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"We are merely explorers of infinity in the pursuit of absolute perfection." - G.H. Hardy

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"Ramanujan's theorems must be true, because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them." - G.H. Hardy

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"Ramanujan's theorems must be true, because, if they were not true, no one would have the imagination to invent them." - G.H. Hardy
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"I remember once going to see him when he was 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."" - G.H. Hardy

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"I remember once going to see him when he was 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."" - G.H. Hardy
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"The limitations of his knowledge were as startling as its profundity. Here was a man who could work out modular equations and theorems... to orders unheard of, whose mastery of continued fractions was... beyond that of any mathematician in the world, who had found for himself the functional equation of the zeta function and the dominant terms of many of the most famous problems in the analytic theory of numbers; and yet he had never heard of a doubly periodic function or of Cauchy's theorem, and had indeed but the vaguest idea of what a function of a complex variable was..." - G.H. Hardy

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"The limitations of his knowledge were as startling as its profundity. Here was a man who could work out modular equations and theorems... to orders unheard of, whose mastery of continued fractions was... beyond that of any mathematician in the world, who had found for himself the functional equation of the zeta function and the dominant terms of many of the most famous problems in the analytic theory of numbers; and yet he had never heard of a doubly periodic function or of Cauchy's theorem, and had indeed but the vaguest idea of what a function of a complex variable was..." - G.H. Hardy
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"I have just one chance for escaping verdict, that I may be judged to have created something worth creating." - G.H. Hardy

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"I have just one chance for escaping verdict, that I may be judged to have created something worth creating." - G.H. Hardy
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