Maths Quotes

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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 wells

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

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

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

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

“If there is one thing in mathematics that fascinates me more than anything else (and doubtless always has), it is neither ‘number’ nor ‘size,’ but always form.”
Alexander Grothendieck

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

Richard P. Feynman
“We could, of course, use any notation we want; do not laugh at notations; invent them, they are powerful. In fact,mathematics is, to a large extent, invention of better notations.”
Richard Feynman, The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol 1

Simon Mason
“Aunt Maxie giggled. ‘What can he be thinking about so hard?’
‘Best not to know,’ his mother said. She tsked. ‘One day that boy’ll go too far.’
‘Something serious. Look at him. He can’t even hear us talking about him. What can it be?’
‘Complex numbers,’ Garvie said, without taking his eyes off the table.
‘Oh.’
With a suspicious glance at her son, Garvie’s mother asked Aunt Maxie about the new locl convenience store, and they settled into a conversation about the scandalous rising prices of food.
Garvie carried on thinking.
a + bi, where i has the property i squared = -1. The product of a real number and an imaginary number. You don’t compute complex numbers, you rotate them. You move them into an imaginary dimension and the answer is an unexpected jolt from the blue.
‘Garvie? Garvie?’
He looked up at his aunt. ‘Alex is lying,’ he said.
Pg172”
Simon Mason, Running Girl

Tom Pollock
“Seventeen elementary particles. They make up everything in the universe from black holes to brain cells. When you get right down to it, everything’s made of the same building blocks. What makes the difference is how many, the pattern of how they’re arranged; what makes the difference, always, is numbers.
Pg 297”
Tom Pollock
tags: maths

Chad Orzel
“The whole point of physics is to use maths to describe the universe.”
Chad Orzel, How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Richard P. Feynman
“The deeper a thing is, the more interesting it is”
Richard Feynman

Ian Stewart
“Math is a product of human minds but not bendable to human will”
Ian Stewart, Letters to a Young Mathematician
tags: maths

Hannah Fry
“This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you recklessly try to have fun without taking the time to analyse your situation mathematically.”
Hannah Fry, The Indisputable Existence of Santa Claus: The Mathematics of Christmas
tags: fun, maths

Cédric Villani
“Total obscurity. Bilbo in Gollum's tunnel.
A mathematician's first steps into unknown territory constitute the first phase of a familiar cycle.
After the darkness comes a faint, faint glimmer of light, just enough to make you think that something is there, almost within reach, waiting to be discovered . . .
Then, after the faint, faint glimmer, if all goes well, you unravel the thread - and suddenly it's broad daylight! You're full of confidence, you want to tell anyone who will listen about what you've found.
And then, after day has broken, after the sun has climbed high into the sky, a phase of depression inevitably follows. You lose all faith in the importance of what you've achieved. Any idiot could have done what you've done, go find yourself a more worthwhile problem and make something of your life. Thus the cycle of mathematical research . . .”
Cédric Villani, Birth of a Theorem: A Mathematical Adventure

“To understand numbers you first have to look at their relationship with each other.”
Anthony T.Hincks

Stanislas Dehaene
“Any student executes tens of elementary calculations daily. Over a lifetime, we
must solve more than ten thousand multiplication problems. And yet, our arithmetic memory is at best mediocre. It takes a well-trained young adult considerable time, often more than 1 second, to solve a multiplication such as 3 × 7. Error rates average 10 to 15 percent. On the most difficult problems, such as 8 × 7 or 7 × 9, failure occurs at least once in every four attempts, often following more than 2 seconds of intense reflection.”
Stanislas Dehaene, The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics

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

Binoy Majumdar
“वापस आओ
दिल, चुपचाप खेलते हैं; सितारे, जर्दी, शारीरिक रचना-
वे कभी अधिक तेज संगीत नहीं सुनेंगे।
बहरा एक जगह पर है; या अपने बारे में भूल जाओ
प्रेमी की प्यास, दुनिया के बाज़ार से।
जब मैंने कविताएं लिखीं, तो दो लोग चकित हो गए।
अंत में फूल, आँसू सिर्फ धुन है।
कविता या गीत ... मुझे लगता है, पक्षी-कोयल गाते हैं
वह दुनिया के बारे में नहीं सोचता, खुद को बचा लेता है।”
Binoy Majumdar, বিনয় মজুমদারের শ্রেষ্ঠ কবিতা

Binoy Majumdar
“वापस आओ, पहिया

रोमांच बना रहता है; अंधेरे में गांव में सोते हैं
शरीर पर ठंडे सांप की प्रकृति को समझना
थ्रिलर जो नीचे आया, पेट में गीला और गीला।
आत्माओं, तुम नहीं समझते, शरीर, शरीर, आत्मा।
सगरहंसी का श्वेत गीत जमीन पर उठ गया।
ध्वनि हवा में हवा, ताकि ठंड के मौसम में,
रोना, गर्म स्वभाव प्राप्त करना चाहते हैं
रोमांस को शांत पूरक के साथ मिलाया गया है।”
Binoy Majumdar, বিনয় মজুমদারের শ্রেষ্ঠ কবিতা

Yōko Ogawa
“In the midst of a vast field of numbers, a straight path opened before my eyes.”
Yōko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor

Isaac Asimov
“For instance, in a book entitled Mathematics and the Imagination (published in 1940) the authors, Edward Kasner and James Newman, introduced a number called the "googol," which is good and large and which was promptly taken up by writers of books and articles on popular mathematics.
Personally, I think it is an awful name, but the young child of one of the authors invented it, and what could a proud father do? Thus, we are afflicted forever with that baby-talk number.”
Isaac Asimov, Adding a Dimension: Seventeen Essays on the History of Science

“The importance of others' opinion in your life should be same as importance of arbitrary constant at the end of an indefinite integration, for a non-serious mathematician.”
Himanshu Mishra

Philip Ball
“Computer simulation often works fine if we assume nothing more than Newton’s laws at the atomic scale, even though we know that really we should be using quantum, not classical, mechanics at that level. But sometimes approximating the behaviour of atoms as though they were classical billiard-ball particles isn’t sufficient. We really do need to take quantum behaviour into account to accurately model chemical reactions involved in industrial catalysis or drug action, say. We can do that by solving the Schrödinger equation for the particles, but only approximately: we need to make lots of simplifications if the maths is to be tractable. But what if we had a computer that itself works by the laws of quantum mechanics? Then the sort of behaviour you’re trying to simulate is built into the very way the machine operates: it is hardwired into the fabric. This was the point Feynman made in his article. But no such machines existed. At any rate they would, as he pointed out with wry understatement, be ‘machines of a different kind’ from any computer built so far. Feynman didn’t work out the full theory of what such a machine would look like or how it would work – but he insisted that ‘if you want to make a simulation of nature, you’d better make it quantum-mechanical’.”
Philip Ball, Beyond Weird

Hanya Yanagihara
“Well, regular math, or applied math, is what I suppose you could call practical math," he said. "It's used to solve problems, to provide solutions, whether it's in the realm of economics, or engineering, or accounting, or what have you. But pure math doesn't exist to provide immediate, or necessarily obvious, practical applications. It's purely an expression of form, if you will - the only thing it proves is the almost infinite elasticity of mathematics itself, within the accepted set of assumptions by which we define it, of course.”
Hanya Yanagihara, A Little Life
tags: math, maths

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