Quotes About Maths

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John von Neumann
“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”
John von Neumann

Ilyas Kassam
“If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable”
Ilyas Kassam

P.J. O'Rourke
“The average IQ in America is—and this can be proven mathematically—average.”
P.J. O'Rourke

Ursula K. Le Guin
“If a book were written all in numbers, it would be true. It would be just. Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. Things in words got twisted and ran together, instead of staying straight and fitting together. But underneath the words, at the center, like the center of the Square, it all came out even. Everything could change, yet nothing would be lost. If you saw the numbers you could see that, the balance, the pattern. You saw the foundations of the world. And they were solid.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Tom Stoppard
“Carnal embrace is sexual congress, which is the insertion of the male genital organ into the female genital organ for purposes of procreation and pleasure. Fermat’s last theorem, by contrast, asserts that when x, y and z are whole numbers each raised to power of n, the sum of the first two can never equal the third when n is greater than 2.”
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

“On a plaque attached to the NASA deep space probe we [human beings] are described in symbols for the benefit of any aliens who might meet the spacecraft as “bilaterly symmetrical, sexually differentiated bipeds, located on one of the outer spiral arms of the Milky Way, capable of recognising the prime numbers and moved by one extraordinary quality that lasts longer than all our other urges—curiosity.”
David G. Wells

“Seni sama pentingnya dengan matematika. Seni memanusiakan manusia. Seni menciptakan rasa empati”
Wahyu Aditya, Sila ke-6: Kreatif Sampai Mati

Terry Pratchett
“He’d always felt he had a right to exist as a wizard in the same way that you couldn’t do proper maths without the number 0, which wasn’t a number at all but, if it went away, would leave a lot of larger numbers looking bloody stupid.”
Terry Pratchett, Interesting Times

Greg  Curtis
“They say that maths is a language. So how do I order a pizza with extra cheese in maths?”
Greg Curtis

Douglas Adams
“Same as you, Arthur. I hitched a ride. After all, with a degree in maths and another in astrophysics it was either that or back to the dole queue on Monday. Sorry I missed the Wednesday lunch date, but I was in a black hole all morning.”
Douglas Adams, The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

Daniel Tammet
“A bell cannot tell time, but it can be moved in just such a way as to say twelve o’clock – similarly, a man cannot calculate infinite numbers, but he can be moved in just such a way as to say pi.”
Daniel Tammet, Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives

Israelmore Ayivor
“Life is a linear equation in which you can't cross multiply! If you think you can do it, you can do it. If you think you can't do it, you can't do it. It's a simple formula!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

Albert Einstein
“The importance of C.F. Gauss for the development of modern physical theory and especially for the mathematical fundament of the theory of relativity is overwhelming indeed; also his achievement of the system of absolute measurement in the field of electromagnetism. In my opinion it is impossible to achieve a coherent objective picture of the world on the basis of concepts which are taken more or less from inner psychological experience.”
Albert Einstein

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“You can only be twice someone’s age once.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, N for Nigger: Aphorisms for Grown Children and Childish Grown-ups

“I can't multiply myself out of a paper bag. But when it comes to roots, I'm your man.”
Jerry Newport

Peter Høeg
“Do you know what the foundation of mathematics is?" I ask. "The foundation of
mathematics is numbers. If anyone asked me what makes me truly happy, I would
say: numbers. Snow and ice and numbers. And do you know why?"
He splits the claws with a nutcracker and pulls out the meat with curved tweezers.
"Because the number system is like human life. First you have the natural numbers.
The ones that are whole and positive. The numbers of a small child. But human
consciousness expands. The child discovers a sense of longing, and do you know
what the mathematical expression is for longing?"
He adds cream and several drops of orange juice to the soup.
"The negative numbers. The formalization of the feeling that you are missing
something. And human consciousness expands and grows even more, and the child
discovers the in between spaces. Between stones, between pieces of moss on the
stones, between people. And between numbers. And do you know what that leads
to? It leads to fractions. Whole numbers plus fractions produce rational numbers.
And human consciousness doesn't stop there. It wants to go beyond reason. It adds
an operation as absurd as the extraction of roots. And produces irrational numbers."
He warms French bread in the oven and fills the pepper mill.
"It's a form of madness.' Because the irrational numbers are infinite. They can't be
written down. They force human consciousness out beyond the limits. And by adding
irrational numbers to rational numbers, you get real numbers.”
Peter Høeg

“Higher degree of equations in maths and life have no real solutions.”

Daniel Tammet
“One particular aspect of Siddhartha’s revelation of the outside world has always struck me. Quite possibly he lived his first thirty years without any knowledge of number. How must he have felt, then, to see crowds of people mingling in the streets? Before that day he would not have believed that so many people existed in all the world. And what wonder it must have been to discover flocks of birds, and piles of stones, leaves on trees and blades of grass! To suddenly realise that, his whole life long, he had been kept at arm’s length from multiplicity.”
Daniel Tammet, Thinking in Numbers: How Maths Illuminates Our Lives

“The person who love MATHS can know better that how to do the equations.”
Anamta Ali Pasha
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Jo Walton
“Hardest of all were those problems about people doing incomprehensible things with no motivation. I was inclined to drift away from the sum to wonder why people would care what time two trains passed each other (spies), be so picky about seating arrangements (recently divorced people), or - which to this day remains incomprehensible - run the bath with no plug in.”
Jo Walton, Among Others

“La realtà è maledettamente restìa a farsi imprigionare nelle formule della matematica.”
Giorgio Israel
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Maurizio Codogno
“Il bello dell'infinito è che non finisce mai. Il brutto dell'infinito è che non finisce mai.”
Maurizio Codogno, Matematica e infinito

“life is like maths, if you understand you enjoy, if you don't you keep messing more”
Iraniya Naynesh

Dima Zales
“I took 2682, halved it to get 1341 and then multiplied it by 10.'
Blaise thought about it for a second and realised that her method was indeed the easiest way to solve the problem.”
Dima Zales, The Sorcery Code
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Douglas Adams
“(Hablando del Universo)

Población: Ninguna.

Es sabido que existe un número infinito de mundos, sencillamente porque hay una cantidad infinita de espacio para que todos se asienten en él. Sin embargo, no todos están habitados. Por tanto, debe haber número finito de mundos habitados. Un número finito dividido por infinito se aproxima lo suficiente a la nada para que no haya diferencia, de manera que puede afirmarse que la población media de todos los planetas del Universo es cero. De ello se desprende que la población media de todo el Universo también es cero, y que todas las personas con que uno pueda encontrarse de vez en cuando no son más que el producto de una imaginación trastornada.”
Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Neel Burton
“Maths is at only one remove from magic.”
Neel Burton

John Derbyshire
“If you're not thinking about numbers, you're probably not thinking.”
John Derbyshire, From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013

Friedrich Engels
“...in pure mathematics the mind deal only with its own creations and imaginations. The concepts of number and form have not been derived from any source other than the world of reality. The ten fingers on which men learned to count, that is, to carry out the first arithmetical operation, may be anything else, but they are certainly not only objects that can be counted, but also the ability to exclude all properties of the objects considered other than their number-and this ability is the product of a long historical evolution based on experience. Like the idea of number, so the idea of form is derived exclusively from the external world, and does not arise in the mind as a product of pure thought.”
Friedrich Engels, Anti-Duhring: Herr Eugen Duhring's Revolution in Science

“√-1 2^3 ∑ π and it was delicious.”
My Friend's T-Shirt
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“Numbers do not feel. Do not bleed or weep or hope. They do not know bravery or sacrifice. Love or allegiance. At the very apex of callousness you will find only ones and zeroes.”
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

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