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Quotes: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
"Aw, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 'Forfty' percent of all people know that."
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons - "Homer the Vigilante"

"And I'm sure you can account for the fact that since your so-called "Justice" League formed, white-collar crime is up 3%!... On your watch, 50% of all marriages now end in divorce! And the other 50% in DEATH!!"
"Glorious" Gordon Godfrey, Justice League

75% percent of people will believe anything that has a statistic in it.

Nothing is so fallacious as facts, except figures.
George Canning

Because this is a meteorological fact I can prove with graphs and lying. It snows EVERY CHRISTMAS DAY. Oh, shut up, what do you know??
Steven Moffat on the rules of Christmas Movies, Radio Times issue 18-31 December 2010

Qwark: This Lombax is young. He does not understand that being a hero is 45% strength, 60% bravery, and 10% raw intelligence.
Ratchet: That's 115%!

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
Aaron Levinstein

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