Accurate Quotes

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the le...

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely-read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. - Hesketh Pearson
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"There are 1,010,300 words in the English language, ...

"There are 1,010,300 words in the English language, but I could never find a combination of words to accurately describe how much I want to hit you with a chair."
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Healthy scepticism is the...

Healthy scepticism is the basis of all accurate observation. ...Arthur Conan Doyle
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β€œA stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev...

β€œA stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.” ― Bertrand Russell
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"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev...

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." β€” Bertrand Russell
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What a wonderful world it would be if the simplistic ...

What a wonderful world it would be if the simplistic view were accurate: that human beings need only negative consequences to teach them hard lessons. -Dr. Gabor MatΓ©
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"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can nev...

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." -- Bertrand Russell
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β€œDon’t count your friends when you’re on top...

β€œDon’t count your friends when you’re on top of the world. Count your friends when the world is on top of you. It’s a more accurate count.”
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"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly...

"The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately...you usually don't use it at all. It uses you." - Eckhart Tolle
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"All that can accurately be said ...

"All that can accurately be said about a man who thinks he is a poached egg is that he is in the minority."
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It's nice to be quoted...

It's nice to be quoted accurately. β€”Special Agent Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks
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"The most important skill in journalism...

"The most important skill in journalism is the ability to accurately quote the people on the other side." --Terry Mattingly
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β€œA portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph...

β€œA portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon (American photographer)
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"If you see the world accurately...

"If you see the world accurately, it's bound to be humorous, because it's ridiculous." β€” Charlie Munger
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β€œIf you see the world accuratel...

β€œIf you see the world accurately, you think it’s humorous because it’s ridiculous.”- Charlie Munger
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β€œIf a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mi...

β€œIf a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” ― Albert Einstein. Is this a True/accurate quote from AE?
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"What a frightening thing is the human-- a ma...

"What a frightening thing is the human-- a mass of gauges, dials and registers. And we can read only a few. And those, perhaps, not accurately"
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People who count their chickens before they are hatche...

People who count their chickens before they are hatched act very wisely because chickens run about so absurdly that it's impossible to count them accurately - Oscar Wilde
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"Analysis is all about the quality of collection, not the quantity of it and to a lesser e...

"Analysis is all about the quality of collection, not the quantity of it and to a lesser extent the method by which the collected data is analyzed. The mean of 5 accurate data points is exponentially more likely to be found true than the mean of a million skewed data points."
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"If stories aren’t always wholly...

"If stories aren’t always wholly accurate, why do our brains so readily latch onto them?" - Brett McKay
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"It was the most accurate and least factual account of tha...

"It was the most accurate and least factual account of that campaign." -- McGovern campaign strategist Frank Mankiewicz on Hunter S. Thompson's coverage of the 1972 presidential race
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β€œThe best way to get accurate informati...

β€œThe best way to get accurate information on Usenet is to post something wrong and wait for corrections.” – Matthew Austern
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