Analytical Quotes

Coming up in the streets, I had to learn how to read people early on. I’m a very analytical person. I observe a lot of the things that people don’t notice.
Kevin Gates

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India’s cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.
Amartya Sen

We may say most aptly that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.
Ada Lovelace

I have seen too much not to know that the impression of a woman may be more valuable than the conclusion of an analytical reasoner.
Arthur Conan Doyle

The advantage of the analytical approach is that it is widely applicable, and it can provide a considerable amount of quantitative information even with a relatively poor resolving power.
Christian de Duve

I feel like I’m a much better person when I’m developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I’m just working on my analytical mind.
Brit Marling

An excellent habit to cultivate is the analytical study of the King James Bible. For simple yet rich and forceful English, this masterly production is hard to equal; and even though its Saxon vocabulary and poetic rhythm be unsuited to general composition, it is an invaluable model for writers on quaint or imaginative themes.
H. P. Lovecraft

Even the most analytical thinkers are predictably irrational; the really smart ones acknowledge and address their irrationalities.
Dan Ariely

‘Ick investing’ means taking a special analytical interest in stocks that inspire a first reaction of ‘ick.’ I tend to become interested in stocks that by their very names or circumstances inspire unwillingness – and an ‘ick’ accompanied by a wrinkle of the nose on the part of most investors to delve any further.
Michael Burry

When me and my sister were growing up, we just had very different personalities. I was sort of analytical and took myself too seriously, and she was sort of goofy and nuts and full of love – too much love, she had a crush on a different guy every week.
Alex Hirsch

Languages are true analytical methods.
Antoine Lavoisier

I learnt early that always being analytical is important for a business. Being analytical as an attitude is more important than just having the aptitude.
Bhavish Aggarwal

The Analytical Engine does not occupy common ground with mere ‘calculating machines.’ It holds a position wholly its own, and the considerations it suggests are more interesting in their nature.
Ada Lovelace

As a person… I’m a little more doubtful, introspective and analytical.
Russell Brand

The three parts of the theory are analytical ability, the ability to analyze things to judge, to criticize. Creative, the ability to create, to invent and discover and practical, the ability to apply and use what you know.
Robert Sternberg

The shining star in the world is Shanghai. That’s what CEOs from big companies say – ‘if I want mathematical analytical work done, it’s done in China.’
Hans Rosling

Americans are analytical in their sports, which are very stop-start, so the numbers tend to add up. That’s why Moneyball works for baseball. It doesn’t work so well for football because it’s a fluid game.
Alan Pardew

We always describe a piece as ‘really lively’ where it seems the work dances off the paper or the silk. Art has to hit you on an emotional level rather than just the analytical.
Jerry Yang

The Analytical Engine has no pretensions whatever to originate anything. It can do whatever we know how to order it to perform… But it is likely to exert an indirect and reciprocal influence on science itself.
Ada Lovelace

To a person of analytical ability, perceptive enough to realise that mathematical equipment was a powerful sword in economics, the world of economics was his or her oyster in 1935. The terrain was strewn with beautiful theorems begging to be picked up and arranged in unified order.
Paul Samuelson

I know we can all remember the days of sitting in algebra class asking ourselves, ‘why will I need algebra or chemistry in the future?’ The answer was and still remains that advanced math and science classes help high school students develop their analytical and cognitive skills and better prepare them to compete in college and the workplace.
Mercedes Schlapp

In the case of the Analytical Engine, we have undoubtedly to lay out a certain capital of analytical labour in one particular line, but this is in order that the engine may bring us in a much larger return in another line.
Ada Lovelace

I’m very analytical, I’m very precise.
Al Yankovic

Engineers love to optimize problems. Now I optimize logistical problems. I ask: ‘What’s the goal? What are our constraints? What is the optimal, elegant way to get to that goal within those constraints?’ I break it down in terms of a data funnel: ‘Where in the funnel are we inefficient?’ That analytical background really helps.
Ruchi Sanghvi

It was writing about music for NPR – connecting with music fans and experiencing a sense of community – that made me want to write songs again. I began to feel I was in my head too much about music, too analytical.
Carrie Brownstein

In film, you can’t go into analytical explorations because the audience will reject that.
Manuel Puig


If you clean it up, get analytical, all the subtle joy and emotion you felt in the first place goes flying out the window.
Andrew Wyeth

I’ve got an overactive, analytical brain. I get frustrated, impatient, angry with myself. I swear at myself a lot.
Cherie Lunghi

The ideas which led to the Analytical Engine occurred in a manner wholly independent of any that were connected with the Difference Engine. These ideas are indeed, in their own intrinsic nature, independent of the latter engine and might equally have occurred had it never existed nor even been thought of at all.
Ada Lovelace

Acting is a learning process. And what you are doing in your early films is essentially picking up the nuances, the tricks of your trade. And somewhere along the line, you become analytical and learn to enjoy what you are doing.
Ajith Kumar

The whole enterprise of teaching managers is steeped in the ethic of data-driven analytical support. The problem is, the data is only available about the past. So the way we’ve taught managers to make decisions and consultants to analyze problems condemns them to taking action when it’s too late.
Clayton M. Christensen

Those who incline to very strictly utilitarian views may perhaps feel that the peculiar powers of the Analytical Engine bear upon questions of abstract and speculative science rather than upon those involving everyday and ordinary human interests.
Ada Lovelace

The way most people approach business – and the way they mostly teach in business school – involves the analytical mind. It divides it up and looks at parts in isolation.
John Mackey

Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design.
Edward Tufte

We like the John Gruber model – he writes some long stuff that’s very thoughtful and analytical, and then other stuff, he just adds a bit of commentary. I like that.
Daniel Lyons

When I composed, I heard my music played by the orchestra within days of completion of the score. No master at a conservatory, no matter how revered, can teach as much by verbal criticism as can a cold and analytical hearing of one’s own music being played.
Andre Previn

Most people think that I’m so technical that I don’t have a feel aspect or a rhythm aspect of it, but that’s just the opposite. I need to get into my momentum and my rhythm in regards to being technical and analytical, and also being that artist.
Bryson DeChambeau

I have an analytical mind.
Eddy Alvarez

When I’m writing something, I try not to get analytical about it as I’m doing it, as I’m writing it.
Quentin Tarantino

As analytical pharmacologists, what we are allowed to see of a new molecule’s properties is totally dependent on the techniques of bioassay we use.
James Black

Sometimes you read something, and there’s a part of you that remains in an analytical actor place. Am I going to do this movie? Is this a good part for me? Is it not? Can I bring something to this?
Casey Affleck

As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy.
Nursultan Nazarbayev

Mark Hopkins was one of the truest and best men that ever lived. He had a keen analytical mind; was thoroughly accurate, and took general supervision of the books, contracts, etc. He was strictly the office man, and never bought or sold anything. I always felt when I was in the East that our business in his hands was entirely safe.
Collis Potter Huntington

Intuitive versus analytical? That’s a foolish choice. It’s foolish, just like trying to choose between being realistic or idealistic. You need both in life.
Mae Jemison

Even if you’re going into a field that has nothing to do with computer science, just having that way of analytical thinking and being able to process information and break it down is important no matter what you’re doing. Having that knowledge of code is something that you can apply to your daily life.

The energy of college football rivals that of a live performance for me. I am an extremely analytical guy and predicting these games is right up my alley, especially with a little luck thrown in. It is even more fun when I am winning and I have to say, I have fared quite well in my predictions.
Rodney Atkins

I’m a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person; that’s the nature of the work I do.
Joni Mitchell

The student develops an analytical as well as finely blended character. He is able to choose from a wide variety of job fields from which to embrace a career, without having to be a specialist in one particular discipline.
Philippe Perrin

If you have an analytical bent like I do, going back to my days as a programmer, you like to ask questions.
Paul Allen

My wife is so analytical with raising kids, and I am not. My feeling is if they turn out good, then that means I was a good daddy and put a lot of effort into it. If they turn out bad, it means they took after her side of the family.
Jeff Foxworthy

My father was an electrical engineer. He’s presently 92 and still could be holding down a job. He had a very analytical way of looking at things, and I enjoyed that very much. I think that was a very large influence.
Vera Rubin

I try not to be overly analytical.
Diane Lane

Yet, analytical truth is not as mysterious, or as secret, so as to not allow us to see that people with a talent for directing consciences see truth rise spontaneously.
Jacques Lacan

I don’t look at my work in a critical or analytical way; I just don’t think of myself objectively. It doesn’t interest me.
Tom Stoppard

The goal is to provide analytical tools that will last students a lifetime.
Edward Tufte

I was a terrible actor. The analytical part of my mind never quite let go.
Edward Hall

Secondly, not only have we put additional agents on counterterrorism, but we’ve also built up our analytical structure so that we’re better positioned to analyze the information we have.
Robert Mueller

My business is the analytical framework.
Todd Gitlin

Not only did I enjoy the creative side of Playboy and enjoy being surrounded by people who are curious about life, but I also love the analytical and hard business side of it.
Christie Hefner

You have to really dive deep back into yourself and get rid of so much modern analytical categorization. It’s one of the great things poetry does.
Robert Morgan

The modern mind tends to be more and more critical and analytical in spirit, hence it must devise for itself an engine of expression which is logically defensible at every point and which tends to correspond to the rigorous spirit of modern science.
Edward Sapir

In fact, it is Shakespeare who gives us the map of the mind. It is Shakespeare who invents Freudian Psychology. Freud finds ways of translating it into supposedly analytical vocabulary.
Harold Bloom

Science is analytical, descriptive, informative. Man does not live by bread alone, but by science he attempts to do so. Hence the deadliness of all that is purely scientific.
Eric Gill

As a nation we have, over the past seven years, been rebuilding our intelligence with powerful capabilities that many thought we would no longer need after the Cold War. We have been rebuilding our clandestine service, our satellite and other technical collection, our analytical depth and expertise.
George Tenet

One of the things I’ve always liked about my husband is he’s very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on, he decided to go into economics, so he’s very analytical and mathematical in addition to his artsy side.
Ally Condie

Well, you can’t throw heavy, analytical, thought-provoking songs at people 24/7. It’s been my experience over the last 20 years that on a rare occasion, in a live setting, if you can slow people down to listen to two good ballads, then you’re doing pretty good. Then throw a tempo at ’em. Then have fun.
Ronnie Dunn

Why is it that our young kids all across America can solve the most complex problems in a video game involving executive decision making and analytical thinking, yet we accept the fact that they can’t add or read?
Naveen Jain

In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks.
Evgeny Morozov

Washington – having spent a lot of time there, I grew up there and have spent a lot of time there recently – is largely defined by detailed analytical views and policy choices that are not very good. You know, each policy choice has a winner and a loser, right? Somebody’s ox is getting gored.
Eric Schmidt

I’ve taken Saturdays to be the day I pull back completely. I do things that are more creative, and I’ve actually found that helps me when I get back into work to be more thoughtful, and I truly believe that feeding your creative soul is really important to being more analytical.
Padmasree Warrior

I’m not a very analytical person.
Patti Smith

I have, by nature, an analytical mind.
Stephen Sondheim

It’s funny, I’m very analytical in my real life, but in terms of my films, I try to not analyze them at all and let things just go into them and let them be what they are. I mean, people ask me to this day what ‘The Squid and the Whale’ stood for, and I have no idea except that it’s an exhibit in the Natural History Museum.
Noah Baumbach

Take the perspective of a journalist or scientist. Really study what’s around you. What are people wearing, what do the interiors of buildings look like, what noises do you hear? If you bring your analytical powers to bear, you can make almost anything interesting.
Gretchen Rubin

When I wrote about Mary Wollstonecraft, I found that here she was, in the late 18th century, going to work for the ‘Analytical Review.’ What was the ‘Analytical Review?’ It was a magazine that dealt with politics and literature.
Claire Tomalin

It can no longer be an afterthought in a child’s development that the analytical side is not of equal to the creative side. That the creative side can be pushed aside and we just push the analytical side. Especially with the development of a child’s brain at the elementary levels.
Johnathon Schaech

A free, analytical and questioning press must be helped survive.
Xavier Niel

I am basically analytical, not creative; my writing is simply a creative way of handling analysis.
Philip K. Dick


I wish that people had an opportunity to watch me 24/7, like on ‘Big Brother.’ You’d see a person who is quiet and reserved and very analytical – a huge observer.
Ndamukong Suh

I’m a pretty analytical guy, all right?
Mitt Romney

New applications will have to deal with big data. We have to analyze it on the fly, so we have to have a system that is transactional and analytical at the same time. We cannot have a multi-stage system. This is too slow for modern applications.
Hasso Plattner

I actually hate reality TV! I know people love it, but when I watch, I’m analytical, and I’m like, ‘This can’t be real because of the camera position! And I see the cuts!’
Kathryn Prescott

Analytical pharmacology has got an important and exciting future.
James Black

In college I started studying the stock market. I went down to the stock exchange, watched all the activity from the visitors’ gallery, people running around, calling numbers, shouting, and all the paper flying and the bells ringing, and of course that was exciting, and it seemed to lend itself to my analytical skills.
Robert C. Merton

I’m definitely a perfectionist. I started entertaining so young. I think, naturally, my personality is that of a perfectionist, and then on top of that, growing up in the industry, I became very objective and analytical of myself early on, and I find myself doing that in everything.
Keke Palmer

The minute I put my leg on a horse and say, ‘Come on, let’s go,’ I absolutely believe that the horse and I can do it and that we will do it. And I am always shocked when we actually don’t do it. If the analytical mind ever overrode that optimist in me, I’d be in some serious trouble.
Ian Millar

If you look at how people use the term ‘western,’ you can only conclude that it means a movie that has big hats and horses. And if you really want to sound like you’ve been thinking, then you’ll use a term like ‘genre.’ But all the hell it seems to mean is big hats and horses. Which is not all that deeply analytical.
Tommy Lee Jones

There’s a side of fashion that’s very analytical and data-oriented and methodical, but there’s also a side of it that’s just like magic. You can’t quite put your finger on it, and you can’t quite describe or prescribe a formula for how to get that magic exactly, but when you feel it and when you see it,you know that’s what it is. It’s magic.
Imran Amed

I’m analytical as an actor, and one of the things Quentin did was free me from that.
David Carradine

You’re well-spoken, or you’re very analytical, or you’re a great team-builder, or you’re great with relationships… Playing to your strengths is always something good to build on because you’re trying to develop a foundation to keep growing, as a professional and as a leader.
Lynn Good

Sometimes when I’m just really relaxed, that’s also a creative time for me, because that’s when my mind is more open because I’m not worried or thinking or being very analytical.
Jeremy Scott

I’m not sure people would think of me in this light, but frankly, what I enjoyed most about Bain & Company, the consulting firm, was the analytical process of solving tough problems.
Mitt Romney

I know plenty of entrepreneurs who are numbers first. They tend to be highly analytical people, and before they pull the trigger, all the numbers have to line up just right.
Jason Fried

I will be the first to say that it is always difficult to get monetary policy just right. But the Fed’s analytical prowess is top-notch, and our forecasting record is second to none.
Janet Yellen

There is nothing odder than to apply an analytical device to a synthetic phenomenon: for instance, to write in English about a Russian poet.
Joseph Brodsky

Artificial intelligence is one of 50 things that Watson does. There is also machine learning, text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and different analytical engines – they’re like little Lego bricks. You can put intelligence in any product or any process you have.
Ginni Rometty

I’m usually very analytical when I’m prepping stuff: real into the head thing.
Jimmy Smits

One might think of investment managers as astronomers and CEOs as astronauts. The two roles are radically different with distinct personality traits. Like astronomers, investment managers tend to be introverted, skeptical, and very analytical. CEOs, like astronauts, are the exact opposite, typically being extroverts, optimists, and, well, leaders.
Mohnish Pabrai

A subset of CEOs is that of entrepreneurs. And the classical definition of an entrepreneur is an individual who pursues opportunity without regard to the resources currently controlled. That sounds like a very different person than one might expect an analytical investment manager to be.
Mohnish Pabrai

There’s certainly satire written about techies, but it’s so snarky and snide and doesn’t treat him as a whole person. The people I worked with at Twitter – they’re very analytical, but they’re also deep and thoughtful – I feel like they deserved a charismatic spokesperson.
Robin Sloan

I’ve never been great at being really analytical about myself.
Jake Shears

Analytical clarity is the result of hard, syllogistic thinking, and that thinking has to be done alone. It’s not just being physically alone but also alone with your thoughts – not looking at your phone, not hearing the buzz of an incoming text message or email.
Raymond Kethledge

I designed a theater magazine that was full of plays and essays about the theater, and then I worked at a theater school. By osmosis or something, I was learning from reading plays and not being analytical about them, but when I would read them, the joy in me was mostly from imagining them in my head and visualizing them.
James Lapine

Skimming has led, I believe, to a tendency to go to the sources that seem the simplest, most reduced, most familiar, and least cognitively challenging. I think that leads people to accept truly false news without examining it, without being analytical.
Maryanne Wolf


I will not become analytical about my work.
Yorgos Lanthimos

Drew and I have always been very analytical at looking at the business opportunities. We’re entrepreneurs through and through.
Jonathan Scott

I used to hear on the radio people like Jack Benny or Bob Hope, but I never had any interest in their type of humor. I thought that I could do something more substantially meaningful with significant, thoughtful, analytical reflections on real life situations.
Jackie Mason

I had good and bad seasons for Essex. I was a real form player: if I got on a run, I was happy and confident, but if I had a bad trot, I was far too analytical of my game, worried about it too much and my form got worse.
Nasser Hussain

I’ve called the spring game for Big Ten Network for Michigan State. It’s a great opportunity to still stay around the game, to be able to feel like you’re close to the action. I’m very analytical, so I think it fits the way I think.
Kirk Cousins

I’m a very analytical guy, I like to study my swing, I like to study what my back foot is doing, my elbow, whatever it might be, and there’s a lot of guys nowadays that are like that. That’s the trend of the game, that’s the way the game has gone.
J. D. Martinez

While we’re playing the analytical game, I want us also to play the Angels game. And for all these guys, who you are as a human being matters.
Joe Maddon

When guys feel like it’s a contract year so you’re forcing, you’re stressing, you’re trying to do that, what I try to tell them is GMs and scouts don’t even look at your points per game. They look at your efficiency, your plus-minus. Everything’s so analytical. You can average 15 and be a terrible analytic player – you’re not going to get paid.
Jared Dudley

I’ve always been an analytical person.
Nick Viall

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