A Quote by Godfrey H. Hardy on lies


On Ramanujan: I remember once going to see him when he was lying ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. "No," he replied, "it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways."

Godfrey H. Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Source: Ramanujan, London: Cambridge Univesity Press, 1940.

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