Quotes and Sayings about Investigation



"We have no general conceptual thrust for the band, other than trying to make music that keeps our interest. When things are novel, they are probably things we have discovered by accident or investigation rather than by design."
- Steve Albini
(Related: Design, Music, Accident, Interest, Investigation, Trying)

"Agents need to be free to pursue investigations in ways that they haven't. There have been restraints that a reformed FBI needs to make sure we don't impose."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Needs)

"That the state of knowledge in any country will exert a directive influence on the general system of instruction adopted in it, is a principle too obvious to require investigation."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Knowledge, Country, Influence, Investigation, Obvious, State, Will)

"We have 62 counties in New York State and each has its own system of death investigation."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Death, Investigation, State)

"The investigations also proved that there were many cases of spontaneous deviation, i.e. cases where there had been no stimulation of the semi-circular canal apparatus."
- Robert Barany
(Related: canal)

"For the Department of Energy to conduct this investigation is like the fox watching the hen house."
- Shelley Berkley
(Related: Energy, Investigation)

"Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Truth, Danger, Denial, Doubt, Investigation, May)

"If there were any clear investigation of 9/11, they wouldn't let Louie Freeh off the hook."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Investigation)

"Since the September 11 attacks, nearly 400 individuals have been arrested by the Justice Department as a result of ongoing investigations into international terrorism. Of that total, over half were convicted as a result of their actions."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Actions, Justice, Result, Terrorism)

"Serial killers kill for the power and control they experience during the murders and for the added ego boost they get in the aftermath from community fears, media coverage, and the police investigations."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Experience, Power, Control, Community, Ego, Media, Police)

"The cloud that descended on Black Rock on Monday was not for the past but the future. How much will this debacle chill the pursuit of other risky investigations?"
- Tina Brown
(Related: Future, Past, Pursuit, Will)

"What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation)

"I often wish... that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease."
- Bliss Carman
(Related: Fact, Facts, Investigation, Tyranny, World)

"These ancient huts were soon cleared of the rubbish covering them. I planned them, and removed them for investigation below, which undertaking took until the fourth of Nov."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Investigation)

"For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Conscience, Grace, Investigation, Reading, Scripture)

"This sense of power is the highest and best of pleasures when the belief on which it is founded is a true belief, and has been fairly earned by investigation."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Power, Belief, Investigation, Sense)

"The intelligence investigation under the leadership of Senator Church, which I know has helped cause this investigation by you, points out that the agencies did not disclose certain facts to us and that certain plots were going on."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Intelligence, Leadership, Church, Cause, Facts, Investigation)

"I don't think anybody ever thought about the CIA meddling in internal affairs. The shock of the President's death called for an immediate investigation. It actually lay in the jurisdiction of Texas."
- John Sherman Cooper
(Related: Death, Thought, Investigation, President)

"Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof."
- Nicolaus Copernicus
(Related: Holiness, Investigation, Mathematicians)

"If there be any plausible reason for supposing that we have the right to legislate on the slave interests of the District, you cannot put down the investigation of the subject out of doors, by refusing to receive petitions."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Investigation, Reason, Right)

"I know that Duke made a number of demands, including that the attorney general drop its investigation. We have no intention of asking the attorney general to do that."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Intention, Investigation)

"Yeah, I just have a little part in it. In the house that Brian Cox barbecued himself appears in The Ring 2; I am the real estate agent that is selling the house, and Naomi Watts comes to check out the house as part of her investigation."
- Gary Dole
(Related: Selling, Investigation)

"On the other hand I have seen several, several top targets for these investigations of these terrorist activities that were allowed to leave the country - I'm not talking about weeks, I'm talking about months after 9/11."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Country, Months, Talking)

"And after I started working for the Bureau, most of my translation duties included translations of documents and investigations that actually started way before 9/11."
- Sibel Edmonds
"Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game."
- Blake Edwards
(Related: Science, Facts, Investigation, Nothing)

"The facts are the vice president's company that he was CEO of, that did business with sworn enemies of the United States, paid millions of dollars in fines for providing false financial information, it's under investigation for bribing foreign officials."
- John Edwards
(Related: Business, Financial, Company, Enemies, Facts, Information, Investigation, President, states, United, Vice)

"I am the most well-adjusted human being I know. I started out this investigation as a very happy man with a great career. I've got the life people dream about: I am rich, I am famous, I've got a fabulous marriage to an absolutely, spell-bindingly brilliant woman."
- James Ellroy
(Related: Life, Marriage, People, Dream, Being, Career, Famous, Investigation, Man, Woman)

"I still believe the Lewinsky investigation was way off from the focus of what Whitewater was, which turned out to be nothing at the end of the process. And I think that there were people who were determined as political opponents to not allow his presidency to succeed."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: People, End, Focus, Investigation, Nothing, Opponents, Presidency, Succeed)

"Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations."
- John Ensign
(Related: American, Corruption, Fraud, Investigation, Nations, Oil, United)

"The story of Little Blue Riding Hood is true. Only the color has been changed to prevent an investigation."
- Stan Freberg
(Related: Investigation)

"My role and my obligation was to conduct criminal investigations."
- Louis Freeh
(Related: Obligation)

"It has been my policy not to respond to each of the many canards which have been part of the campaign to discredit my investigation, nor to waste time trying to prove negatives."
- Jim Garrison
(Related: Time, Policy, Investigation, Trying, Waste)

"In the discovery of secret things and in the investigation of hidden causes, stronger reasons are obtained from sure experiments and demonstrated arguments than from probable conjectures and the opinions of philosophical speculators of the common sort."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Arguments, Causes, Discovery, Investigation, Opinions)

"This is a very highly charged investigation. People are very interested in this, and we've got a prosecutor, a very well respected prosecutor who's been looking at this issue, this investigation for a long time."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Time, People, Investigation)

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in London and in Egypt. We're very concerned about it. We are providing our expertise to aid in the investigation in London."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: People, Expertise, Investigation, London)

"Well, first of all, let me say that - let me remind your viewers that I am recused from this investigation, and what I said this weekend is not anything new."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: First, Investigation, Weekend)

"I have fully cooperated with the investigation and before the grand jury, and I'm quite confident at the end of the day that we'll know what facts are in this particular case."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Day, End, Facts, Investigation, Jury)

"In examining the evidence of the Christian religion, it is essential to the discovery of truth that we bring to the investigation a mind freed, as far as possible, from existing prejudice, and open to conviction."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Religion, Truth, Christian, Conviction, Discovery, Investigation, Mind, Open, Prejudice)

"Each investigation team has a lawyer attached to it and there was a lawyer attached to me and my assistant."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Investigation)

"Unlike scientism, science in the true sense of the word is open to unbiased investigation of any existing phenomena."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Investigation, Open, Sense, Word)

"Investigations during the last few decades have brought hydrogen instead of carbon, and instead of CO2 water, the mother of all life, into the foreground."
- Albert Szent Gyorgyi
(Related: Life, Mother, Water)

"With the question of the effect of a poem, the topic of investigation shifts from that of textual autonomy to textual reception - to the issue of what we actually look for or find in reading a poem."
- Thomas Harrison
(Related: Effect, Investigation, Question, Reading)

"In due course, following an additional debriefing, the FBI confirmed to me and to my former counsel, Tom Carter, that I was not a suspect in this case. I assumed that my involvement in the investigation was over."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Investigation)

"After eight months of one of the most intensive public and private investigations in American history, no one - no one - has come up with a shred of evidence that I had anything to do with the anthrax letters. I have never worked with anthrax. I know nothing about this matter."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: History, American, Letters, Months, Nothing, Public)

"As a scientist in the field of biological warfare defense, I have never had any reservations whatsoever about helping the anthrax investigation in any way that I could."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Defense, Investigation)

"There is always room at the top - after the investigation."
- Oliver Herford
(Related: Investigation)

"The investigation into the possible effects of cosmic rays on living organisms will also offer great interest."
- Victor Francis Hess
(Related: Interest, Investigation, Living, Will)

"At the beginning of all experimental work stands the choice of the appropriate technique of investigation."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Work, Beginning, Choice, Investigation)

"It seems to me that at this time we need education in the obvious more than the investigation of the obscure."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
(Related: Education, Time, Investigation, Obvious)

"If your faith is opposed to experience, to human learning and investigation, it is not worth the breath used in giving it expression."
- Edgar Watson Howe
(Related: Faith, Experience, Expression, Giving, Investigation, Learning, Worth)

"A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic sounds was opened up by X-ray photography."
- Roman Jakobson
(Related: Investigation, Photography)

"The second advantage claimed for naturalism is that it is equivalent to rationality, because it assumes a model of reality in which all events are in principle accessible to scientific investigation."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Events, Investigation, Reality)

"If I have any advice to give to the Syrian president it is to cooperate for the sake of the investigation or for the sake of uncovering the truth."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Truth, Advice, Investigation, President)

"Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Investigation, Police, Questions, Sense)

"Let us come to the philosophers, whose authority is of greater weight, and their judgment more to be relied on, because they are believed to have paid attention, not to matters of fiction, but to the investigation of the truth."
- Lactantius
(Related: Truth, Attention, Authority, Fiction, Investigation, Judgment, Weight)

"The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government."
- Jack Layton
(Related: Government, Investigation, Parliament, Responsibility)

"The expectations are that when this investigation is completed, Fitzgerald will make the appropriate decision, which is not to charge Karl with any criminal offenses."
- Robert Luskin
(Related: Decision, Expectations, Investigation, Will)

"The special counsel has not advised Mr. Rove that he is a target of the investigation and affirmed that he has made no decision concerning charges."
- Robert Luskin
(Related: Decision, Investigation)

"In reply, I can only plead that a discovery which seems to contradict the general tenor of previous investigations is naturally received with much hesitation."
- Charles Lyell
(Related: Discovery, Hesitation)

"That D.C. grand jury investigation of Abramoff can't go on forever. Eventually the lawyers at the Public Integrity Section will go to their bosses with some decisions about just who they want to indict. That's when Al Gonzales will have to show his cards."
- Joshua Micah Marshall
(Related: Bosses, Cards, Decisions, Integrity, Investigation, Jury, Lawyers, Public, Want, Will)

"The fact is I've been in Massachusetts for the last two weeks, and it seems over the last few days that the price is increasing by the hour at the pump, so there needs to be an aggressive investigation."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Fact, Investigation, Needs)

"Study until twenty-five, investigation until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Age, Investigation, Profession, Study)

"So without getting into the specifics, I can tell you that to the extent that investigation is a relatively important investigation and meaningful, the president would have been periodically briefed."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Investigation, President)

"All I'm going to tell you is investigations, whether it be this and others, where you have partial facts, analysts, agents are always trying to interpret what those facts mean, extrapolate from them what they mean."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Facts, Trying)

"I would say in just about every investigation we have, there will be differences of opinion, where you have partial facts, as to what those facts mean."
- Robert Mueller
(Related: Facts, Investigation, Opinion, Will)

"You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Investigation, Job, President)

"The decision that has to be made was whether it was material, whether he knew he was lying under oath, whether he did it willfully. I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged with an investigation of this."
- Barbara Olson
(Related: Decision, Investigation, Lying)

"The hypothesis may be put forward, to be tested by the s subsequent investigation, that this development has been in large part a matter of the reciprocal interaction of new factual insights and knowledge on the one hand with changes in the theoretical system on the other."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Knowledge, Development, Investigation, May)

"For the first time federal, state and local bureaus of investigation are coordinating their effort, to serve as eyes and ears and protect us against further attacks."
- George Pataki
(Related: Time, Effort, Eyes, First, Investigation, State)

"We passed important laws to give the authorities responsible for investigation wide powers to defend us."
- George Pataki
(Related: Investigation, Laws)

"We should go forward in courts and Congress with investigations into post-9/11 interrogations and the decisions leading to them."
- Christine Pelosi
(Related: Congress, Decisions, Leading, Post)

"While port security remains one of our single greatest vulnerabilities, it makes little sense to give operational control of our ports to a foreign nation without first doing proper investigations."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Control, First, Nation, Security, Sense)

"Over the years, a number of other intriguing experimental ideas and areas of investigation have been the objects of my attention, and I have devoted some time and effort to exploring the inherent possbilities."
- Frederick Reines
(Related: Time, Ideas, Attention, Effort, Investigation, Years)

"The president really shouldn't be involved in terms of dictating what course the investigation should take."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Investigation, President)

"About all I can say for the United States Senate is that it opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation."
- Will Rogers
(Related: Investigation, Prayer, Senate, states, United)

"An investigation may take six months. A quick interview, profile, a day."
- Diane Sawyer
(Related: Day, Investigation, May, Months, Quick)

"Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation."
- Adam Schiff
(Related: Intelligence, Failure, Destruction, Investigation, Iraq, Needs, Weapons)

"I like being alone and I think this movie, as much as it is an investigation of connection and people bonding, I also think it's just as much about loneliness."
- Jason Schwartzman
(Related: People, Being, Connection, Investigation, Loneliness)

"Since September 11th, federal terrorism investigations have resulted in charges against more than 400 suspects, and more than half of them have been convicted."
- Jim Sensenbrenner
(Related: Terrorism)

"It is needless to say how great has been the influence of the doctrine of Evolution, or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to which it has given birth, upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: History, Doctrine, Evolution, Influence, Investigation, Study)

"By recognizing that the chemical atom is composed of single separable electric quanta, humanity has taken a great step forward in the investigation of the natural world."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Humanity, Investigation, World)

"With this in mind, for some twenty years I have set myself as my particular task the experimental investigation of the connexion between change in the structure and change in the spectra of chemical atoms."
- Johannes Stark
(Related: Change, Atoms, Investigation, Mind, Years)

"After an extensive investigation, the office produced a report that addressed the many questions that confronted the difficult issues, it laid out new evidence, and it reached a definitive conclusion."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Investigation, Office, Questions)

"We were criticized throughout that investigation for being too thorough, for taking too long. But time has proved the correctness of that approach."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Time, Being, Investigation)

"There has been an awful lot of time and money spent looking at the president over the last four years The American people saw through those investigations. They voted for the president. And despite all of this time and attention, nothing has turned up because the president and the first lady did nothing wrong."
- George Stephanopoulos
(Related: Money, Time, People, American, Attention, First, Lady, Nothing, President, Wrong, Years)

"There have been a couple of instances prior to now where members of the House have filed resolutions calling for release of the sealed files which were developed during the course of our committee's investigation."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Committee, Investigation, Now)

"One of the first things we found out was that the Warren Commission never pursued a conspiracy investigation."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: First, Investigation)

"Now the interesting thing about the movie is that many of the questions it raised about the Warren Commission and its investigation were all investigated by our committee 13 years ago. We published our findings in 27 volumes of information and evidentiary material."
- Louis Stokes
(Related: Committee, Information, Investigation, Now, Questions, Years)

"The investigations which have seemingly been the most purely abstract have often formed the foundation of the most important changes or improvements in the conditions of human life."
- Theodor Svedberg
(Related: Life)

"Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Wisdom, Investigation, Result)

"Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us, but to really understand the true scope and depth of the movement requires more investigation and concentration."
- Bill Toomey
(Related: Honor, Investigation)

"Well no administration ever wants an independent overseer, and there are very good career people who are in charge of this investigation, but it could get hairy."
- Nina Totenberg
(Related: People, Career, Investigation)

"Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it."
- Mao Tse Tung
(Related: Day, Investigation, May, Months, Pregnancy)

"The cows have ID numbers. And we should be able, throughout the investigation, which is ongoing as we speak, to be able to track that cow back to where it came from initially."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Cows, Investigation, Numbers)

"Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: History, Authority, Investigation, Will)

"Our mandate expects that we will build on the Joint Inquiry's investigation and we will not be re-inventing the wheel. But we go to places which the Joint Inquiry was not permitted to explore."
- Richard Ben Veniste
(Related: Investigation, Will)

"We live in an age of universal investigation, and of exploration of the sources of all movements."
- Alfred de Vigny
(Related: Age, Exploration, Investigation)

"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Patience, Television)

"The task of physiological psychology remains the same in the analysis of ideas that it was in the investigation of sensations: to act as mediator between the neighbouring sciences of physiology and psychology."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Ideas, Act, Investigation, Psychology)

"It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors."
- Pieter Zeeman
(Related: Idea, Contradiction, Effect, Investigation, Light, Spirit)