Share with us your own favorite quip about information.

Companies gain leverage from owning information about assets, rather than the assets themselves, but only if they have great information systems. -Geoffrey Moore

I dont see most people using the Web to get more information. Were already in information overload.  -Steve Jobs, 1996

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.  -Confucius

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. -Oscar Wilde

Google Calls Data ‘Valuable’  -Wall Street Journal headline, May 1, 2011

Prior to the advent of what has become a veritable avalanche of IT innovations, most of twentieth century business decision making had been hampered by limited information.  -Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman

Data is what distinguishes the dilettante from the artist.  -George V. Higgins

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

I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year. -The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957

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

Whoever has information fastest and uses it, wins. -Don Keough, former president of Coca-Cola

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 farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.  -Winston Churchill

We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is. -John Naisbit

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.  -Bertrand Russell

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.   -Vince Lombardi

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, economist

If you’re going to pretend to be ignorant, it’s best to be well informed.  -Brad Laney, marketing consultant

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

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.  -Ashleigh Brilliant

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.  -Pablo Picasso

Unfortunately, answers that sound good aren’t necessarily good, sound answers.  -unknown

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is interesting, but what they hide is vital.  -unknown


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