Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom.
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.
Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it.
Experts often possess more data than judgment.
Big Data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.
It's amazing how much data is out there. The question is how do we put it in a form that's usable?
The best decision-makers are always armed with the best information and data!
Maybe stories are just data with a soul.
Data are becoming the new raw material of business.
Data is a precious thing and will last longer than the systems themselves.
You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
[Sherlock Holmes:] The temptation to form premature theories upon insufficient data is the bane of our profession.
Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.
All models are wrong, but some are useful.
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.
There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer.
The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.
If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.
The next darwin is more likely to be a data wonk than a naturalist wandering through an exotic landscape.
Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.
The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
In God we trust; all others bring data.
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