Spirit Math: The quality of your life equals the ratio of appreciation to complaint. Votes: 3

Alan CohenMath and music are intimately related. Not necessarily on a conscious level, but sure. Votes: 3

Stephen SondheimMath has a lot of negative stereotypes, but it can actually be fun and incredibly empowering. Votes: 3

Danica McKellarMath is the great equalizer. If you can do the numbers, the boys have to respect you. Votes: 3

Audrey MacLeanCooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. Votes: 2

David ChangIn school, my favorite subject was math. That's where I learned to count money. Votes: 2

French MontanaMathematics compares the most diverse phenomena and discovers the secret analogies that unite them. Votes: 2

Joseph FourierCalculus is the most powerful weapon of thought yet devised by the wit of man. Votes: 2

Wallace B. SmithThe real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. Votes: 2

Marcel ProustOnly two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Votes: 2

Albert EinsteinTruth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things. Votes: 2

Isaac NewtonAt Harvard I majored in chemistry with a strong inclination toward math. Votes: 0

William Standish KnowlesIt's the usual Socialist fiscal math of 1 + 1 = You're paying, so who cares. Votes: 0

Rachel MarsdenAl-Qaeda's resurgence brings out the worst in the Bush Administration's math and logic. Votes: 0

Jon StewartI love math. I have little secret number tattoos everywhere. I design them. Votes: 0

Pauley PerretteI was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit. Votes: 0

James Van Der BeekWe're no longer intimidated by math, because we're slowly redefining what math is. Votes: 0

Dan MeyerFor the future, primarily, we must educate people in science, engineering, technology and math. Votes: 0

Buzz AldrinMom actually said that?" Cassie's face shown with happiness. "She always hated my math! Votes: 0

Clare B. DunkleIn the financial sector, those whom the gods want to destroy they first teach math. Votes: 0

Niall FergusonKids deserve arts, and it's just as important as science, math, history, English or athletics. Votes: 0

FleaPlus, I was a math and science whiz from my first introduction to the subjects. Votes: 0

David CraneOne must acknowledge with cryptography no amount of violence will ever solve a math problem. Votes: 0

Jacob AppelbaumLater in the fifties I got involved in kinetic studies using my long forgotten math background. Votes: 0

William Standish KnowlesMy father would not pay for me to study anything but engineering or math in college. Votes: 0

Teri HatcherI'm real good with math, with numbers, like my dad was. I'm pretty much dialed in. Votes: 0

Hulk HoganI could have gone to medical school, I said. Except for all the math and stuff. Votes: 0

MaryJanice DavidsonI didn't major in math. I majored in miracles, and I still believe in them, too. Votes: 0

Mike HuckabeeTreat sins that your children struggle with like basic math. Practice, Practice, and you'll get it. Votes: 0

Rachel JankovicLook, I'm over 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math! Votes: 0

Nathan LaneI was a B student in math, simply because my teachers liked me, as an actor. Votes: 0

Morgan FreemanRepublicans and Democrats can barely do what they're supposed to do, and they sure can't do math! Votes: 0

Lewis BlackWe teach reading, writing and math by [having students do] them. But we teach democracy by lecture. Votes: 0

Shelley BermanLet's make math fun and sexy and glamorous. Smart is sexy, that's one of my main messages. Votes: 0

Danica McKellarWe made love like the three minutes between 3:32 and 3:34. My endurance is even worse than my math. Votes: 0

Jarod KintzDuring my McGill years, I took a number of math courses, more than other students in chemistry. Votes: 0

Rudolph A. MarcusMy kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! Votes: 0

Louis C. K.Here then - the after math of meaning. A liftime finished between the space of two frames. Votes: 0

Mark Z. DanielewskiI worry about Las Vegas schools. I hear in math, they only teach them to count to 21. Votes: 0

Rita RudnerI got into writing and thinking about politics because I was told there would be no math. Votes: 0

Jeff GreenfieldYou can count the dead, but you can't count the cost. We've got no math for Heaven... Votes: 0

Colum McCannThere are some parts I like about school. I like math a lot, and I like physics. Votes: 0

Morgan SaylorI had higher math SATs than in English - yet I became an English major in college. Votes: 0

Christie HefnerRegardless of any deviations, it was clear I was supposed to end up in math and physics. Votes: 0

Edward WittenI like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. Votes: 0

Tina FeyWhat I really need is a woman who loves me for my money but doesn't understand math. Votes: 0

Mike BirbigliaMusic has more rules than math or magic and it's twice as dangerous as both or either. Votes: 0

Catherynne M. ValenteThe math of time is simple: you have less than you think and need more than you know. Votes: 0

Kevin AshtonBrian and I were both science students. You know science sort of math and physics side, you know. Votes: 0

John DeaconI spent 10 years working on a math Ph.D., and I finally got kind of good at it. Votes: 0

Jerry McNerneyWe can't just throw something out there and assume it works just because it has math in it. Votes: 0

Cathy O'NeilI dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe. Votes: 0

Lucas GrabeelOnce you hit 40, you start reexamining the math of it all. I'll trade wisdom for youth any day. Votes: 0

Brad PittI don't believe we're hateful. I think mostly we're just asleep, but the math adds up the same. Votes: 0

Andrea GibsonOur eyes met in the math class. How were we to know that trigonometry would lead to matrimony? Votes: 0

Sophie KinsellaI loved math. I was such a nerd! I really enjoyed working through problems and finding the solution. Votes: 0

AnnaLynne McCordOnly in math can you buy sixty cantaloupes and no one asks what the hell is wrong with you. Votes: 0

Charles M. SchulzYou may end up with a different math, but you're entitled to your math. I'm entitled to the math. Votes: 0

Karl RoveThose who do not know history are probably also not doing well in English or math. P.J. O'Rourke Votes: 0

P. J. O'RourkeA math lecture without a proof is like a movie without a love scene. This talk has two proofs. Votes: 0

Hendrik LenstraI was a math guy as a kid. I was really good at math. I wasn't particularly interested in it. Votes: 0

Grover NorquistI guess the approach to song writing for me so far has been to use more chords and less math. Votes: 0

Mick BarrI went through a period of time when math was my favorite subject. Then math wasn't as fun so much. Votes: 0

Noah Gray-CabeyI was a normal human being, but I did like that. I read a lot. I also liked math and science. Votes: 0

Jamie DimonI thought I was going to be a veterinarian. I was good in science and in math, and I loved animals. Votes: 0

Terry J. LundgrenI knew comedy was the thing for me when I was the only Asian kid in high school... who failed math. Votes: 0

Dat PhanAt Tenafly High, I was lucky to have some dedicated teachers; I'm especially indebted to my calculus instructor, Francis Piersa, who opened my eyes to the striking beauty of mathematics. Votes: 3 Eric Maskin

I have degrees in social science, math and physics. Everything but business. Votes: 1 Glen Taylor

Common Core, the initiative that claims to more accurately measure K-12 student knowledge in English and math, also encourages children to step up their 'critical thinking.' Votes: 1 David Harsanyi

I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe. Votes: 1 Lucas Grabeel

Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math! Votes: 4 Nathan Lane

A conventional truth can be important - it's essential to learn elementary mathematics, for example - but it won't give you an edge. It's not a secret. Votes: 3 Peter Thiel

I was very slow in maths, geometry I actually enjoyed. Votes: 1 Liam Neeson

My main concern with the condition of mathematics in high school is that there's a lot of fear involved! Math is not, generally speaking, presented in a fun way. The concepts, as I see them, are fun, and that's the way I'd like to convey them myself. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

Most of the time I liked school and got good grades. In junior high, though, I hit a stumbling block with math - I used to come home and cry because of how frustrated I was! But after a few good teachers and a lot of perseverance, I ended up loving math and even choosing it as a major when I got to college. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

I wasn't an academic. I hated maths and science at school. I couldn't concentrate. Votes: 1 Michelle Dockery

I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person...as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read. Votes: 3 Jack Dorsey

If I'm teaching girls that do love to make cookies and do love fashion - that they can use math as a part of that - you think that's me saying, come on girls you belong in the kitchen, you belong shopping? Or, do you think it's me showing them how math is part of all their life, even the part they thought it had nothing to do with? Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days. Votes: 3 Andrew Wiles

It is hard to rationalise or explain why you love what you love. But I have always been interested in science and maths, and in high school I was struck that you could use maths to understand nature and science. Votes: 3 Serge Haroche

Nothing you'll read as breaking news will ever hold a candle to the sheer beauty of settled science. Textbook science has carefully phrased explanations for new students, math derived step by step, plenty of experiments as illustration, and test problems. Votes: 1 Eliezer Yudkowsky

I was always told that I was good in mathematics, and I guess my grades and standardized test scores supported that. My worst subjects were those that generally involved a lot of reading - English and history. So, having good test scores in math and mediocre ones in reading, I was naturally advised to major in engineering in college. Votes: 2 Henry Petroski

Scientific research and other studies have demonstrated that arts education can enhance American students' math and language skills and improve test scores which in turn increase chances of higher education and good jobs in the future. Votes: 3 Thad Cochran

I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers. Votes: 2 Jayma Mays

What makes screenplays difficult are the things that require the most discipline and care and are just not seen by most people. I'm talking about movement - screenwriting is related to math and music, and if you zig here, you know you have to zag there. It's like the descriptions for a piece of music - you go fast or slow or with feeling. It's the same. Votes: 4 Robert Towne

I don't believe that math and nature respond to democracy. Just because very clever people have rejected the role of the infinite, their collective opinions, however weighty, won't persuade mother nature to alter her ways. Nature is never wrong. Votes: 3 Janna Levin

I have degrees in social science, math and physics. Everything but business. Votes: 4 Glen Taylor

The reason why we do maths is because it's like poetry. It's about patterns, and that really turned me on. It made me feel that maths was in tune with the other things I liked doing. Votes: 1 Marcus du Sautoy

We believed we could prepare our kids for a more competitive world. And today, our younger students have earned the highest math and reading scores on record. Our high school graduation rate has hit an all-time high. And more Americans finish college than ever before. Votes: 3 Barack Obama

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group. Votes: 1 Adam Hamilton

I was particularly good at math and science. Votes: 6 William Standish Knowles

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. Votes: 3 John Glenn

I dislike math, yet I respect and appreciate the fact that math is the language of the universe. Votes: 1 Lucas Grabeel

My message is: You don't have to give up being popular, fun, or fashionable in order to be smart; they can go hand and hand. Doing math is a great way to exercise your brain; being smart is going to make you more powerful in life. Votes: 2 Danica McKellar

I'm going to have to go with math. Even though that's one of my harder subjects, but it's one of the funnest. Because I also want to be an architect when I grow up, if I can, and I know that being an architect takes a lot of math in it. Votes: 1 Sterling Beaumon

One thing is for sure: most of the people admitting candidates to universities for technical subjects are pretty dissatisfied with the level of math education. Votes: 3 Conrad Wolfram

The math of quantum mechanics and the math of general relativity, when they confront one another, they are ferocious antagonists and the equations don't work. Votes: 1 Brian Greene

All my family has very good mathematical abilities - like, so dorky. I was the dork then in school - on any maths exams I'd get 100%. I just knew how to do maths and most people would hate it, but for some reason it just came. Votes: 1 Rebel Wilson

This much I'm sure of. Chances for winning = 1 - (# of math students playing)/ (# of math students cheering). That's a fraction. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

I'd never been a teacher before, and here I was starting my first day with these eager students. There was a shortage of teachers, and they had been without a math teacher for six months. They were so excited to learn math. Votes: 1 Andrew Shue

I was dyslexic, so math and formulas were not necessarily my strong suit. Votes: 1 James Van Der Beek

This much I'm sure of. Chances for winning = 1 - (# of math students playing)/ (# of math students cheering). That's a fraction. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

My father was really good with math. It's a funny thing, I don't remember my father or my mother being so mechanical-minded. My father always wanted to be a doctor, but he came from a really poor family in Georgia, and there was no way he was going to be a doctor. Votes: 1 Herbie Hancock

Cooking and gardening involve so many disciplines: math, chemistry, reading, history. Votes: 1 David Chang

In high school, a teacher once suggested that I be a math major in college. I thought, 'Me? You've got to be joking!' I mean, in junior high, I used to come home and cry because I was so afraid of my math homework. Seriously, I was terrified of math. Votes: 3 Danica McKellar

I had done quite a bit of research about math education when I spoke before Congress in 2000 about the importance of women in mathematics. The session of Congress was all about raising more scholarships for girls in college. I told them I felt that it's too late by college. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess everything in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empirical route to getting the symmetry that you want, and this vibe, sonically. Votes: 1 Frank Ocean

It is hard to rationalise or explain why you love what you love. But I have always been interested in science and maths, and in high school I was struck that you could use maths to understand nature and science. Votes: 1 Serge Haroche

In Montana, a math teacher is running for the Senate. Win or lose, she plans on demanding a recount because math is fun. Votes: 3 Conan O'Brien

I was always good at math, but I was good at everything. It sounds obnoxious, but I was just smart. In school, it's kind of obvious when you're learning things faster than other kids. Votes: 1 Lisa Randall

My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! Votes: 2 Louis C. K.

I was an undergrad math major and a grad student in computer science. I'm hugely introverted, not atypical of math majors. Votes: 3 Judith Faulkner

Most people that derail as leaders in the corporate world, it's not because they couldn't do the math and calculate return on investment properly. The issues are communication and understanding. All of what typically would've been called the 'soft stuff.' You have to be authentic. You have to be dialed into the soft stuff. Votes: 1 Douglas Conant

Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story. I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a maths problem. I guess everything in life is a math problem, but it can be more about an empirical route to getting the symmetry that you want, and this vibe, sonically. Votes: 3 Frank Ocean

We have to start encouraging women to get into math and science early on in life... But to just say TechCrunch is perpetuating the problem because there aren't enough women speakers at our events is just a way to get attention and not solve the problem. So do we want to solve the problem, or do we want to just pick on me? Votes: 1 Michael Arrington

All human states are organic brain states - happiness, sadness, fear, lust, dreaming, doing math problems and writing novels - and our brains are not static. Votes: 3 Siri Hustvedt

My mother was an economics professor. I'm proficient in math, and statistics, game theory, symbolic logic and all of that. Votes: 1 Dave Hickey

I think math is a hugely creative field, because there are some very well-defined operations that you have to work within. You are, in a sense, straightjacketed by the rules of the mathematics. But within that constrained environment, it's up to you what you do with the symbols. Votes: 1 Brian Greene

I wanted to be a scientist. But I had no math skills. Votes: 3 Terri Windling

This much I'm sure of. Chances for winning = 1 - (# of math students playing)/ (# of math students cheering). That's a fraction. Votes: 4 Danica McKellar

There is an outdated belief that girls are not as good at science and math subjects as boys. But according to the report 'Generation STEM,' high school girls earn more math and science credits than boys do, and their GPAs, aggregated across math and science classes, are higher than boys'. Votes: 4 Padmasree Warrior

I did math in school, obviously. And I loved all my math teachers. Votes: 4 Jayma Mays

In the early days, I often felt that I was taking a math test when we were playing. It was a profound feeling of having to prove myself. Votes: 3 Chris Stein

We cheated on our math tests, we carved some dirty words on the desk. Votes: 3 Alice Cooper

If I'm teaching girls that do love to make cookies and do love fashion - that they can use math as a part of that - you think that's me saying, come on girls you belong in the kitchen, you belong shopping? Or, do you think it's me showing them how math is part of all their life, even the part they thought it had nothing to do with? Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

When I multiply numbers together, I see two shapes. The image starts to change and evolve, and a third shape emerges. That's the answer. It's mental imagery. It's like maths without having to think. Votes: 1 Daniel Tammet

President Obama said he plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his? Votes: 3 Jay Leno

Let's face it; by and large math is not easy, but that's what makes it so rewarding when you conquer a problem, and reach new heights of understanding. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

I had an excellent math and physics teacher in high school named T.C. Patel, and in the university, I had truly dedicated professors in both physics and mathematics who gave me a sound foundation with which to pursue graduate studies. Votes: 4 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

We have to start encouraging women to get into math and science early on in life... But to just say TechCrunch is perpetuating the problem because there aren't enough women speakers at our events is just a way to get attention and not solve the problem. So do we want to solve the problem, or do we want to just pick on me? Votes: 1 Michael Arrington

A Noah's Ark of mathematicians, their lives, loves, hard times, and madnesses, Loving and Hating Mathematics shows our community with all its warts as well as its triumphs. I especially liked the chapter on much-hated school mathematics, 'Almost All Children Left Behind.' Votes: 3 David Mumford

There is an outdated belief that girls are not as good at science and math subjects as boys. But according to the report 'Generation STEM,' high school girls earn more math and science credits than boys do, and their GPAs, aggregated across math and science classes, are higher than boys'. Votes: 4 Padmasree Warrior

Even when a man and a woman perform equally well in a task - say, solving math problems - men are more willing to enter competitions based on that task. Men also show less risk aversion. Votes: 3 Sendhil Mullainathan

Even when a man and a woman perform equally well in a task - say, solving math problems - men are more willing to enter competitions based on that task. Men also show less risk aversion. Votes: 3 Sendhil Mullainathan

I recognize that I have a unique position to be a role model to young girls because I am doing something that they consider glamorous, which is acting, and yet I took a time to really get my education and study mathematics, and I think math is the cat's meow. Votes: 4 Danica McKellar

It is a well-known experience that the only truly enjoyable and profitable way of studying mathematics is the method of "filling in details" by one's own efforts. Votes: 3 Cornelius Lanczos

Students never think it can be the teacher's fault and so I thought I was stupid. I was frustrated and would come home and cry because I couldn't do it. Then we got a new teacher who made math accessible. That made all the difference and I learned that it's how you present it that makes it scary or friendly. Votes: 1 Danica McKellar

President Obama said he plans on training 10,000 new math and science teachers. How about teaching math to that economic team of his? Votes: 3 Jay Leno

Most people who open restaurants will fail, because they lack the fundamental understanding of restaurant math. Either they think they're superstar cooks or they think they're superstar hosts. Votes: 1 Joe Bastianich

Math just wasn't my favorite. I didn't get how important math is and how it relates to real life. That's why I think I was turned off to it. Once I got down arithmetic and a little bit of algebra, I think I checked out. As I've gotten older, I think there's a lot more relation to math. English was my favorite subject. Votes: 1 Adam Rodriguez