General

  • Experts often possess more data than judgment.

    Colin L. Powell (1937 - )

  • Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it.

    Donald E. Knuth (1938 - )

  • Although we often hear that data speak for themselves, their voices can be soft and sly.

    Frederick Mosteller (1916 - 2006)

  • Even trained statisticians often fail to appreciate the extent to which statistics are vitiated by the unrecorded assumptions of their interpreters.

    George Benard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

  • ...statisticians are the new sexy vampires, only even more pasty.

    Paul M. Rudnick (1957-)

  • If you think that statistics has nothing to say about what you do or how you could do it better, then you are either wrong or in need of a more interesting job.

    Stephen Senn (1953 -)

  • If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine.

    James Love Barksdale (1943 - )

  • With data collection, "The sooner the better" is always the best answer.

    Marissa Mayer (1975 - )

  • This one basic idea, comparing natural variability to the variability induced by different behaviors, interventions, or group memberships, forms the heart of modern statistics.

    Jessica Utts (1952 - )

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