There is no free hunch.
Robert P. Abelson (1928 - 2005)
The researcher armed with a confidence interval, but deprived of the false respectability of statistical significance, must work harder to convince himself and others of the importance of his findings. This can only be good.
Mathematics alone make us feel the limits of our intelligence. For we can always suppose in the case of an experiment that it is inexplicable because we don't happen to have all the data. In mathematics we have all the data and yet we don't understand.
Simone Weil (1909-1943)
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan C. Kay (1940 - )
... with four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.
John von Neymann (1903 - 1957)
Forecasting is very difficult, especially about the future.
Edgar R. Fiedler (1929 - 2003)
Thirty years ago I was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, and given two and a half years to live. I have always wondered how they could be so precise about the half.
Stephen Hawking (1942 - 2018)