„It is more pleasant and useful to go through the 'experience of the revolution' than to write about it.“

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„The information revolution will lead us through a knowledge revolution to the wisdom revolution.“

—  Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Jordanian businesspeople 1938
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„And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people“

—  Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
1990s, Context: Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they've had more experiences or they have thought more about their experiences than other people... Unfortunately, that's too rare a commodity. A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have. Interviewed with Wired: Gary Wolf. Steve Jobs: The Next Insanely Great Thing http://archive.wired.com/wired/archive/4.02/jobs_pr.html (February 1996)

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„I do not think writers ought ever to sit down and think they must write about some cause, or theme… If they write about their own experiences, something true is going to emerge.“

—  Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013
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„An editor is a person who knows more about writing than writers do but who has escaped the terrible desire to write.“

—  E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
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„I don't see myself, for example, writing about cultural dichotomies, but about human connections. All of us go through angst and identity crises. And even when you write in a specific context, you still tap into that subtext of emotions that we all feel about love and hope, and mothers and obligations and responsibilities.“

—  Amy Tan American novelist 1952
SALON Interview (1995), Context: Other Asian-American writers just shudder when they are compared to me; it really denigrates the uniqueness of their own work. I find it happening less here partly because people are more aware now of the flaws of political correctness — that literature has to do something to educate people. I don't see myself, for example, writing about cultural dichotomies, but about human connections. All of us go through angst and identity crises. And even when you write in a specific context, you still tap into that subtext of emotions that we all feel about love and hope, and mothers and obligations and responsibilities.

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„Experience used to be called The Soul. Experience as invisibility of man to man is at the same time more evident than anything.“

—  Ronald David Laing, The Politics of Experience
The Politics of Experience (1967), Context: I cannot experience your experience. You cannot experience my experience. We are both invisible men. All men are invisible to one another. Experience used to be called The Soul. Experience as invisibility of man to man is at the same time more evident than anything. Only experience is evident. Experience is the only evidence. Psychology is the logos of experience. Psychology is the structure of the evidence, and hence psychology is the science of sciences. Ch. 1 : Experience as evidence

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„Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

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