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Im working as a math teacher on an upper secondary school sweden.

As a last project for the students into programming I´m giving out a exercise where they should plot the roots of first, second and third order polynomials with integer coefficients (in a given interval). Hopefully resulting in some cool pictures of the complex plane.

The best picture when will be printed on a A1 paper and hung on the wall in the classroom.

However! I would also like to have a nice qoute along with the image. Which is the purpose of this thread. :)

The qoute should peferably adress the questions 'what is math?' or 'what is a mathematician doing?'.

Something along the lines of Erdös:

"A mathematician is a machine which turns coffee into theorems" but more inspiring!

I know that Grothendieck has written about this in his personal but published notes. But since I can't understand french I have a hard time finding qoutes thats suits.

Do you guys have any suggestions? I´m very thankful for any help.

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