"I've become invested with this symbolic power. It really does transcend what I'm actually doing and what I actually deserve."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Nate Silver on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Nate Silver on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Nate Silver on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Nate Silver on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Nate Silver on Booker T. Washington
"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."