Review, in which everyone who was involved sits down and the three questions are: What happened? Why do you think it happened? And what can we learn from it? If you were ... able to get those three questions as part of your process, you could become a learning organization.
Walter Wriston

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