The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius, Ramanujan Quotes

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"For Ramanujan's first three years, he scarcely spoke" (Chapter 1, pg. 13.)

"The untouchables could not even do that [enter the temple]. Nor, traditionally, could even their shadows cross the path of a Brahmin without his having to undergo a purification ritual" (Chapter 1, pg. 21.)

"Ramanujan was supremely self-assured about his mathematical gifts. Yet socially, he was a thoroughgoing conformist" (Chapter 2, pg. 51.)

"Ramanujan was an artist. And Numbers-and the mathematical language expressing their relationships-were his medium" (Chapter 2, pg. 60.)

" 'Infinite series,' one mathematician has written, 'were Ramanujan's first love'" (Chapter 3, pg. 87.)

"Hardy judged God, and found him wanting" (Chapter 4, pg. 110.)

"Good work is not done by humble men"(Chapter 5, pg. 178.)

"...if Ramanujan possessed conjurer's tricks, they were of almost Mephistopholean potency" (Chapter 6, pg. 206.)

"Hardy, in short, was a stern taskmaster" (Chapter 7, pg. 255.)

"His life [Ramanujan] was truncated, like a cone sliced off short of its vertex" (Chapter 8, pg. 356.)

"In South India today...

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