Common Experience Quotes

Common Experience Quotes by Richard Thompson, Marilynne Robinson, Robert Adams, Evelyn Waugh, Arthur Hopcraft, Dalai Lama and many others.

As the writer, you're always a presence in the song. If

As the writer, you’re always a presence in the song. If you get close to what human beings are like, you’re writing about common experience. We all do much the same things, so if you nail somebody, then you’ve also nailed yourself.
Richard Thompson
Then there is the matter of my mother’s abandonment of me. Again, this is the common experience. They walk ahead of us, and walk too fast, and forget us, they are so lost in thoughts of their own, and soon or late they disappear. The only mystery is that we expect it to be otherwise.
Marilynne Robinson
…assume that art begins in unhappiness. True, the goal of art is to convey a vision of coherence and peace, but the effort to develop that vision starts in the more common experience of confusion and pain.
Robert Adams
I did not know it was possible to be so miserable and live but I am told that this is a common experience.
Evelyn Waugh
The point about football in Britain is that it is not just a sport people take to, like cricket or tennis. It is built into the urban psyche, as much a common experience to our children as are uncles and school. It is not a phenomenon : it is an everyday matter.
Arthur Hopcraft
My main hope is eventually, in modern education field, introduce education about warm-heartedness, not based on religion, but based on common experience and a common sort of sense, and then scientific finding.
Dalai Lama
All classes of people under social pressure are permeated with a common experience; they are emotionally welded as others cannot be. With them, even ordinary living has epic depth and lyric intensity, and this, their material handicap, is their spiritual advantage.
Alain LeRoy Locke
…reality, the name we give to the common experience.
Tom Stoppard
Golf camaraderie, like that of astronauts and Antarctic explorers, is based on a common experience of transcendence; fat or thin, scratch or duffer, we have been somerwhere together where non-golfers never go.
John Updike
I have a tremendous belief in people, not that people don’t let me down, not that I haven’t maybe let some people down. But I have a tremendous belief in people and in the common experience.
Kevin Costner
The one common experience of all humanity is the challenge of problems.
R. Buckminster Fuller
I think one of the things that makes theater special is first of all, it’s one of the last places you put your phone away. And second of all, it’s one of the last places where we all have a common experience together.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.
Andre Gide
Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are checks drawn on insufficient funds.
Rene Daumal
Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape.
Gary Burton
If you’re doing something on an interesting scale that involves an entire universe of characters, one way to unite them is to have them all undergo a common experience, and there is something at Christmas that unites everybody. It already sets a stage within the stage.
Shane Black
The penalty of affluence is that it cuts one off from the common lot, common experience, and common fellowship. In a sense it outlaws one automatically from one’s birthright of membership in the great human family.
Arnold J. Toynbee
There is more of turn than of truth in a saying of Seneca, “That drunkenness does not produce but discover faults.” Common experience teaches the contrary. Wine throws a man out of himself, and infuses dualities into the mind which she is a stranger to in her sober moments.
Joseph Addison