Andre Weil

1906 -

A Quote by Andre Weil on devil, existence, god, and mathematics

God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.

Andre Weil (1906 -)

Source: H. Eves Mathematical Circles Adieu, Boston: Prindle, Weber and Schmidt, 1977.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Andre Weil on experience, feeling, thought, time, and work

Every mathematician worthy of the name has experienced . . . the state of lucid exaltation in which one thought succeeds another as if miraculously . . . this feeling may last for hours at a time, even for days. Once you have experienced it, you are eager to repeat it but unable to do it at will, unless perhaps by dogged work. . . .

Andre Weil (1906 -)

Source: The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician.

Contributed by: Zaady

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