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John McLaughlin Quotes and Sayings

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The mathematics of rhythm are universal.
They don't belong to any particular culture.
- John McLaughlin

The moment you start to talk about playing music,
you destroy music.
It cannot be talked about.
It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to.
- John McLaughlin

I don't have any message in the music.
Music will be fine as long as you take care of yourself.
- John McLaughlin

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic,
love is the key element.
I really love to play with different musicians who
come from different cultural backgrounds.
- John McLaughlin

 

Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are.
- John McLaughlin

Interplay and interaction are the integral parts of music -
they're as important as the notes.
- John McLaughlin

There are two kinds of success.
One is musical or artistic and the other is commercial.
- John McLaughlin

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You can have the greatest player in terms of mastering
an instrument and you could be yawning your head off when you hear them.
So, it's not what you do, but the way you're doing
it and in the end that's all that we have.
- John McLaughlin

I find Indian music very funky.
I mean it's very soulful, with their own kind of blues.
But it's the only other school on the planet that develops
improvisation to the high degree that you find in jazz music.
So we have a lot of common ground.
- John McLaughlin

As far as the laws of mathematics
refer to reality, they are not certain,
and as far as they are certain,
they do not refer to reality.
- Albert Einstein

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
- Francis Bacon

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I must study politics and war that my sons may have
liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.
- John Adams

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T.
from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
- John Forbes Nash, Jr.

Film is one of the three universal languages,
the other two: mathematics and music.
- Frank Capra

Language is remarkable, except under the extreme constraints
of mathematics and logic,
it never can talk only about what it's supposed to
talk about but is always spreading around.
- Howard Nemerov

There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.
- Edsger Dijkstra

The abstract analysis of the world by mathematics and
physics rests on the concepts of space and time.
- James J. Gibson

In mathematics the art of proposing a question must
be held of higher value than solving it.
- Georg Cantor

Mathematics is the music of reason.
- James Joseph Sylvester

At the age of 12, I developed an intense interest in mathematics.
On exposure to algebra, I was fascinated by simultaneous
equations and read ahead of the class to the end of the book.
- John Pople

Mathematics allows for no hypocrisy and no vagueness.
- Stendhal

I was so pleased to be at university to do physics and mathematics.
- John Henry Carver

Thus, in a sense, mathematics has been most advanced
by those who distinguished themselves by intuition
rather than by rigorous proofs.
- Felix Klein

Everyone knows what a curve is, until he has studied
enough mathematics to become confused through the countless
number of possible exceptions.
- Felix Klein

If mathematics is to be understood widely,
we need to emphasise its elegance and its applications.
Sometimes it seems that universities want to emphasise how difficult it is!
- Johnny Ball

I sort of was good at writing essays.
I was never very good at mathematics,
and I was never very good at algebra.
I loved science, but I wasn't sure of it.
- Diane Cilento

It is not of the essence of mathematics to be conversant
with the ideas of number and quantity.
- George Boole

We especially need imagination in science.
It is not all mathematics, nor all logic,
but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
- Maria Montessori

I read one or two other books which gave me a background
in mathematics other than logic.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual
understanding of some part of mathematics that would
clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
- Andrew Wiles

But however measurable, there is much more life in
music than mathematics or logic ever dreamed of.
- Gabriel Marcel

The mathematics is not there till we put it there.
- Arthur Eddington

Music at times is more like perfume than mathematics.
- Gabriel Marcel

We do not learn by inference and deduction and the
application of mathematics to philosophy,
but by direct intercourse and sympathy.
- Richard M. Nixon

The most painful thing about mathematics is how far
away you are from being able to use it after you have learned it.
- James Newman

The art of doing mathematics consists in finding that
special case which contains all the germs of generality.
- David Hilbert

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies,
I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps.
- Christopher Columbus

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place
in the world for ugly mathematics.
- Godfrey Harold Hardy

Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful
creation of the human spirit.
- Stefan Banach

Well, some mathematics problems look simple,
and you try them for a year or so, and then you try
them for a hundred years,
and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve.
- Andrew Wiles

Programming is one of the most difficult branches of applied mathematics;
the poorer mathematicians had better remain pure mathematicians.
- Edsger Dijkstra

For scholars and laymen alike it is not philosophy
but active experience in mathematics itself that can
alone answer the question:
What is mathematics?
- Richard Courant

The problem is that no ethical system has ever achieved consensus.
Ethical systems are completely unlike mathematics or science.
This is a source of concern.
- Daniel Dennett

We must always emphasize research and development of science and mathematics,
and I can think of no better way to achieve this than
through our future in space.
- Nick Lampson

I was fortunate to find an extraordinary mathematics
and applied mathematics program in Toronto.
- Walter Kohn

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics
and teaching mathematics.
- Simeon Poisson

Mathematics is as old as Man.
- Stefan Banach

But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant,
of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.
- Marston Morse

In some parts of life, like mathematics and science,
yeah, I was a genius.
I would top all the top scores you could ever measure it by.
- Steve Wozniak

Mathematics is, as it were, a sensuous logic,
and relates to philosophy as do the arts,
music, and plastic art to poetry.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself
which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
- E. T. Bell

The longer mathematics lives the more abstract -
and therefore,
possibly also the more practical - it becomes.
- E. T. Bell

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates
interesting mathematics along the way -
even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.
- Andrew Wiles

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics.
- E. T. Bell

The mistakes and unresolved difficulties of the past
in mathematics have always been the opportunities of its future.
- E. T. Bell

When we were making the law, when we were writing the
literature and the mathematics the grandfarthers of
Blair and little Bush were scratching around in caves.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

And they're also very good at math, these super boogers,
and so they teach Billy the ways of mathematics.
- William Joyce

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock
correctly and he's good with lower mathematics.
Don't get me wrong - he's good.
- Don Van Vliet

For the things of this world cannot be made known without
a knowledge of mathematics.
- Roger Bacon

Chess, like mathematics and music, is a nursery for child prodigies.
- Jamie Murphy

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation,
the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone
of the highest excellence,
is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
- Bertrand Russell

Being exposed to theory, stimulated by a basic love
of concepts and mathematics,
was a marvelous experience.
- Rudolph A. Marcus

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,
and given over a hopeless race.
- Charles Babbage

I had a liberal arts education at Amherst College where I had two majors,
mathematics and philosophy.
- Stephen Cole Kleene

I did not have a very literary background.
I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics,
and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
- Robert Morgan

The object of pure physics is the unfolding of the
laws of the intelligible world;
the object of pure mathematics that of unfolding the
laws of human intelligence.
- James Joseph Sylvester

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
- Albert Einstein

I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.
- G. H. Hardy


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