Basic research is like shooting an arrow in the air and, where it lands, painting a target. Homer Adkins Nature 312:212 (1984)
We use the classical theory on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and the quantum theory on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Sir William Bragg
You know how dumb the average guy is? Well, by definition, half of them are even dumber than that. J. R. ‘Bob’ Dobbs
But to us, probability is the very guide of life. Bishop Joseph Butler The Analogy of Religion (1756), Preface
Now what I want is Facts . . . Facts alone are wanted in life. Charles Dickens Hard Times (1854) bk. 1, ch. 1
A knowledge of statistics is like a knowledge of foreign languages or of algebra; it may prove of use at any time under any circumstances. A. L. Bowley
Statistics means never having to say you’re certain. Anon.