Mathematician famous quotes
Last updated: Jul 22, 2024

First rate mathematicians choose first rate people, but second rate mathematicians choose third rate people.
 Andre Weil 
The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.
 Andrew Wiles 
Unfortunately, the world has not been designed for the convenience of mathematicians.
 Benoit Mandelbrot 
Atheism is the opium of the mathematicians. Atheism is the religion of Mathematics.
 Bill Gaede 

A mathematician says that an electromagnetic wave travels from Andromeda to your eye and that it also extends from Andromeda to your eye.
 Bill Gaede 
Physicists are more like avantgarde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.
 Brian Greene 
Mathematicians stand on each other's shoulders.
 Carl Friedrich Gauss 

My interests started about in science and in mathematics; I always thought I was going to be a mathematician.
 David Chalmers 
Mathematicians are like managers  they want improvement without change.
 Edsger Dijkstra 
The greatest mathematicians, as Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss, always united theory and applications in equal measure.
 Felix Klein 
God is an awesome mathematician and physicist.
 Francis Collins 

[John Wheeler] rejuvenated general relativity; he made it an experimental subject and took it away from the mathematicians
 Freeman Dyson 
Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects.
 Henri Poincare 

Need we add that mathematicians themselves are not infallible?
 Henri Poincare 
I'm no mathematician, so I'm stuck with the graphic representations.
 Hugh Hopper 
An accomplished mathematician, i.e. a most wretched orator.
 Isaac Barrow 

No one gets angry at a mathematician or a physicist whom he or she doesn't understand, or at someone who speaks a foreign language, but rather at someone who tampers with your own language.
 Jacques Derrida 
Early in my career, I wanted to be a mathematician.
 Jerry Buss 
A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.
 Karl Weierstrass 

Any false value is gonna be fairly boring in Perl, mathematicians notwithstanding.
 Larry Wall 
The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ...
 Leon M. Lederman 
Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
 Nicolaus Copernicus 
Mathemata mathematicis scribuntur Mathematics is written for mathematicians De Revolutionibus
 Nicolaus Copernicus 

The mathematicians have been very much absorbed with finding the general solution of algebraic equations, and several of them have tried to prove the impossibility of it. However, if I am not mistaken, they have not as yet succeeded. I therefore dare hope that the mathematicians will receive this memoir with good will, for its purpose is to fill this gap in the theory of algebraic equations.
 Niels Henrik Abel 
If there is a God, he's a great mathematician.
 Paul Dirac 
Mathematicians enjoy thinking about the simplest possible things, and the simplest possible things are imaginary.
 Paul Lockhart 
I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.
 Philip Emeagwali 

"Read Euler: he is our master in everything."
 PierreSimon Laplace 
I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning.
 Plato 
Euler  The unsurpassed master of analytic invention.
 Richard Courant 
The mathematicians know a great deal about very little and the physicists very little about a great deal.
 Stanislaw Ulam 

Good mathematicians see analogies. Great mathematicians see analogies between analogies.
 Stefan Banach 
It is positively spooky how the physicist finds the mathematician has been there before him or her.
 Steven Weinberg 
All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians.
 Thelonious Monk 
I'm a mathematician because I'm too slow to be a writer.
 Jack Edmonds 

Mathematics is fun if you don't let mathematicians push you around when you are doing it.
 Jack Edmonds 
A person who can, within a year, solve x2  92y2 = 1 is a mathematician.
 Brahmagupta 
I believe that proving is not a natural activity for mathematicians.
 Rene Thom 
Bertrand Russell started off as a mathematician and then degenerated into a philosopher and finally into a humanist; he went downhill rapidly!
 Gregory Chaitin 