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Geometry Quotes

We’ve collected the best Geometry Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: E. W. Howe, Erno Rubik, Arthur Cayley, Robert M. Pirsig, Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Use them as an inspiration.

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.
I love the simplicity of the Cube because it’s a very clear geometrical shape, and I love geometry because it’s the study of how the whole universe is structured.
Projective geometry is all geometry.
Arthur Cayley
One geometry cannot be more true than another; it can only be more convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
Some of the most beautiful people, to me, are those with the wrong geometry. Mother Teresa is extremely beautiful and not because she is a saint. Her characteristics are very strange, and that is what generates the power she had.
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 stonesmaybe only the stones – understood.
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
I’ve always been passionate about geometry and the study of three-dimensional forms.
In terms of individuals who actually inspired me, very few of the academic people that I had access to had that power over me. Maybe it’s simply because I wasn’t that committed to geometry.
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
You can’t criticize geometry. It’s never wrong.
There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry.
Martin Gardner
Relying on the face might be human nature – even babies prefer to look at attractive people. But, of course, judging someone based on the geometry of his features is, from a moral and legal standpoint, no better than judging him based on the color of his skin.
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
There is no royal road to geometry.
I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
Wilfred Owen
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
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.
Fractions, decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, mechanics – these are the steps up the mountain side. How high is one going to get? For me, the pinnacle was Projective Geometry. Who today has even heard of this branch of mathematics?
Ron Eglash
I’d been doing projects outdoors for the public. I made pigeons eat geometry by putting bread out in rhomboids and triangles. I don’t know if this activity made sense, but the work was available.
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.
William Adams
I can’t stop biting my nails. It’s a bad habit of mine. I like anything to do with math and numbers. I know a lot of people don’t like geometry, but for me it’s fun.
Geometry was the first exciting course I remember.
Steven Chu
I’ve learned that I’ve just barely scratched the surface of knowledge of the profession, and I have deep envy of and appreciation for filmmakers who really, truly understand the physics, the design of filmmaking. They can do story and color and composition and geometry and math and science all at once.
The early study of Euclid made me a hater of geometry.
James Joseph Sylvester
It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient.
If you’re sitting across the table from someone, the geometry of the situation saysconfrontation.’ If you’re walking with somebody, you’re heading in the same direction, and the spatial dance you’re doing is a little more cooperative.
Scott Kim
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
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
Jacques Lacan
When I was a young kid at art school, I loved the sensual geometry of Poliakoff, which, of course, is inherent in my own work.
A pool at the edge of the ocean is the simplest geometry, yet you feel connected to the sea. In a forest with the mountains in the background, you also feel the connection to nature, yet it’s a very complex geometry. I think architecture is about controlling these feelings.
The geometry, the content, and the fate of the universe are all intricately linked. If you know two, you can deduce the third.
Plane geometry is sort of the key course where you learn about proving things and abstraction.
I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.
Antony Garrett Lisi
People were going to geometry class and I was swimming through vats of chili on ‘Even Stevens.’ It was like a dream!
I’ve got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.
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
The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
Louis de Bernieres
I just toured around looking for fractals, and when I found something that had a scaling geometry, I would ask the folks what was going on – why they had made it that way.
Ron Eglash