*MORE QUOTATIONS*

*The science of Pure Mathematics, in its modern developments,
may claim to be the most original creation of the human spirit.*

*As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory:
beauty can be perceived but not explained.*

*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.*

Tsutung Chien

*Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical
ideas.*

*The mathematician's best work is art, a high perfect
art, as daring as the most secret dreams of imagination, clear and limpid.
Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another.*

*To most outsiders, modern mathematics is unknown territory.
Its borders are protected by dense thickets of technical terms; its landscapes
are a mass of indecipherable equations and incomprehensible concepts. Few
realize that the world of modern mathematics is rich with vivid images
and provocative ideas.*

Ivars Peterson

*A scientist worthy of the name, above all a mathematician,
experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure
is as great and of the same nature.*

*May not music be described as the mathematics of sense,
mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the
mathematician thinks music -music the dream, mathematics the working life.*

*Mathematics, as much as music or any other art, is
one of the means by which we rise to a complete self-consciousness. The
significance of mathematics resides precisely in the fact that it is an
art; by informing us of the nature of our own minds it informs us of much
that depends on our minds.*

John W.N. Sullivan

*My work has always tried to unite the true with the
beautiful and when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the
beautiful.*