If you torture the data long enough, it will confess. — George Judge, University of Illinois-Urbana
Econometricians, like great artists, frequently fall in love with their models. — Source unknown
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? — Albert Einstein (quoted in Oz Shy, Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications)
If I may repeat a verdict I once pronounced, the prestige accorded to mathematics in economics has given it rigor, but also, alas, mortis. Robert Heilbroner. (1979) “Modern Economics As History,” History of Political Economy 11(2), p. 198.