Experience Quotes - Page 6
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The men of experiment are like the ant, they only collect and use; the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. But the bee takes the middle course: it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own. Not unlike this is the true business of philosophy (science); for it neither relies solely or chiefly on the powers of the mind, nor does it take the matter which it gathers from natural history and mechanical experiments and lay up in the memory whole, as it finds it, but lays it up in the understanding altered and disgested. Therefore, from a closer and purer league between these two faculties, the experimental and the rational (such as has never been made), much may be hoped.
Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience.
Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
There are so many ways of judging an experience. I tend to be a gatherer, so I don't reject experiences, I embrace them all.
It was a fantastic learning experience and OK, I got slammed because I wasn't Audrey Hepburn but you could have predicted that, really, if you'd opened your eyes wide enough.
Everybody feels like it was the end of an era. The things that they wrote about very much came from their family experience and their heart.
Working in the studio is a more personal experience whereas on stage in front of a billion people, it's more exciting performing live.
I haven't met Heath but I really look forward to a good beer and a sit-down because I'm sure we could compare a bunch of notes after this experience.
I didn't write the book to sell the book, but to tell my experiences.
He made it cool to be a thinking person seeking a spiritual experience.
I think in the past it was just kind of difficult for me to just play my best in this environment, ... I feel that the difference this year for me is the experience and maturing and learning to deal with things in a different way and knowing myself better.