A mathematician is a person who can find analogies between theorems; a better mathematician is one who can see analogies between proofs and the best mathematician can notice analogies between theories.

- Stefan Banach

It is generally recognised that women are better than men at languages, personal relations and multi-tasking, but less good at map-reading and spatial awareness. It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that women might be less good at mathematics and physics.

- Stephen Hawking

The way in which mathematicians and physicists and historians talk is quite different, and what a physicist means by physical intuition and what a mathematician means by beauty or elegance are things worth thinking about.

- Clifford Geertz

One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren't usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It's structures and patterns, and that's what we love, and that's what we get off on.

- Danica McKellar

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.

- Godfrey Harold Hardy

As for everything else, so for a mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.

- Arthur Cayley

Poetry is a form of mathematics, a highly rigorous relationship with words.

- Tahar Ben Jelloun

It's such a diversion to be constantly thinking of better ways I can teach people math that my hunger is for that really, for new ways of translating the beauty of it.

- Danica McKellar

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must be held of higher value than solving it.

- Georg Cantor

Believe it or not, lots of people change their majors and abandon their dreams just to avoid a couple of math classes in college.

- Danica McKellar

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.

- Paul Dirac

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic, and relates to philosophy as do the arts, music, and plastic art to poetry.

- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.

- Mel Brooks

Some people are born with a brain that has this weird, magical mathematical thing that makes them an amazing jazz musician.

- Andy Richter

Music rhythms are mathematical patterns. When you hear a song and your body starts moving with it, your body is doing math. The kids in their parents' garage practicing to be a band may not realize it, but they're also practicing math.

- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Music is not math. It's science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion.

- Bruno Mars