"When human judgment and big data intersect there are some funny things that happen."
"A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man."Nate Silver on Lana Turner
"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."Nate Silver on Ron White
"A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice."Nate Silver on Bill Cosby
"Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."Nate Silver on Jim Carrey
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."Nate Silver on Elbert Hubbard
"I love South American food, and I haven't really been down there. I really need a vacation."
"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."
"By playing games you can artificially speed up your learning curve to develop the right kind of thought processes."