Maxims and Aphorisms

"The purpose of computation is insight, not numbers."
     –Richard Hamming

"There are no routine statistical questions; only questionable statistical routines."
     –David Cox

"Not knowing cheers the knowing"
     –John Cage

"The design principle that attention is scarce and must be preserved is very different from a principle of 'the more information the better.'"
     –Herbert Simon

"Design is the beauty of using constraints as advantages."
     –Aza Raskin

"The proper study of mankind is the science of design...."
     –Herbert Simon

"Just because a paper can be published does not mean that paper should be published."
     –Unknown, via Ashish Jha

"All models are wrong but some are useful."
     –George Box

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."
     –Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)

"When a career is by choice, vocation becomes vacation."

"Hear me now... believe me later."
     –Benn Konsynski

"An hours sleep in class is worth two at home."
     –Rustom Antia

"I am positively bedeviled with meetings, et cetera."
     –Moira Rose

"The best way to find a typo is to submit the paper."