Life Experience Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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,

Idowu Koyenikan
“We do not get to choose how we start out in life. We do not get to choose the day we are born or the family we are born into, what we are named at birth, what country we are born in, and we do not get to choose our ancestry. All these things are predetermined by a higher power. By the time you are old enough to start making decisions for yourself, a lot of things in your life are already in place. It’s important, therefore, that you focus on the future, the only thing that you can change.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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

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

Idowu Koyenikan
“But if you forgive someone for something they did to you, it doesn’t mean you agree with what they did or believe it was right. Forgiving that person means you have chosen not to dwell on the matter anymore; you have moved on with your life.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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.

Bohdi Sanders
“Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.”
Bohdi Sanders, The Secrets of Worldly Wisdom: Your Key to Unlocking Success

Idowu Koyenikan
“Today is a new day and it brings with it a new set of opportunities for me to act on.
I am attentive to the opportunities and I seize them as they arise.
I have full confidence in myself and my abilities.
I can do all things that I commit myself to.
No obstacle is too big or too difficult for me to handle because what lies inside me is greater than what lies ahead of me.
I am committed to improving myself and I am getting better daily.
I am not held back by regret or mistakes from the past.
I am moving forward daily.
Absolutely nothing is impossible for me.”
Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

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

Kazuo Ishiguro
“If you are under the impression you have already perfected yourself, you will never rise to the heights you are no doubt capable of.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day

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

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

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

“One thing you have to realize from now on is that it doesn't matter if this is a dream or not. Survival depends on what you do, not what you think.”
Rebecca McKinsey, Anterria

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

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