(235 quotes found)

“We're not mathematically eliminated, we're not going to throw in the towel.”

Nathan Paetsch

“All models are wrong; some models are useful”

George E. P. Box

“Computer graphics programs enabled us to visualize these surfaces, but we couldn't bring them back into the mathematical fold. I think the information about how to solve this problem was lurking in the pictures all the time, but we just had to think about it for a long time and have the theory catch up with the evidence we had.”

David Hoffman

“The only problem I had with literature that I simply couldn't figure out, was that the correct answer of the question was the first thing that comes to your mind after reading it, the most obvious one. I can only blame math for that.”

Blin Varfi

“The fear of not doing well in reading and mathematics is driving out some of the other needs we have. We have driven fear into a system that's dealing with children. People are so concerned about raising achievement, they've almost inadvertently forgotten about the entire development of the child.”

Judy Jeffrey

“Numerals are matter values - Words are mind values.”

Akram Abu Hamdan

“I studied mathematics fairly broadly and I was fortunate enough... also to make a nice discovery relating to manifolds and real algebraic varieties. So I was prepared actually for the possibility that the game theory work would not be regarded as acceptable as a thesis in the mathematics department and then that I could realize the objective of a Ph.D. thesis with the other results.”

John Nash

“I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.”

“The further a mathematical theory is developed, the more harmoniously and uniformly does its construction proceed, and unsuspected relations are disclosed between hitherto separated branches of the science.”

David Hilbert

“Trying to decide if you love a work of art is like trying to decide if you love a person, if you have to think about it, its not love.”

Carl White