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.
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.
When you write your first book aged 25 or so, you have 25 years of experience, albeit much of it juvenile experience. The second book comes after an extra year sitting in bookshops. Pretty soon, you begin to run on empty.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
All experience is an arch, to build upon.
Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Experience is a great teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
Whenever you fall, pick up something.
Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets. It is also the enemy of possession.
Experience isn't interesting until it begins to repeat itself - in fact, till it does that, it hardly is experience.
Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
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.
You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
Experience is a dim lamp, which only lights the one who bears it.
To most men, experience is like the stern lights of a ship, which illumine only the track it has passed.
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
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.
Failure is a learning experience. It can be a gravestone or a stepping stone.
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.
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.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
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.
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.
What did it for me? It wasn't my education or experience. It was my passion.
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.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced ... even a proverb is no proverb till your life has illustrated it.
At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experiences of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses.
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.
The only thing experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing.
I treat everything as a learning experience; then you become detached from the result and more interested in the experience itself.
Experience! Wise men do not need it.
Experience! Idiots do not heed it.
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.
Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
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.
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't.
Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
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.
We learned from everybody else's book and added a few pages of our own.
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Experience was of no ethical value. It was merely the name men gave to their mistakes.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
Hindsight gives everyone perfect vision.
Jugment comes from experience - and experience comes from bad judgment.
They have this wonderful process of learning from direct experience calledAfter 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.