I loved doing problems in school.

I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal.

But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library.

Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge.

I never use a computer.

Fermat said he had a proof.

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.

The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.

The only way I could relax was when I was with my children.

There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.

However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it.

Always try the problem that matters most to you.

I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.

I realized that anything to do with Fermat's Last Theorem generates too much interest.

That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest.