## Archive for November 14, 2010

### Notable and Quotable

Some of my favorite quotes by and about mathematicians:

I like your results. Let’s make it a joint paper, and I’ll write the next one. – *Stefan Bergman*

Someone told me that each equation that I included in the book would halve the sales. – *Stephen Hawking*

Amusement is one of the fields of applied mathematics. – *W. F. White*

The total number of Dirichlet’s publications is not large; jewels are not weighed in a grocery scale. – *C. F. Gauss*

Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the heavens will be at 11:30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter. – *J. T. Adams*