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Andrew Wiles Quotes

However impenetrable it seems, if you dont try it, then you can never do it.
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I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.

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Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge.

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Always try the problem that matters most to you.

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However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it.

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It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.

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Mathematicians aren't satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity.

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Fermat said he had a proof.

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I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.

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I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.

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Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods.

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I loved doing problems in school.

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Mathematics ... is a bit like discovering oil ... But mathematics has one great advantage over oil, in that no one has yet ... found a way that you can keep using the same oil forever.

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