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On his own history with mathematics, and connection with John Nash: 'I had a bit of a hiccup in the third year of high school. The school I was at hired a non-English speaking Hungarian who was a professional of some great standing in Eastern Europe. But he hadn't learned the English language yet. He probably is a great asset to the teaching staff now, but we were his first class. That was when mathematics and I parted ways.

'There's a lot of mathematics in music. It's all in groups of eight, mate, y'know. The one thing that I may have in common with John is that the subject matter I do know, the driving part of my life, my work life, there's a point where structure and scaffolding is left behind and intuition takes over. That's the difference between John and the next 100 mathematicians. He's fully prepared to leave the scaffolding behind and get into the ether of the equation and find the answer quicker. The bane of his existence, however, is finding the proof.'
View quotes by Russell Crowe

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.' Need I say more?
View quotes by Chris Rock

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.
View quotes by Boy George

My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
View quotes by Cary Grant

On being put out of the World Cup: That was the past, this is the future.
View quotes by David Beckham

During FA Cup Final before Parlour shot & scored: 'It's only Ray Parlour..'
View quotes by Tim Lovejoy

'Nine days on and I've not seen the game. Not a chance. Maybe I never will.' - Jonny on still not having seen England's World Cup win on video!
View quotes by Johnny Wilkinson

I hate to admit this but I do not even know how to make a cup of tea or coffee. I don't drink them anyway...I can boil a kettle for a pot noodle and have been known to warm up some food in the microwave but cookery is definitely not one of my specialities
View quotes by Michael Owen

They were outstanding. They are the best team in the world by one minute (on England rugby world cup winners)
View quotes by Eddie Jones

You just wouldn't have anyone else there, would you? (on Jonny W's winning world cup kick)
View quotes by Martin Johnson

I was going nuts. We kept putting ourselves in trouble, making error after error. But who cares what I thought? We have won the World Cup.
View quotes by Clive Woodward

I was worried I might end up on a pizza advert (after a fumble in the England rugby world cup final)
View quotes by Ben Kay

They always lose when it matters (getting it wrong about England in the rugby world cup final 2003)
View quotes by Bernard Laporte

Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I'll not look for wine.
View quotes by Ben Jonson

Busy, curious, thirsty fly, Gently drink, and drink as I; Freely welcome to my cup. (The Fly)
View quotes by William Oldys

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
View quotes by Sir Thomas Aquinas

Nine days on and I've not seen the game. Not a chance. Maybe I never will.' - Jonny on still not having seen England's World Cup win on video!
View quotes by Jonny Wilkinson

If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth. (Opening line, The Catcher in the Rye)
View quotes by J D Salinger

The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
View quotes by Henry L Mencken

Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
View quotes by Gertrude Stein

We are now entering a new Millennium and football's a completely different cup of tea.
View quotes by Dave Bassett

The World Cup is a truly International event.
View quotes by John Motson

More football later, but first let's see the goals from the Scottish Cup final.
View quotes by Des Lynam

You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out.
View quotes by Peter Shilton

If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.
View quotes by Nikita Khrushchev

I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
View quotes by Maya Angelou

Eating rice cakes is like chewing on a foam coffee cup, only less filling.
View quotes by Dave Barry

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Life's enchanted cup sparkles near the brim.

View quotes by Lord Byron

When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens.
View quotes by Desmond Tutu



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