Seni sama pentingnya dengan matematika. Seni memanusiakan manusia. Seni menciptakan rasa empati

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Same as you, Arthur. I hitched a ride. After all, with a degree in maths and another in astrophysics it was either that or back to the dole queue on Monday. Sorry I missed the Wednesday lunch date, but I was in a black hole all morning.

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They say that maths is a language. So how do I order a pizza with extra cheese in maths?

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If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.

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If a book were written all in numbers, it would be true. It would be just. Nothing said in words ever came out quite even. Things in words got twisted and ran together, instead of staying straight and fitting together. But underneath the words, at the center, like the center of the Square, it all came out even. Everything could change, yet nothing would be lost. If you saw the numbers you could see that, the balance, the pattern. You saw the foundations of the world. And they were solid.

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Things were changing; I was changing. All swelling limbs and sweating brain, suddenly I had more body than I knew what to do with. Arms and legs became the prey of low desktops and narrow corridors, were ambushed by sharp corners. Mr Baxter ignored my plight. Bodies were inimical to mathematics, or so we were led to believe. Bad hair, acrid breath, lumpy skin, all vanished for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday. Young minds in the buff soared into the sphere of pure reason. Pages turned to parallelograms; cities, circumferences; recipes, ratios. Shorn of our bearings, we groped our way around in this rarefied air.

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If nature has taught us anything it is that the impossible is probable

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Mathematicians deal with large numbers sometimes, but never in their income.

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Teaching Ramanujan was like writing on a blackboard covered with excerpts from a more interesting lecture.

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