"A lot of journalism wants to have what they call objectivity without them having a commitment to pursuing the truth, but that doesn't work. Objectivity requires belief in and a commitment toward pursuing the truth - having an object outside of our personal point of view."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Nate Silver on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Nate Silver on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Nate Silver on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Nate Silver on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."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."