But mathematics is the sister, as well as the servant, of the arts and is touched by the same madness and genius.

Quoted in S Gudder

Mathematics are the result of mysterious powers which no one understands, and which the unconscious recognition of beauty must play an important part. Out of an infinity of designs a mathematician chooses one pattern for beauty's sake and pulls it down to earth.

JOC/EFR December 2013

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