Benoit Mandelbrot Quotes

Top 36 wise famous quotes and sayings by Benoit Mandelbrot

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Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Both chaos theory and fractal have had contacts in the past when they are both impossible to develop and in a certain sense not ready to be developed. Both chaos theory and fractal have had contacts in the past when they are both impossible to develop and in a certain sense not ready to be developed.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time. Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Order doesn't come by itself. Order doesn't come by itself.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: There are very complex shapes which would be the same from close by and far away. There are very complex shapes which would be the same from close by and far away.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable. There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: I went to the computer and tried to experiment. I introduced a very high level of experiment in very pure mathematics. I went to the computer and tried to experiment. I introduced a very high level of experiment in very pure mathematics.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: I had very, very little training in taking an exam to determine a scientist's life in France. I had very, very little training in taking an exam to determine a scientist's life in France.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Think not of what you see, but what it took to produce what you see. Think not of what you see, but what it took to produce what you see.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics. Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory. Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Pictures were completely eliminated from mathematics; in particular when I was young this happened in a very strong fashion. Pictures were completely eliminated from mathematics; in particular when I was young this happened in a very strong fashion.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line. Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end. Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules, which are repeated without end.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market. The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact. My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: The Mandelbrot set is the most complex mathematical object known to mankind. The Mandelbrot set is the most complex mathematical object known to mankind.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: In fact, I barely missed being number one in France in both schools. In particular I did very well in mathematical problems. In fact, I barely missed being number one in France in both schools. In particular I did very well in mathematical problems.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: Asking the right questions is as important as answering them Asking the right questions is as important as answering them
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: If you have a hammer, use it everywhere you can, but I do not claim that everything is fractal. If you have a hammer, use it everywhere you can, but I do not claim that everything is fractal.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: For most of my life, one of the persons most baffled by my own work was myself. For most of my life, one of the persons most baffled by my own work was myself.
Benoit Mandelbrot quotes: I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable. I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.