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I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. (Franklin P. Adams)

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

Information can be treated like any other quantity and be subjected to the manipulation of a machine. (Stan Aogartem)

The absurd consequences of neglecting structure but using the concept of order just the same are evident if one examines the present terminology of information theory. (Rudolf Arnheim)

Painting miniatures, I eliminate detail and provide less information... This works for viewers, too, because they expect less information in a small painting. (Ken Auster)

The differences between the information we get from internal and external sources are vital. (Miles G. Batt)

We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning. (Jean Baudrillard)

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

We have more information now than we can use, and less knowledge and understanding than we need. Indeed, we seem to collect information because we have the ability to do so, but we are so busy collecting it that we haven't devised a means of using it. (Warren G. Bennis)

The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous. (Edward de Bono)

The fog of information can drive out knowledge. (Daniel J. Boorstin)

Information wants to be free. (Stewart Brand)

Maybe it is the media that has us divided. (Laura Bush)

Information overload... may well contribute to stress... Perhaps many of us are not suited to endless reams of information, but are more suited to Art – where we are in control and are happy to apply ourselves... (Tim Collis-Bird)

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information. (Anthony J. D'Angelo)

Information is just bits of data. Knowledge is putting them together. Wisdom is transcending them. (Ram Dass)

Too much information may be harmful to your health. (Jeff Davidson)

I would rather have accuracy and clarity than dwell in self-delusion. (Jeff Davidson)

What lies at the heart of every living thing is not a fire, not warm breath, not a 'spark of life.' It is information, words, instructions... If you want to understand life, don't think about vibrant, throbbing gels and oozes, think about information technology. (Richard Dawkins)

If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do. (Daniel Dennett)

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

Beyond the age of information is the age of choices. (Charles Eames)

-The Rock, 1934...
Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? (T. S. Eliot)

Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it. (Timothy Ferriss)

Just as modern man consumes both too many calories and calories of no nutritional value, information workers eat data both in excess and from the wrong sources. (Timothy Ferriss)

This is the most interesting period for artists. Never before has so much diversity been acceptable. Never before has so much information been readily available to aspiring artists. All you need to do is connect. (Paul Foxton)

A library is a place that is a repository of information and gives every citizen equal access to it. That includes health information. And mental health information. It's a community space. It's a place of safety, a haven from the world. (Neil Gaiman)

New research into cognitive functioning - how the brain works - proves that bullet points are the least effective way to deliver important information. (Carmine Gallo)

There is a lot of information out there. To the degree that your life changes, it is made useful or useless. (Laurence Gartel)

The sheer availability of information... has launched a tsunami of seeking... at the same time, the information glut contributes to pervasive cynicism, fragmentation, and a sense of helplessness. (Michael J. Gelb)

Why is it that with all the information available today on how to be successful in small business, so few people really are? (Michael Gerber)

Artists are part of the information process... Visual history is important in providing a record of what is going on – levels of intention, levels of confidence, levels of aggression or control. (Leon Golub)

We live by information, not by sight. (Baltasar Gracian)

To look at the world and recreate it with an innocent eye is a challenge for any artist, bombarded as we are with image overload. (Margot Hattingh)

The balance between providing and withholding information must be flawlessly calibrated... (Christopher Ho)

We're flooding people with information. We need to feed it through a processor. A human must turn information into intelligence or knowledge. (Grace Hopper)

When studying art, such as a painting, our minds store the information gathered while viewing the piece, and the longer we look at it, the more we'll see. (Daniel J. Keys)

I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York. (Thomas Kinkade)

The brain makes behavior. If you can effectively measure the brain, which we think we can, we can give you information that's not available through any other methodology. (Dr. Robert Knight)

Doodling holds a lot of information. (Mary Lapos)

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. (Ursula K. LeGuin)

Through hypnosis we take creative information from the inner consciousness and transfer it to the real world. (Marcos Lutyen)

We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away. (Tiffany Madison)

The human brain takes in 40 million bits of information per second... Second by second, we are each creating our own reality. Second by second, we are unconsciously filtering out information we have somehow determined irrelevant. (Mary Madsen)

The drawings we make are a hybrid of projected and received information. They are a marriage of what we know and what we see. (Mick Maslen)

We must keep the goal for integrating new information ever in front of us. (Carole Mayne)

The information highway is blocked by casino chips floating in semen. (Francis McCrossan)

One glance gives you a vast amount of information about shapes, forms, textures and distances. What enables you to interpret all this information are the many shades of light and dark – the tones. (Richard McDaniel)

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness. (Marshall McLuhan)

It may be an information age, but... It takes more work to earn more money to be overwhelmed by more information that does not equal knowledge or wisdom. (Stephanie Mills)

Youth is the spring-time of life. It is the time to acquire information, so that we may show it off in after years and paralyze people with what we know. (Edgar Wilson Nye)

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 Pollard)

We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age. (Anthony Robbins)

More and more we're negating the validity of first-hand experience of people from other countries and other cultures... whether it's on TV, the Internet, mobile phones or whatever – the world system we live in so values second-hand information. (Nitin Sawhney)

Education is this funny thing. You deal for several years with organized information, and then you go out into the world and you never see any of that ever again. There's no more organized information. (Peter Schjeldahl)

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness. (Eric Sevareid)

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)

These are the days of lasers in the jungle, staccato signals of constant information... (Paul Simon)

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

Clutter and confusion are failures of design, not attributes of information. There's no such thing as information overload. (Edward Tufte)

Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. (Mark Twain)

Information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious otter of roses out of the otter. (Mark Twain)

Yes, there is a ton of information on the Web, but much of it is egregiously inaccurate, unedited, unattributed and juvenile. (John Updike)

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

If it isn't on Google, it doesn't exist. (Jimmy Wales)

So far as the mere imparting of information is concerned, no university has had any justification for existence since the popularization of printing in the 15th century. (Alfred North Whitehead)

-b.1854 d.1900...
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. (Oscar Wilde)

In a purely technical sense, each species of higher organism is richer in information than a Caravaggio painting, Bach fugue, or any other great work of art. (Edward O. Wilson)

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely. (Edward O. Wilson)

How to drive a guy crazy: send him a telegram and on the top put 'page 2.' (Henny Youngman)


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