Read the masters- quotations

“It’s very interesting. I am trying to embrace the boundless. Anything that is boundless can be embraced” Perelman, G.

“Why did we have to struggle with the Poincare conjecture for so many years? To put it in a nutshell, the essence of it is the following. If a three-dimensional surface is reminiscent of a sphere, then it can be spread into a sphere. It is known as the Formula of the Universe because it is highly important in researching complicated physical processes in the theory of creation. The Poincare conjecture also gives an answer to the question about the shape of the Universe. “, Perelman, G.

“I’ve learned to compute hollowness. Me and my colleagues are studying the mechanisms that fill social and economic hollowness. Hollowness is everywhere, it can be computed, and this opens large opportunities. I know how to control the Universe. Why would I run after a million, tell me?”, Perelman, G.

“Virtually everything people have recounted to me about Perelman’s behavior… fits the typical picture of a person with Asperger’s syndrome[..] incomprehensible world of social mores. The trouble he had with articulating his solutions to problems is also classic. `People with Asperger’s often put in far too much detail,’ said Baron-Cohen. `They don’t know what to leave out. They are not taking into account what the listener needs to know.’ That is the theory of mind problem: the point of telling is not to get the point across, but solely to tell. Schoolmates tole me Grisha was always willing to answer questions about mathematics; the problem arose if the questioner did not understand the explanation. `He was very patient,’ a former classmate recalled. `He would just repeat the exact explanation, again and again. It was as though he could not imagine that somebody found it hard to understand.’ She was probably exactly right: he really could not imagine it.”, “Perfect Rigour”, Masha Gessen, about Dr. Perelman

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”, Christ, J.

“What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”, Christ, J.

“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light.”, Christ, J.

“Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. Love others as well as you love yourself.”, Christ, J.

“Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.”, Christ, J.

“My objectivistic conception of mathematics and metamathematics in general, and of transfinite reasoning in particular, was fundamental also to my other work in logic.”, Goedel, K.

“This blindness (or prejudice, or whatever you may call it) of logicians is indeed surprising. But I think the explanation is not hard to find. It lies in a widespread lack, at that time, of the required epistemological attitude toward metamathematics and toward non-finitary reasoning.”, Goedel, K.


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