Quotations on Statistics

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The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Americans, Friends, Illness, Sanity, Statistics, Suffering)

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.
- Art Buchwald
(Keywords: Accidents, Americans, states, Statistics, United)

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal area is not mainly a problem of structure, or design, or statistics. It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell
(Keywords: Design, Poverty, Statistics, Unemployment)

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.
- Bob Filner
(Keywords: Statistics, Today, Violence)

I believe sanity and realism can be restored to the teaching of Mathematical Statistics most easily and directly by entrusting such teaching largely to men and women who have had personal experience of research in the Natural Sciences.
- Ronald Fisher
(Keywords: Experience, Men, Women, Realism, Research, Sanity, Statistics, Teaching)

We were not given any statistics as to how many records were pressed on the blue label. I used to ask Bob Shad how we were going to get paid from record sales and what I got for an answer was not to worry about the business end of the deal.
- Phil Harris
(Keywords: Business, End, Sales, Statistics, Worry)

We tell stories. We talk about statistics. And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat: the long distance dedication.
- Casey Kasem
(Keywords: Dedication, Statistics, Talk)

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts - for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang
(Keywords: Man, Statistics, Support)

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang
(Keywords: Man, Statistics, Support)

I never was brought into the league thinking as far as, you know, statistics, things like that. We were really brought into the league in a team concept. Everything was focused around winning.
- Mark Messier
(Keywords: Winning, Statistics, Thinking)

He uses statistics like a drunk uses lamp-posts, more for support than illumination.
- Romano Prodi
(Keywords: Statistics, Support)

You're trying too hard to find a correlation here. You don't know these people, you don't know what they intended. You try to compile statistics and correlate them to a result that amounts to nothing more than speculation.
- Marc Racicot
(Keywords: People, Nothing, Result, Statistics, Trying)

Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Argument, Statistics, Support)

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamppost: for support, not illumination.
- Vin Scully
(Keywords: Statistics, Support)

In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
- Tom Seaver
(Keywords: Consistency, Baseball, End, Numbers, Statistics, Theory, Will, Worry)

With my academic achievement in high school I was accepted rather readily at Princeton and equally as fast at Yale, but my test scores were not comparable to that of my classmates. And that's been shown by statistics, there are reasons for that - there are cultural biases built into testing, and that was one of the motivations for the concept of affirmative action to try to balance out those effects.
- Sonia Sotomayor
(Keywords: Achievement, Action, Balance, School, Statistics, Testing)

People with fertility problems are not alone. It is a very very common problem for couples today. I've seen statistics that are just staggering.
- Michael Zaslow
(Keywords: People, Problems, Statistics, Today)









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