Words of Wisdom:

What follows is a collection of quotes that relate to mathematics.

There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't.

We take this by axiom to be interesting.

You can be locally free without being free.

For a free group, the best choice is a random choice.

You are not in a normal family.

So I think that I finally understand what it means to be normal.

When mathematicians say clearly it's usually false.

With great regret we depart from the land of complex numbers.

It's a very natural construction. All you have to do is change the universe.

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell.
~ St. Augustine

As our appeal to the word 'unreasonable' suggests, we are about to cloak our ignorance in terminology.
~ From Calculus, Third Edition by Michael Spivak (255)

W = Fd = QEd

The proof is in the pudding.

You're memorizing football plays? I'd rather memorize formulas.

Thoughts while drifting off to sleep . . . I hope I'm a convergent function so I fall asleep quickly.

Where did math come from? Was it an invention or a discovery? Mathematicians spend their lives working with numbers - I'll never understand this - but they don't seem to care about the origins of mathematics.

The rate at which food produces babies

The more advanced math becomes, the more it looks like English.

True you can say that mathematicians are anal, but you have to define anal.

Do you mean less or fewer?
What's the difference?
As long as you can't count there is no difference.

Life is like a telescoping sum. All that matters is the beginning and the end. Everything else cancels out.

Let's not waste time on the empty set.

M is an EndR(M) module in a natural way. Natural like in the grocery store, whatever that means