James Fullwood

Mathematician, writer, musician


Math papers

Other writings

Art and Ideas


"The Tao that can be named is not the eternal Tao."--Lao Tze

"True knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."--Confucius

"In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them."--John von Neumann

"I feel that what mathematics needs least are pundits who issue prescriptions or guidelines for presumably less enlightened mortals."--Armand Borel

"And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh."--Ecclesiastes 12:12

"A man to whom it has been given to bless the world with a great creative idea has no need for the praise of posterity. His very achievement has already conferred a higher boon upon him."--Albert Einstein

"I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness"--Max Planck

"One could perhaps describe the situation by saying that God is a mathematician of the highest order, and that He used very advanced mathematics in constructing the universe."--Paul Dirac

"The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality."–-Hermann Minkowski

"Find something you love and let it kill you."--Charles Bukowski

"Truth is that which you experience. Everything else is belief."--Me

"Friends, right here and now, one quantum away, there is raging a universe of active intelligence that is transhuman, hyperdimensional, and extremely alien."—Terence McKenna

"We are not enriched by what we possess, but by what we can do without."--Immanuel Kant

"Only when the power of love overcomes the love of power will the world know peace."--Jimi Hendrix