Statistician Nathan Yau in Data Points: Visualization That Means Something (2013,)

In many ways, visualization is like cooking. You are the chef, and datasets, geometry, and color are your ingredients. A skilled chief, who knows the process of how to prepare and combine ingredients and plate the cooked food, is likely to prepare a delicious meal. A less skilled cook. who heads to the local freezer section to what microwave dinners look good might nuke a less savory meal. Of course, some microwave dinners taste good, but there are a lot that taste bad.

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