Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for Quotes about Math

If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.  ~John Louis von Neumann

Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.  ~Carl Sandburg

  Black holes result from God dividing the universe by zero.  ~Author Unknown

  I never did very well in math - I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn't meant my answers literally.  ~Calvin Trillin

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.  ~Phil Pastoret

  It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.  ~Author Unknown

 Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head.  ~Carl Sandburg, "Arithmetic"

 If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi.  ~Richard Preston

  Trigonometry is a sine of the times.  ~Author Unknown

  A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. ~Paul Erdos

 Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is.  ~Author Unknown

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition

 How many times can you subtract 7 from 83, and what is left afterwards?  You can subtract it as many times as you want, and it leaves 76 every time.  ~Author Unknown

  You may be an engineer if your idea of good interpersonal communication means getting the decimal point in the right place.  ~Author Unknown

 The four different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.  ~Lewis Carroll

 Infinity is a floorless room without walls or ceiling.  ~Author Unknown

  In the binary system we count on our fists instead of on our fingers.  ~Author Unknown

There are 10 types of people in this world:  those who understand binary and those who don't.  ~Author Unknown

  A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars.  That's subtraction.  ~Mae West 



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