I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve. No cashier writes a letter to the press complaining about the incomprehensibility of Modern Mathematics and comparing it unfavorably with the good old days when mathematicians were content to paper irregularly shaped rooms and fill bathtubs without closing the waste pipe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

In studying mathematics or simply using a mathematical principle, if we get the wrong answer in sort of algebraic equation, we do not suddenly feel that there is an anti-mathematical principle that is luring us into the wrong answers.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

It is amusing to discover, in the twentieth century, that the quarrels between two lovers, two mathematicians, two nations, two economic systems, usually assumed insoluble in a finite period should exhibit one mechanism, the semantic mechanism of identification -- the discovery of which makes universal agreement possible, in mathematics and in life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

The Theory of Groups is a branch of mathematics in which one does something to something and then compares the result with the result obtained from doing the same thing to something else, or something else to the same thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

Charles: Mathematics... mathematics is never going to lead you to higher truth and you know why? Because it's boring!More [04/28/2007 12:04:00]

[Holmes, Watson and Elizabeth are walking across the courtyard, when a voice causes them to look up]

Waxflatter: Holmes! Elizabeth! I think I have solved all of the problems!

John Watson: [looking up] Who's that?

Elizabeth Hardy: My Uncle.

Sherlock Holmes: Rupert T. Waxflatter. Retired schoolmaster, degrees in Chemistry and Biology, well versed in Philosophy, Mathematics and Physics. Author of 27 books.

[Holmes walks on]

Elizabeth Hardy: And most people think he's a lunatic.

[Elizabeth walks on]

John Watson: Why?

[Waxflatter launches his flying machine]

John Watson: Oh, my God!More [05/10/2007 12:05:00]

Ellie Arroway: Mathematics is the only true universal language.More [08/01/2007 12:08:00]

[as Brian works on a radio]

Statue of Liberty Guard: You should get some help with that.

Brian Parks: Sir, I'm the president of the electronics club, the mathematics club, and the chess club. If there is a bigger nerd in here, please point him out.More [08/20/2007 12:08:00]

I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.More [12/17/2007 12:12:00]

Graham: I have another scenario for you - I'm in love with you. I apologize for the blunt delivery, but as problematic as this fact may be, I'm in love... with YOU. I'm not feeling this because you're leaving, and not because it feels good to feel this way... which, by the way, it does, or did before you went off like that. I can't figure out the mathematics of this, I just know I love you. I can't believe how many times I'm saying it! And I never thought I'd feel this way again, so that's pretty phenomenal. And I realize that I come as a package deal: 3 for the price of 1. I know my package, perhaps in the light of day, isn't all that wonderful, but I finally know what I want and that, in itself, is a miracle. And what I want is YOU.More [03/20/2008 12:03:00]

Bernard Jaffe: There is no remainder in the mathematics of infinity.More [04/07/2008 12:04:00]

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]

Robert L. Talbot:

I can go to *jail* for what can happen to those girls!

Lisa Helena Fellini:

What can happen to them? There are four boys and six girls. That add up to ten, and there's a safety in numbers.

Robert L. Talbot:

There's more than mathematics and adding. Those boys look *quite capable* of dividing and multiplying!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

The Doctor:

"Only in mathematics will we find truth." Borusa used to say that during my time at the Academy - and now he's setting out to prove it.

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Spock:

We'll never reach an Earth base with him aboard. You heard the mathematics of it. In a month, he'll have as much in common with us as we'd have with a ship full of white mice.

Capt. Kirk:

I need a recommendation, not vague warnings.

Spock:

Recommendation one: there's a planet a few light days away from here, Delta Vega. It has a lithium cracking station; we may be able to adapt some of its power packs to our engines.

Capt. Kirk:

And if we can't? We'll be trapped in orbit there. We haven't enough power to blast back out.

Spock:

It is the only possible way to get Mitchell off this ship.

Capt. Kirk:

If you mean strand Mitchell there, I won't do it! That station is fully automated; there's not a soul on the whole planet. Even the ore ships call only once every 20 years!

Spock:

Then you have one other choice: kill Mitchell while you still can.

Capt. Kirk:

[offended] Get out of here.

Spock:

It is your only other choice, assuming you make it while you still have time!

Capt. Kirk:

Will you try, for one moment, to feel? At least act like you got a heart! We're talking about Gary!

Spock:

The captain of the Valiant probably felt the same way, and he waited too long to make his decision. I think we've both guessed that.

Capt. Kirk:

[drained] Set course for Delta Vega.

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[hologram plays in background while THX looks for LUH]

Hologram:

Combined with economic advantages of the mating structure, it far surpasses any disadvantages in increased perversions. A final tran - An infinite translated mathematics of tolerance and charity among artificial memory devices is ultimately binary. Stimulating rhetoric...

THX 1138:

LUH?

Hologram:

...absolute. The theater of noise is proof of our potential. The circulation of autotypes. The golden talisman underfoot is phenomenon approaching. And, in the history of now, all ethos are designed.

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[as Holmes' boat pulls away]

Dr. John H. Watson:

But how will you live?

Sherlock Holmes:

When my arm is better, you would do well to follow the concert career of a violinist... named Sigerson!

Dr. John H. Watson:

But your readers - my readers - what will I tell them?

Sherlock Holmes:

Anything you like! Tell them I was murdered by my mathematics tutor; they'll never believe you in any case!

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

Don Masino Croce:

I'm not much of a reader. Mathematics - a mystery, or I can add, of course, and subtract...

Hector Adonis:

...and divide!

Don Masino Croce:

You flatter me.

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Doctor:

The uterus is completely destroyed. All that mathematics was too much for your body.

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Maximillian Cohen:

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.

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Maximillian Cohen:

Restate my assumptions: One, Mathematics is the language of nature. Two, Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. Three: If you graph the numbers of any system, patterns emerge. Therefore, there are patterns everywhere in nature. Evidence: The cycling of disease epidemics;the wax and wane of caribou populations; sun spot cycles; the rise and fall of the Nile. So, what about the stock market? The universe of numbers that represents the global economy. Millions of hands at work, billions of minds. A vast network, screaming with life. An organism. A natural organism. My hypothesis: Within the stock market, there is a pattern as well... Right in front of me... hiding behind the numbers. Always has been.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.More [07/08/2011 06:07:07]

You can not apply mathematics as long as words still becloud reality.More [07/19/2011 11:07:32]

The mathematics of rhythm are universal. They don't belong to any particular culture.More [07/28/2011 02:07:47]

An early fascination with higher mathematics at the university level blossomed into speculative thinking that could provide a basis for dealing with economic issues.More [08/05/2011 12:08:18]

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied enough mathematics to become confused through the countless number of possible exceptions.More [08/05/2011 12:08:01]

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced by those who distinguished themselves by intuition rather than by rigorous proofs.More [08/05/2011 12:08:24]

Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.More [08/05/2011 04:08:40]

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.More [08/11/2011 07:08:22]

Pure mathematics is on the whole distinctly more useful than applied. For what is useful above all is technique, and mathematical technique is taught mainly through pure mathematics.More [08/11/2011 07:08:41]

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and physics rests on the concepts of space and time.More [08/18/2011 11:08:42]

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.More [08/24/2011 05:08:06]

To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.More [09/12/2011 11:09:02]

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus. Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science. This is a source of concern.

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God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.More [09/21/2011 05:09:33]

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.More [09/24/2011 04:09:26]

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.More [09/26/2011 11:09:00]

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.More [10/03/2011 03:10:17]

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy but active experience in mathematics itself that can alone answer the question: What is mathematics?More [10/06/2011 03:10:22]

Logic issues in tautologies, mathematics in identities, philosophy in definitions; all trivial, but all part of the vital work of clarifying and organising our thought.More [10/15/2011 04:10:53]

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant with the ideas of number and quantity.More [10/18/2011 04:10:14]

As mathematics is unthinkable without arithmetic - and love without friendship.More [06/05/2016 04:06:25]

One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren't usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It's structures and patterns, and that's what we love, and that's what we get off on.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there's a lot of fear involved! Math is not, generally speaking, presented in a fun way. The concepts, as I see them, are fun, and that's the way I'd like to convey them myself.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

Guided only by their feeling for symmetry, simplicity, and generality, and an indefinable sense of the fitness of things, creative mathematicians now, as in the past, are inspired by the art of mathematics rather than by any prospect of ultimate usefulness.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the laws of the intelligible world the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the laws of human intelligence.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

But however measurable, there is much more life in music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

Find your self-respect now. Don't dumb yourselves down. Think of yourself as capable and worthy of finding a guy who is going to respect you, too. It's so important, I mean, and the confidence you get from feeling smart and tackling something like mathematics, which is a challenge, right? Math is hard.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

One of the things that ultimately led me to leave mathematics and go into political science was thinking I could prevent nuclear war.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science, yeah, I was a genius. I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

This is a global fight to get the right people in the right place and we're talking about people with PhDs in engineering, computer science, mathematics.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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