Sunday, March 01, 2009

Memorable Quotes by Erik Demaine

Memorable quotes from Lecture 2 of SMA 5503, attributed to Erik D Demaine.
  • I have a feeling, by the end of the lecture, this blackboard will be totally stink.
  • This is, again, divine inspiration. And, if you have a good connection to some divinity, you are all set. But it is a little bit harder for the rest of us mere mortals.
  • It usually just works. That's the great thing about it. It provides you intuition for free. It tells you what the answer is pretty much.
  • There are three kinds of mathematicians, those who can add and those who cannot, and I am the latter kind so I need your help.
  • And, if we believe in fate and we see this three number recurrence, we know that we have the right answer.

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