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Edward Tufte Quotes


32 Edward Tufte quotes:



"I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader."
"I do believe that there are some universal cognitive tasks that are deep and profound - indeed, so deep and profound that it is worthwhile to understand them in order to design our displays in accord with those tasks."
"That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point."
"The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art."
"There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide."
"I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others."
"I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist."
"At its heart, my work is about how to think clearly and deeply, using evidence, and all that has to pass through some presentation state."
"I think it is important for software to avoiding imposing a cognitive style on workers and their work."
"Public discussions are part of what it takes to make changes in the trillions of graphics published each year."
"The minimum we should hope for with any display technology is that it should do no harm."
"It is straightforward for me to be ethical, responsible, and kind-hearted because I have the resources to support that."



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