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It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which

marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other read more

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which

marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other

sciences.

Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.

Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might read more

I advise my students to listen carefully the moment they decide

to take no more mathematics courses. They might be able to hear

the sound of closing doors. Everybody a mathematician?

Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Mathematics seems to endow one with something like a new sense.

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated.

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences

is to invite the sterility of a cow shut read more

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences

is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls.

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't read more

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated

observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

It is the merest truism, evident at once to unsophisticated

observation, that mathematics is a human invention.

Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

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Between the penis and the mathematical one . . . there exists

nothing. Nothing! It is a vacuum.

[Fr., Entre le penis et les mathematiques . . . il n'existe rien.

Rien! C'est le vide.]