Monday, June 16, 2008

Quotes: Examinations. Experience. Exploration.

The idea in bold-face print is a summary of the quote. The number after the topic is the page on which the quote was found.

Examinations 269 "In examinations the foolish ask questions that the wise cannot answer." Oscar Wilde. 1894. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

Experience 92 "We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience." George Bernard Shaw. Portable Curmudgeon.

Experience 125 Painful experience teaches effectively. "Experience bought with pain teaches effectually." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms

Experience 275 Deja Vu? "Have you ever…been in a situation which you felt you had been in before, even though you knew you were experiencing it for the first time?" Heller, Catch-22.

Experience 237 America will be the first culture to use technology to manufacture human experience--virtual experience? "…we shall become the first culture in history to employ high technology to manufacture that most transient, yet lasting of products: the human experience." Toffler, Future Shock.

Exploration 49 In exploring what others have seen, we must find the unknown element. "In everything there is an unexplored element because we are prone by habit to use our eyes only in combination with the memory of what others before us have thought about the thing we are looking at; the most insignificant thing contains some little unknown element; we must find it." Maupassant. 1887. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.

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