Gian-carlo Rota

A Quote by Gian-carlo Rota on jobs, mathematics, and writing

We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of "proving theorems." Is a writer's job mainly that of "writing sentences?"

Gian-carlo Rota

Source: preface to P. Davis and R. Hersh The Mathematical Experience, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1981.

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