"People still don't appreciate how ephemeral success is."
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."Nate Silver on Bill Cosby
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."Nate Silver on Swami Vivekananda
"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it."Nate Silver on Bruce Lee
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."Nate Silver on David Brinkley
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Nate Silver on Winston Churchill
"I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation."
"When human judgment and big data intersect there are some funny things that happen."
"When you try to predict future E.R.A.'s with past E.R.A.'s, you're making a mistake."
"Distinguishing the signal from the noise requires both scientific knowledge and self-knowledge."
"We're not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information - and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise."
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