I would sort out all the arguments and see which belonged to fear and which to creativeness. Other things being equal, I would make the decision which had the larger number of creative reasons on its side.
In baseball, my theory is to strive for consistency, not to worry about the numbers. If you dwell on statistics you get shortsighted, if you aim for consistency, the numbers will be there at the end.
Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.
Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You'd be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
The number of elements that have to go into a hit would break a computer down. the right season for that play, the right historical moment, the right tonality.
If I studied all my life, I couldn't think up half the number of funny things passed in one session of congress.
I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
He is the greatest artist who has embodied, in the sum of his works, the greatest number of the greatest ideas.
I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Reduce the number of lawyers. They are like beavers - they get in the middle of the stream and dam it up.
A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.