Interesting quotes

Je n'ai pas le temps.
Evariste Galois

I had ridden in taxi-cab No. 1729, and remarked that the number (7.13.19) seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavourable omen.
G. H. Hardy 1921

 ... but those who lectured on the excavations at Knossos, or on relativity, or on the theory of prime numbers, were delighted by the audiences that they drew.
G. H. Hardy 1940

Is this now the limit of what we can do? It may be, but it is unlikely an advance will be made by people who think they cannot succeed.
C. Pomerance 1994

Il y a ceux qui plantent des forêts et ceux qui taillent des rosiers.

Maître 199?

The best time in an author's life is when he has a new book and knows of no errors in it.
D. Knuth Oct. 20, 2000  Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

L'art est un mensonge qui nous aide a reconnaître la verité.
P. Picasso

L'enfer c'est les autres.
Jean-Paul Sartre

In meines Herzens Grunde
Dein Nam' und Kreuz allein
Funkelt all Zeit und Stunde,
Drauf kann ich fröhlich sein.

CHORAL, St. John Passion, J. S. BACH

Tomorrow will be a day of 3-dimensional stamina.
S. M. W. October 2003, P. R. China

I used to work many nights and weekends.
K. O. G. February 2009, Waterloo

Logic merely sanctions the conquests of the intuition.
Jacques Hadamard

The paper is confused.
Anonymous referee

Puedo escribir los versos mas tristes esta noche.
Pablo Neruda

NP-completeness is not a death certificate-it is only the beginning of a fascinating adventure.
Algorithms by S. Dasgupta, C.H. Papadimitriou, and U.V. Vazirani

For n =10, there are something like 2^10000 possible candidates for an incidence matrix.
Machines cannot cope with numbers of this magnitude.
But the right combination of computation and theory will continue to produce worthwhile results.

Herbert J. Ryser, 1955

Do you recognize the author of these two paragraphs below?


In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. 
It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. 
We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. 
                                        --- Albert Schweitzer 

Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind. 
					--- Immanuel Kant 

Such was the mathematician who departed from this life so quickly, leaving an
everlasting source of inspiration to his generation and also to the coming ones.
					--- Goro Shimura (1989)

The good times have only just begun.
                 --- Bruno Buchberger (2008)

Returning back from a good conference is like a small death.
                 --- Jonathan Michael Borwein (2011/2012)