Alonzo Church quotes

  • Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody, because there was nobody else in my field.
    -- Alonzo Church

    #Fields #Conversation #Mathematical

  • The only thing that might have annoyed some mathematicians was the presumption of assuming that maybe the axiom of choice could fail, and that we should look into contrary assumptions.
    -- Alonzo Church

    #Annoyed #Choices #Looks

  • I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue.
    -- Alonzo Church

    #School #Math #Goes On

  • I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
    -- Alonzo Church

    #Reading #Hypnosis #Paper

  • I think very highly of myself. I think I'm capable of a lot of things on the field.

  • Creativity comes from applying things you learn in other fields to the field you work in.

  • The overwhelming triumph of the international multimedia conglomerate has resulted in less diversity within the field and has made it much harder for newer writers not only to break in, but to make any kind of a living while doing so.

  • Wit in conversation is only a readiness of thought and a facility of expression, or a quick conception and an easy delivery.

  • Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody, because there was nobody else in my field.

  • If I can enjoy a joke at the expense of another; if I can in any way slight another in conversation, or even in thought, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

  • Ex-Professor Moriarty of mathematical celebrity... is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.

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

  • If you had done something twice, you are likely to do it again.

  • It is a common observation that a science first begins to be exact when it is quantitatively treated. What are called the exact sciences are no others than the mathematical ones.