Geometry Quotes

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Thomas Jefferson
“Our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions any more than our opinions in physics or geometry...”
Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

Galileo Galilei
“Philosophy [nature] is written in that great book which ever is before our eyes -- I mean the universe -- but we cannot understand it if we do not first learn the language and grasp the symbols in which it is written. The book is written in mathematical language, and the symbols are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo

Amanda Hocking
“What's your angle?" I asked, trying to sound more playful than demanding.
"Isosceles," Jack quipped.”
Amanda Hocking, My Blood Approves

James Gleick
“You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it”
James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

Johannes Kepler
“Geometry has two great treasures; one is the Theorem of Pythagoras; the other, the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a measure of gold; the second we may name a precious jewel.”
Johannes Kepler

Hermann Hesse
“His way had therefore come full circle, or rather had taken the form of an ellipse or a spiral, following as ever no straight unbroken line, for the rectilinear belongs only to Geometry and not to Nature and Life.”
Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game

Alain Badiou
“I would say, if you like, that the party is like an out-moded mathematics...that is to say, the mathematics of Euclid. We need to invent a non-Euclidian mathematics with respect to political discipline.”
Alain Badiou, The Concept of Model: An Introduction to the Materialist Epistemology of Mathematics

James  Jones
“He could not believe that any of them might actually hit somebody. If one did, what a nowhere way to go: killed by accident; slain not as an individual but by sheer statistical probability, by the calculated chance of searching fire, even as he himself might be at any moment. Mathematics! Mathematics! Algebra! Geometry! When 1st and 3d Squads came diving and tumbling back over the tiny crest, Bell was content to throw himself prone, press his cheek to the earth, shut his eyes, and lie there. God, oh, God! Why am I here? Why am I here? After a moment's thought, he decided he better change it to: why are we here. That way, no agency of retribution could exact payment from him for being selfish.”
James Jones, The Thin Red Line

Archimedes
“Give me a place to stand, a lever long enough and a fulcrum. and I can move the Earth”
Archimedes

Paul  Lockhart
“Be honest: did you actually read [the above geometric proof]? Of course not. Who would want to?

The effect of such a production being made over something so simple is to make people doubt their own intuition. Calling into question the obvious by insisting that it be 'rigorously proved' ... is to say to a student 'Your feelings and ideas are suspect. You need to think and speak our way.”
Paul Lockhart, A Mathematician's Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form

José Saramago
“In the various arts, and above all in that of writing, the shortest distance between two points, even if close to each other, has never been and never will be, nor is it now, what is known as a straight line, never, never, to put it strongly and emphatically in response to any doubts, to silence them once and for all.”
Jose Saramago

Kedar Joshi
“In reality the universe has no geometry.”
Kedar Joshi, Superultramodern Science And Philosophy

James Gleick
“Billions of years ago there were just blobs of protoplasm; now billions of years later here we are. So information has been created and stored in our structure. In the development of one person’s mind from childhood, information is clearly not just accumulated but also generated—created from connections that were not there before”
James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

Edwin A. Abbott
“If our sides were unequal our angles might be unequal. Instead of its being sufficient to feel, or estimate by sight, a single angle in order to determine the form of an individual, it would be necessary to ascertain each angle by the experiment of Feeling. But life would be too short for such a tedious groping. The whole science and art of Sight Recognition would at once perish; Feeling, so far as it is an art, would not long survive; intercourse would become perilous or impossible; there would be an end to all confidence, all forethought; no one would be safe in making the most simple social arrangements; in a word, civilization would relapse into barbarism.”
Edwin Abbott, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Amit Kalantri
“What music is to the heart, mathematics is to the mind.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Everybody at the party is a many sided polygon....Nonagon!”
They Might Be Giants

Jasna Horvat
“To bi željela geometrizirati – sustavnu i promišljenu strukturu teksta.”
Jasna Horvat, Auron

“In the pentagram, the Pythagoreans found all proportions well-known in antiquity: arithmetic, geometric, harmonic, and also the well-known golden proportion, or the golden ratio. ... Probably owing to the perfect form and the wealth of mathematical forms, the pentagram was chosen by the Pythagoreans as their secret symbol and a symbol of health. - Alexander Voloshinov [As quoted in Stakhov]”
Alexey Stakhov, Mathematics of Harmony

“The Ark of the Covenant is a Golden Rectangle because its rectangular shape is in the proportions of the Golden Ratio.”
Donald Frazer, Hieroglyphs and Arithmetic of the Ancient Egyptian Scribes: Version 1

Galileo Galilei
“Philosophy is written in this all-encompassing book that is constantly open to our eyes, that is the universe; but it cannot be understood unless one first learns to understand the language and knows the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures; without these it is humanly impossible to understand a word of it, and one wanders in a dark labyrinth.”
Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore

Joey Lawsin
“Life is geometry and chemistry, not biology.”
Joey Lawsin, Creation by Law

Petr Vopěnka
“V geometrickém světě, jehož objev byl umožněn onou pozoruhodnou schopností proniknout skrze čtverec nakreslený v písku ke čtverci geometrickému, nalezla řecká antika místo, v němž se nachází pravda v ničím nezastřené podobě.”
Petr Vopěnka, Trýznivé tajemství

Amit Kalantri
“To a scholar, mathematics is music.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Architecture’s most kissable aspect is its surface. Space is hard to get a hold on. Structure has historically been inadequately pliant. Geometry—well, who really wants to kiss a square? Architecture also has more surface and more kinds of surface than anything else: outside, inside, soft and hard, there’s a surface for everyone. Finally, surfaces are where architecture gets close to turning into something else and therefore exactly where it becomes vulnerable and full of potential.”
Sylvia Lavin, Kissing Architecture

“Recognizing that geometry is entirely intellectual and independent of the actual description and existence of figures, Fontenelle did not discuss the subject fro the point of view of science or metaphysics as had Aristotle and Leibnez.”
Carl B. Boyer, The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development

Binoy Majumdar
“हालांकि ज्यादा कुछ नहीं
बेनॉय मजुमदार
बहुत सी चीजें शुद्ध गणितीय शास्त्र नहीं हैं
लिखित व्याख्या गणित में अद्वितीय है
ऐसा नहीं है, यह सभी मामलों में उपयुक्त गणितीय सूत्र है
सारांश दर्शन के उपयोग का विश्लेषण करें
करने का एकमात्र तरीका, गणितीय दर्शन
अतिरिक्त अतिरिक्त विचार संभव नहीं हैं।
तो देवी, गणित की इकाई देखें
पाउंड सेकंड रोकना बंद करो,
उनकी नियमित अखंडता और बेईमानी वर्तमान इकाई के रूप में है
दुनिया की घटनाओं, विचारशील विषयों पर रोशनी डालना
श्रृंखला में कई शब्दों को चित्रित करने के लिए श्रृंखला में वर्ण निर्दिष्ट करता है
भविष्य में।”
Binoy Majumdar, বিনয় মজুমদারের শ্রেষ্ঠ কবিতা

“Flash, copy transcribed from Word Yahoo email

Q Q Winner Flash Fiction Contest Diversicon 27 (2019) by Scott E. Shjefte


“THE NEXT STEP”

Flatness, extended flatness, boring endless, on and on, forever… Roundness, I think, I am round. Rolling, I can. Energy found from within and great joy to roll. Roll to the end of Flatness. Sense of self, I can PING!. PING< PING< PING< Hear the ping of my sphere! I am sphere - the flatness extends, as I roll. Roll is great but much sameness everywhere. Destiny to explore, discover. Then a vertical cylinder I ping. It ‘pings’ back with great sadness, standing proud but motionless. It pings to me, I am joyed to find another! Cylinder is sad that it can not roll, cylinder is envious of ME! I touch, we touch, contact is blissful. I am not alone! I push, and push and cylinder falls over. Cylinder is joyful, Cylinder can roll! Great joy to roll together, and roll, and roll. We roll long and far and then ping a pyramid. Pyramid envies our rolling travels. I push the pyramid but just go up its side. Strange to leave upward from the flatness. I back down and away from the pyramid. I gather my energies, I move faster than I ever have towards the pyramid, I roll up its side and off the top outward pinging ever outward, higher and I Ping now that the flatness is curved and a new adventure ever outward, this next step is an ORBITAL LEAP!


by Sesame”
Scott Edward Shjefte

Joey Lawsin
“Beautiful Things always come with Simple Equations.”
Joey Lawsin, Originemology

Hendrith  Smith
“Even as we sit, we dance – In this cosmic saga of numbers and geometric patterns, continually coming alive.”
Hendrith Smith, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

Plato
“ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω”
Plato

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