A Quote by J. E. Littlewood on chance, danger, learning, mathematics, and past
It is true that I should have been surprised in the past to learn that Professor Hardy had joined the Oxford Group. But one could not say the adverse chance was 1:10. Mathematics is a dangerous profession; an appreciable proportion of us go mad, and then this particular event would be quite likely.
Source: A Mathematician's Miscellany, Methuen and Co. ltd., 1953.
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