So I’ve been reading this book for a bit and I have to say it’s pretty fantastic so far 😂

"Heine-Borel is the kind of theorem that is essential for your life. I mean, you can handle doing grocery shopping without Bolzano-Weierstrass, but you would never succeed without Heine-Borel."

Real Analysis professor trying to put things in perspective (via mathprofessorquotes)

"I’m not good with numbers."

Math professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

Every single mathematics major, grad student, doctorate student, and professor.

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  • me: here is 300 gold give me your best magic staff
  • walmart cashier: sir for the last time


Snowy Mathematical Art from Simon Beck

Simon is an artist and is most well-known for making incredibly delicate and detailed art in the snow, just by walking over a fresh snowfall. He literally walks miles in the snow to create these pieces. He could spend hours upon hours creating one design, just to have it be covered by snowfall or blown away by the next day. But he still makes them.

These delicate patterns were created in the beautiful Savoie Valley in France, overlooking Mont Blanc.

He creates large, mathematical patterns that have different effects when viewed from different angles.

Source: Images: Simon Beck

"Proofs are for alcohol and mathematics."

Rational Wiki: Proofs (paraphrased)

"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important."

Gary Provost (via strawberrysaturn)