Analysis quotes

  • The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
    -- Aaron Allston


  • The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform. It can follow analysis; but it has no power of anticipating any analytical relations or truths. Its province is to assist us to making available what we are already acquainted with.
    -- Ada Lovelace

    #Truth #Order #Analysis

  • A new, a vast, and a powerful language is developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.
    -- Ada Lovelace

    #Powerful #Mean #Analysis

  • Advertising in the final analysis should be news. If it is not news it is worthless.
    -- Adolph Ochs

    #Business #Finals #Analysis

  • Programmers are not to be measured by their ingenuity and their logic but by the completeness of their case analysis.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Analysis #Logic #Cases

  • Now, the velocity of wave propagation can be seen, without the aid of any mathematical analysis, to depend on the elasticity of the medium and its density; for we can see that if a medium is highly elastic the disturbance would be propagated at a great speed.
    -- Albert A. Michelson

    #Would Be #Density #Analysis

  • History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.
    -- Albert Camus

    #History #Finals #Analysis

  • All I know of morality I learned from football
    -- Albert Camus

    #Soccer #Football #Analysis

  • There can be no acceptable future without an honest analysis of the past.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Past #Analysis #Honest

  • I do a real analysis of who actually owns things - it’s the British…the Dutch…then it’s the Arabs…then it’s the French…then it’s the Jews…and then, on down the line.
    -- Alex Jones

    #Real #Dutch #Analysis

  • In analysing complicated variations one must examine each branch of the tree once and once only.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Tree #Analysis #Variation

  • It was time to take the pumpkin out of the pot and eat it. In the final analysis, that was what solved these big problems of life. You could think and think and get nowhere, but you still had to eat your pumpkin. That brought you down to earth. That gave you a reason for going on. Pumpkin.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Thinking #Finals #Analysis

  • The study of social progress is to-day not less needed in literature than is the analysis of the human heart.
    -- Alfred de Vigny

    #Heart #Progress #Analysis

  • I have no brakes on...analysis is for those who are paralyzed by life.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Analysis #Brake

  • all the art of analysis consists in saying a truth only when the other person is ready for it, has been prepared for it by an organic process of gradation and evolution ...
    -- Anais Nin

    #Art #Analysis #Evolution

  • There is synthesis when, in combining therein judgments that are made known to us from simpler relations, one deduces judgments from them relative to more complicated relations. There is analysis when from a complicated truth one deduces more simple truths.
    -- Andre-Marie Ampere

    #Truth #Simple #Analysis

  • Edward Conard’s book represents the most cogent and persuasive analysis of the Financial Crisis to date. It is deeper and likely more accurate than what we have seen so far from journalists, academ- ics, and particularly former government officials.
    -- Andrei Shleifer

    #Book #Government #Analysis

  • A mystery confounds the problem of industry in art. In the last analysis, to work is simply not enough. But we have to act as if it were, leaving reward aside.
    -- Anne Truitt

    #Art #Leaving #Analysis

  • We may lay it down as an incontestible axiom, that, in all the operations of art and nature, nothing is created; an equal quantity of matter exists both before and after the experiment; the quality and quantity of the elements remain precisely the same; and nothing takes place beyond changes and modifications in the combination of these elements. Upon this principle the whole art of performing chemical experiments depends: We must always suppose an exact equality between the elements of the body examined and those of the products of its analysis.
    -- Antoine Lavoisier

    #Art #Quality #Analysis

  • There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
    -- Arthur Ashe

    #Sports #Analysis #Syndromes

  • Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry.... if mathematical analysis should ever hold a prominent place in chemistry -- an aberration which is happily almost impossible -- it would occasion a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.
    -- Auguste Comte

    #Analysis #Aberration #Spirit

  • Mathematical Analysis is... the true rational basis of the whole system of our positive knowledge.
    -- Auguste Comte

    #Analysis #Mathematical #Rational

  • The analyses ... often become too competent to be comprehensible...
    -- Avinash Dixit

    #Analysis #Economics

  • Miracles are manifestations for which science has no definition, no analysis.
    -- B. J. Palmer

    #Miracle #Definitions #Analysis

  • I was obsessed with this idea that these things that you collect, they just say so much about who you are. I can't say it came from hard-nosed business analysis... It was just something I really want to see built.
    -- Ben Silbermann

    #Ideas #Want #Analysis

  • The repetition of a catchword can hold analysis in fetters for fifty years or more.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Years #Analysis #Fifty

  • An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. When it comes to investing, nothing will pay off more than educating yourself. Do the necessary research, study and analysis before making any investment decisions.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

    #Decision #Analysis #Investing

  • An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return.
    -- Benjamin Graham

    #Safety #Promise #Analysis

  • My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms.
    -- Benjamin Lee Whorf

    #Air #Space #Analysis

  • Whether a tops-down or bottoms-up investor in bonds, stocks, or private equity, the standard analysis tends to judge an investor or his firm on the basis of how the bullish or bearish aspects of the cycle were managed.
    -- Bill Gross

    #Judging #Analysis #Aspect

  • He suffered from paralysis by analysis.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Analysis #Paralysis

  • Salinger is a master of the memorable detail, the seemingly random gesture, the debris of mundane daily operations, the stuff that is left out of any analysis.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Memorable #Details #Analysis

  • The real question is whether all your pondering and analyses will convince you that life is worth living. That's what it all comes down to.
    -- Brian Greene

    #Real #Analysis #Life Is

  • I have sought to offer humanists a detailed analysis of a technology sufficiently magnificent and spiritual to convince them that the machines by which they are surrounded are cultural artifacts worthy of their attention and respect.
    -- Bruno Latour

    #Spiritual #Technology #Analysis

  • Network Spinal Analysis represents the epitome of body work; it is at the leading of body/mind/spirit integration. This work will transform the planet.
    -- Candace Pert

    #Mind #Body #Analysis

  • It is a sad mission to cut through and destroy with the scissors of analysis the delicate and iridescent veils with which our proud mediocrity clothes itself.
    -- Cesare Lombroso

    #Cutting #Clothes #Analysis

  • The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery ... As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessarily guide the future course of science.
    -- Charles Babbage

    #Science #Analysis #Development

  • This nation's elected leaders owe all Americans the duty of formulating an Iraqi policy based on sound analysis of the actual facts.
    -- Charlie Gonzalez

    #Leader #Sound #Analysis

  • The image a society evolves of the relationship between the living and the dead is, in the final analysis, an attempt, on the level of religious thought, to conceal, embellish or justify the actual relationships which prevail among the living.
    -- Claude Levi-Strauss

    #Religious #Finals #Analysis

  • John Paul II made it clear that... liberation theology based on the teaching of Jesus Christ was necessary, but liberation theology that used a Marxist analysis was unacceptable.
    -- Claudio Hummes

    #Jesus #Teaching #Analysis

  • Cultural analysis is intrinsically incomplete. And, worse than that, the more deeply it goes the less complete it is.
    -- Clifford Geertz

    #Analysis #Anthropology #Incomplete

  • In the final analysis, the hope of every person is simply peace of mind.
    -- Dalai Lama

    #Mind #Finals #Analysis

  • The core of the person is what he or she loves, and that is bound up with what they worship - that insight recalibrates the radar for cultural analysis. The rituals and practices that form our loves spill out well beyond the sanctuary. Many secular liturgies are trying to get us to love some other kingdom and some other gods.
    -- Dallas Willard

    #Practice #Trying #Analysis

  • Why are you afraid? This is where you get it out of your system: bankruptcy, unfulfilled potential, trashing your reputation, losing it all. And then (because we just can't stop there), you're going to apply some simple analysis to it.You may have nothing to fear after all.
    -- Danielle LaPorte

    #Simple #Overcoming #Analysis

  • Analysis is like a lobotomy. Who wants to have all their edges shaved off?
    -- David Byrne

    #Analysis #Want #Lobotomy

  • Retrospective analysis is not a useful guide to current problems.
    -- David Ignatius

    #Analysis #Problem #Guides

  • Good politics starts with empathy, proceeds to analysis, then sets out values and establishes the vision, before getting to the nitty-gritty of policy solutions.
    -- David Miliband

    #Empathy #Vision #Analysis

  • Network Spinal Analysis inspires us to trust the healing power within.
    -- Deepak Chopra

    #Healing #Inspire #Analysis

  • We have no sociology of architecture. Architects are unaccustomed to social analysis and mistrust it; sociologists have fatter fish to fry.
    -- Denise Scott Brown

    #Analysis #Architecture #Sociology

  • There's no end to the inventiveness of critics, I tell you. Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse into their analysis of work.
    -- Dennis Potter

    #Writing #Analysis #Fiction

  • Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth, beautiful and creative.
    -- Dennis Potter

    #Beautiful #Creative #Analysis

  • To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
    -- Donald A. Norman

    #Sweet #Errors #Analysis

  • The person drawn to dance as profession is notoriously unintellectual. He thinks with his muscles, delights in expression with body, not words; finds analysis painful and boring; and is a creature of physical ebullience.
    -- Doris Humphrey

    #Thinking #Expression #Analysis

  • Literature is analysis after the event.
    -- Doris Lessing

    #Events #Analysis #Literature

  • I should not like to leave an impression that all structural problems can be settled by X-ray analysis or that all crystal structures are easy to solve. I seem to have spent much more of my life not solving structures than solving them.
    -- Dorothy Hodgkin

    #Rays #Analysis #Crystals

  • My early work and publications centered around expanding on the analysis of life insurance in my dissertation and its relationship to investment banking.
    -- Douglass North

    #Relationship #Analysis #Banking

  • The falsification of scientific data or analysis is always a serious matter
    -- Ed Markey

    #Data #Analysis #Matter

  • Psychology motivates the quality of analysis and puts it to use. Psychology is the driver and analysis is the road map.
    -- Ed Seykota

    #Psychology #Quality #Analysis

  • A logical analysis of reflexive usages in French shows, however, that this simplicity is an illusion and that, so far from helping the foreigner, it is more calculated to bother him.
    -- Edward Sapir

    #Simplicity #Analysis #Helping

  • The spirit of logical analysis should in practice blend with the practical pressure for the adoption of some form of international language, but it should not allow itself to be stampeded by it.
    -- Edward Sapir

    #Practice #Adoption #Analysis

  • Veteran print editors and reporters at places like the 'Times' and 'The New Yorker' manage to feed and clothe their families without costing their companies a million bucks a month, and they produce a great deal more valuable reporting and analysis than the network news stars do.
    -- Eric Alterman

    #Stars #Editors #Analysis

  • the best existential analysis of the human condition leads directly into the problems of God and faith
    -- Ernest Becker

    #Analysis #Existentialism #Problem

  • A careful analysis of the process of observation in atomic physics has shown that the subatomic particles have no meaning as isolated entities, but can only be understood as interconnections between the preparation of an experiment and the subsequent measurement.
    -- Erwin Schrodinger

    #Preparation #Analysis #Measurement

  • If our previous analyses are correct, they all point to the same conclusion, that metaphysical adventures are doomed to fail when their authors substitute the fundamental concepts of any particular science for those of metaphysics.
    -- Etienne Gilson

    #Adventure #Analysis #Fundamentals

  • I'm pleased to offer analysis of public policy and politics to the millions of Americans who get their news from Fox.
    -- Evan Bayh

    #Analysis #News #Foxes

  • Turn your churches into halls of science, and devote your leisure day to the study of your own bodies, the analysis of your own minds, and the examination of the fair material world which extends around you!
    -- Frances Wright

    #Mind #Church #Analysis

  • There is a certain way of searching for the truth in mathematics that Plato is said first to have discovered. Theon called this analysis.
    -- Francois Viete

    #Plato #Analysis #Way

  • Truth suffers from too much analysis.
    -- Frank Herbert

    #Wisdom #Suffering #Analysis

  • Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind.
    -- Frank Lloyd Wright

    #Mind #Analysis #Synthesis

  • Without analysis, no synthesis.
    -- Friedrich Engels

    #Analysis #Synthesis #Statistics

  • Human capital analysis starts with the assumption that individuals decide on their education, training, medical care, and other additions to knowledge and health by weighing the benefits and costs. Benefits include cultural and other non-monetary gains along with improvement in earnings and occupations, while costs usually depend mainly on the foregone value of the time spent on these investments.
    -- Gary Becker

    #Training #Analysis #Cost

  • We are well aware that he spent many hours recently tape recording various messages... we need to do a little more analysis of what was actually said to see if that indeed was in fact Saddam Hussein,
    -- Geoff Hoon

    #Tape #Analysis #Hussein

  • When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity; since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    #Mad #Insanity #Analysis

  • Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? After our subtlest analysis of the mental process, we must still say that our highest thoughts and our best deeds are all given to us.
    -- George Eliot

    #Inspiration #Names #Analysis

  • The analysis of laughter had opened to me points of contact between the fundamentals of a communal and disciplined emotional knowledge and those of discursive knowledge.
    -- Georges Bataille

    #Laughter #Emotional #Analysis

  • Sometimes Aristotle analyses his terms, but very often he takes them for granted; and in the latter case, I think, he is sometimes deceived by them.
    -- Gilbert Murray

    #Thinking #Analysis #Sometimes

  • When a truth is necessary, the reason for it can be found by analysis, that is, by resolving it into simpler ideas and truths until the primary ones are reached. It is this way that in mathematics speculative theorems and practical canons are reduced by analysis to definitions, axioms and postulates.
    -- Gottfried Leibniz

    #Ideas #Words Of Wisdom #Analysis

  • Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.
    -- Gwen Ifill

    #Pbs #Depth #Analysis

  • The philosopher of science is not much interested in the thought processes which lead to scientific discoveries; he looks for a logical analysis of the completed theory, including the establishing its validity. That is, he is not interested in the context of discovery, but in the context of justification.
    -- Hans Reichenbach

    #Discovery #Analysis #Looks

  • Good analysis is very useful when you want to convert a political decision into an investment. It can also go the other way and drive policy
    -- Hans Rosling

    #Decision #Political #Analysis

  • Somewhere deep down we know that in the final analysis, we do decide things and that even our decisions to let someone else decide are really our decisions, however pusillanimous.
    -- Harvey Cox

    #Decision #Finals #Analysis

  • Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
    -- Hedy Lamarr

    #Analysis #Puppets #Emotion

  • In the last analysis, luck comes only to the well prepared.
    -- Helmuth von Moltke the Elder

    #Luck #Analysis #Lasts

  • An absolute can only be given in an intuition, while all the rest has to do with analysis.
    -- Henri Bergson

    #Intuition #Analysis #Instinct

  • Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Spring #Creativity #Analysis

  • [T]he habit of scientific analysis ... exhausts the material offered to it...
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Science #Analysis #Scientific Method

  • Analysis kills spontaneity.
    -- Henri Frederic Amiel

    #Life #Analysis #Spontaneity

  • I criticise these compositions by analysis but an illustration cannot be made that way - it must be made by inspiration.
    -- Howard Pyle

    #Inspiration #Illustration #Analysis

  • In the last analysis, a pickle is a cucumber with experience.
    -- Irena Chalmers

    #Analysis #Cucumbers #Lasts

  • Mankind will possess incalculable advantages and extraordinary control over human behavior when the scientific investigator will be able to subject his fellow men to the same external analysis he would employ for any natural object, and when the human mind will contemplate itself not from within but from without.
    -- Ivan Pavlov

    #Men #Mind #Analysis

  • What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it - the fact that He knows me.
    -- J. I. Packer

    #What Matters #Analysis #Lasts

  • I would say that deconstruction is affirmation rather than questioning, in a sense which is not positive: I would distinguish between the positive, or positions, and affirmations. I think that deconstruction is affirmative rather than questioning: this affirmation goes through some radical questioning, but it is not questioning in the field of analysis.
    -- Jacques Derrida

    #Thinking #Analysis #Fields

  • All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis.
    -- Jacques Ellul

    #Secret #Analysis #Facts

  • The mathematical difficulties of the theory of rotation arise chiefly from the want of geometrical illustrations and sensible images, by which we might fix the results of analysis in our minds.
    -- James Clerk Maxwell

    #Illustration #Mind #Analysis

  • The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
    -- James J. Gibson

    #Space #Analysis #World

  • Analysis is carried into everything. Even Deity is subjected to chemical tests.
    -- James Russell Lowell

    #Analysis #Tests #Deities

  • In the final analysis, you get what you pay for.
    -- James Sinegal

    #Finals #Analysis #Pay

  • It's great that people get together and collaborate, talk about the facts and the analysis, all in the interest of having a great financial system.
    -- Jamie Dimon

    #People #Together #Analysis

  • All analyses end badly. Each 'termination' leaves the participants with the taste of ashes in their mouths; each is absurd; each is a small, pointless death. Psychoanalysis cannot tolerate happy endings; it casts them off the way the body's immunological system casts off transplanted organs.
    -- Janet Malcolm

    #Ashes #Analysis #Mouths

  • God is on everyone's side... and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.
    -- Jean Anouilh

    #Peace #Army #Analysis