You insist that there is something a machine cannot do. If you tell me precisely what it is a machine cannot do, then I can always make a machine which will do just that.
John von Neumann (1903 - 1957)
Source: Jaynes quoting from a lecture at Princeton by von Neumann, 1954.
Contributed by: Zaady
In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Source: G. Zukav The Dancing Wu Li Masters.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random numbers is, of course, in a state of sin.
Source: Quoted in Knuth, 1968, Vol. 2, also in Goldstine, 1972, p. 297.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
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