Human Experience Quotes

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Kage Baker
“I don't think humanity just replays history, but we are the same people our ancestors were, and our descendants are going to face a lot of the same situations we do. It's instructive to imagine how they would react, with different technologies on different worlds. That's why I write science fiction -- even though the term 'science fiction' excites disdain in certain persons.”
Kage Baker

Connie Willis
“The entire range of human experience is present in a church choir, including, but not restricted to jealousy, revenge, horror, pride, incompetence (the tenors have never been on the right note in the entire history of church choirs, and the basses have never been on the right page), wrath, lust and existential despair.”
Connie Willis, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories

James Van Praagh
“As a spirit having a human experience, you can choose to not merely exist but to be fully conscious and aware of living in a limited world. When you take a conscious part in life and its multitudes of choices, you won't let life happen to you - you will make life happen for you.”
James Van Praagh, Ghosts Among Us: Uncovering the Truth About the Other Side

Dennis Lehane
“...someday..., we'll medicate human experience right out of the human experience.”
Dennis Lehane, Shutter Island

“In the world “out there,” there are no verbs, no speech events, and no adjacency pairs. There are particles of matter moving around in certain recurrent and yet not fully predictable patterns. We interpret such experiences as and through symbolic means, including linguistic expressions. That’s what it means to be human.”
Duranti a Alessandro, Linguistic Anthropology: A Reader

Ernest Hemingway
“But I could tell thee of other things, Inglés, and do not doubt what thou simply cannot see nor cannot hear. Thou canst not hear what a dog hears. Nor canst thou smell what a dog smells. But already thou hast experienced a little of what can happen to man.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Jennifer Lynn Barnes
“...but if there is one universal truth in the human experience, it is that a finely honed scone-eating palate does not just develop overnight.”
Jennifer Lynn Barnes, The Inheritance Games

W. Norris Clarke
“Philosophy is the critically reflective, systematically articulated attempt to illumine our human experience in depth and set it in a vision of the whole.”
W. Norris Clarke, The One and the Many: A Contemporary Thomistic Metaphysics

“How wrong and petty any life is.”
David Wojahn, Mystery Train

“Michael: You won't really know what's going to happen to you. That's what makes it special. I won't exactly know what's going to happen after I die. Nothing more human than that.”
The Good Place

Lorin Morgan-Richards
“Inspiration comes from living it.”
Lorin Morgan-Richards

Helen   Edwards
“Masturbation is insanely amazing but the gift of giving orgasms and receiving orgasms from another human is invaluable.”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Laurence Overmire
“All of us are part of a beautiful pageantry of human experience. Let us make the most of this life in all we do.”
Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family: The McDonalds of Somerset County, New Jersey

Leslie Marmon Silko
“Stories themselves have spirit and being, and they have a way of communicating on different levels. The story itself communicates with us regardless of what language it is told in. Of course stories are always funnier and more vivid when they are told in their original language by a good storyteller. But what I love about stories is they can survive and continue in some form or other resembling themselves regardless of how good or how bad the storyteller is, no matter what language they are told or written in. This is because the human brain favors stories or the narrative form as a primary means of organizing and relating human experience. Stories contain large amounts of valuable information even when they storyteller forgets or invents details.”
Leslie Marmon Silko, The Turquoise Ledge: A Memoir

Carsten Jensen
“Novels are about exploring unexplored territory in the human experience or, at least, drawing new maps of old lands.”
Carsten Jensen

Asa Don Brown
“Adversity is part of the human experience; without it, we would have no reason for self-improvement.”
Asa Don Brown

Helen   Edwards
“Right now, I believe I'm a free source of energy whipped into a spiritual being having a human experience. The key word here is: Experience; not Experienced.”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Vladimir Nabokov
“The whole history of literary fiction as an evolutionary process may be said to be a gradual probing of deeper and deeper layers of life.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lectures on Russian Literature

Jennifer DeLucy
“Even as a creative artist, I used to think enduring struggles and hard days in silence and telling people everything was great meant I was strong. And then I learned it just meant I was scared---scared of people not loving me any other way. Scared of sharing the lessons that pain had to teach. I no longer see perpetual claims of "fineness" as strength.

People desperately need to see the full human experience, especially the dark parts. They need to know that other folks struggle, too, and that it's all part of a bigger story of triumph. They need permission to keep going, knowing that hardship is normal for everyone. Give them that gift. Have that courage. Tell the whole story.”
Jennifer DeLucy

William Giraldi
“To go peacefully in my sleep: that's the understandable wish of many, and I don't dispute the peaceful part. But to die and not be aware of it, not digest what's happening to you, not experience it, not glimpse the narrowed glare of the Reaper? That seems to me a stupendous deprivation and injustice. Next to being born, dying is the most important thing that ever happens to you.”
William Giraldi, The Hero's Body: A Memoir

Helen   Edwards
“I love going to places where I can sit and people watch, take in the colors of their clothes, the wrinkles they have around their eyes when they smile, their body language when meeting one another, and sometimes I even eavesdrop on their conversations - wink!”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Helen   Edwards
“The Universe wants to move you onto another road in life - onto another journey and you dare defy the signs? Signs only get bigger and louder.”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Helen   Edwards
“My mind is blown every time I think of how my body is designed. I'm built with such divine mechanics to think, feel, look, and breathe. It's insane!”
Helen Edwards, Nothing Sexier Than Freedom

Laurence Galian
“A cadaver does not yield the secret to the human experience.”
Laurence Galian, The Sun At Midnight: The Revealed Mysteries Of The Ahlul Bayt Sufis

“Writing is purity. It is the human condition to share thoughts, feelings, experiences.”
PHILLIP Harrison

Kae Lemuel
“All people usually want or need is just to be loved and excepted, while we are learning and growing, not to be judged or put down for being human or when we make mistakes.”
Kae Lemuel, From Hell's Flames to His Loving Arms

A.D. Aliwat
“Stories are fundamental to the human experience.”
A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo

Nikki Rowe
“I don't belong on earth, my soul is from the stars.
I'm visiting this planet for a while so i can help people listen to their hearts.”
Nikki rowe

Natalie M. Esparza
“Choosing to avoid talking about money, sex, religion or mental health doesn’t make them go away. Each of these taboo subject are part of the human experience and to exclude them from “normal life” is silly, in fact impossible.”
Natalie M. Esparza, Spectacle: Discover a Vibrant Life through the Lens of Curiosity

“Google and Stack Overflow are great sources of opinions and information, but they’re no substitute for actual human experience.”
Titus Winters, Software Engineering at Google: Lessons Learned from Programming Over Time

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