Information Quotes

The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through. - Sydney J. Harris

 

Accurate information is a key part of motivation. - Mary Ann Allison

 

Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television. - Lewis Thomas

 

As a rule, he or she who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. - Benjamin Disraeli

 

Everyone gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein

 

I want minimum information given with maximum politeness. - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

 

Knowledge is of two kinds; we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. - Samuel Johnson

 

Art is at least in part a way of collecting information about the universe. - Rebecca West

 

All things physical are information-theoretic in origin and this is a participatory universe. Observer participancy gives rise to information; and information gives rise to physics. - John Archibald Wheeler

 

The original root of the word information is the Latin word informare, which means to fashion, shape, or create, to give form to. Information is an idea that has been given a form, such as the spoken or written word. It is a means of representing an image or thought so that it can be communicated from one mind to another rather than worrying about all the information afloat in the world, we must ask ourselves what matters to us, what do we want to know. It's having ideas and learning to deal with issues that is important, not accumulating lots and lots of data. - Theordore Roszak

 

Information is recorded in vast interconnecting networks. Each idea or image has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of associations and is connected to numerous other points in the mental network. - Peter Russell

 

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. - Herbert Simon

 

If you were designing the sort of information-processing system a brain is, it would be extremely impractical to store memories permanently in their original form. You need mechanisms for transforming and recording them; for chunking information into categories . Is your memory a phonograph record on which the information is stored in localized grooves to be replayed on demand? Is so, it's a very bizarre record, for the songs are different every time they're played. Human memory is more like the village storyteller; it doesn't passively store facts but weaves them into a good (coherent, plausible) story, which is recreated with each telling. - Judith Hooper Teresi

 

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information. - Norbert Wiener

 

Imagine being able to sit at your desk and with a few keystrokes on your computer-being able to access almost any information you need from a storehouse of the world's published knowledge. - Dialog Brochure

 

There's a compelling reason to master information and news. Clearly there will be better job and financial opportunities. Other high stakes will be missed by people if they don't master and connect information. - Everette Dennis

 

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information. - T. S. Eliot

 

With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown. - Alfred Glossbrenner

 

The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist. - Marshall Mcluhan

 

Even though these technological advances originally sought to control information and bring order to the office, in many instances they have done just the opposite. The electronic office promised to reduce paper work and lessen work loads, but it has, in fact, generated more information that must sill be printed and -even more challenging-be assimilated. Since computers entered office systems, paper utilization has increased six-fold. - Peter D. Moore

 

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information. - Winston Churchill

 

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. - Ronald Reagan

 

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them. - G. K. Chesterton

 

Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information. - Scott Adams

 

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other. - Bill Gates

 

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. - Gertrude Stein

 

Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information. - Peter F. Drucker

 

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. - Russell Baker

 

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. - Margaret Mead

 

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information. - T. S. Eliot

 

There is a profound difference between information and meaning. - Warren G. Bennis

 

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. - Clarence Day

 

In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought. - Michael Crichton

 

What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. - Herbert Simon

 

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise. - Jean Baudrillard

 

Information is not knowledge. - Albert Einstein

 

In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show. - Timothy Leary

 

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. - Margaret Mead

 

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit. - William G. Pollard

 

That which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding. - Edward Abbey

 

Education is knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information you get. - William Feather

 

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. - Benjamin Disraeli

A market is the combined behaviour of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim. - Kenneth Chang

 

The future of healthcare is centered on the distinct needs of patients and connecting the right information at the right time to help make decisions about their care. - Philip George

 
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