'What is crucial is there be laws.'

-André Weil

“Wir müssen wissen, wir werden wissen.'

-David Hilbert

'I am not really doing research, just trying to cultivate myself.'

-Alexander Grothendieck

'There is an underlying timelessness in the basic conversation that is mathematics.'

-Barry Mazur

'A great cathedral has both structural impressiveness and delicate detail. A great mathematical theory should similarly be beautiful
on both large and small scales.'

-Michael Atiyah