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I have seen in the Halls of Congress more idealism more humanness more compassion more profiles of courage than in any other institution that I have ever known.

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The more you travel the better you get at it. It sounds silly but with experience you learn how to pack the right way. I remember one of my first trips abroad travelling around Europe by rail fresh out of high school. I brought all these books with me and a paint set. I really had too much stuff so I've learnt to be more economical.

I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words but it was hard to concentrate.

I learnt pity sympathy and what it was like to be at the other end of the stick. Such lessons can't be learnt in lecture halls.

When I finish a picture I don't show it to anyone if I feel it's not good enough yet. I've learnt to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it's the biggest success if they like it.

When I learnt to write I became my own master I became very strong and that strength is with me to this very day.

I learnt more about politics during one South Dakota dust storm than in seven years at the university.

The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an was the message of unity and peace.

I took the fear of marriage from my parents' relationship because I didn't want to end up in a relationship like that whereas my brothers and sisters learnt a lesson from it and made sure they didn't carry it on into their own marriages.

It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you're not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.

I've finally learnt how to say 'No comment'. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt.

You can't control the paparazzi. But if you go to Coachella you're going to get photographed. Whereas if you're at home walking down the street you probably won't. It's something I've learnt to navigate my way around but I try to keep my private life private.

I could lie and say my wife cooks for me but she doesn't. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home.

The lesson I have thoroughly learnt and wish to pass on to others is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.

I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness you cannot appreciate happiness.

I think the way things have been left after Iraq is that people won't believe the Government of the day so they have to know that lessons have been learnt and that all political parties and people whether they were for or against the invasion of Iraq have learnt lessons.

I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music relationships being a good person loving people the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.

I've learnt that through life you just get on with it. You're going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies.

Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.

You're not human if you don't feel fear. But I've learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It's there to give me that edge for what I have to do.

My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I've learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn't need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times.

Yet higher religion which is only a search for a larger life is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.

The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.

We deem those happy who from the experience of life have learnt to bear its ills without being overcome by them.

When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you 'This ain't going to last ' so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.