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The whole art of war consists of guessing at what is on the other side of the hill.
The East Germans first used biomechanics. This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form, they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still: you must not want to see everything.
Nothing matters but the facts. Without them, the science of criminal investigation is nothing more than a guessing game.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
I decided I was sick of trying to figure out what everybody else wanted, and I should just decide what I want, and be honest, and not spend all my time guessing.
It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
My only obligation is to keep myself and other people guessing.
I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
I like to keep people guessing.
Part of filmmaking is always a guessing game, and part of it is always a game of trust.
Novelists who pretend to understand what keeps them scribbling are really just guessing. A profound, unmet childish need to be acknowledged? Maybe. It hardly matters, though. The termite that asks itself why it keeps chewing risks becoming sluggish and inefficient, as does the writer who grows self-conscious in the middle of chapter five.
I'm always interested in trying to investigate different personalities. I want to keep myself guessing and keep the fear element alive, so that I don't get too comfortable.
I showed people that it's not about guessing what people can do. It's about saying, 'Here, show me what you can do.'
I'm guessing the stress of having to write for a deadline can be inspiring. Sometimes, pressure is good.
I think that the training of architects allows you to see what will happen ten years ahead of time, or twenty. It's not guessing, it's not intuitive, it's based on research - and we may be wrong.
There's always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That's why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.
I'm constantly trying to keep people guessing as to what I'm doing, and I will spend enormous amounts of time looking at manuscripts and asking questions, and people will say, 'I know what his next book is about.'
Whenever you try to pick market tops and bottoms, you are making a prediction. Guessing what stock is going to outperform the market is forecasting, as is selling a stock for no apparent reason. Indeed, nearly all capital decisions made by most people are unconscious predictions.
I think it's really, really important to mix it up as an actor, to try to get as much kind of varied experience as you can, not only for your own personal growth as an actor but for the audience to keep them guessing about what you're going to do.
Think of your favorite teacher you ever had in school: the one who made it the most fun to go to class. They surprise you. They keep you guessing. They keep you coming back, wanting to know what's going to happen next.
For me, my awkward phase corresponded to an interest in rock n' roll. From experience, I'm guessing an insecure childhood is probably quite a common thing among people who start a rock band.
C. S. Lewis
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