Notable and Quotable

November 14, 2010 at 8:24 am Leave a comment

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

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