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Gathering Data Quotes


"Soft data, hard conflicts." - Gerhard Kocher

"Consider data without prejudice." - Thomas A Edison

"Data is not intelligence." - William Binney

"Scientists who think science consists of unprejudiced data-gathering without speculation are merely cows grazing on the pasture of knowledge." - Peter Medawar

"Moments. All gathering towards this one." - Jenny Downham

"My thoughts ran a wool-gathering." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Theory without data is myth: data without theory is madness." - Phil Zuckerman

"Data, data everywhere, but not a thought to think." - John Allen Paulos

"Size doesn't matter, fast data is better than big data" - Hilary Mason

"More data beats clever algorithms, but better data beats more data." - Peter Norvig

"Nilekani's technocratic obsession with gathering data is consistent with that of Bill Gates, as though lack of information is what is causing world hunger." - Arundhati Roy

"Young people live in a society in which every institution becomes an "inspection regime" - recording, watching, gathering information and storing data." - Henry Giroux

"Wisdom in groups is earned by gathering useful data, exploring diverse perspectives, respecting different viewpoints, and then shaped through critical reflection on behalf of tangible outcomes." - Alan Briskin

"Scientology is a power-and-money-and-intelligence-gathering game." - L Ron Hubbard

"What greater blessing to give thanks for at a family gathering than the family and the gathering." - Robert Brault

"Where sits our sulky, sullen dame, Gathering her brows like gathering storm, Nursing her wrath to keep it warm." - Robert Burns

"TIA was being used by real users, working on real data - foreign data. Data where privacy is not an issue." - John Poindexter

"Who has the data has the power." - Tim O'Reilly

"Demagoguery beats data in making public policy." - Dick Armey

"Data really powers everything that we do." - Jeff Weiner

"What we have is a data glut." - Vernor Vinge

"Data that is loved tends to survive." - Kurt Bollacker

"Data is the next Intel Inside." - Tim O'Reilly

"The plural of anecdotes is not data" - Ben Goldacre

"You and I are streaming data engines." - Jeff Hawkins

"Sometimes you feel some artists are doing the same thing that you're doing but in a different field. But they have the same approach. Their method of research and gathering data is the same as yours." - Missy Mazzoli

"When an idea comes, spend silent time with it. Remember Keats's idea of Negative Capability and Kipling's advice to "drift, wait, and obey." Along with your gathering of hard data, allow yourself also to dream your idea into being." - Rose Tremain

"Our problems are not with the data, itself, but arise from our interpretation of the data." - Bruce H. Lipton

"Simple models and a lot of data trump more elaborate models based on less data." - Peter Norvig

"I love that the world is data intensive ... unfortunately, it's called 'Big Data.'" - Werner Vogels

"There is so much data available to us, but most data won't help us succeed." - Thomas Carlyle

"Welcome to the information age. Data, data, everywhere, but no one knows a thing." - Roger Kimball

"Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers. Are you asking the right questions?" - Patrick P. Gelsinger

"While hard data may inform the intellect, it is largely soft data that generates wisdom." - Henry Mintzberg

"Data is the new oil? No: Data is the new soil." - David Mccandless

"Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all." - Charles Babbage

"Search engines generally treat personal names as search terms like any others: Data is data." - Jonathan Zittrain

"You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data." - Daniel Keys Moran

"I'm worried about privacy - the companies out there gathering data on us, the stuff we do on Twitter, the publicly scrapeable stuff on Facebook. It's amazing how much data there is out there on us. I'm worried that it can be abused and will be abused." - Michael Arrington

"This is a gathering of Lovers. In this gathering there is no high, no low, no smart, no ignorant, no special assembly, no grand discourse, no proper schooling required. There is no master, no disciple. This gathering is more like a drunken party, full of tricksters, fools, mad men and mad women. This is a gathering of Lovers." - Rumi

"The process of gathering spiritual light is the quest of a lifetime." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"He first that useful secret did explain, That pricking corns foretold the gathering rain." - John Gay

"While twilight's curtain gathering far, Is pinned with a single diamond star." - McDonald Clarke

"Community is gathering around a fire and listening to someone tell a story." - Bill Maher

"Money is just a symbol we use to facilitate te gathering of memories and experiences." - Stuart Wilde

"Gamble everything for love, if you're a true human being. If not, leave this gathering." - Rumi

"One must spend time in gathering knowledge to give it out richly." - Edmund Clarence Stedman

"There is no gathering the rose without being pricked by the thorns." - Panchatantra

"We must exclude someone from our gathering, or we shall be left with nothing." - E M Forster

"...the ocean kept falling into itself, gathering itself up, and falling into itself again." - Erica Jong

"True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by." - E. S. Bouton

"The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft; and gathering swallows twitter in the skies." - John Keats

"I think all governments engage in intelligence gathering vis-a-vis other governments." - Henry Paulson

"All data are filtered, observation is necessarily 'theory-laden'." - Norwood Russell Hanson

"We dont have better algorithms, we just have more data" - Peter Norvig

"If you torture the data long enough, it will confess." - Ronald Coase

"I hate when people ask me to: "Massage the data"." - Ronald Coase

"Data are becoming the new raw material of business." - Craig Mundie

"Data isn't information; information isn't knowledge; knowledge isn't wisdom." - Ian Lowe

"Data coming out our ears but we lack narrative." - Roy Sekoff

"How dangerous it is to reason from insufficient data." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"The past is just data. I only see the future." - Ayrton Senna

"On data: We are the drivers, not the driven." - Andy Hargreaves

"The future of marketing isn't big data, it's big understanding." - Jay Baer

"Data about an innovative idea is rarely crystal clear." - Scott D. Anthony

"In God we trust; all others bring data." - W Edwards Deming

"Data don't generate theory - only researchers do that." - Henry Mintzberg

"Ultimately, thinking is a very inefficient method of processing data." - Frederick Lenz

"If you want data to survive, carve it in rock." - Jack Mcdevitt

"People are saying, 'Big Data is the new oil.'" - Gary Wolf

"If you don't come home with data, you've done nothing." - William Stone

"With insufficient data it is easy to go wrong." - Carl Sagan

"Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist." - George V Higgins

"What is clear is that users own their data and should have control of how their data is used." - Marissa Mayer

"Data by itself is not useful. Data is only useful if it can be applied for public benefit." - Todd Park

"Every company has big data in its future and every company will eventually be in the data business." - Thomas H. Davenport

"One [Big Data] challenge is how we can understand and use big data when it comes in an unstructured format." - Steven McDonnell

"If we have data, let's look at data. If all we have are opinions, let's go with mine." - James L. Barksdale

"Data are just summaries of thousands of stories - tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful." - Dan Heath

"Teach where data can be found or how it can be derived, not the recording of data." - L Ron Hubbard

"Knowledge about limitations of your data collection process affects what inferences you can draw from the data." - Nick Bostrom

"People treat citizens like they're some kind of unreliable source, but citizens are data. They are a data set." - Josh Fox

"Despite the value of open data, most labs make no systematic effort to share data with other scientists." - Michael Nielsen

"The normal way of gathering information is through sound: when you hear information that you want to gather, you look in its direction, you see what it is, if you choose you can get closer, you can see it, you can touch, and then, finally, the most committed form of data gathering is to taste it and eat it. But for the urbanite, we're cut off from our primary sense, and I want to stress that - our primary sense of gathering information about the place that we're living in - and instead, we're in a war zone." - Gordon Hempton

"Our intelligence communities spend a lot of time and effort gathering a lot of strands and a lot of data [on Russian hacking]. There are times where they're very cautious and they say, "We think this is what happened, but we're not certain."" - Barack Obama

"I've seen people spend days, if not months, researching and gathering data, but only at the end did they finally figure out what they were really looking for; then they have to redo a lot of stuff. If after a day or so you force yourself to put together your tentative conclusions, then you'll have guidance for the rest of your research." - Robert Pozen

"The Church is not the building, its the people, its not just the gathering, its also the scattering..." - John Wimber

"This world's existence is one night long. There's a great lively gathering that night, but some people sleep through it." - Rumi

"A choral dance: an attempt to impose upon a chance gathering of a few dozen guests a communal feeling." - Curt Sachs

"Gathering of the Vibes is a gathering of the elders, a gathering of the youth, a gathering of family" - Steve Kimock

"To protect us from terrorism, we must have the best, absolutely the best gathering of intelligence anywhere in the world." - Donald Trump

"A man is a method, a progressive arrangement; a selecting principle, gathering his like to him; wherever he goes." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"With too little data, you won't be able to make any conclusions that you trust. With loads of data you will find relationships that aren't real... Big data isn't about bits, it's about talent." - Douglas Merrill

"Data dominates. If you've chosen the right data structures and organized things well, the algorithms will almost always be self-evident. Data structures, not algorithms, are central to programming." - Rob Pike

"Go out and collect data and, instead of having the answer, just look at the data and see if the data tells you anything. When we're allowed to do this with companies, it's almost magical." - Steven Levitt

"It amazes me how people are often more willing to act based on little or no data than to use data that is a challenge to assemble." - Robert J Shiller

"There are two sources of error: Either you lack sufficient data, or you fail to take advantage of the data that you have." - Bryan Caplan

"The 'data' (given) of research are not so much given as taken out of a constantly elusive matrix of happenings. We should speak of capta rather than data." - R D Laing

"It is better to have 100 functions operate on one data structure than to have 10 functions operate on 10 data structures." - Alan Perlis

"Scientists do not collect data randomly and utterly comprehensively. The data they collect are only those that they consider *relevant* to some hypothesis or theory." - J. David Lewis-Williams

"The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data." - John Tukey

"There is not substantial data that AZT stops the transmission of HIV from mother to child. There is too much conflicting data to make concrete policy." - Manto Tshabalala-Msimang

"All any drug amounts to is tweaking the incoming data. You have to be incredibly self-centered or pathetic to be satisfied with simply tweaking the incoming data." - William Gibson

"Yelp is in a very nice spot: local data, and especially review data, is one of the killer apps on mobile phones." - Jeremy Stoppelman

"We need a data network that can easily carry voice, instead of what we have today, a voice network struggling to carry data." - Reed Hundt

"Junk food, empty calories and carbs are the Big Data of the masses" - Karl Marx

"The basic trouble is that people make statements without sufficient data." - Stacy Aumonier

"The real justification for psychedelics is that they feed new data into your model." - Terence Mckenna

"One of the myths about the Internet of Things is that companies have all the data they need, but their real challenge is making sense of it. In reality, the cost of collecting some kinds of data remains too high, the quality of the data isn't always good enough, and it remains difficult to integrate multiple data sources." - Chris Murphy

"Big data will replace the need for 80% of all doctors" - Vinod Khosla

"It's easy to pretend expertise when there's no data to contradict you." - Seth Godin

"Twenty percent of all input forms filled out by people contain bad data." - Dennis Ritchie

"Making good judgments when one has complete data, facts, and knowledge is not leadership - it's bookkeeping" - Dee Hock

"When you see data, doubt [them]! When you see measurements, doubt them!" - Kaoru Ishikawa

"The analysis of data will not by itself produce new ideas..." - Edward De Bono

"Most companies don't want their data co-mingled with other customers. Small companies will tolerate it." - Larry Ellison

"The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter" - Ed Markey

"No great marketing decisions have ever been made on qualitative data" - John Sculley

"If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !" - Anonymous

"The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data." - Peter Drucker

"In God we trust, everybody else bring data to the table." - Narayan

"Without big data, you are blind and deaf and in the middle of a freeway." - Geoffrey Moore

"Information design addresses the organization and presentation of data: its transformation into valuable, meaningful information." - Nathan Shedroff

"Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data." - Marcus Buckingham

"The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight." - Carly Fiorina

"There are no facts, there is no truth, just data to be manipulated." - Don Henley

"When a manager asks for hard data, that's usually just his way of saying no." - Ward Cunningham

"How can you make sense of the future when you only have data about the past?" - Clayton Christensen

"A brainscan cannot interpret itself and neither can a data dashboard in education." - Andy Hargreaves

"Although we often hear that data speak for themselves, their voices can be soft and sly" - Frederick Mosteller

"I don't think there is any global warming. I don't see the statistical data for that." - Vaclav Klaus

"Those fields which most depend upon authoritative opinion for their data least contain known natural law." - L Ron Hubbard

"Jack's [Ma Yun ] theory is that whoever controls data controls the world." - Masayoshi Son

"The best decision-makers are always armed with the best information and data!" - George Raveling

"People are running huge enterprises off of hacking and stealing data." - Tim Cook

"We are thus led to a somewhat vague distinction between what we may call 'hard' data and 'soft' data.... I mean by 'hard' data those which resist the solvent influence of critical reflection, and by 'soft' data those which, under the operation of this process, become to our minds more or less doubtful." - Bertrand Russell

"Anecdotal data is not incidental to theory development at all, but an essential part of it" - Henry Mintzberg

"When you live in a networked environment, it's possible to separate data from applications." - Stephen Cambone

"People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans." - Ralph Nader

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data." - John Naisbitt

"I'm a bit of a freak for evidence-based analysis. I strongly believe in data." - Gus Odonnell

"We're entering a new world in which data may be more important than software." - Tim Oreilly

"If you entrust your data to others, they can let you down or outright betray you." - Jonathan Zittrain

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Graphics has lately made a great shift towards machine learning, which itself is about understanding data." - Jefferson Han

"As a scientist, you're not supposed to make decisions without the data." - Francis Collins

"My work is focused on using data to tell stories and explore our common humanity." - Aaron Koblin

"The long-term value proposition for cellphone companies isn't just voice conversation - it's transfer of data." - Gary Kovacs

"Theories come and go, but fundamental data always remain the same." - Mary Leakey

"Reliable data on the outsourcing of American jobs is sorely missing from the debate on globalization." - Dan Lipinski



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