A moment of objectivity
"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
- President John Adams
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts."
- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"Nate Silver was right, and I was wrong."
- Dean Chambers, "Unskewed Polls"