"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Edward Tufte on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Edward Tufte on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Edward Tufte on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Edward Tufte on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Edward Tufte on Oscar Wilde
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint."
"Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design."
"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."
"The idea of trying to create things that last - forever knowledge - has guided my work for a long time now."