Our top 5 favorite data quotes from 2016

While small sparks of inspiration come and go, thought-provoking words of famous leaders and business icons can stand the test of time. With a mission to motivate and drive intrigue, we created a collection of our favorite quotes ranging from data to business inspiration.

Throughout 2016, we shared our favorite data-related inspirational quotes across our social media channels. We decided to investigate which quotes came out ahead as the top favorites for the year. With a little data analysis, we determined our top five picks based on social media interaction, including the total number of likes, comments, and shares each quote received across Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. See the five winners below. Which one is your favorite?


"Without data, you are just another person with an opinion." – W. Edwards Deming

Edwars Deming quote

"Data is what you need to do analytics. Information is what you need to do business." – John Owen

John Owen quote

"Marketing without data is like driving with your eyes closed." – Dan Zarella

Dan Zarella quote

"Data will talk if you’re willing to listen to it." – Jim Bergeson

Jim Bergeson quote

"The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see." – John W. Tukey

John Tukey quote