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  • "If you don't get it right, what's the point?"
    Michael Cimino (1939–), US movie director
    Kodak advertisement.
    Source: Quoted in Variety (July 23, 1980)
  • "It's time that financial types developed a greater tolerance for imprecision, because that's the way the world is."
    John C. Burton (19322010), US accountant and academic
    Source: Time (January 24, 1977)
  • "Nothing is more central to an organization's effectiveness than its ability to transmit accurate, relevant, understandable information among its members."
    Saul W. Gellerman (1929–), US psychologist and writer
    Source: The Management of Human Resources (1976)
  • "Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction."
    Adlai E. Stevenson (19001965), US statesman and author
    Source: Quoted in The Stevenson Wit (Bill Adler, 1966)
  • "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation."
    Saki (H. H. Munro) (18701916), British short-story writer
    Source: “Clovis on the Alleged Romance of Business,” The Square Egg (1924)
  • "I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy."
    Samuel Butler (18351902), British writer
    Source: “Truth and Convenience,” Notebooks (H. Festing-Jones, ed, 1912)
  • "It is the nature of greatness not to be exact."
    Edmund Burke (17291797), Irish-born British philosopher and politician
    Source: Speech. “On American Taxation” (1774)
  • "In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness."
    Samuel Johnson (17091784), British poet, lexicographer, essayist, and critic
    Source: “The Bravery of the English Common Soldier,” The British Magazine (1760)

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