Top 44 Mathematician Quotes

We have collected the best Mathematician Quotes by famous authors including Glen Taylor, Arthur Eddington, Mark Haddon, Francis Collins, Havelock Ellis and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

I'm a mathematician by education, but I have this other
I’m a mathematician by education, but I have this other thing. A gut instinct.

Glen Taylor
Proof is an idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.

Arthur Eddington
When I was 13 or 14, I started devouring novels; literature took quite a while to take me over, but it caught up just in time to save me from becoming a mathematician.

Mark Haddon
God is an awesome mathematician and physicist.

Francis Collins
The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought.

Havelock Ellis
I wanted to become a mathematician, physicist or astronomer.

Philip Emeagwali
From the intrinsic evidence of his creation, the Great Architect of the Universe now begins to appear as a pure mathematician.

James Jeans
A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.

Paul Erdos
I’m a mathematician, basically. What I do is look around for problems where I can find useful applications for mathematics. All I do, really, is the math, and other people have the ideas.

Freeman Dyson
A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.

G. H. Hardy
May not music be described as the mathematics of the sense, mathematics as music of the reason? The musician feels mathematics, the mathematician thinks music: music the dream, mathematics the working life.

James Joseph Sylvester
Leonardo Fibonacci, the great 13th century Italian mathematician (1175-1250) created the ‘Fibonacci sequence’ to explain behavior in nature mathematically. History has it that the first question he posed was how many rabbits would be created in one year starting with one pair.

Rick Santelli
The traditional mathematician recognizes and appreciates mathematical elegance when he sees it. I propose to go one step further, and to consider elegance an essential ingredient of mathematics: if it is clumsy, it is not mathematics.

Edsger Dijkstra
I found what I was looking for at Langley. This was what a research mathematician did. I went to work every day for 33 years happy. Never did I get up and say I don’t want to go to work.

Katherine Johnson
I had the idea that it would be wonderful to be a physicist or a mathematician maybe 500 years ago around the time of Newton when there were really fundamental things just lying around to be discovered.

David Chalmers
I’m not gay, but I don’t think you have to be gay to have a gay hero. Growing up, Alan Turing was certainly mine. I’m also not the greatest mathematician of my generation. We have lots of biographical differences, but nonetheless, I always identified with him so much.

Graham Moore
Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about.

E. T. Bell
I was a mathematician by nature, and still am – I just knew I didn’t want to be a mathematician. So I decided not to take any mathematics courses.

Stephen Sondheim
You don’t have to be a genius mathematician to have a career in cyber security, but it certainly helps to be a strong mathematician.

Simon Singh
The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols, dealing apparently with purely formal truths, may still reach results of endless importance for our description of the physical universe.

Karl Pearson
I think you can get better in mathematics on a school level, but when you’re talking about being a mathematician, I think that’s definitely a gift of genes or whatever, you know? Whatever your pool is.

John Hurt
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.

Carl Friedrich Gauss
My dad is a mathematician; I think we both have that problem-solving, looking-for-patterns way of thinking.

Michaela Watkins
I have written a book called ‘In the Wonderland of Numbers.’ It’s about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.

Shakuntala Devi
My dad was a mathematician and worked for New York City as a statistician. My mom was an accountant and eventually started her own business in her mid-40s. She linked manufacturers in Taiwan to companies in the United States that needed those types of products.

Lisa Su
About Grade 9 and Grade 10, I had a fantastic drama teacher, and it was one of the first subjects I actually felt that I was good at. I wasn’t a mathematician. Didn’t like science, any of those subjects. English and Drama were the two subjects that I loved and felt that I was good at.

Deborah Mailman
I knew a lot of black scientists, engineers, and mathematicians, and female mathematicians and engineers, women of all backgrounds. So this idea that anyone could be an engineer, a mathematician, or whatever, was something that I had grown up with and thought was really normal.

Margot Lee Shetterly
Turing was a quite brilliant mathematician, most famous for his work on breaking the German Enigma codes. It is no exaggeration to say that, without his outstanding contribution, the history of the Second World War could have been very different.

Gordon Brown
I’m a mathematician. I can trade in facts about false positives and absolute truths about accuracy and statistics with complete confidence.

Hannah Fry
I know myself. I’m not gonna be a mathematician or a professor.

Noah Centineo
No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.

Henri Poincare
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
My interests started about in science and in mathematics; I always thought I was going to be a mathematician.

David Chalmers
I am not enough of a mathematician to be able to judge either the well-foundedness or the limits of relativity in physics.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.

Clifford Geertz
I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen of the sciences because it claimed certainty. It was grounded on some fundamental certainties – axioms – that led to others.

Tom Stoppard
I’m not a scientist or a mathematician.

Margot Lee Shetterly
A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.

Stefan Banach
There is no philosophy which is not founded upon knowledge of the phenomena, but to get any profit from this knowledge it is absolutely necessary to be a mathematician.

Daniel Bernoulli
Class does not mean huge possession of money. Mother Teresa was a classy woman. So is Manjula Bhargava, a great mathematician of Indian origin. The concept that you automatically gain class by acquiring money is an outdated thought process.

Sudha Murty
Art and creativity are crucial, whether you’re a mathematician, a scientist, or an artist.

Cornelia Parker
I was, from early on, interested in science. And my parents were very obliging about that. My father used to take me to the museum of natural history, and I knew much more scientific stuff early on. From the time I was 11 or 12, I wanted to be a mathematician.

Whitfield Diffie
I’ve always considered myself more of a mathematician than a psychologist.

Alan Greenspan
When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to be a mathematician, but I had no idea what that entailed.

Terence Tao