experience quotes

A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.Stanley Baldwin

And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin.Alan Ball

Theories are always very thin and insubstantial, experience only is tangible.Hosea Ballou

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.Balthus

I've never been convinced that experience is linear, circular, or even random. It just is. I try to put it in some kind of order to extract meaning from it, to bring meaning to it.Toni Cade Bambara

I've always been attracted to cars, and driving is a completely measurable experience: if you qualify last on the grid, you're the slowest, and if you qualify first on the grid, you're the fastest. So no one can say you're slow if you're fast and no one can say you're fast if you're slow.Eric Bana

Most of the images of reality on which we base our actions are really based on vicarious experience.Albert Bandura

I enjoy it too much - even if I knew I'd never get a book published, I would still write. I enjoy the experience of getting thoughts and ideas and plots and characters organised into this narrative framework.Iain Banks

Experience has taught me to believe that, these human beans are the most insidious enemies man, with a tendency to corpulence in advanced life, can possess, though eminently friendly to youth.William Banting

Theatre should be a taxing experience: the greatest achievement of a writer is to produce a character who creates anxiety.Howard Barker

I am the the type to have a personal experience with a celebrity, but I'm too classy to bring that up.Todd Barry

It is good to get an all round experience especially when you have never been on a movie set.Justin Bartha

I have always been very obsessed with time. Time's passage makes us all very vulnerable and because we all experience it in our own way, it can make us feel very alone.John Barton

People of art should never get married and have children, because it's a selfish experience.Mikhail Baryshnikov

It was a challenging experience. I'm looking forward to a break.Martin Bashir

What you do on travel holiday is what your memories are based on. People want to do cool stuff, and this is what will shape your entire experience.Ruzwana Bashir

I think that being in an environment is a much richer experience than just working on a soundstage.Kathy Bates

All experience is subjective.Gregory Bateson

In my experience, take the Holy Spirit out of the equation of your life and it spells boring. Add it into the equation of your life and you never know where you are going to go, what you are going to do, or who you are going to meet.Mark Batterson

To jump and break the sound barrier will not be a mere record breaking experience or another extreme event that ends once the mission is accomplished.Felix Baumgartner