Best Quotes About Accuracy

There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time. -Jef I. Richards

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. -Hector Hugh Munro

I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. -Samuel Butler

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking. -Wallace Stevens

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. -Wyatt Earp

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort. -Jean Cocteau

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood. -Tryon Edwards

Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining. -Saul Bellow

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. -Florence Scovel Shinn

Whoever said love is blind is dead wrong. Love is the only thing that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy. -Martha Beck

Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. -Xenophon

The greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind, or to miss a big story. So speed and quantity substitute for thoroughness and quality, for accuracy and context. -Carl Bernstein

If I know you're very good in music, I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether you're going to be good or bad in other things. -Howard Gardner

How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy? -Henry Martyn

We measure very carefully what the positives are and I think it is less than one tenth of one percent, so we are very pleased with the accuracy of our biometric checks and we continue to monitor that. -Asa Hutchinson

Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible. -Yuan T. Lee

Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work. -Arthur C. Nielsen

Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability. -Arthur C. Nielsen

A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own 'accuracy.' -Paul Watzlawick

All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening. -Alan Rickman

In the plays – that's where I go crazy. But my prose has a much lighter touch; it's not trying to thrill with language, just to be more truthful. I'm not concerned with the accuracy of anything. We don't get to the truth of anything with facts. -Denis Johnson

Sensorial perception, for example, certainly occurs with greater or less accuracy according to the degree of interest; it is constantly given other directions by the change of external stimuli and by ideas. -Hermann Ebbinghaus

If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction. -Talcott Parsons

In some instances, the accuracy of past-life memories can be objectively verified, sometimes with remarkable detail. -Stanislav Grof

I'm convinced you can combine this with reporting integrity and accuracy. -Jack Brickhouse

I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting. -Sidney Sheldon

We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned. -Kenneth Scott Latourette

Success produces confidence; confidence relaxes industry, and negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. -Ben Jonson

A racing tipster who only reached Hitler's level of accuracy would not do well for his clients. -A. J. P. Taylor

I have always made an effort to render every detail of my reality with the greatest accuracy; but I have never paid attention to whether my presentation of historical facts was an exact one. -Lion Feuchtwanger

Men were not intended to work with the accuracy of tools, to be precise and perfect in all their actions. -John Ruskin

The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand. -Thomas Huxley

Well the way we perceive accuracy and what accuracy is statistically are really two different things. -Nate Silver

If I'm in a political argument, I think I can, with reasonable accuracy and without boasting, put the other person's side of the case at least as well as they could. One has to be able to say that in any well-conducted argument. -Christopher Hitchens

I love sharing my knowledge of hitting with others. Now coaches and players at all levels can learn my systematic approach to hitting a baseball with more consistency, mental strength and accuracy. -Dusty Baker

One of the things we did at PayPal was collaborative filtering and machine learning: looking at patterns of human behavior. We used it there to predict when people would try to cheat the system to get money. But you can predict pretty much any behavior with a certain amount of accuracy. -Max Levchin

I mean, every thought starts over, so every expression of a thought has to do the same. every accuracy has to be invented… I feel I am blundering in concepts too fine for me. -Anne Carson

We're talking about the struggle to drag a thought over from the mush of the unconscious into some kind of grammar, syntax, human sense; every attempt means starting over with language. starting over with accuracy. -Anne Carson

What, after all, is the object of education? To train the body in health, vigor and grace, so that it may express the emotions in beauty and the mind with accuracy and strength. -Annie Besant

The main challenge that television presents is that I have a tendency to say things with a great deal of precision and accuracy. Often a description of that sort, which will work in a book because people can read it slowly – they can turn the pages back and so on – doesn't really work on TV because it interrupts the flow of the moving image. -Brian Greene

Anybody who has had the pleasure of reading an article about themselves in the press knows that, on the whole, there is a huge amount of inaccuracy, value judgment and the use of a crowbar to insert editorial bias that reflects the current political leaning of that particular paper. -Jo Brand

Online advertising may not be much more successful than an old double-barrel, but – like a good spray of buckshot – it makes up for its lack of accuracy with sheer volume. There are 10 unique ads listed with every Gmail message in your queue, each tied to the message content. And a paying sponsor. -Douglas Rushkoff

A line, an area of tone, is not really important because it records what you have seen, but because of what it will lead you on to see. Following up its logic in order to check its accuracy, you find confirmation or denial in the object itself or in your memory of it. -John Berger

An Internet meme is a hijacking of the original idea. Instead of mutating by random change and spreading by a form of Darwinian selection, Internet memes are altered deliberately by human creativity. There is no attempt at accuracy of copying, as with genes – and as with memes in their original version. -Richard Dawkins

It is the accuracy and detail inherent in crafted goods that endows them with lasting value. It is the time and attention paid by the carpenter, the seamstress and the tailor that makes this detail possible. -Tim Jackson

If we're going to achieve compassion in the machines and also feel safe with the machines, to raise machines with human-like values, we need to make them human-like by simulating, or perhaps eventually imitating, human beings in high accuracy from top to bottom. -David Hanson

U.S. Government propaganda tries to give the impression that aerial bombardment achieves near-surgical accuracy, so that military targets can be destroyed with minimal effect on civilians. Technical documents give a different picture. -Noam Chomsky

In the past, Google has used teams of humans to 'read' its street address images – in essence, to render images into actionable data. But using neural network technology, the company has trained computers to extract that data automatically – and with a level of accuracy that meets or beats human operators. -John Battelle

An important finding is that by determining the genome sequences of an entire family, one can identify many DNA sequencing errors and thus greatly increase the accuracy of the data. This will ultimately help us understand the role of genetic variations in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. -Leroy Hood

Nobody sees reality whole; we all need others to show us the parts of it that they see better than we do. Nobody sees reality with total accuracy; we all need others to correct our own vision. -Lewis B. Smedes

If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level. -Tom Chatfield

The perfection of style consists in the use of the exact speech necessary to convey the sense in the fewest words consistent with perspicuity, at the same time having regard to appropriateness and harmony of expression. Its greater excellencies are directness, accuracy, appropriateness and perspicuity. -Joseph P. Bradley

Personally, speaking as a historian and a storyteller, when it comes to inaccuracy in historical fictioneering, I follow the Shakespeare principle: I'm willing to overlook gobs of mistaken detail if the poetic valence is basically correct. -Rick Perlstein

Some growths can be detected early, making for increased accuracy in diagnosis. Some can be cured and others controlled. -Harold E. Varmus

It's now possible to have your body 3D-imaged from head to toe at a sub-millimeter accuracy, showing every ripple of muscle or cellulite, to allow the perfect-fitting jeans or shoes. -Peter Diamandis

I have long begged off the question of my albums reflecting where I am 'at' personally. There is more inaccuracy in that approach than accuracy. -Bill Callahan

It is hard to imagine Andre Le Notre laying out the exquisite landscape designs for Vaux-le-Vicomte, and later the magnificent Chateau de Versailles, with no high hill to stand on, no helicopter to fly in, and no drone to show him the complexities of the terrain. Yet he did, and with extreme precision, accuracy, and high style. -Martha Stewart

People know accuracy when they read it; they can feel it. -Alan Furst

You cannot look at a person's genes and say with any accuracy whether they are from one racial group or another. -Craig Venter

As mechanistic biologists, we are hoping that by understanding how the virus works at the molecular level, we will be able to predict with more accuracy how it will evolve. -Jennifer Doudna

We believe there is no fundamental structural changes in the young-adult market. There are, of course, fashion changes, and the success of each brand depends on the accuracy with which it predicts those changes. -Richard Hayne

'The Fifth Gospel' is set entirely inside the Vatican and told from the perspective of a Catholic priest. I'm not Catholic myself, yet authenticity and factual accuracy are very important to me, so the novel required an enormous amount of research. -Ian Caldwell

If I examine the circumstances which inspired me to write – and this is not mere self-indulgence, but a desire for accuracy – I see clearly that the starting point of it all for me was war. -J. M. G. Le Clezio

I freely admit that I took great license in writing 'The Dark Queen,' more so than my other historical romance novels. This is largely because I viewed the book as a fantasy novel as much as an historical. I do feel that writers should strive for as much accuracy as possible but, in the end, remember that we are writing fiction. -Susan Carroll

The credit reporting system suffers from inaccuracy and often from outright injustice. -Eric Schneiderman

For correct writing, the cultivation of patience and mental accuracy is essential. Throughout the young author's period of apprenticeship, he must keep reliable dictionaries and textbooks at his elbow; eschewing as far as possible that hasty extemporaneous manner of writing which is the privilege of more advanced students. -H. P. Lovecraft

Using static scoring, tax cuts are broadly assumed to 'cost' a raw amount of reduced revenue. With dynamic scoring, the new revenue likely to flow from increased economic activity produced by a tax cut is considered, improving the accuracy of the projection. -John Delaney

This quarterback Weeden can drive the ball down field. He's a thing of beauty on throwing a football. His passing motion and his arm, frankly, you won't see a more gifted passer, power, accuracy, the entire aspect of it. -Jerry Jones

Fundamentalist Christians, adhering to what is termed 'creation science,' loudly promote the scientific accuracy of the Bible, but they sift or reinterpret science through the tiny mesh of their ideological filter. Not much real science gets through. -Hugh Ross

In order to be totally spontaneous, you can't be too obsessed with accuracy, but if you're inaccurate in a drawing, it will look fake, and when you act, it will sound fake. You have to find miraculously some proper balance between the two, but there's no formula. -Peter Falk

Society is now less convinced of the absolute accuracy of the criminal justice system. -Tom Price

Timing and accuracy is really what matters at the end of the day. -Carson Wentz

The media dresses things up. There's a lot of inaccuracy. -Chuck Berry

What I say is that there are not half a dozen papers in the United States which tamper with the news, which publish what they know to be false. But if I thought I had done no better than that, I would be ashamed to own a paper. You have to make everyone connected with the paper believe that accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a woman. -Joseph Pulitzer

What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! -Joseph Pulitzer

As I discovered in my media manipulations, the information that finds us online – what spreads – is the worst kind. It raised itself above the din not through its value, importance, or accuracy but through the opposite: through slickness, titillation, and polarity. -Ryan Holiday

The news as entertainment is the real danger, because the truth or accuracy of what it is reporting becomes irrelevant. -Ryan Holiday

'Outlander' is based on a group of books; there's a slight fantasy element to it, but ours is authentic – we try to stick to historical accuracy as possible. Ours is about a small group of people and a core relationship rather than big armies. -Sam Heughan

You cannot exploit the advantages of getting above the atmosphere unless you are able to get up there reasonably large-sized telescopes and unless you are able to keep these telescopes pointing at one region of the sky for long periods of time to a high degree of accuracy. -Nancy Roman

Meteorologists don't use a script, and most create their own graphics and certainly put together their own forecasts. Most of us went to school to become scientists – at least I did – and studied thermodynamics, physics, and tons of calculus to take this young science to the next level. Our accuracy is amazing and will only continue to improve. -Ginger Zee

Democrats, myself included, tend to respect and value expertise and find that people who have established a record of accuracy and developed a model that's proven to be beneficial over time should be people accorded great deference when they opine on a topic that they have demonstrated past mastery over. -James Carville

For some people, the definition of who is and who isn't an American defies logic, historical accuracy, common sense, decency, good manners, the milk of human kindness, enjoyment in the good things in life, and love of good food. -W. Kamau Bell

In my writing, I try to combine all my favorite elements of journalism – accuracy, real characters that exist on this planet – with all my favorite elements of literature: a sense of flow, of propulsion, of wanting to read every sentence. -Michael Finkel

A lot of the time, when I find myself critiquing scientific accuracy in movies, I have to remind myself that it had to get close enough to getting it right to get things wrong. -Randall Munroe

When it comes to translation quality, it's not a question of accuracy but of nuance, especially in fiction. The prose has to read fluidly in fiction, and this is a completely different issue from literal accuracy. -Peter Mayer

Companies that rely on licensing a proprietary dataset should expect to be outpaced by competitors using modern data collection techniques and more frequent updates and greater accuracy. -Hilary Mason

I think, as a fighter, I kept improving. My movements improved, my accuracy improved. -Chuck Liddell

We judge people based on their clothes, social class, and, dare I say, ethnicity. Our comedians make light of these stereotypes regularly, and we laugh at their accuracy. -Lecrae

Third down is a big thing with a quarterback: pinpoint accuracy, making good decisions. -Nick Foles

The first and most common reason for not being a fluent reader is that the child does not yet know how to decode very well yet. They lack automatic decoding skills, and this prevents them from being able to read accurately, much less smoothly and quickly. Decoding accuracy is the first prerequisite to fluency. -Maryanne Wolf

Everyone is free to express their opinions, but I think that journalists should do it with more responsibility. They lack accuracy. -Radamel Falcao

The accuracy of Wikipedia can be dodgy in some places, but in maths, it's really quite good. -Terence Tao

We have never, ever, in the history of football seen a guy that possesses what Aaron Rodgers possesses. Nobody, no quarterback in history, has the touch, the accuracy, the ability to throw the ball moving left or right, throw the ball from the pocket, throw the ball from different plains. -Shannon Sharpe

What I've done from the very beginning is play everything with extreme accuracy. I never said to myself, 'Okay, if I put my fingers this way, it's gonna result in this.' I've never taken a lesson. My way of playing the guitar was a fresh approach to the instrument. -Yngwie Malmsteen

The key to my accuracy is making sure my feet are set right and trying to have a more polished throwing motion, a more polished stroke, you can say. When my feet are right, my hips are allowed to open a little better, which is kind of where your accuracy comes from. -Josh Allen

I don't think I have accuracy problems. I do think when my feet aren't set, I deliver a different type of ball. -Josh Allen

The inaccuracy issue. Going back to college having a 56-percent completion percentage. Obviously, it's not great. But I think that it's a little blown out of proportion. -Josh Allen

The general public still expects a lot more forecasting accuracy than any of us can deliver. -Edgar Fiedler

I've said for many, many years, as long as I can ever remember, when I'm asked, 'Hey, what do you look for first in a quarterback?' The first thing I look for is accuracy, because the rest of it doesn't matter. -Troy Aikman

I found boxing so, so easy with incredible power, speed, and accuracy. -Naseem Hamed

If you consider the universe one second after the Big Bang, the expansion rate would have to have been just right to an accuracy of 15 decimal places, or else the universe would really not work. -Alan Guth

I spent five years in Italy, and the Italians have a slightly different lifestyle. Everything is a bit slower and more easygoing. You can feel that when you live there; you become a little more relaxed about typically 'German' things like accuracy and punctuality. -Miroslav Klose

I mistakably paid respect and condolences to the wrong Beastie Boy member King Ad-Rock when it should have been MCA. In light of this, I am redoing the song 'Hip Hop Speaks From Heaven' and I am pulling the original version off of my digital release. Historical accuracy is extremely important to me, so I accept all responsibility for this error. -KRS-One

'House of Cards' is aiming for truth, not accuracy. -Ari Melber

I will talk about Baker Mayfield. I like everything about his makeup. I like how his teammates really rally behind him. I like his eyes downfield. I like his accuracy with his deep throws. I like how he shows that fighter's spirit; when it comes time to come back, he's fighting through to come back, and I applaud those things. -John Dorsey

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