Top 35 Statistical Quotes

In this post, you will find great Statistical Quotes from famous people, such as Nate Silver, Alison Gopnik, Angus Deaton, Michael Leunig, Andre Villas-Boas. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

You can build a statistical model and that's all well a

You can build a statistical model and that’s all well and good, but if you‘re dealing with a new type of financial instrument, for example, or a new type of situationthen the choices you’re making are pretty arbitrary in a lot of respects.
Scientists learn about the world in three ways: They analyze statistical patterns in the data, they do experiments, and they learn from the data and ideas of other scientists. The recent studies show that children also learn in these ways.
I argue that experiments have no special ability to produce more credible knowledge than other methods, and that actual experiments are frequently subject to practical problems that undermine any claims to statistical or epistemic superiority.
Sanity is surely not about normality in the statistical sense: it is about an eternal and natural idea of the healthy personalitywhich indeed may be a rare achievement.
The mind and how the player feels is much more important for us, rather than statistical data.
Not only is the statistical madness an assault on individuality, it’s also one on temporality too. Statisticseven when accurate – are only an image of the past that can then be Photoshopped before being pasted on to the future.
It’s an important point to realize that the genetic programming of our lives is not fully deterministic. It is statistical – it is in any animal merely statistical – not deterministic.
I like to do projects in which you can see statistical results. I am very happy for all these small children, who have been the biggest group of victims of iodine deficiency.
Bose-Einstein condensation is one of the most intriguing phenomena predicted by quantum statistical mechanics.
Without bragging, I’ve been blessed to have five of the greatest statistical years for a running back.
I think that a failure of statistical thinking is the major intellectual shortcoming of our universities, journalism and intellectual culture.
By relying on the statistical information rather than a gut feeling, you allow the data to lead you to be in the right place at the right time. To remain as emotionally free from the hurly burley of the here and now is one of the only ways to succeed.
James O’Shaughnessy
Affirmative action is the most important antidiscrimination technique ever instituted in the United States. It is the one tool that has had a demonstrable effect on discrimination… Affirmative action, by all statistical measures, has been the central ingredient to the creation of the black middle class.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Both poker and investing are games of incomplete information. You have a certain set of facts and you are looking for situations where you have an edge, whether the edge is psychological or statistical.
I think I’ve read all of W.E.B. Du Bois, which is a lot. He started off with comprehensive field work in Philadelphia, publishing a book in 1899 called ‘The Philadelphia Negro’. It was this wonderful combination of clear statistical data and ethnographic data.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
George Gallup
When we look at what has the strongest statistical relationship to overall evaluation of your life, the first one is your career well-being, or the mission, purpose and meaning of what you’re doing when you wake up each day.
After some minor pieces of theoretical study that I worked on, a student in my statistical mechanics class brought to my attention a problem in polyelectrolytes.
Rudolph A. Marcus
It is true that in quantum theory we cannot rely on strict causality. But by repeating the experiments many times, we can finally derive from the observations statistical distributions, and by repeating such series of experiments, we can arrive at objective statements concerning these distributions.
An indictment of entitlements has to focus on the hugesocial wealth‘ that the welfare state creates at the stroke of the pen. Yet statistical tests of the effects of welfare spending on employment yield erratic results.
Statistical physics or Newtonian physics gives way to quantum physics. Very unusual properties of matter emerge at that scale, and you can think about building products in a very different way. You can think about interfacing to biology in a very different way.
Two years later, I went to the University of Minnesota from which I was on leave for several years during the war as a member of Statistical Research Group at Columbia University.
George Stigler
Inch for inch, the 6-foot-3 Westbrook is the NBA’s most sensationally talented player, a relentlessly explosive basket-attacker with a deadly pull-up jumper – a top-10 NBA player by any big-picture statistical measure from Player Efficiency Rating to Win Shares.
I’ve always been in good shape. I just sucked early in my career from a statistical perspective.
Statistical studies are all over the lot about the pluses and minuses of raising the minimum wage.
I have been doing technology foresight for a number of years now on the level of scenario design, primarily. I want to become more rigorous with research methodology and statistical methods. I want to shift from creating clever SF scenarios to being a professional forecaster able to make rigorous predictions.
Karl Schroeder
We are going to completely change what it means to do advanced analytics with our data solutions. We have machine-learning stuff that is about really bringing advanced analytics and statistical machine learning into data-science departments everywhere.
Computerized medical records will enable statistical analysis to be used to determine which treatments are most effective.
When you get into statistical analysis, you don’t really expect to achieve fame. Or to become an Internet meme. Or be parodied by ‘The Onion‘ – or be the subject of a cartoon in ‘The New Yorker.’ I guess I’m kind of an outlier there.
An old friend of mine, an economist by trade, once explained to me that the statistical definition of ‘dilemma‘ is 49.9% in favor and 50.1% against. If the gap is greater, there is no dilemma, because the answer is clear.
Nonetheless, much has been learned by studying the statistical differences between the various human races.
J. Philippe Rushton
I do not believe any of the statistical claims that are

I do not believe any of the statistical claims that are made about public opinion. I don’t see why anybody does.
There’s no statistical evidence that human beings have an ability to move in and out of the markets effectively. It’s next to impossible.
John W. Rogers, Jr.
If a player digests his own statistical information in his own time, on his own laptop, tablet or whatever, without a coach standing over him, it makes it easier for him. It helps with the pressure. There’s a fear factor but spending time at home analysing things can help control it.
We need no elaborate statistical proof that trade depends on prosperity in the industrial countries.
Arthur Lewis