# Mathematical - Quotes

Contrary to what marketers would have you believe, you are not what you own. You are you, and things are things; no physical or** mathematical** alchemy can alter these boundaries, despite what that full-page magazine ad or clever commercial tries to tell you.

This is a** mathematical** universe. We are surrounded by equations and summations. Your life: the current state of your life and life itself is a direct summation of the equation you have created.

**Mathematical **proofs, like diamonds, are hard as well as clear, and will be touched with nothing but strict reasoning.

A theory with** mathematical** beauty is more likely to be correct than an ugly one that fits some experimental data.

The** mathematical** life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then, little will ever be accomplished.

The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a** mathematical** construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a** mathematical** construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work.

All the effects of nature are only** mathematical** results of a small number of immutable laws.

Numbers written on restaurant bills within the confines of restaurants do not follow the same** mathematical** laws as numbers written on any other pieces of paper in any other parts of the Universe.

**Mathematical **discoveries, like springtime violets in the woods, have their season which no man can hasten or retard.

The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in** mathematical** language, and the letters are triangles, circles and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word.

The usual approach of science of constructing a** mathematical** model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?