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A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos
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May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.
James Joseph Sylvester
Life
,
Music
,
Mathematics
No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
Jacques Derrida
Language
,
Angry
,
She
My interests started about in science and in mathematics; I always thought I was going to be a mathematician.
David Chalmers
Science
,
Mathematics
,
Going
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos
Coffee
,
Turning
,
Theorems
And when I go around and talk to schools, what I tell the kids are, first of all, you have to accept each other's differences. Some of you are going to be a crappy football player, some of you are going to be a great mathematician. Whatever it is, accept each other's differences and help prop each other up.
Vince Flynn
Great
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Football
,
Help
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
Plato
Reasoning
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Capable
,
Ever
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.
Edsger Dijkstra
Mathematics
,
Step
,
Elegance
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Impossible
,
Doubt
,
Equal
You don't have to be a mathematician to have a feel for numbers.
John Forbes Nash, Jr.
Numbers
,
Feel
,
You
One can imagine that the ultimate mathematician is one who can see analogies between analogies.
Stefan Banach
See
,
Imagine
,
Between
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
,
Patterns
,
Made
A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.
G. H. Hardy
Ideas
,
Patterns
,
Made
Over the years, I would go to my agents, my manager, and I would say, 'Hey, there's this amazing true story about this gay English mathematician who committed suicide in the 1950s.' And they would be like, 'Please don't ever write that script. That is an unmakeable film.'
Graham Moore
Amazing
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Gay
,
Story
The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.
James C. Maxwell
World
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Rules
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May
I had the idea that it would be wonderful to be a physicist or a mathematician maybe 500 years ago around the time of Newton when there were really fundamental things just lying around to be discovered.
David Chalmers
Time
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Years
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Lying
Dr. Karel Culik is an outstanding applied mathematician, a specialist in algebra, logic, computer sciences and mathematical linguistics. In 1965, he visited the linguistics research program at MIT, and we have worked together on several projects since.
Noam Chomsky
Together
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Research
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Logic
Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.
Marston Morse
Beauty
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Mathematics
,
Earth
I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen of the sciences because it claimed certainty. It was grounded on some fundamental certainties  axioms  that led to others.
Tom Stoppard
Mathematics
,
I Am
,
Queen
I was really quite geeky at school. At one point, I wanted to be prime minister or a mathematician.
Bel Powley
School
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Point
,
Prime
I'm a mathematician and always have been, as far as I can remember. I don't remember when I first got involved with mathematics, but I think of myself always as a mathematician first.
Lloyd Shapley
Myself
,
Mathematics
,
Think
The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.
Karl Pearson
Universe
,
Results
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May
I'm no mathematician, so I'm stuck with the graphic representations.
Hugh Hopper
Stuck
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Graphic
Ever since the Enlightenment, people thought that we were living in a rational universe. They thought that God was a mathematician and that the function of the scientist was to figure out the mathematical rules whereby the universe was created.
Eric Kandel
God
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People
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Rules
Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.
E. T. Bell
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Brief
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Out
Rigour is to the mathematician what morality is to men.
Andre Weil
Men
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Morality
I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
Philip Emeagwali
Become
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Wanted
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Astronomer
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