Experience Quotes

Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men’s eyes, because they know—or think they know—some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is […]

I learned that even after a single day’s experience of the outside world a man could easily live a hundred years in prison. He’d have laid up enough memories never to be bored. (“The Stranger”)

Every single gig I’ve ever done — which I think is represented by every brick in my house — has been important for knowing what to do at this point in my career. There isn’t a night where something doesn’t go wrong where I don’t know what to do. And I think, “Oh, I learned […]

All great music is the result of successful invention. You’re going toward something you think is valuable. There’s risk involved, but you welcome it. Part of being a musician is reporting on what you experience. If you deliberately limit your experiences, your reporting will be limited.

Experience shows that the possibility of executing complex calculations with great speed and accuracy quickly creates such an enormous demand for these services which would soon be beyond the capacity of just one machine. Furthermore, there are the advantages for the students and researchers who will be trained in the use of these new tools […]

I go by instinct – I don’t worry about experience.

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. (“Calvin and Hobbes”)

The Constitution is a living and breathing document… intended by our Founders to be interpreted in the light of the constantly evolving experience of the American people.

And revolutions in Christian history have always been a judgement upon historical Christianity, upon Christians, upon their betrayal of the Christian covenant, upon their distortion of Christianity… (Revolution) is a challenge to Christians and a reminder that they have not made justice a fact of experience.

Calvin: Without question, that was one of the worst experiences of my life. Dad: It built character. Calvin: Oh sure. Why can’t I ever build character at a Miami condo or a casino somewhere? (“Calvin and Hobbes”)