„In my experience there is little else.“

—  Robertson Davies, Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack (1967), Context: "There is no disputing about tastes," says the old saw. In my experience there is little else.
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„So if that little thing can do so much, who knows what else we can experience?“

—  Kathy Acker American novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet 1947 - 1997
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„The texture of experience is prior to everything else.“

—  Willem de Kooning Dutch painter 1904 - 1997
1940's, Abstract Expressionism, David Anfam, Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1990, p. 150. 1948, in the period of making his painting 'Excavation'

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„Learning is experience. Everything else is just information.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

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„There’s something else, Beverly. I’m a minister of the Lord. This will be unusual for me, a kind of experiment.“

—  James K. Morrow, livro Only Begotten Daughter
Only Begotten Daughter (1990), “I know all about it, Reverend. You folks do more experimenting than Princeton’s entire physics department.” Chapter 4 (p. 66)

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„I carry on in my own narrow little tunnel and we have very different experiences of life even though we live together.“

—  Siobhan Fahey singer and songwriter in Banarama and Shakespears Sister 1958
On her relation with David A. Stewart, her husband at the time, in "Siobhan Fahey?" The Observer (19 May 1996) http://web.archive.org/20090211192644/www.geocities.com/djohnl_2000/Interviews/1996_May_Observer.html

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„A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.“

—  Nikos Kazantzakis, livro Zorba the Greek
As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 412

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