Accuracy Quotes

Accuracy Quotes by Nancy Roman, Josh Lewsey, John L’Heureux, Anne Carson, Ann Coulter, W. Kamau Bell and many others.

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.
New Zealand are the best team in the world – the execution and accuracy of their skills were a lesson in modern rugby.
Josh Lewsey
A short story is a writer‘s way of thinking through experience… Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction‘s aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth.
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.
Lawyers tend to be bright people. They tend to be-much more than many journalists I’ve encountered-sticklers for detail and accuracy, and they have a logical way of arguing.
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.
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.
No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person’s enemies say about him.
A man must have a stout digestion to feed upon some men‘s theology; no sap, no sweetness, no life, but all stern accuracy, and fleshless definition. Proclaimed without tenderness, and argued without affection, the gospel from such men rather resembles a missile from a catapult than bread from a Father‘s hand.
I’m ready for Anthony Joshua. Hopefully he‘s overlooking me, thinking I’ll be a piece of cake. It’s a whole different ballgame when they’re in the ring with me. Once they see the speed and accuracy I have, I know I will shock him a lot.
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.
House of Cards‘ is aiming for truth, not accuracy.
It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in journalism.
Only when I focus on the holiness and glory of God am I able to see myself with accuracy.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
Scientists and theologians can’t offer better than circular arguments, because there are no other kinds of arguments. Bible believers quote the Bible, and scientists quote other scientists. How do either scientists or theologians answer this question about the accuracy of their conclusions: “In reference to what?
Build, therefore, your own world. As fast as you conform your life to the pure idea in your mind, that will unfold it’s great proportions.
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.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
The news as entertainment is the real danger, because the truth or accuracy of what it is reporting becomes irrelevant.
Confidence in a forecast rises with the amount of information that goes into it. But the accuracy of the forecast stays the same.
Dean Williams
The federal government is starting to plan for climate change by making extended forecasts that can help people plan for extreme weather – because what can go wrong when you combine the efficiency of government with the accuracy of weathermen?
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.
But, after all, the sciences have made progress, because philosophers have applied themselves with more attention to observe, and have communicated to their language that precision and accuracy which they have employed in their observations: In correcting their language they reason better.
Etienne Bonnot de Condillac
What is originality? It is being one’s self, and reporting accurately what we see and are.
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.
As the primary end of History is to record truth, impartiality, fidelity and accuracy are the fundamental qualities of an Historian.
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.
Some growths can be detected early, making for increased accuracy in diagnosis. Some can be cured and others controlled.
I would say my accuracy is probably the best thing that I can do.
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.
No effect that requires more than 10 percent accuracy in measurement is worth investigating.
Walther Nernst
Many of the songs were written as a way of paying tribute to specific people, but in the end the songs took on a life of their own and I didn’t worry about accuracy or biographical truth, so it’s not a problem.
A variety of list builders, universities and non-governmental orgainsations are focussing attention on the accuracy and reliability of information on Web sites.
There’s a simplicity in typography that demands absolute accuracy… the only way you can experience it is by doing it, and you can’t do it on a screen because a screen never gives you the entire picture.
HB-Shizzle’s gonna be honest with ya, okay. To hit these bad boys, you have to have pinpoint accuracy.
I advised Chambers, and would advise every young man beginning to compose, to do it as fast as he can, to get a habit of having his mind to start promptly; it is so much more difficult to improve in speed than in accuracy.
Comprehensive, judicious, evenhanded, original. An Unfinished Life has the sober judgment and nuanced accuracy that make it ring true in all the controversial and tricky parts.
Whoever said that love is blind was dead wrong. Love is the only thing on this earth that lets us see each other with the remotest accuracy.
The stability of modern governments above the ancient, and the accuracy of modern philosophy, have improved, and probably will still improve, by similar gradations.
It has always seemed to me that so long as you produce your dramatic effect, accuracy of detail matters little. I have never striven for it and I have made some bad mistakes in consequence. What matter if I hold my readers?
Try to be accurate about stuff.
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.
If you don’t remember history accurately, how can you learn?
I always sidefooted the ball as I wanted to keep the accuracy on it but I was quite fortunate that I could sidefoot a ball powerfully.
Watch every detail that affects the accuracy of your work.
Arthur C. Nielsen
For me, the shaping of the story is more important than accuracy.
But accuracy means something to me. It’s vital to my sense of values. I’ve learned not to trust people who are inaccurate. Every aviator knows that if mechanics are inaccurate. aircraft crash.
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.
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.
Barbaric accuracy – whimpering humility.
The state of empathy, or being empathic, is to perceive the internal frame of reference of another with accuracy and with the emotional components and meanings which pertain thereto as if one were the person.
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.
Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability.
Arthur C. Nielsen
When I edit the poems – and I do edit, which some people don’t mean when they use the term “stream of consciousness” – I’m usually editing toward greater accuracy, which sometimes means more fragmentation, because that is the way I think.
Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability.
Arthur Nielsen
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.
If a journalist comes to you with a great story, one of the first questions you ask is how did you get it. How you got it is relevant to judging its accuracy and preparing yourself for any legal challenge.
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.
It is impossible to foretell the future with any degree of accuracy, that it is impossible to rehearse life. A fault in the scenery, a face in the audience, an interruption of the audience on to the stage, and all our carefully planned gesture mean nothing, or mean too much.
Some films do portray women in their 40s well, and some other films don’t. Some films are written by women, so maybe there’s a little more accuracy there.
I also don’t believe that whatever come after life depends on my correctly reciting a list of my transgressions-that sounds too much like an Erudite afterlife to me, all accuracy and no feeling.
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.
Stern accuracy in inquiring, bold imagination in describing, these are the cogs on which history soars or flutters and wobbles.
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.
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.
The greatness of art is not in the display of knowledge, or in material accuracy, but in the distinctness with which it conveys the impressions of a personal vital force, that acts spontaneously, without fear or hesitation.
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.
One should avoid carrying out an experiment requiring more than 10 per cent accuracy.
Walther Nernst
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Quality is determined by accuracy and completeness.
It would be absurd for me or any other editor to review the authenticity or accuracy of stories that are nominated for prizes.
The issue isn’t the accuracy of the bombs you have, it’s how you use the bombs you have – and more importantly, whether you ought to use bombs at all.
In learning and argumentation, the quality brain is similar to a facility of maximum security. What passes the logic test, free of fallacy and pretense, then must pass the test of biblical accuracy in order to proceed as an adopted, reliable truth.
The Bible’s historical accuracy is a reminder that while “the heavens declare the glory of God,” there’s also plenty of evidence among the rubble and ruins.
The single most important lesson of effective communication is this: Focus on clarity. Concentrate on precisions. Don’t worry about constructing beautiful sentences. Beauty comes from meaning, not language. Accuracy is the most effective style of all.
Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
At the end of the day, I had to remain dedicated to historical accuracy.
The journalist, whose main duty is speed, is likely sometimes to get an advantage over the diplomatist whose main object is accuracy.
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication…. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
In software speed to market, speed to learning is really key. In hardware if you screw it up you are dead. So accuracy really matters.
One begins to realize that art… in setting out to express nature with ever growing accuracy, teaches us to look, to perceive, to feel. The stone itself becomes an organic substance, and one can feel it being transformed as one moment in its life succeeds another.
We thought everybody knew by now that barrel length has almost nothing to do with accuracy. I believe the myth of the superior accuracy of a long rifle dates from colonial days, when the only way to extend sight radius was to make the barrel as long as possible. It is interesting how long it takes a myth to die.
Science provides tangible evidence of its accuracy and importance. Religion makes excuses for its absence of the same.
Painting, like any art, comprises a technique, a workmanlike handling of material, but the accuracy of a tone and the fictitious combination of effects depend entirely on the choice made by the artist.
Meditation increases our vitality and strengthens our intelligence. Our beauty is enhanced and our mental accuracy and health are improved. We gain the mental fortitude and patience to face life’s problems. Meditate! Only through meditation can we find the treasure we’re looking for.
Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
Such is the never-failing beauty and accuracy of language, the most perfect art in the world; the chisel of a thousand years retouches it.
On course doesn’t mean perfect. On course means that even when things don’t go perfectly – you are still going in the right direction.
Accuracy of signal and free flow of information define sanity in my epistemology.
The standard model gives us an accuracy of ten decimal digits, this is an amazing success that has never been achieved before in science.
What we have learned is that Roland-Jones is a very promising prospect. Because of the way he bowls, he will not blow batsmen away, but is more likely to take wickets through accuracy and building pressure.
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.
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.
Always use liquid measuring cups to measure liquid and dry measuring cups to measure dry. Especially when measuring flour, accuracy is important, so using only dry measuring cups – or better yet, weighing on a scale – is key.
Am I accurately reporting what I see in such a blossom? The answer is no … and yes.
With a historical setting, I worry about accuracy at every turn… With a created world, I have to worry about all of it holding together and seeming coherent… Each presents unique challenges and opportunities.
The single greatest business opportunity that is now emerging in the global marketplace is the ability to analyze digital log data to trace digital actions and from those traces to develop algorithms that can predict future outcomes with greater accuracy.
If observed facts of undoubted accuracy will not fit any of the alternatives it leaves open, the system itself is in need of reconstruction.
Freedom of speech is not an academic value. Accuracy of speech is an academic value; completeness of speech is an academic value; relevance of speech is an academic value. Each of these is directly related to the goal of academic inquiry: getting a matter of fact right.
You’ve only got to be in public life for about a week before you start to question if the newspapers are even giving you today’s date with any accuracy!
Jonathan Lynn
A translation can never equal the original; it can approach it, and its quality can only be judged as to accuracy by how close it gets.
Here again, there is no tabulation; for us it is left to sacrifice literary charm, and even some accuracy, in order to bring out the one great point.
The cause of human sectarianism is not lack of sympathy in thought, but in speech; and this it is our not unambitious design to remedy.
Feel is a lot more important than accuracy.
Peter Mulvey
My basic strength has been accuracy, line and length and I’ve always worked on that. I knew that would hopefully never leave me. Even if I don’t bowl for three months, the first time I go out I would still be able to land it on the spot.
A racing tipster who only reached Hitler’s level of accuracy would not do well for his clients.
Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.
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.
How or by what magic is it, that we convey our thoughts to one another with such case and accuracy?
Our ability to look back on the past, our need or desire to make sense of it, is both a blessing and a curse; and our inability to see into the future with any degree of accuracy is, simultaneously, the thing that saves us and the thing that condemns us.
There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
A woman‘s guess is much more accurate than a man’s certainty.
It science involves an intelligent and persistent endeavor to revise current beliefs so as to weed out what is erroneous, to add to their accuracy, and, above all, to give them such shape that the dependencies of the various facts upon one another may be as obvious as possible.
Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth.
What you pay attention to grows. If your attention is attracted to negative situations and emotions, then they will grow in your awareness.
Worse, the deadly accuracy of filial faultfinding is facilitated by access, by trust, by willing disclosure, and so constitutes a double betrayal.
Accuracy first,” I used to tell the writers. “We must never lie by accident, or through slovenliness, only deliberately!
Sefton Delmer
Somethin’ like four thousand bottles have been thrown at me in my day but only about twenty ever hit me. That does not speak very well for the accuracy of the fans‘ throwing.
Harry Gordon Johnson
All I want to see from an actor is the intensity and accuracy of their listening.
You cannot describe the universe completely with any accuracy unless you’re willing to admit that it’s both physical and mental in nature.
Christopher Langan
I guess what I find so interesting about memory, and its role in a person’s identity, is how the attempt to achieve accuracy requires you to remove yourself from your life in an authorial manner.
Accuracy in the genetic field will be essential. Errors in testing could be disastrous.
We can Fire a missile across the world with pinpoint accuracy, but we trouble keeping a date with our children to go to the library.
Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything. In a gun fight… You need to take your time in a hurry.
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.
Remember,the press is a business: Newspapers and magazines are in business to make money – sometimes at the expense of accuracy, fairness and even the truth.
A good commentator is someone who obviously people like listening to, who gets the blend between description, entertainment and accuracy of conveying the event right. If you can do that in an interesting way, you are a good commentator.
I believe that only short-term price swings can be predicted with any precision. The accuracy of a prediction drops off dramatically, the more distant the forecast time. I’m a strong believer in chaos theory.
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.
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!
The speed, accuracy and devastating power of American Artillery won confidence and admiration from the troops it supported and inspired fear and respect in their enemy.
The dignity of history consists in reciting events with truth and accuracy, and in presenting human agents and their actions in an interesting and instructive form. The first element in history, therefore, is truthfulness; and this truthfulness must be displayed in a concrete form.
I found boxing so, so easy with incredible power, speed, and accuracy.
One man’s accuracy is another man‘s bullshit.
Listen, I don’t know anything about polygraphs and I don’t know how accurate they are, but I know they’ll scare the hell out of people.