Quotations on Geometry

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Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Art, Being, Geometry, Grace, Mathematics, Now, Reason, Understanding)

Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
- Arthur Cayley
(Keywords: Experience, Being, Geometry, Space)

Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.
- Claude Debussy
(Keywords: Music, Arithmetic, Geometry, Light)

Crystals grew inside rock like arithmetic flowers. They lengthened and spread, added plane to plane in an awed and perfect obedience to an absolute geometry that even stones - maybe only the stones - understood.
- Annie Dillard
(Keywords: Arithmetic, Flowers, Geometry, Obedience)

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
- Albrecht Durer
(Keywords: Art, Geometry, Painting, Principles, Right)

All one's inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Poetry, Science, Geometry, Inventions)

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
- Gustave Flaubert
(Keywords: Poetry, Geometry, May)

There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
- Martin Gardner
(Keywords: Difference, Geometry, Nothing)

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated, at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss
(Keywords: Conviction, Geometry, Intellect, Necessity)

The ballet makes us look at those bodies, it makes us listen to that music, it makes us wonder at the geometry, of the way they come together. The way that extraordinary space is controlled and given such emotional force.
- John Guare
(Keywords: Music, Ballet, Force, Geometry, Space, Wonder)

It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
- Edward W. Howe
(Keywords: Geometry, Problems, Will)

Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.
- John Jewel
(Keywords: Knowledge, Astrology, Geometry, Philosophy)

I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
- Wilfred Owen
(Keywords: Geometry, Law, Philosophy)

It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient.
- Henri Poincare
(Keywords: Geometry, Words)

I've always been passionate about geometry and the study of three-dimensional forms.
- Erno Rubik
(Keywords: Geometry, Study)

The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.
- James Joseph Sylvester
(Keywords: Geometry, Study)

In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
- Christopher Wren
(Keywords: Beauty, Confusion, Geometry, Respect, Rules, Variety, Vice)









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