Equations Quotes

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Albert Einstein
“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”
Albert Einstein

Sherman Alexie
“Poetry = Anger x Imagination”
Sherman Alexie, One Stick Song

Roman Payne
“The ‘Muse’ is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. The gift are those ideas you think of as you drift to sleep. The giver is that one you think of when you first awake.”
Roman Payne

Cassandra Rose Clarke
“Then I saw that sparkle in Naji's eye and knew he was laughing at me.
"See?" he said. "Now you know how it feels"
I glared at him for a few seconds. He looked kind of pleased with himself, but he also looked kind of happy, and that was enough for me to turn back to my equations.”
Cassandra Rose Clarke, The Assassin's Curse

Paul A.M. Dirac
“If one is working from the point of view of getting beauty into one's equation, ... one is on a sure line of progress.”
Paul A.M. Dirac

Albert Einstein
“One must divide one's time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me, because politics is for the present, while our equations are for eternity.”
Albert Einstein

“Those who think 'Science is Measurement' should search Darwin's works for numbers and equations.”
David H. Hubel, The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography DVD Wiesel/Hubel

James Clerk Maxwell
“Accordingly, we find Euler and D'Alembert devoting their talent and their patience to the establishment of the laws of rotation of the solid bodies. Lagrange has incorporated his own analysis of the problem with his general treatment of mechanics, and since his time M. Poinsot has brought the subject under the power of a more searching analysis than that of the calculus, in which ideas take the place of symbols, and intelligent propositions supersede equations.”
James Clerk Maxwell

“Psychological motivation is the desire to change relations between two points, and so psychology is the study of equations with two unbound variables. ("America: Three Audiences")”
William S. Wilson, Why I Don't Write Like Franz Kafka

Anthony Liccione
“As the world continually multiplies, are we in a generation where people are divided, or people are equal?”
Anthony Liccione

Joseph Fourier
“The integrals which we have obtained are not only general expressions which satisfy the differential equation, they represent in the most distinct manner the natural effect which is the object of the phenomenon... when this condition is fulfilled, the integral is, properly speaking, the equation of the phenomenon; it expresses clearly the character and progress of it, in the same manner as the finite equation of a line or curved surface makes known all the properties of those forms.”
Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier

Victor Robert Lee
“Todd was neuter, it seemed, except for the near-orgasmic pleasure he took from his formulas. Cono guessed that only a person who didn't really care for people could find personalities in equations, and friends in matrices. Todd spoke of data sets as if they were current or future lovers. Cono admired him for his ability to find joy beyond the secretory impulses that controlled most humans.”
Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

“If a scientist does not understand a problem, he writes down many formulae, but as soon as he has understood it, there remain at most two.”
Neils Bohr

“It's only in the mysterious equations of love that any logical reasons can be found.”
John Forbes Nash Jr

Victor J. Stenger
“Infinity...is used in physics simply as a shorthand for "a very big number.”
Victor J. Stenger, God: The Failed Hypothesis: How Science Shows That God Does Not Exist

“Simple problems are hard to solve, Because they need common sense. Simple problems are made complex. Complex things are solved using patterns. Coefficient is introduced along with variable to create a pattern, But coefficient is a constant. To find coefficient, We again use complex patterns to make it look constant.”
Abraham Varghese

“Paul Dirac was notoriously a man of few words. Dick Feynman told the story that when he first met Dirac at a conference, Dirac said after a long silence, “I have an equation; do you have one too?”
A. Zee, Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell

“Pure mathematics shall be convinced by definite equations for the given indefinite number system”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“The factor is that equating the math is easier than counting the numbers”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“A mathematician is an individual who proves his ignorance with equations.”
Khalid Masood

Alain de Botton
“I found myself wishing that the rest of mankind would follow the engineers' example and agree on a series of symbols which could point incontrovertibly to certain elusive, vaporous and often painful psychological states — a code which might help us feel less tongue-tied and less lonely, and enable us to resolve arguments with swift and silent exchanges of equations.”
Alain de Botton, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work