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I'm trying to remember the title of a movie that had this quote (or something very similar) in it, can anyone help?

"there are two kinds of people in this world, those who bend facts to fit beliefs, and those who bend beliefs to fit facts".

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The one I know is "there are twu types of people in the world, those who come through the door, and those who come through the window" –  Itay Moav -Malimovka Mar 18 '12 at 2:25
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The "two kinds of people"-meme seems to be quite old. I find that this one from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly fits well to the question: "You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig." :-) –  Hendrik Vogt Mar 18 '12 at 14:44
    
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)

Sherlock Holmes: [to Watson] Never theorize before you have data. Invariably, you end up twisting facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

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Exactly what I was thinking of, thanks a lot! Haha I'm kind of surprised I didn't realize this before, I'm a pretty big Holmes fan. Thanks! –  Chris Apr 10 '12 at 22:10
    
I happened to stumble across the original book quote and remembered this question. It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment. (WikiQuote). –  Gert Arnold May 19 '12 at 20:08
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