I say this because I had a very bad gypsy attack…they stole my wife, plow…and they touch my horse in a very bad way…he got very depressed.
– Sacha Baron Cohen
When a herd of cattle see a strange object, they are not satisfied till each one has sniffed it; and the horse is cured of his fright at the robe, or the meal-bag, or other object, as soon as he can be induced to smell it. There is a great deal of speculation in the eye of an animal, but very little science.
– John Burroughs
Markets work best when there’s lots of information available and a historical track record to go on; they excel at predicting things like horse races, election outcomes, and box-office results. But they’re bad at predicting things like who will be the next Supreme Court nominee, as that depends on the whim of the president.
– James Surowiecki