"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Edward Tufte on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Edward Tufte on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Edward Tufte on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Edward Tufte on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Edward Tufte on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing."
"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."