Richard Hamming

Richard Hamming

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Author Profession: US Mathematician
Born: February 11, 1915
Died: January 07, 1998
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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If you read all the time what other people have done, you will the think the way they thought.

The emotion at the point of technical breakthrough is better than wine, women and song put together.

The purpose of computing is insight, not numbers.

Good scientists will fight the system rather than learn to work with the system.

If you want to think new thoughts that are different, then do what creative people do - get the problem reasonably clear and then refuse to look at any answers until you've thought the problem through carefully how you would do it, how you could slightly change the problem to be the correct one.

If you don't work on important problems, it's not likely that you'll do important work.

If you have the door to your office closed, you get more work done today and tomorrow, and you are more productive than most. But ten years later somehow, you don't quite know what problems are worth working on.

The lecturer should give the audience full reason to believe that all his powers have been exerted for their pleasure and instruction. Michael Faraday quotes

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

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