“Human beings are terrible messes.”Portia:“I’ll grant you that.”Andrew:From the movieBicentennial Man.

A while ago, I was trying to figure out a song to play on my guitar. There was a nice guitar solo in it. There was a part in that solo, where the guitarist bends a note. As I was trying to figure out the bend, I noticed a very surprising thing. I can do half-step bend (one note bend) and a whole step bend (two note bend). So I tried bending half step, but it kinda felt slightly lower than the original bend…

“Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.”-Khalil Gibran

One of the teachers in our university, who is teaching us Real Analysis 2 this semester, told us during one of his classes, “My this year’s resolution is, I would say ‘That’s obvious/trivial/clear’ less than last year.” And he also forbade us to say so in his classes. And I think that’s very important in a pure mathematics class. …

“The obvious way of doing things is not always the best way and it’s often a good idea to play around with patterns and push them beyond the bounds where you expect them to work. Because a little bit of insight and mathematics can go a very long way.”

–Derek Muller

Euler’s polyhedron formula is often referred as *The Second Most Beautiful Math Equation*, second to none other than another identity (e^{iπ}+1=0) by **The Mathematical Giant** Euler. …

I like to think I’m x% of a philosopher and y% of an artist, where x is larger than y.