Numbers Are Beautiful?


Paul Erdøs picture courtesy of UCSD

When asked why numbers were beautiful, the famed Hungarian mathematician replied:

“It’s like asking why is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony beautiful. If you don’t see why, someone can’t tell you. I know numbers are beautiful. If they aren’t beautiful, nothing is.”

2 thoughts on “Numbers Are Beautiful?

  1. I certainly agree with you on how different we all are. But, on the other hand, isn’t it great that there is so much beauty around us all? Each of us can enjoy it many times a day if only we are aware.

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