• If there is one thing in mathematics that fascinates me more than anything else (and doubtless always has), it is neither "number" nor "size", but always form. And among the thousand-and-one faces whereby form chooses to reveal itself to us, the one that fascinates me more than any other and continues to fascinate me, is the structure hidden in mathematical things.

    "Alexander Grothendieck, Math Enigma, Dies at 86" by Bruce Weber and Julie Rehmeyer, November 14, 2014.
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