Top Prediction Quotes

Browse top 100 famous quotes and sayings about Prediction by most favorite authors.

Favorite Prediction Quotes

1. "I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest."
Author: Alan Cox
2. "Big data is mostly about taking numbers and using those numbers to make predictions about the future. The bigger the data set you have, the more accurate the predictions about the future will be."
Author: Anthony Goldbloom
3. "But I don't think I have any particular talent for prediction, because when you have three or four elements in hand, you don't have to be a genius to reach certain conclusions."
Author: Antonio Tabucchi
4. "Science is not about making predictions or performing experiments. Science is about explaining."
Author: Bill Gaede
5. "The prediction I can make with the highest confidence is that the most amazing discoveries will be the ones we are not today wise enough to foresee."
Author: Carl Sagan
6. "On my seventh birthday, my father swore, for the first of many times, that I would die facedown in a cesspool. On that same occasion, my mother, with all the accompanying mystery and elevated language appropriate for a prominent diviner, turned her cards, screamed delicately, and proclaimed that my doom was written in water and blood and ice. As for me, from about that time and for twenty years since, I had spat on my middle finger and slapped the rump of every aingerou I noticed, murmuring the sincerest, devoutest prayer that I might prove my parents' predictions wrong. Not so much that I feared the doom itself - doom is just the hind end of living, after all - but to see the two who birthed me confounded."
Author: Carol Berg
7. "Agency by agency, we frequently have lost a bit of ground, at least to inflation-but had it not been for the efforts we've made to educate people about the importance of science, technology and advanced education, those predictions very well might have come true."
Author: Charles Vest
8. "I think science fiction is very bad at prediction."
Author: China Mieville
9. "I never said I will stand, I said I hoped to stand. It wasn't a prediction."
Author: Christopher Reeve
10. "There is in fact a category of people who get unusually close to the truth about themselves and the world. Their self-perceptions are more balanced,they assign responsibility for success and failure more even-handedly, and their predictions for the future are more realistic. These people are living testimony to the dangers of self-knowledge. They are the clinically depressed."
Author: Cordelia Fine
11. "What do you see?" asked Ned, his voice hushed."I see…I see…an elephant.""Elephant," Lord Blakely repeated, as he transcribed herwords. "I hope that isn't the extent of your prediction.Unless, Ned, you plan to marry into the genus Loxodonta."Ned blinked. "Loxo-wha?""Comprised, among others, of pachyderms."
Author: Courtney Milan
12. "As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction."
Author: Dan Simmons
13. "If I would need to make a prediction I still believe Kaplan's scenario is very plausible."
Author: David Korten
14. "I've ceased making predictions on things because we'll see how they turn out."
Author: David Plouffe
15. "On the night that I was born, my paternal grandfather, Josef Tock, made ten predictions that shaped my life. Then he died in the very minute that my mother gave birth to me."
Author: Dean Koontz
16. "He mostly read articles as opposed to books. He hides behind numbers, percentage points, and grim prediction for the future. He thinks they will protect him so that when his heart next breaks he can cross his arms and say, "Told you."
Author: Edmond Manning
17. "I've actually made a prediction that within 30 years a majority of new cars made in the United States will be electric. And I don't mean hybrid, I mean fully electric."
Author: Elon Musk
18. "Such are the limitations of the human mind, and so thoroughly engrossing are the cares of common life, that only the few among men can discern through the glitter and dazzle of present prosperity the dark outlines of approaching disasters, even though they may have come up to our very gates, and are already within striking distance. The yawning seam and corroded bolt conceal their defects from the mariner until the storm calls all hands to the pumps. Prophets, indeed, were abundant before the war; but who cares for prophets while their predictions remain unfulfilled, and the calamities of which they tell are masked behind a blinding blaze of national prosperity?"
Author: Frederick Douglass
19. "If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by her wrathful gaze, subjected to ruthless interrogation regarding our behaviour, and given a melancholy prediction on what we would amount to when we grew up, which was always nothing."
Author: Harper Lee
20. "Understanding men or ideas or movements, or the outlooks of individuals or groups, is not reducible to a sociological classification into types of behaviour with predictions based on scientific experiment and carefully tabulated statistics of observations."
Author: Isaiah Berlin
21. "Was it - was she making a real prediction?'Dumbledore looked mildly impressed.'Do you know, Harry, I think she might have been,' he said thoughtfully. 'Who'd have thought it? That brings her total of real predictions up to two. I should offer her a pay raise..."
Author: J.K. Rowling
22. "Predictions are preposterous."
Author: Jackie Mason
23. "Damn you," said Arithon. In a shattering change of mood, he was laughing. "You have it. But what's my word against the grandiloquent predictions of a maudlin and drunken prophet?""Maybe everything," Felirin finished gently. "You're too young to live without dreams."
Author: Janny Wurts
24. "To me, the conclusion that the public has the ultimate responsibility for the behavior of even the biggest businesses is empowering and hopeful, rather than disappointing. My conclusion is not a moralistic one about who is right or wrong, admirable or selfish, a good guy or a bad guy. My conclusion is instead a prediction, based on what I have seen happening in the past. Businesses have changed when the public came to expect and require different behavior, to reward businesses for behavior that the public wanted, and to make things difficult for businesses practicing behaviors that the public didn't want. I predict that in the future, just as in the past, changes in public attitudes will be essential for changes in businesses' environmental practices."
Author: Jared Diamond
25. "Science gains from it [the pendulum] more than one can expect. With its huge dimensions, the apparatus presents qualities that one would try in vain to communicate by constructing it on a small [scale], no matter how carefully. Already the regularity of its motion promises the most conclusive results. One collects numbers that, compared with the predictions of theory, permit one to appreciate how far the true pendulum approximates or differs from the abstract system called 'the simple pendulum'."
Author: Jean Bernard Léon Foucault
26. "Prediction by analogy -creativity - is so pervasive we normally don't notice it."
Author: Jeff Hawkins
27. "I shall go further and say that even if an examination of the past could lead to any valid prediction concerning man's future, that prediction would be the contrary of reassuring."
Author: Julien Benda
28. "Apocalyptic saucer cults have started to spring up all over America. One small group, which has been receiving messages from outer space via Lake City housewife Mrs. Marian Keech, becomes the subject of a research team led by psychologist Leon Festinger. According to an alien entity named Sananda, the end of the world is due any day and under the most cataclysmic of circumstances. The group meets regularly to discuss the latest predictions from Sananda and the rest of the Space Brothers, all relayed to them by Mrs. Keech. Some members bake cakes in the shape of flying saucers to be consumed during their gatherings while local college football scores are closely debated."
Author: Ken Hollings
29. "If you learn one thing from having lived through decades of changing views, it is that all predictions are necessarily false."
Author: M. H. Abrams
30. "Though blessed with the enviable properties of a mink coat—graceful, unreasonable, and impractical no matter what she was draped over—she was nevertheless one of those people whose personality proved to be the bane of modern mathematicians. She was neither a flat nor solid shape. She showed no symmetry at all. Trigonometry, Calculus and Statistics all proved useless. Her Pie Chart was a muddle of arbitrary wedges, her Line Graph, the silhouette of the Alps. And just when one listed her under Chaos Theory—Butterfly Effects, Weather Predictions, Fractals, Bifurcation diagrams and whatnot—she showed up as an equilateral triangle, sometimes even a square."
Author: Marisha Pessl
31. "Utopianism substitutes glorious predictions and unachievable promises for knowledge, science, and reason, while laying claim to them all."
Author: Mark R. Levin
32. "For example, a set of twenty-five studies involving five hundred astrologers examined the average degree of agreement between astrological predictions. In social science, such as in psychology, tests that have less than o.8 (i.e., 8o percent) agreement level are considered unreliable. Astrology's reliability is an embarrassingly low o. I, with a variability around the mean of o.o6 standard deviations. This means that there is, on average, no agreement at all among the predictions made by different astrologers."
Author: Massimo Pigliucci
33. "Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere."
Author: Maurice Saatchi
34. "I couldn't tell fact from fiction,Or if the dream was trueMy only sure predictionIn this world was you.I'd touch your features inchly. Beard love and dared the cost, The sented spiel reeled me unreal And I found my senses lost."
Author: Maya Angelou
35. "All predictions are wrong, that's one of the few certainties granted to mankind."
Author: Milan Kundera
36. "I am frequently astonished that it so often results in correct predictions of experimental results."
Author: Murray Gell Mann
37. "We need to stop, and admit it: we have a prediction problem. We love to predict things—and we aren't very good at it."
Author: Nate Silver
38. "Having established that good ideas do indeed come in from the cold, start on the fringes and become mainstream, can we make any predictions about what the next move will be?"
Author: Nigel Farage
39. "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.'"
Author: Paul Watzlawick
40. "I don't think a reporter should give advice or make predictions."
Author: Peter Jennings
41. "Although I'm not prepared to move up my prediction of a computer passing the Turing test by 2029, the progress that has been achieved in systems like Watson should give anyone substantial confidence that the advent of Turing-level AI is close at hand. If one were to create a version of Watson that was optimized for the Turing test, it would probably come pretty close."
Author: Ray Kurzweil
42. "Contrary to popular accounts, very few scientists in the world - possibly none - have a sufficiently thorough, 'big picture' understanding of the climate system to be relied upon for a prediction of the magnitude of global warming. To the public, we all might seem like experts, but the vast majority of us work on only a small portion of the problem."
Author: Roy Spencer
43. "For his part, Mendeleev scanned Lecoq de Boisbaudran's data on gallium and told the experimentalist, with no justification, that he must have measured something wrong, because the density and weight of gallium differed from Mendeleev's predictions. This betrays a flabbergasting amount of gall, but as science philosopher-historian Eric Scerri put it, Mendeleev always "was willing to bend nature to fit his grand philosophical scheme." The only difference between Mendeleev and crackpottery is that Mendeleev was right: Lecoq de Boisbaudran soon retracted his data and published results that corroborated Mendeleev's predictions."
Author: Sam Kean
44. "Fuck the weather forecasters and their predictions. With magic, he'd just turned their Doppler radar upside down.Sapphire Phelan (Being Familiar With a Witch)"
Author: Sapphire Phelan
45. "Let me state what the official IPCC prediction is: Sea levels could go up as much as three-quarters of a meter in this century, but there is a reasonable probability it could be much higher than that."
Author: Steven Chu
46. "This explains so much," she said, clucking her tongue in mother-hen fashion. "You're compensating for this withered appendage."Withered appendage? What the devil was she talking about? He shook his head, trying to clear it. Colin's dire predictions of shriveled twigs and dried currants rattled in his skull. Wide awake now, he fought to sit up, wrestling the sheets."Listen, you. I don't know what sort of liberties you've taken while I was insensible, or just what your spinster imagination prepared you to see. But I'll have you know, that water was damned cold."She blinked at him. "I'm referring to your leg.""Oh." His leg. That withered appendage"
Author: Tessa Dare
47. "You go through one of the instructors' landscapes. My brother told me.""Ooh,which instructor?" says Christina, suddenly perking up."You know, it really isn't fair that you all get insider information and we don't," Will says, glaring at Uriah."Like you wouldn't use an advantage if you had one," retorts Uriah.Christina ignores them. "I hope it's Four's landscape.""Why?" I ask. The question comes out too incredulous. I bite my lip and wish I could take it back."Looks like someone had a mood swing." She rolls her eyes. "Like you don't want to know what his fears are. He acts so tough that he's probably afraid of marshmellows and really bright sunrises or something. Overcompensating."I shake my head. "It won't be him.""How would you know?""It's just a prediction."I remember Tobias's father in his fear landscape. He wouldn't let everyone see that.I glance at him. For a second, his eyes shift to mine. His stare is unfeeling.Then he looks away."
Author: Veronica Roth
48. "That divine emotion, love, will make your change your mind and your attitude. Without prediction or premonition, you'll find within yourself a tenderhearted affection in the midst of a challenging situation."
Author: Waseem Shamsi
49. "A nice blend of prediction and surprise seem to be at the heart of the best art."
Author: Wendy Carlos
50. "Predictions are just good guesses or stories for the gullible."
Author: Wynne Channing

Prediction Quotes Pictures

Quotes About Prediction
Quotes About Prediction
Quotes About Prediction

Today's Quote

Era d'altronde uno di quegli uomini che amano assistere alla propria vita, ritenendo impropria qualsiasi ambizione a viverla.Si sarà notato che essi osservano il loro destino nel modo in cui, i più, sono soliti osservare una giornata di pioggia."
Author: Alessandro Baricco

Famous Authors

Popular Topics