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“It seems to me that the poet has only to perceive that which others do not perceive, to look deeper than others look. And the mathematician must do the same thing.”
“Many persons who have not studied mathematics confuse it with arithmetic and consider it a dry and arid science. Actually, however, this science requires great fantasy.”
Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician
(1850 - 1891)
Full name: Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya