Quotes: statistics

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  • Günther Grass
    Günther Grass
    German writer 1927-2015
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    We already have the statistics for the future: the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
  • Bertil Ohlin
    Bertil Ohlin
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    As mathematics had been my best subject at school, my parents proposed - and I accepted - studies at the University of Lund in mathematics, statistics, and economics. The choice of the latter subject is said to be due to the fact that at the age of five years, I was very fond of calculating the cost of the various cakes my mother used to bake.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    Behavioral scientists distinguish between fast thinking and slow thinking. Fast thinking is represented in the mind's System 1: it is automatic, intuitive, and often emotional. Slow thinking, reflected in System 2, is deliberative and reflective; it likes statistics. It's hard to think of a purer System 1 candidate than Trump.
  • Bill James
    Bill James
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    Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics.
  • Bob Weinstein
    Bob Weinstein
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    Harvey and I grew up in Queens, N.Y. My brother and I shared a room for 18 years until we went away to college. When we were kids, after our father said, 'Lights out,' he also exclaimed, 'No more talking. Time for sleep.' But we'd stay up late, arguing over statistics, who the best center fielder was - Willie Mays or Mickey Mantle.
  • Bob Filner
    Bob Filner
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    However, don't let these statistics mislead you, gang violence is not limited to California and or big urban areas - that might have been true a while ago but it is no longer the case today.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Maybe a nation that consumes as much booze and dope as we do and has our kind of divorce statistics should pipe down about ''character issues.'' Either that or just go ahead and determine the presidency with three-legged races and pie-eating contests. It would make better TV.
  • Andrew Lang
    Andrew Lang
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    Politicians use statistics in the same way that a drunk uses lamp-posts—for support rather than illumination.
    Source: 1910 Speech, quoted in Alan L. Mackay The Harvest of a Quiet Eye (1977)
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
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    Price statistics show clearly that instability in raw-material prices is a prime cause of instability of other prices.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part II, Ch. VI, The Question of Price Stability,
  • Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
  • Henry Clay
    Henry Clay
    American lawyer, planter, and statesman 1777-1852
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    Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
  • Alphonse Allais
    Alphonse Allais
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    Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime.
  • Art Buchwald
    Art Buchwald
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    The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
  • Michel de Certeau
    Michel de Certeau
    French writer
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    The media transforms the great silence of things into its opposite. Formerly constituting a secret, the real now talks constantly. News reports, information, statistics, and surveys are everywhere.
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