Woody Allen

1935 -

A Quote by Woody Allen on discovery, mathematics, students, and writing

Standard mathematics has recently been rendered obsolete by the discovery that for years we have been writing the numeral five backward. This has led to reevaluation of counting as a method of getting from one to ten. Students are taught advanced concepts of Boolean algebra, and formerly unsolvable equations are dealt with by threats of reprisals.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Source: Howard Eves' Return to Mathematical Circles, Boston: Prindle, Weber, and Schmidt, 1988.

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A Quote by Woody Allen on belief, electricity, god, and justice

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen

Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on achievement, death, immortality, and work

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work . . . I want to achieve it through not dying.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

Source: quoted in Woody Allen and his Comedy, 1975

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A Quote by Woody Allen on eternity

Eternal nothingness is fine if you happen to be dressed for it.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on meaning and world

How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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A Quote by Woody Allen on bankers, clarity, and god

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.

Woody Allen (1935 -)

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