"When you try to predict future E.R.A.'s with past E.R.A.'s, you're making a mistake."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Nate Silver on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Nate Silver on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Nate Silver on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Nate Silver on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Nate Silver on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."