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
If you want plenty of experience in dealing with difficult people, then have kids.
- Bo Bennett
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.
- Hannah Arendt
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes
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.
- Jean Houston
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
- John Dewey
You lose your individuality a huge amount when you have no money, and I certainly had that experience.
- J. K. Rowling
I write out of my intellectual experience.
- Tom Stoppard
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.
- Virginia Woolf
This has been a learning experience for me. I also thought that privacy was something we were granted in the Constitution. I have learned from this when in fact the word privacy does not appear in the Constitution.
- Bill Maher
Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
- Simon Bolivar
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.
- Alan Moore
Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful.
- Jeff Bezos
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.
- Billy Joel
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
- William E. Gladstone
Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.
- Jon Bon Jovi
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.
- Franklin P. Adams
Not to transmit an experience is to betray it.
- Elie Wiesel
In the experience of art, time seems not to exist.
- Salman Rushdie
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.
- Henry James
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.
- Laura Schlessinger
I sought my father in the world of the black musician, because it contained wisdom, experience, sadness and loneliness. I was not ever interested in the music of boys. From my youngest years, I was interested in the music of men.
- Eric Clapton
The key to education is the experience of beauty.
- Friedrich Schiller
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.
- Walter Benjamin
Bad experience is a school that only fools keep going to.
- Ezra Taft Benson
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.
- Jack Kevorkian
The dictum that truth always triumphs over persecution is one of the pleasant falsehoods which men repeat after one another till they pass into commonplaces, but which all experience refutes.
- John Stuart Mill
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.
- Emil Zatopek
But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
- Muhammad Iqbal
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.
- Andrew Cohen
No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.
- Michael Bloomberg
I never intended for the Monster Ball to be a religious experience, it just became one.
- Lady Gaga
High school is such a shared experience in North American culture.
- Douglas Coupland
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
- John Stuart Mill
The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate.
- Doug Larson
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.
- Bob Geldof
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.
You are about to have your first experience with a Greek lunch. I will kill you if you pretend to like it.
- Jackie Kennedy
When you start writing about the stuff that is the central experience of your own life, you can talk about whatever you want, in whatever way you want.
- Salman Rushdie
As the leader of twelve apostles, even Jesus had more executive experience than Obama.
- Ann Coulter
In my experience, it is rarer to find a really happy person in a circle of millionaires than among vagabonds.
- Thor Heyerdahl
I think most people have that out of body experience when they win the Oscar.
- Sandra Bullock
Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes
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.
- Christy Turlington
Never, for the sake of peace and quiet, deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold
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
In George Bush you get experience, and with me you get - The Future!
- Dan Quayle
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
- William Morris
Going to the theater is such a joyous experience. My dad would take my sister and me to plays when we were very young, like six or seven years old.
- Julia Roberts
History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
- Gerald R. Ford
Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
- Muhammad Iqbal
The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.
- Elizabeth Hardwick
I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.
- Harriet Tubman
Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience... from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience.
- Masaru Ibuka