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Claude Shannon Quotes and Sayings

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Information: the negative reciprocal value of probability.
- Claude Shannon

I just wondered how things were put together.
- Claude Shannon

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans,
and I'm rooting for the machines.
- Claude Shannon

Information is the resolution of uncertainty.
- Claude Shannon

 

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

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 not knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

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The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

The only way to store information is by agreement.
The belief system is like a Book of Law that rules our mind.
Our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive.
Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others,
but we cannot accept and love ourselves.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology.
The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,'
but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
- Mike Royko

The highest education is that which
does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Getting information off the Internet is like taking
a drink from a fire hydrant.
- Mitchell Kapor

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

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

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

Data is not information, information is not knowledge,
knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.
- Clifford Stoll

The new information technology...
Internet and e-mail...
have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
- Peter Drucker

It's impossible to move, to live, to operate at any
level without leaving traces,
bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
- William Gibson

There is something about inside information which seems
to paralyse a man's reasoning powers.
- Bernard Baruch

A poem is true if it hangs together.
Information points to something else.
A poem points to nothing but itself.
- E. M. Forster

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

I find motivation and inspiration and hope in information.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To beat the market you'll have to invest serious bucks
to dig up information no one else has yet.
- Merton Miller

Just once in a while, let us exalt
the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow

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

It was to do with information management.
The intention was to dramatise it.
- Hans Blix

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

The best doctors and the best hospitals in America,
if they cannot get the patient information they need when they need it,
it can lead to morbid consequences: Higher mortality.
- Timothy Murphy

The devil himself had probably redesigned Hell in the
light of information he had gained from observing airport layouts.
- Anthony Price

If you go back to the first single-cell form of life,
it clearly possessed the capacity to receive,
to utilize, to store, to transform, and to transmit information.
- Dee Hock

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

A wartime Minister of Information is compelled,
in the national interest, to such continuous acts of
duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig.
- Claud Cockburn

Most movie-goers are overdosing on star coverage;
it's the ultimate example of too much information.
- Peter Bart

When action grows unprofitable, gather information;
when information grows unprofitable,
sleep.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

But the Congress has made the determination that certain
kinds of information can be protected even though the
American people may want to have access to information.
- Alberto Gonzales

All physical systems can be thought of as registering
and processing information,
and how one wishes to define computation will determine
your view of what computation consists of.
- Seth Lloyd

During the Cold War, we gathered information by listening to the Soviets,
taking pictures of the Soviets, and we allowed our
human intelligence to decline.
- Bob Graham

I do believe that reading can help you understand what
you're writing and see what others are doing.
But sometimes the desire for more information can act as an inhibitor.
- Manuel Puig

I was given no special information by the White House,
or by anybody else, for that matter.
- Jeff Gannon

In a cult intervention information is presented about
the group that the member is most often not aware of.
- Rick Ross

The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer,
the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving
things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree.
- Paul A. Volcker

The Federal government does not have any information
about extraterrestrial life to conceal,
and there are no secret projects for me to investigate.
- Orrin Hatch

Vetting and verifying information is one thing.
Having our government sending out conflicting messages
to the American people when conflict can be avoided is another.
- Vito Fossella

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it,
as well as contributing to the need for it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Video just accesses international information so much more readily.
- Ann Macbeth

I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the
world from one good Washington dinner party than from
all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
- Barbara Walters

We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.
- Bobby Scott

Basically, our goal is to organize the world's information
and to make it universally accessible and useful.
- Larry Page

I'm not against ratings per se.
I think more information is always good.
But I certainly don't think the government has to step
in and set guidelines for how shows should be rated.
- Drew Carey

Information is the currency of democracy.
- Thomas Jefferson

The Patriot Act allows and provides a basis for an exchange of information.
- John Ashcroft

In 2003, Congress authorized the construction of a
visitor center for the Vietnam Memorial to help provide
information and educate the public about the memorial and the Vietnam War.
- Dennis Cardoza

I just read that Time magazine cover story with all
this information about how you have to have your kids
by the time you're 12 or it's all over.
Please.
- Jill Clayburgh

In the United States, it's the mandate of the FBI to
gather information relating to terrorism,
go out and collect it, to do the interviews,
to do the investigative work.
- Robert Mueller

If information ends up in the wrong hands,
the lives of people very often are immediately at risk.
- Gijs de Vries

People who want alternative information have to try so hard to find it.
- Edwidge Danticat

It's hard for me to imagine that some people in the
CIA who had firsthand knowledge would be unable to
recognize that this would be helpful information for a soldier's death.
- Christopher Shays

What I did was, I went and collected every bit of information
from Adventist publishing houses in the basic areas
of doctrine covered in the book Questions on Doctrine.
- Walter Martin

Coal companies have a lot of power in the media,
and unfortunately a lot of information doesn't get out.
- Kevin Richardson

I believe our editorial decisions reflected our constant
desire to make sure that we fully cover and analyze
any issue and give our viewers all the information they need.
- Jim Walton

The President should spend his time going after the
terrorists rather than sharing sensitive counter terrorism
information with countries that sponsor terrorism.
- Frank Lautenberg

I'm a girl who loves to share information,
especially empowering, life-changing,
information.
- Marilu Henner

You shouldn't listen to us at all if you're looking for information.
We don't take ourselves seriously on any level;
we're just comedians.
- Stephen Colbert

Somewhere in your career, your work changes.
It becomes less anal, less careful and more spontaneous,
more to do with the information that your soul carries.
- Ben Kingsley

The securities laws of the 1930s were so important
because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses,
and it remedied the imbalance of information.
- Ron Chernow

The European model is, first, a social and economic
system founded on the role of the market,
for no computer in the world can process information better than the market.
- Jacques Delors

The amount of data and analysis available for free
is a true example of information explosion has leveled
the playing field for individual investors.
- Maria Bartiromo

Knowledge is power.
Information is liberating.
Education is the premise of progress,
in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan

When I do documentaries, my best information ends up
on the cutting-room floor.
People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
- Betty Dodson

For me, having a child is a really great responsibility
because you've got something there that is depending
on you for information and love until a certain age when it goes to school.
- Kate Bush


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