Information Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old information quotes, information sayings, and information proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

An objection is not a rejection; it is simply a request for more information.     

Bo Bennett

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.     

Christopher Lasch

Information defines your personality, your memories, your skills.     

Ray Kurzweil

Information is seldom enough to heal a wounded heart.     

Tullian Tchividjian

The information we need is not available. The information we want is not what we need. The information we have is not what we want.     

John Peers

Information is the resolution of uncertainty.     

Claude Shannon

Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.     

Clifford Stoll

With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.     

Alfred Glossbrenner

Information is the mortar that both builds and destroys empires.     

Tobsha Learner

Information is expanding daily. How to get it out visually is important.     

John Maeda

Information is the key to success, anywhere and everywhere. Right information matters the most. This applies to your work place too.     

Abhishek Ratna

Information is recorded in vast interconnecting networks. Each idea or image has hundreds, perhaps thousands, of associations and is connected to numerous other points in the mental network.     

Peter Russell

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders.     

Ronald Reagan

Information is a difference that makes a difference. Truth is information that doesn't change and self referential noise is a difference that doesn't make a difference.     


Information can be treated like any other quantity and be subjected to the manipulation of a machine.     

Stan Aogartem

The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.     

Tom Clancy

Information theory began as a bridge from mathematics to electrical engineering and from there to computing.     

James Gleick

Information is like compost; it does no good unless you spread it around     

Eliot Coleman

The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don't have to think, you just have to get more information - gets very dangerous.     

Edward de Bono

Information may travel at light speed, but meaning spreads at the speed of dark.     

Richard Powers

Information imposes certain criteria on how it can be stored.     

John Maynard Smith

Information and knowledge: two currencies that have never gone out of style.     

Neil Gaiman

All of the information in the universe is stored in the relationships not the material and like light, the information has no mass     


Withholding information is the essence of tyranny. Control of the flow of information is the tool of the dictatorship.     

Bruce Coville

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance. This principle is contempt prior to examination.     

Herbert Spencer

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.     

Clarence Day

Information is antifragile; it feeds more on attempts to harm it than it does on efforts to promote it.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Information storage has to take place at the unconscious level.     

Paul G. Thomas

Information may inform the mind, but revelation sets a heart on fire.     

Matt Redman

New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.     

Zig Ziglar

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise.     

Jean Baudrillard

Everything we care about lies somewhere in the middle, where pattern and randomness interlace.     

James Gleick

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.     

Mitchell Kapor

The more information that's out there, the greater the returns to just being willing to sit down and apply yourself. Information isn't what's scarce; it's the willingness to do something with it.     

Tyler Cowen

Information is not knowledge.     

Albert Einstein

The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.     

Bill Nye

When information which properly belongs to the public is systematically withheld by those in power, the people soon become ignorant of their own affairs, distrustful of those who manage them, and -- eventually -- incapable of determining their own destinies.     

Richard M. Nixon

Information about money is more important than money itself.     

Walter Wriston

Information is a negotiator's greatest weapon.     

Victor Kiam

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.     

Arthur Conan Doyle

All information is everywhere. Information that is not here is nowhere.     

Terence McKenna

Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit.     

William Pollard

Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.     

Gunther Grass

Information is what you put in empty heads to keep them empty.     

Marty Rubin

Information doesn't mean a thing to people without inspiration.     

Bernie Siegel

Intelligence is not the ability to store information, but to know where to find it.     

Albert Einstein

Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune.     

Oscar Wilde

There's so much information that there is disinformation.     

Ferran Adria

Information is acquired by being told, whereas knowledge can be acquired by thinking.     

Fritz Machlup

Information wants to be free.     

Stewart Brand