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Numbers behave, words do not.By Don DelilloNumbers Behave Words

I do a lot of counting. Cigarette butts, trees, fence slats, clouds, or the number of paving stones between one phone pole and the next, the windows along the way to the bus stop in the morning, the pedestrians I see from the bus between one stop and the next, red ties on an afternoon in the city. How many steps from the office to the factory gate. I count to keep the world in order, I said. PaulBy Herta MullerCounting Bus Lot Stop Trees

We've always had a love/hate relationship with numbers.By Jimmy WalesLove Hate Numbers Relationship

Numbers instill a feeling for the lie of the land, and furnish grist for the mathematical mill that is the physicist's principal tool.By Hans Christian Von BaeyerNumbers Land Tool Instill Feeling

In modern times sound policy-making must often come to grips with numbers.By Randal MarlinNumbers Modern Times Sound Policymaking

There is strength in numbers.By Iman AbdulmajidNumbers Strength

I count everything. Even numbers, odd numbers, multiples of 10. I count the ticks of the clock i count the tocks of the clock I count the lines between the lines on a sheet of paper. I count the broken beats of my heart I count my pulse and my blinks and the number of tries it takes to inhale enough oxygen for my lungs. I stay like this I stand like this I count like this until the feeling stops. Until the tears stop spilling, until my fists stop shaking, until my heart stops aching. There are never enough numbers.By Tahereh MafiCount Numbers Clock Lines Heart

If you want to get off this team you have to take a number.By Dave ReveringNumber Team

In doing what I'm doing, you have to be sensitive to the fact that you're not dealing with numbers, you're dealing with people. And I will continue to be sensitive to that.By Luis FortunoDealing Sensitive Numbers People Fact

Numerals are images of amounts. But the amounts they represent are real.By Roy H. WilliamsNumerals Amounts Images Real Represent

Wherever there is number, there is beauty.By ProclusNumber Beauty

I'm probably one of the worst people with numbers you've ever met. My brothers always kid that they think I'm counting cards in Vegas, but I'm just trying to add things up.By Luke WilsonMet Worst People Numbers Vegas

Numbers never lie; one can make them, of course, as one can make anything speak another story in another tongue, but they do not have the inherent falsehood that words carry.By Neel MukherjeeMake Numbers Lie Tongue Carry

I know, I know, numbers are not what you're interested in, except those of you who are engineers.By Tad WilliamsNumbers Engineers Interested

Let the numbers speak.By Ibrahim IbrahimSpeak Numbers

When I consider what people generally want in calculating, I found that it always is a number. I also observed that every number is composed of units, and that any number may be divided into units. Moreover, I found that every number which may be expressed from one to ten, surpasses the preceding by one unit: afterwards the ten is doubled or tripled just as before the units were: thus arise twenty, thirty, etc. until a hundred: then the hundred is doubled and tripled in the same manner as the units and the tens, up to a thousand; ... so forth to the utmost limit of numeration.By Muhammad Ibn Musa Al-KhwarizmiNumber Units Found Calculating People

I gotta be honest with you ... I hate numbers. I hate chapter numbers. I hate them.By Garth SteinHate Numbers Gotta Honest Chapter

There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don't.By Ian StewartKinds World Numerals People Understand

I'm not a number. Dammit, I'm a man.By Bob SegerNumber Dammit Man

MANAGING STRICTLY BY NUMBERS IS LIKE PAINTING BY NUMBERSBy Ben HorowitzNumbers Managing Strictly Painting

Look somewhere else for someone who can follow you in your researches about numbers. For my part, I confess that they are far beyond me, and I am competent only to admire them.By Blaise PascalNumbers Follow Researches Part Confess

The pretence that numbers are not the humble creation of man, but are the exacting language of the Universe and therefore possess the secret of all things, is comforting, terrifying and mesmeric.By Peter GreenawayUniverse Man Things Comforting Terrifying

Numbers are important, but only because they represent people for whom Christ died.By Joe CothenChrist Numbers Important Died Represent

Two four seven, three six five.By N.r. Walker

Believed in numbers. But doubt the nobility of the Truth.By Lailah Gifty AkitaBelieved Numbers Truth Doubt Nobility

Numbers have no hidden meanings, you say. But it is the hidden meanings in words that make them so wonderful.By Simon MawerNumbers Hidden Meanings Wonderful Words

In the United States, numbers impress us. We gauge the success of an event by how many people attend or come forward. We measure churches by how many members they boast. We are wowed by big crowds.By Francis ChanStates United Numbers Impress Forward

Men lie, women lie, numbers dontBy Jay-ZLie Men Women Numbers Dont

The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers, which can be successfully applied, even to those things, which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know, which are not capable of being reduc'd to a Mathematical Reasoning, and when they cannot, it's a sign our Knowledge of them is very small and confus'd; and where a mathematical reasoning can be had, it's as great folly to make use of any other, as to grope for a thing in the dark when you have a Candle standing by you.By John ArbuthnotNumbers Rules Reader Force Mathematical

My most recent novel is written wholly in numbers.By Dan HollowayNumbers Recent Written Wholly

The qualities of number appear to lead to the apprehension of truth.By PlatoTruth Qualities Number Lead Apprehension

Computable Numbers' into practice.21 This wasBy Peter WatsonNumbers Computable

The science of numbers ought to be preferred as an acquisition before all others, because of its necessity and because of the great secrets and other mysteries which there are in the properties of numbers. All sciences partake of it, and it has need of none.By BoethiusNumbers Preferred Acquisition Necessity Great

And the bowling average? The obsession with statistics, the purity and power of the numbers worked to the seventh decimal place, as if some truth were hidden in the golden mean. He could feel his young self grasping for solidity in those numbers, keys to himself - I am this concrete, numerical thing. I am 134.7538658.By David DuchovnyAverage Bowling Numbers Statistics Place

I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came.By Alexander PopeNumbers Lisp

Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper till you get the answer.By Carl SandburgArithmetic Answer Numbers Squeeze Head

Integers are the fountainhead of all mathematics.By Hermann MinkowskiIntegers Mathematics Fountainhead

Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.By Mother TeresaNumbers Worry Person Time Start

Them as counts counts moren them as dont countBy Russell HobanCounts Moren Dont Count

I've dealt with numbers all my life, of course, and after a while you begin to feel that each number has a personality of its own. A twelve is very different from a thirteen, for example. Twelve is upright, conscientious, intelligent, whereas thirteen is a loner, a shady character who won't think twice about breaking the law to get what he wants. Eleven is tough, an outdoorsman who likes tramping through woods and scaling mountains; ten is rather simpleminded, a bland figure who always does what he's told; nine is deep and mystical, a Buddha of contemplation ...By Paul AusterLife Numbers Number Dealt Begin

Two times two is twenty-two, four times four is forty-four. When numbers get serious, they leave a mark on your door.By Paul SimonTwentytwo Fortyfour Times Door Numbers

For eight or 10 years, I got wrapped up in chasing records. Everything was a number. Didn't matter what I won, it was a number. Every horse I rode was a number.By Tony MccoyNumber Years Records Wrapped Chasing

There are people who are good for letters and others that are good for numbers.By Carlos SlimGood Numbers People Letters

Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?" ... "Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223" ... "And pray, why would this number interest us?""It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.By Abraham VergheseNumber Favorite Shiva Pray Uninvited

What am I? The data? The process that generates it? The relationships between the numbers?By Greg EganData Numbers Process Generates Relationships

Number ... should not be understood solely as a construction of consciousness, but also as an archetype and thus as a constituent of nature both without and within.By Marie-Louise Von FranzNumber Consciousness Understood Solely Construction

There is a number missing. I can see it.By Eugene OrmandyMissing Number

I'm not a number, I'm a free manBy Patrick McgoohanNumber Man Free

In the end all that remains are numbers, the measurement of distances, the quantity of things.By Hisham MatarNumbers Distances Things End Remains

Numbers tend to give the impression that there's more order in the world than there is.By Andy RooneyNumbers Tend Give Impression Order

The numbers may be said to rule the whole world of quantity, and the four rules of arithmetic may be regarded as the complete equipment of the mathematician.By James C. MaxwellQuantity Mathematician Numbers World Arithmetic

Quantity brings recognition and accoladesBy Sunday AdelajaQuantity Accolades Brings Recognition

Most of us are unaware of our deep-seated faith in numbers.By Carl EckartNumbers Unaware Deepseated Faith

The value of having numbers - data - is that they aren't subject to someone else's interpretation. They are just the numbers. You can decide what they mean for you.By Emily OsterData Numbers Interpretation Subject Decide

Sooner or later all things are numbers, yes?By Terry PratchettSooner Numbers Things

The numeric system was invented to help man to put order in the chaos of the world.By John Maynard KeynesWorld Numeric System Invented Man

What counts that we're not counting?By Frank SonnenbergCounting Counts

Know your numbers' is a fundamental precept of business.By Bill GatesBusiness Numbers Fundamental Precept

The number was: "2 B R 0 2 B.By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.Number

I am too old to think that numbers are creating changeBy Tariq RamadanChange Numbers Creating

The study of the properties of numbers, Plato tells us, habituates the mind to the contemplation of pure truth, and raises us above the material universe. He would have his disciples apply themselves to this study, not that they may be able to buy or sell, not that they may qualify themselves to be shopkeepers or travelling merchants, but that they may learn to withdraw their minds from the ever-shifting spectacle of this visible and tangible world, and to fix them on the immutable essences of things.By Thomas B. MacaulayPlato Numbers Habituates Truth Universe

Numbers are the product of counting. Quantities are the product of measurement. This means that numbers can conceivably be accurate because there is a discontinuity between each integer and the next.By Gregory BatesonProduct Counting Numbers Quantities Measurement

There a lot of numbers you are going to pass for your life, Zero- is a born number One- is a lonely number Two- is a number of love Three- is a number of incomplete family Four- is a number of FamilyBy Federico LomibaoNumber Family Life Lot Pass

Nobody before the Pythagorean had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later, Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations, the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power, seems never to have occurred.By Arthur KoestlerPythagorean Universe Thought Mathematical Relations

After a certain point is reached the numbers cease to matter, and all that remains is the faceless mass of a crowd.By Patrick RothfussMatter Crowd Point Reached Numbers

Think of a number, any number." "Er, five," said the mattress. "Wrong," said Marvin. "You see?" TheBy Douglas AdamsNumber Wrong Marvin Mattress

Number, the most excellent of all inventions.By AeschylusNumber Inventions Excellent

The knowledge of numbers is one of the chief distinctions between us and the brutes.By Mary Wortley MontaguBrutes Knowledge Numbers Chief Distinctions

It is now widely believed (and, I think, correctly believed) that the survival of a nation under modern competitive conditions depends on broadening the electorate's competency in numerate matters. NumeracyBy Garrett HardinBelieved Correctly Matters Numeracy Widely

But something about the static truth of numbers hurt my brain. Numbers felt sharp. Words felt elastic and springy. Language had an unpredictable, quicksilver quality, saying one thing but meaning something else, varying from place to place but maintaining (against all evidence) that it was the same language. Thinking about words was ticklish and amusing. It was also easy, as if they fit into slots and patterns prepared for them in my mind. Numbers on the other hand, bounced right out of my mind.By Susanna KaysenBrain Numbers Mind Static Truth

What's Julie's number?" Curran glanced at me. "Julie's fluctuating between thirty-two and thirty-four units. Her shift coefficient is six point five and she's been at it for sixteen hours." Dear God, I'd need a damn calculator.By Ilona AndrewsJulie Number God Curran Units

Number, in consequence, includes all things that are capable of comparison. It is not then in quantity only that number produces proportion; it produces it in all things that are capable of agreement and differences in any way at all, whether substantially or accidentally.By Nicholas Of CusaThings Capable Consequence Includes Comparison

The only real number is one, the rest are mere repetitionBy Vladimir NabokovRepetition Real Number Rest Mere

uncomputable numbersBy Andrew HodgesUncomputable Numbers

Anything you try to quantify can be divided into any number of "anythings," or become the thing - the unit - itself. And what is any number, itself, but just another unit of measurement? What is a 'six' but two 'threes', or three 'twos' ... half a 'twelve', or just six 'ones' - which are what? (attrib: F.L. Vanderson)By Mort W. LumsdenThing Number Unit Quantify Divided

Numberless are the world's wondersBy SophoclesNumberless World

Numbers can be an important aspect of understanding infectious disease. Take measles. At first glance, it might seem nonmathematical. It's caused by a paramyxovirusBy David QuammenNumbers Disease Important Aspect Understanding

Aesthetics - rather than reason - shapes our thought processes. First comes aesthetics, then logic. 'Thinking in Numbers' is not about an attempt to impress the reader but to include the reader, draw the reader in, by explaining my experiences - the beauty I feel in a prime number, for example.By Daniel TammetAesthetics Reason Shapes Processes Reader

Now me," said Mr. Vandemar."What number am I thinking of?" "I beg your pardon?" "What number am I thinking of?" repeated Mr. Vandemar. "It's between one and a lot," he added, helpfully.By Neil GaimanVandemar Number Thinking Vandemar Pardon

The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.By Richard HammingInsight Numbers Purpose Computing

I believe in numbers and signs.By Vikram ChatwalSigns Numbers

That's not really a number I'm terribly interested in.By Colin PowellNumber Terribly Interested

I wondered why ordinary words seemed so exotic when they were used in relation to numbers. Amicable numbers or twin primes had a precise quality about them, and yet they sounded as though they'd been taken straight out of a poem.By Yoko OgawaNumbers Wondered Ordinary Words Exotic

The page of my notebook was filled with many messy integrals, but all of a sudden I saw emerge a formula for counting. I had begun to calculate a quantity on the assumption that the result was a real number, but found instead that, in certain units, all the possible answers would be integers. This meant that areas and volumes cannot take any value, but come in multiples of fixed units.By Lee SmolinIntegrals Counting Units Page Notebook

Whether at his desk or at the dinner table, when he talked about numbers, primes were most likely to make an appearance. At first, it was hard to see their appeal. They seemed so stubborn, resisting division by any number but one and themselves. Still, as we were swept up in the Professor's enthusiasm, we gradually came to understand his devotion, and the primes began to seem more real, as though we could reach out and touch them.By Yoko OgawaTable Appearance Desk Dinner Talked

Keep in mind, measurement is not just numbers, but stories.By Pearl ZhuMind Measurement Numbers Stories

Number is the Word but is not utterance it is wave and light, though no one sees it it is rhythm and music, though no one hears it. Its variations are limitless and yet it is immutable. Each form of life is a particular reverberation of Number.By Maurice DruonWord Light Music Number Utterance

Mere numbers cannot bring out ... the intimate essence of the experiment. This conviction comes naturally when one watches a subject at work ... What things can happen! What reflections, what remarks, what feelings, or, on the other hand, what blind automatism, what absence of ideas! ... The experimenter judges what may be going on in [the subject's] mind, and certainly feels difficulty in expressing all the oscillations of a thought in a simple, brutal number, which can have only a deceptive precision. How, in fact, could it sum up what would need several pages of description!By Alfred BinetMere Bring Subject Experiment Intimate

Every number has a name! Every name has a story! Every story matters to God!By Perry NobleNumber God Story Matters

Playing with numbers was still considered taboo, a subject best left to the later years, despite America's obvious and enduring math handicap. For too long, what AmericanBy Amanda RipleyAmerica Playing Taboo Years Handicap

It is the exact experience of mathematics. Not merely the adding up of your grocery bill, or the daily uses that we make of number. But the great concept of a universal exactitude, that numbers are an instrument of magic. And by means of them, men can unlock all the wonders of the world.By Manly HallMathematics Exact Experience Bill Number

Number, place, and combination ... the three intersecting but distinct spheres of thought to which all mathematical ideas admit of being referred.By James Joseph SylvesterNumber Place Combination Referred Intersecting

We're all fascinated by the numbers, as we were about the 100 points.By Wilt ChamberlainPoints Numbers Fascinated

Well, my lord," Noorden said. "Imagine that you hear a tapping sound somewhere outside your tent. If it repeats occasionally, with no exact set pattern, then it might be the wind blowing a loose flap against a pole. However, if it repeats with exact regularity, you know that it must be a person, beating against a pole. You'd be able to make the distinction immediately, because you've learned that nature can be repetitive in a case like that, but not exact. These numbers are the same, my lord. They're just too organized, too repetitive, to be natural. They had to have been crafted by somebody.By Brandon SandersonNoorden Lord Pole Exact Imagine

I've never been one to look at numbers or think about stuff like that. The only numbers I worry about are wins and losses-that's always been my biggest priority.By Delmon YoungNumbers Stuff Priority Worry Wins

Throughout my life, there has always been a number that sounded old. When I was sixteen, it was twenty-seven; at twenty-nine, it was forty-two; at thirty-eight, it was fifty-two. At sixty-five, however, it was sixty-five.By Mark JacobsonLife Number Sounded Sixtyfive Sixteen

A journey of a thousand miles starts with just ten digits.By Gayle FormanDigits Journey Thousand Miles Starts

Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.By Pat ConroyBaseball Numbers Love Fans Bordeaux

Harriet grinned at Betty Armstrong, hearing the familiar academic wrangle begin. Before ten minutes had passed, somebody had introduced the word "values." An hour later they were still at it. Finally the Bursar was heard to quote: "God made the integers; all else is the work of man." "Oh, bother!" cried the Dean. "Do let's keep mathematics out of it. And physics. I cannot cope with them.By Dorothy L. SayersArmstrong Betty Harriet Hearing Begin

I liked numbers because they were solid, invariant; they stood unmoved in a chaotic world. There was in numbers and their relation something absolute, certain, not to be questioned, beyond doubt.By Oliver SacksInvariant Solid World Numbers Stood