“Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music”

Frank Capra

“Since the mathematicians have invaded the theory of relativity, I do not understand it myself anymore.”

Albert Einstein

“The only way to comprehend what mathematicians mean by Infinity is to contemplate the extent of human stupidity.”

Voltaire

“Mathematicians, who are only mathematicians, have exact minds, provided all things are explained to them by means of definitions and axioms; otherwise they are inaccurate and insufferable, for they are only right when the principles are quite clear”

Blaise Pascal

“...beware of mathematicians, and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.”

“The next chapter is likely to provoke many mathematicians. This can't be helped. Mathematics is not what they think it is.”

David Deutsch