Saturday, June 23, 2012

Top 10 Quotes Referencing "Analysis"

While doing my research for this post, I discovered there are not a lot of popular quotes using the word "analysis." Apparently, only a few people in history truly found it valuable enough to warrant a profound statement.  Here are my top ten:

"The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself."
Aaron Allston, American Novelist

"Truth suffers from too much analysis."
Frank Herbert, Science Fiction Author

"In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail."
Joseph Cannon, Former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

"A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years."
Wendell Willkie, Corporate Lawyer/Presidential Nominee

"There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis.""
Arthur Ashe, Former Professional Tennis Player

"The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis."
Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism High Priest

"Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either."
Evan Esar, American Humorist

"Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind."
Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect

"To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement."
Donald Norman, Academic in the field of Cognitive Science, Design and Usability Engineering

"Curiosity begins as an act of tearing to pieces or analysis."
Samuel Alexander, Australian-born British Philosopher