Quotes and Sayings About Mathematics

Music is what mathematics does on a Saturday night.
 Aaron Sorkin 
Mathematics is not yet capable of coping with the naÃ¯vetÃ© of the mathematician himself.
 Abraham Kaplan 
All the truths of mathematics are linked to each other, and all means of discovering them are equally admissible.
 AdrienMarie Legendre 
I had drawings that were the first time that mathematics was put into visual form.
 Agnes DenesSource : Source: www.interviewmagazine.com



... preliminary accounting, banking and surveying (known as arithmetic, algebra and geometry).
 Alan Watts 

Mathematics are well and good but Nature keeps dragging us around by the nose.
 Albert Einstein 
The new art must be based upon science  in particular, upon mathematics, as the most exact, logical, and graphically constructive of the sciences.
 Albrecht DurerSource : "Dictionary of Scientific Biography". Book edited by M. Steck, 19701990.

We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it. So there is a chance that the best of all possible mathematics will be created out of physicists' attempts to describe nature.
 Alexander Markovich Polyakov 
We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it.
 Alexander Markovich Polyakov 

On the ostensible exactitude of certain branches of human knowledge, including mathematics. The exactness is a fake.
 Alfred North Whitehead 
Mathematics as a science, commenced when first someone, probably a Greek, proved propositions about "any" things or about "some" things, without specifications of definite particular things.
 Alfred North Whitehead 
If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy.
 Alfred Renyi 
There is no smallest among the small and no largest among the large, but always something still smaller and something still larger.
 Anaxagoras 

I changed the course of my life, from the rigidity of mathematics and the corporate rhythm to a more bohemian world.
 Andrea Hirata 
The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
 Andrew WilesSource : "Andrew Wiles on Solving Fermat". The NOVA Interview, www.pbs.org. November 1, 2000.

I'd like to take some calculus, too. I have absolutely no ability in that direction and not much interest, either, but there's something going on in mathematics that I don't understand, and I'd like to find out what it is.
 Andy Rooney 

I had the most beautiful set of theories you ever knew when I started out as a schoolma'am, but every one of them has failed me at some pinch or another.
 Anne Shirley 
Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.
 Archimedes 
There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied Mathematics.
 Archimedes 
The socalled Pythagoreans, who were the first to take up mathematics, not only advanced this subject, but saturated with it, they fancied that the principles of mathematics were the principles of all things.
 Aristotle 

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
 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.
 Arthur Eddington 
A felicitous but unproved conjecture may be of much more consequence for mathematics than the proof of many a respectable theorem.
 Atle Selberg 
In mathematics we find the primitive source of rationality; and to mathematics must the biologists resort for means to carry out their researches.
 Auguste Comte 

Mathematicians care no more for logic than logicians for mathematics.
 Augustus De Morgan