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Experience is a brutal teacher, but you learn fast.

William Nicholson (screenwriter), “Shadowlands” (stage play) (1985)

This script was later adapted into a screenplay for a movie starring Anthony Hopkins, and the line was then changed slightly. It is often attributed to C.S. Lewis and quoted as:

Experience is a brutal teacher. But you learn. My God, you learn.



‘When the day shall come, that we do part,’ he said softly, and turned to look at me, ‘if my last words are not ‘I love you’ – ye’ll ken it was because I didna have time.’

Diana Gabaldon, The Fiery Cross (2001)

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