# Best 90 of Mathematical quotes - MyQuotes

Mathematics is an activity governed by the same rules imposed upon the symphonies of Beethoven, the paintings of DaVinci, and the poetry of Homer.

John Von Neumann

If one has really technically penetrated a subject, things that previously seemed in complete contrast, might be purely mathematical transformations of each other.

Alexei Maxim Russell

Yes," I continued, "I discovered this model recently and her style never fails to be mathematically perfect. She seems to come by it naturally. As if she were born resonant. I notice Japanese models tend to do this. Like I said, they seem to have resonance somewhere deep in their culture. But Yuri Nakagawa, she's the best I've ever seen. The best model, with the most powerful resonance. I need her to probe deeper into this profound mathematical instinct, which I call resonance.

Anton Chekhov

There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science.

The mathematical education of the young physicist [Albert Einstein] was not very solid, which I am in a good position to evaluate since he obtained it from me in Zurich some time ago.

MacPherson told me that my theorem can be viewed as blah blah blah Grothendieck blah blah blah, which makes it much more respectable.

Norbert Wiener

The best material model of a cat is another, or preferably the same, cat.

All the standard equations of mathematical physics can be separated and solved in Kerr geometry.

Mathematics is a collection of cheap tricks and dirty jokes.

Munia Khan

In the life of mathematics two plus two makes four; but in the mathematics of life two and two can make five or even three sometimes

Perhaps the greatest paradox of all is that there are paradoxes in mathematics.

Lady Gaga

If there was some sort of mathematical equation for beauty, I don't know if I would be the algorithm. I've always been OK with that. I'm not a supermodel. That's not what I do. What I do is music. I want my fans to feel the way I do, to know what they have to offer is just as important, more important, than what's happening on the outside.

Albert Einstein

The importance of C.F. Gauss for the development of modern physical theory and especially for the mathematical fundament of the theory of relativity is overwhelming indeed; also his achievement of the system of absolute measurement in the field of electromagnetism. In my opinion it is impossible to achieve a coherent objective picture of the world on the basis of concepts which are taken more or less from inner psychological experience.

Edward Gibbon

The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.

Arthur Eddington

I believe there are 15, 747, 724, 136, 275, 002, 577, 605, 653, 961, 181, 555, 468, 044, 717, 914, 527, 116, 709, 366, 231, 425, 076, 185, 631, 031, 296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.

I've always had a more spatial mind, mathematical, than literal.

The older I get, the more I believe that at the bottom of most deep mathematical problems there is a combinatorial problem.

Mathematics is the science of patterns, and nature exploits just about every pattern that there is.

Ryan North

Algebraic to the limit!

Instead of the animistic, mechanistic, or the mathematical universe, we see the genetic, organic, holistic universe.

Albert Einstein

Raffiniert ist der Herr Gott, aber boshaft ist er nicht. God is subtle, but he is not malicious.

My reasons are the same as for any mathematical conjecture: (1) It is a legitimate mathematical possibility, and (2) I do not know.

We have never pushed it far enough to know, but we decided 47 percent was the right percentage. You can quote us on that. It's very mathematical.

A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.

Being a mathematical genius doesn't do you any favors as far as having something to say in music. You see every style as equal, and you want complicated music to devour.

The next grand extensions of mathematical physics will, in all likelihood, be furnished by quaternions.

Mathematical Analysis is as extensive as nature herself.

Economists who speak the English tongue are strangely intimidated by mathematical symbols.

However gemlike mathematical truths may be, research is but a human endeavor.

G. H. Hardy

In [great mathematics] there is a very high degree of unexpectedness, combined with inevitability and economy.

Eric Temple Bell

A number of aspects of mathematics are not much talked about in contemporary histories of mathematics. We have in mind business and commerce, war, number mysticism, astrology, and religion. In some instances, writers, hoping to assert for mathematics a noble parentage and a pure scientific experience, have turned away their eyes. Histories have been eager to put the case for science, but the Handmaiden of the Sciences has lived a far more raffish and interesting life than her historians allow.

George Santayana

If all art aspires to the condition of music, all the sciences aspire to the condition of mathematics.

Paul Dirac

A physical law must possess mathematical beauty.

Brian Greene

When I give this talk to a physics audience, I remove the quotes from my 'Theorem'.

A pure mathematical series would be one in which each term is derived from the preceding term by a rule.

John Polkinghorne

I was very much on the mathematical side, where you probably do your best work before you're forty-five. Having passed that significant date, I thought I would do something else.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur Mathematics is written for mathematicians De Revolutionibus

Blaise Pascal

Everything that is written merely to please the author is worthless.

log log log x goes to infinity with great dignity.

Isaac Asimov

Words are a pretty fuzzy substitute for mathematical equations.

Warren Buffett

There is no perfect mathematical formula for pricing a business.

Can the existence of a mathematical entity be proved without defining it ?

James Jeans

The universe can best be pictured as consisting of pure thought, the thought of what for want of a better word we must describe as a mathematical thinker.

The extraction tax is based in part on production times the market value at the wellhead, so any downturn in the market price is going to be a mathematical impact on the shale tax. But beyond that, it also concerns me because it also impacts the health of the industry.

Asked for a testimony to the effect that Emmy Noether was a great woman mathematician, he said: I can testify that she is a great mathematician, but that she is a woman, I cannot swear.

John Edensor Littlewood

The infinitely competent can be uncreative.

Galileo Galilei

Nature is written in mathematical language.

Our external physical reality is a mathematical structure.

Robert Lanza

We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.

Russell Crowe

There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.