April 15, 2011

« At the Daniel Berzsenyi Gymnasium, Gyorgy Polya studied Greek, Latin and German, in addition to Hungarian. It is surprising to learn that there he was seemengly uninterested in mathematics, his work in geometry deemed merely satisfactory compared with his outstanding performance in literature, geography and other subjects. His favorite subject, outside of literature, was biology. […] Later, he joked that he “wasn’t good enough for physics, and was too god for philosophy – mathematics is in between”. »
~ J.H. Conway

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