Quotes About Life Experience

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T.S. Eliot
“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

C.G. Jung
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”
C.G. Jung

Stephen King
“A little talent is a good thing to have if you want to be a writer. But the only real requirement is the ability to remember every scar.”
Stephen King

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

William Faulkner
“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.”
William Faulkner, The Wild Palms

Shannon L. Alder
“Before you can live a part of you has to die. You have to let go of what could have been, how you should have acted and what you wish you would have said differently. You have to accept that you can’t change the past experiences, opinions of others at that moment in time or outcomes from their choices or yours. When you finally recognize that truth then you will understand the true meaning of forgiveness of yourself and others. From this point you will finally be free.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sherrilyn Kenyon
“Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.”
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of the Night

Pittacus Lore
“The price of a memory, is the memory of the sorrow it brings.”
Pittacus Lore, I Am Number Four

Edna St. Vincent Millay
“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bohdi Sanders
“Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it...Don't allow his anger to become your anger.”
Bohdi Sanders, Warrior Wisdom: Ageless Wisdom for the Modern Warrior

Zora Neale Hurston
“I have known the joy and pain of friendship. I have served and been served. I have made some good enemies for which I am not a bit sorry. I have loved unselfishly, and I have fondled hatred with the red-hot tongs of Hell. That's living.”
Zora Neale Hurston

William Blake
“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Jean-Paul Sartre
“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Tim Tharp
“Life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away to.”
Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now

C. JoyBell C.
“Destiny is real. And she's not mild-mannered. She will come around and hit you in the face and knock you over and before you know what hit you, you're naked- stripped of everything you thought you knew and everything you thought you didn't know- and there you are! A bloody nose, bruises all over you, and naked. And it's the most beautiful thing.”
C. JoyBell C.

Katherine Mansfield
“The mind I love must have wild places, a tangled orchard where dark damsons drop in the heavy grass, an overgrown little wood, the chance of a snake or two, a pool that nobody's fathomed the depth of, and paths threaded with flowers planted by the mind.”
Katherine Mansfield

E.A. Bucchianeri
“Love, like everything else in life, should be a discovery, an adventure, and like most adventures, you don’t know you’re having one until you’re right in the middle of it.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way;
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she;
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”
Robert Browning Hamilton

Brian Rathbone
“Wisdom is the reward for surviving our own stupidity.”
Brian Rathbone, Regent

Kellie Elmore
“Sometimes the only way to ever find yourself is to get completely lost.”
Kellie Elmore

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
“Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.”
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Thomas Carlyle
“I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”
Thomas Carlyle

Tess Callahan
“All your life you're yellow. Then one day you brush up against something blue, the barest touch, and voila, the rest of your life you're green.”
Tess Callahan

Jennifer Egan
“I can't tell if she's actually real, or if she's stopped caring if she's real or not. Or is not caring what makes a person real?”
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad

W.H. Auden
“I am sure it is everyone’s experience, as it has been mine, that any discovery we make about ourselves or the meaning of life is never, like a scientific discovery, a coming upon something entirely new and unsuspected; it is rather, the coming to conscious recognition of something, which we really knew all the time but, because we were unwilling to formulate it correctly, we did not hitherto know we knew.”
W.H. Auden, Markings

أنيس منصور
“المرأة العاقلة تضع السكر في كل ما تقوله للرجل وتنزع الملح من كل ما يقوله لها الرجل”
أنيس منصور

C. JoyBell C.
“It's like I get into a roller coaster, and sit there while it goes up and down and upside down and sometimes I get thrown out and I hit my head, but I crawl back in again and the moment I'm back in, it just keeps on going and going again...all of this, so I can find things out and then I write about the things I find out so you can find them out from me. All the bruises, all the wounds, all the bumps on the head, all the scars, just so I can take that and I can write all these things, and sometimes I say "God, I don't want to be in this roller coaster anymore." But when I think about it, if I'm not right here, then where the hell would I be? On the sidewalk? I wasn't born to stand on the sidewalk, I was born to fly around crazy in the sky!”
C. JoyBell C.

Carrie Ryan
“Sometimes it’s the mistakes that turn out to be the
best parts of life,”
Carrie Ryan, The Dead-Tossed Waves

Laurell K. Hamilton
“I used to think I knew what was right and what was wrong, and who the good guys are, and who the bad guys are. Then the world got very gray, and I didn't know anything for a long time”
Laurell K. Hamilton, Incubus Dreams

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