John Forbes Nash Quotes

A quotes list created by Lee Sonogan

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If you have seen the movie A Beautiful Mind, it is influenced by this real-life man. Nash equilibrium, Nash embedding theorem, Nash functions, Nash–Moser theorem, and more all features relating to Game Theory. There the cryptography/economics gets more complex in comparison to this list’s lighter tone. As he went insane during his lifetime, a lot of these relate math to mental illness as well.

  • I can see there’s a connection between not following normal thinking and doing creative thinking. I wouldn’t have had good scientific ideas if I had thought more normally.
  • Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.
  • As you will find in multivariable calculus, there is often a number of solutions for any given problem.
  • Rationality of thought imposes a limit on a person’s concept of his relation to the cosmos.
  • I would not dare to say that there is a direct relation between mathematics and madness, but there is no doubt that great mathematicians suffer from maniacal characteristics, delirium and symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • Nowadays we can do computer experiments using Mathematica, and even solve a system of 42 equations. This offers another route to knowledge, rather than mere ideas.
  • I cannot waste time in these classes and these books, memorizing the weak assumptions of lesser mortals.
  • The ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did. So I took them seriously.
  • I don’t think exactly like a professional economist. I think about economics and economic ideas, but somewhat like an outsider.
  • Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart
  • In a dream it’s typical not to be rational
  • The artist’s main business is to train his eye to see, then to probe and then to train his hand to work in sympathy with his eye
  • I never look for more than reality, the farming, the trees, the river. I suppose poetry gets in to reality.
  • It’s only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found
  • There is often a number of solutions for any given problem

Glad to put the man behind what I thought was fictional, again there is probably more things I have missed.

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