Number Quotes

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Stephen King
“Seven, Richie thought. That's the magic number. There has to be seven of us. That's the way it's supposed to be.”
Stephen King, It

“You were born a winner, a warrior, one who defied the odds by surviving the most gruesome battle of them all - the race to the egg. And now that you are a giant, why do you even doubt victory against smaller numbers and wider margins? The only walls that exist are those you have placed in your mind. And whatever obstacles you conceive, exist only because you have forgotten what you have already achieved.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Diane Duane
“Yeah, I know, the Mars thing. I've been meaning to talk to you about that. When did you get the idea it would be cute to carve my dad's cell-phone number on a rock in the middle of Syrtis Major? He hates it when people call me on his phone."
Kit gave Nita a resigned look. "Sorry," he said, "I couldn't resist.”
Diane Duane, Wizards at War

Stephen King
“There were fourteen steps exactly fourteen. But the top one was smaller, out of proportion, as if it had been added to avoid the evil number.”
Stephen King, 'Salem's Lot

Israelmore Ayivor
“Five people with passion can do better than fifty people with mere desire or interest.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

“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

Alain Badiou
“The audacity of thought is not to repeat 'to the limit' that which is already entirely retained within the situation which the limit limits; the audacity of thought consists in crossing a space where nothing is given. We must learn once more how to succeed.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Alain Badiou
“The 'economy of number' proposed by Peano is an economy of signs whose paradigm is algebraic, whose transparency is consensual, and whose operational effectiveness is therefore not in doubt. He thus participates forcefully in that movement of thought, victorious today, that wrests mathematics from its antique philosophical pedestal and represents it to us as a grammar of signs where all that matters is the making explicit of the code.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

“What's important is not the number, the crowd and even less what we do. But what's important is who Jesus teaches us to be!”
Diogo Fino

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Alain Badiou
“In the ordinal view, number is thought as a link in a chain, it is an element of a total order. In the cardinal view, it is rather the mark of a 'pure quantity' obtained through the abstraction of domains of objects having 'the same quantity'. The ordinal number is thought according to the schema of a sequence, the cardinal number, according to that of a measurement.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Alain Badiou
“4.13. The most striking aspect of Dedekind's definition is that it determines infinity positively, and subordinates the finite negatively. This is its especially modern accent, such as is almost always found in Dedekind. An infinite system has a property of an existential nature: there exists a biunivocal correspondence between it and one of its proper parts. The finite is that for which such a property does not obtain. The finite is simply that which is not infinite, and all the positive simplicity of thought hinges on the infinite.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Alain Badiou
“4.19. Dedekind's approach is a singular combination of Descartes' Cogito and the idea of the idea in Spinoza. The starting point is the very space of the Cogito, as 'closed' configuration of all possible thoughts, existential point of pure thought. It is claimed (but only the Cogito assures us of this) that something like the set of all my possible thoughts exists. From Spinoza's causal 'serialism' (regardless of whether or not he figured in Dedekind's historical sources) are taken both the existence of a parallelism' which allows us to identify simple ideas by way of their object (Spinoza says: through the body of which the idea is an idea), and the existence of a reflexive redoubling, which secures the existence of 'complex' ideas, whose object is no longer a body, but another idea. For Spinoza, as for Dedekind, this process of reflexive redoubling must go to infinity. An idea of an idea (or the thought of a thought of an object) is an idea. So there exists an idea of the idea of a body, and so on.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Alain Badiou
“4.23..If 'thought' means: instance of the subject in a truth-procedure, then there is no thought of this thought, because it contains no knowledge.”
Alain Badiou, Number and Numbers

Israelmore Ayivor
“You don’t need a huge number of people with little passions to get a good job done. You rather need few people with huge passion.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Alain Badiou
“We do not want to count; we want to think the count.”
Alain Badiou

Israelmore Ayivor
“What it takes is the passion to lead and the commitment to that passion through a lifetime. A great number isn’t bad though, but doesn’t take numbers to change the world.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Homer
“Both were gods of the same line, a single father, but Zeus was the elder-born and Zeus knew more.”
Homer, The Iliad

Nyki Mack
“A mortal, a sinner, a lost soul... yet just a number in this rat race we call life.”
Nyki Mack

Steven Magee
“There are a huge number of people that should be in jail for willfully damaging damaging public health, but instead they are employed on high salaries in fraudulent corporate government regulator departments.”
Steven Magee

“Definitions of number, as given by several later mathematicians, make the limit of an infinite sequence identical with the sequence itself. Under this view, the question as to whether the variable reaches its limit is without logical meaning. Thus the infinite sequence .9, .99, .999,... is the number one, and the question, "Does it ever reach one?" is an attempt to give a metaphysical argument which shall satisfy intuition.”
Carl B. Boyer

“Such attempts lacked all semblance of mathematical rigor because of the lack at that time of satisfactory definitions of either the infinite of the infinitesimal. Arithmetic had not become sufficiently abstract and symbolic to free itself of spatial interpretations, for number was still interpreted metrically as a ratio of geometrical magnitudes.”
Carl B. Boyer, The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development

“Thus the required rigor was found in the application of the concept of number, made formal by divorcing it from the idea of geometrical quantity”
Carl B. Boyer, The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development

Israelmore Ayivor
“A great number isn’t bad though, but doesn’t take numbers to change the world.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Frontpage: Leadership Insights from 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Thoughts

Nitya Prakash
“Sometimes you have to delete the pictures, delete the number and accept the lesson and move on.”
Nitya Prakash

“The smallest number, strictly speaking, is Zero.”
Khalid Masood

“I can calculate everything but not the number of moments in a second.”
Khalid Masood

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

Nitya Prakash
“If you'd like to feel loved then just count the number of people you treat like shit and they let you.”
Nitya Prakash

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