Personal Experiences Quotes

Personal Experiences Quotes by Matthea Harvey, Steve Grand, Aamir Khan, Susan Cheever, Antony Beevor, Diana Krall and many others.

I suppose it’s useful in designating writing that tends to come from personal experience, work that delineates an “I,” but it’s a loose lasso, one which may rope certain poems by one poet and not others.
The songs are always drawn from personal experience; I’m putting myself into my music. I usually am playing myself. It’s art, art that represents my life.
Apart from the National Film Awards, I don’t see any other award ceremony that I should give value
to. My personal experience about these award ceremonies is that I don’t trust them. I have no faith
in them so I would prefer to stay away.
Personal experience is the lightning of the soul; it transforms the heart in ways that leave the brain behind.
So much of what we do as artists is a combination of personal experience and imagination, and how that all creeps into your work is not so linear.
I am a songwriter. I do get to put my personal experiences in song.
The social aspect of blogging is just as important as the content, so to borrow a phrase from the 1960s: the medium is the message. And my personal experience shows me that the potential of this medium is extra large.
In my personal experience I have hardly come to know the wretchedness of mankind better than as a result of the general theory of relativity and everything connected to it. But it doesn’t bother me.
Life is when awareness hides in the idea of personal experience.
Only … from personal experience [can a man] take the necessary measures without a preliminary process of trial and error.
For one who is having no personal experience, the passionate disquiet of others is at any rate a titillation of the nerves, like seeing a play or listening to music.
We must go out into a desert of some kind (your backyard will do) and come into a personal experience of the awesome love of God.
Students want to know, “Are you painting by the numbers, or are you really present as a human being to what you are doing; and is it coming from inside of you?” So I would ask teachers this question: “Do you have a wellgrounded personal experience and conviction concerning whatever it is you are trying to teach?”
Of course, all writers draw upon their personal experiences in describing day-to-day life and human relationships, but I tend to keep my own experiences largely separate from my stories.
I don’t really want to talk about my personal experience. It’s something that I have talked about just because it came out in the press but I’ve tried to navigate the waters in my own comfort-ability.
All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots, and a compassion for them, on account of personal experience and heredity.
I feel like you have to pull from some personal experiences [to acting]. At least that’s how I work sometimes. It’s just easier that way. And I try it as best as I can and kind of dissolve myself and become a character, not me, or just blur the lines.
I’d rather feel empathy for a character that’s fictional, so it doesn’t quite tie into personal experience as much.
A lot of my writing is basically about observation, and things that I’ve seen, either through personal experiences or the experiences of people around me, or society at large.
In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience and of course big stadiums didn’t enable you to do that. It wasn’t my style.
Personal experience is the basis of all real literature.
While films are a very visual and emotional artistic medium, video games take it one step further into the realm of a unique personal experience.
From testimonials and personal experience we have enough information to conclude that IT’S POSSIBLE TO DESIGN AND LIVE AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
Acting for me sometimes is taking whatever personal experiences I have and try to apply that [to a role].
The only reason I write at all is because I am going through, and growing through, something in my life I want to share with others through my personal experiences.
You know how much I admire Che Guevara. In fact, I believe that the man was not only an intellectual but also the most complete human being of our age: as a fighter and as a man, as a
theoretician who was able to further the cause of revolution by drawing his theories from his personal experience in battle.
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through personal experience does not become a part of the moral tissue.
Personal experience, therefore, is everything in Zen. No ideas are intelligible to those who have no backing of experience.
I think the Internet has made it easier for people to connect with things that they really like, as well as provide a more personal experience, of ‘I found this!’ and then you can pass it to friends.
Knowledge comes from personal experience of truth and awareness, not from conversation.
I don’t believe in the so-called Olympic spirit. I speak from personal experience. When China hosted the Games, it failed to include the people. The event was constructed without regard for their joy.
There is a direct relationship between our personal experience with the Lord and how we see ourselves. The closer we grow to him, the more clear and complete becomes our vision of who we are, who we have always been, and who we may become.
I’m not trying to be romantic. I think you can tell when people are trying to be sexy onstage. When I was doing ‘All the Way,’ I was really thinking about my wife. People don’t know my personal experience, but they can tell it’s an honest interpretation.
Seriousness is the refuge of the shallow. There are events and personal experiences that call forth seriousness but they are fewer than most of us think.
Usually the way I think someone is radicalized is through a personal experience. The thing about environmental activism is that we are all having a personal experience with our environment, whether we open our eyes or not.
If I had known my own limitations, I never would have taken the risk, and the risk led to one my greatest artistic and personal experiences.
I think all of my songs are either based on personal experience or will be based on personal experience, because I do write a lot of songs prophetically.
The starting-point for all systems of aesthetics must be the personal experience of a peculiar emotion. The objects that provoke this emotion we call works of art.
I have heard, as everybody else has, of a spirit’s haunting a house ; but I have had my own personal experience of a house’s haunting a spirit.
The one reality you can’t evade is personal experience.
Sciences provide an understanding of a universal experience, Arts are a universal understanding of a personal experience… they are both a part of us and a manifestation of the same thing… the arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity
Faith can have a profound impact on health. It is a very personal experience of thought and surrender, which can comfort in every situation. Faith is free and available to all people at all times. It only requires that one fully embrace possibility, and the ultimate value is in the depth of the embrace.
I think that in poetry personal experience is very important, but certainly it shouldn’t be a kind of shut-box and mirror looking, narcissistic experience. I believe it should be relevant, and relevant to the larger things, the bigger things such as Hiroshima and Dachau and so on.
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take root in our personal experience.
Personal experiences affect the facts that judges choose to see.
Every personal experience of my life impacts my music.
Zen values the simple, concrete, living facts of everyday direct personal experience.
Khomeini obviously had many problems, but he had one clever side to him. He never made economic promises to people and as a result, he never led to dissatisfaction in this perspective. Because they need to get votes, they use misleading slogans. And this leads to rising expectations. I had a personal experience.
My books are written from personal experience, from memories, and from stories that come to me from all places.
Faith is the door to the full inner life of the Church, a life which includes not only access to an authoritative teaching but above all to a deep personal experience which is at once unique and yet shared by the whole Body of Christ, in the Spirit of Christ.
Light is my inspiration. My photographic images search for dimensions that words cannot touch- the result of intense responses to personal experiences. I do not wish to “record,” but rather to touch upon the illusive meanings which I perceive and try to comprehend in this limitless universe.
Nothing, I believe, can really teach us the nature and meaning of inspiration but personal experience of it. That we may all have such experience if we will but attend to the divine influences in our own hearts, is the cardinal doctrine of Quakerism.
Spiritual intelligence is the capacity to conduct our life in such a way that it reflects deep philosophical and metaphysical understanding of reality and of ourselves discovered through personal experience during systematic spiritual pursuit.
Progress in the Christian life is exactly equal to the growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in personal experience.
Sam, that’s a great concept. And maybe you believe it. But I’m black and I’m a lesbian, so let me tell you: From what I know? Personal experience? There are always lines.
Michael Grant
I like to think that the music is a mixture of personal experiences mixed with photography and movies.
We must be listened to: above and beyond our personal experience, we have collectively witnessed a fundamental unexpected event, fundamental precisely because unexpected, not foreseen by anyone. It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say. It can happen, and it can happen everywhere.
Based on personal experience and not just on theory, Prayerwalk, offers readers practical insights on how to get up, get moving, and get praying. The results can be life changing.
All of us roughly know what memory is. I mean, memory is sort of the storage of the past. It’s the storage of our personal experiences. It’s a very big deal.
Although the Buddhists will tell you that desire is the root of suffering, my personal experience leads me to point the finger at system administration.
I never give advice unless someone asks me for it. One thing I’ve learned, and possibly the only advice I have to give, is to not be that person giving out unsolicited advice based on your own personal experience.
The key to all enlightenment is to have personal experiences in the world of light. All you need to do that is to meditate.
There’s not one thing in particular that influences my music, but I write about what I know. It’s based in personal experience. That’s not to say all the songs are biographical, because sometimes it’s what I’ve seen in others’ lives.
All arguments are meaningless until we gain personal experience. One must win one’s own place in the spiritual world painfully and alone. There is no other way of salvation. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.
The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.
Like so many of our people, we have now had a personal experience of German barbarity which only strengthens the resolution of all of us to fight through to final victory.
George VI
It is my belief, based partly on personal experience but partly also arrived at by looking around at others, that childhood lasts considerably longer in the males of our species than in the females.
Hurricanes are dangerous things, and they’re no fun to go through. And if you come out of it in one piece and your house comes out of in one piece, it’s no fun living with no electricity for a day or a week, a month, whatever it is. And I speak, unfortunately, from personal experience on that matter.
My poems – I don’t even like the sound of that, in a way. Not that anyone else wrote them. But we know that only people who are really close to us care about our personal experience.
Running is ultimately a personal experience. It is a revival of the spirit, a private oasis for the thirsty mind. Yet, its healing power only increases in the presence of others. Run together and the oasis grows cooler and more satisfying.
Nothing I ever wrote had a message. It was just my own personal experience.
I’m gonna write from personal experience, from emotion, from whatever the hell I’m feeling that day.
Often the lines that define the traditional European arrangement of fiction, non-fiction, history, etc. are not useful. These lines can distort the world we, people who look like me, live in – and by the world, I mean our personal experience of it.
I don’t want to make a show about AA because it’s a personal experience for anybody who is a part of that. My relationship with it has changed over the years, and I wanted the show to reflect that in a real way.
Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.
Some people claim that expectations are the reason for unhappiness. However, I can assure you from personal experience that you’ll suffer greatly by setting subpar targets.
I found that it was easiest to convey the information in the context of the life of the scientist or in the context of our own personal experience, and there was no idea that was too complicated that couldn’t be explained clearly and directly.
The aim of art is to project an inner vision into the world, to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of a human being. It is to enable those experiences to be intelligible and generally recognized within the total framework of an ideal world.
I had, in my legal practice, often encountered really shocking examples of the devastating impact of the costs of long-term medical care on meagre incomes. And, just before I was elected, I had my own personal experience in paying very considerable bills for my mother‘s terminal illness.
I am always willing to share my perspective and my personal experience and my journey.
I can tell you from personal experience it gets a little tiring having to make the rounds on cable shows to explain ‘what’s up with black folks.’
I know from personal experience how damaging it can be to live with bitterness and unforgiveness. I like to say it’s like taking poison and hoping your enemy will die. And it really is that harmful to us to live this way.
This is all about knowing a market, … and it’s so thorough that even if you don’t have personal experience in that market you can still go into it and find out, what are the things that people will pay money for!
With all my songs, I try to pull from personal experiences, like moving and changing locations.
Because you won’t get gun control by disarming law abiding citizens. There’s only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up, and if you don’t actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time.
I know from personal experience, if a chef yelled at me in a kitchen, the first thing I’d want to do is hit them with a pot.
I have a theory that the best ads come from personal experience. Some of the good ones I have done have really come out of the real experience of my life, and somehow this has come over as true and valid and persuasive.
What I’ve tried to do is combine both my personal experiences with scientific research. I like to cross the divide between the personal world and the scientific world.
I don’t think the women in the TV series are really like that. It’s certainly not my personal experience of New York women.
Polls suggest that more and more, opposition to Obamacare is based on voters‘ personal experience, and not just on what they have heard or read about the law.
The jokes now, it’s just more stories and personal experiences. And just talking about things that really happened. It’s just becoming more comfortable as a performer, sharing my opinions on things, or things that’ve happened to me. That’s where it’s really going.
Writing grew out of the pleasure of escape. My novels are very much outside of my personal experience. That is why I love writing fiction. It allows me to leave my existence and inhabit other lives.
Our identities are as fluid as our personal experiences are diverse.
Well, we studied a lot of books and things like that. Denzel has a personal experience with it, not himself, that’s his business-I won’t get into that, but he knows a lot about it as well. So, we took some real life experiences that we both-I’ve been told that I have OCD.
I feel like it’s been important for me to use my own personal experiences with food and money to help people to not feel ashamed. I felt so much shame about my own experiences.
I would guess that about 75% of my stories are like that – personal experiences that I probably over-milk.
The trajectory of my writing has moved further and further away from autobiography. My first stories in Confessions of a Falling Woman worked familiar territory – places I had lived, people I knew, my life as an actor in New York – and many were prompted by or grounded in personal experience.
All my work is created from personal experiences. My hope is always that others will see it as a gateway, develop their own message and feel a part of the art.
Sanford Biggers
I make films for myself, first and foremost, just because it is such a personal experience, and it’s something I really have to want to do and feel connected to.
One thing I know from personal experience, judges hate it when parties talk publicly about their cases. There are a lot of things about our criminal legal system that need to be changed, and this is just one of them. Prosecutors know how to play the press. Most defendants don’t.
You know, the point of a novel – or to me, the point of a novel, the gift of a novel is to go really deeply inside people’s lives and inside their personal experiences.
A failed personal experience is just fear and anxiety.
You are the architect of your personal experience.
Science had given mankind many gifts, and she valued it. But the one important thing it had taken away was the value of subjective, personal experience. That had been replaced with the idea that only measurable and testable concepts had value. But humans didn’t work that way.
It is not often that nations learn from the past even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it. For the lessons of historical experience, as of personal experience, are contingent. They teach the consequences of certain actions, but they cannot force a recognition of comparable situations.
I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
Every personal experience of my life impacts my music. I can only give what I have. And when I receive, I give it back. I often fix it or color it differently or give it in my way, but thats what its about.
The only way of learning the method of science is the long and bitter way of personal experience.
We fight wars from progressively great heights and distances, the blessings of technology steadily removing the personal human element from what was historically an extremely personal experience.
My understanding of God has come from my own personal experiences. Because I was in trouble so many times in New York that if you were me, you would believe in God too.