Geometry Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Geometry Quotes from Antony Garrett Lisi, Comte de Lautreamont, Shia LaBeouf, E. W. Howe, Jacques Lacan. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

What physics tells us is that everything comes down to

What physics tells us is that everything comes down to geometry and the interactions of elementary particles. And things can happen only if these interactions are perfectly balanced.
Antony Garrett Lisi
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Comte de Lautreamont
People were going to geometry class and I was swimming through vats of chili on ‘Even Stevens.’ It was like a dream!
Shia LaBeouf
It is hard to convince a high-school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.
E. W. Howe
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
Jacques Lacan
A multitude of bees can tell the time of day, calculate the geometry of the sun’s position, argue about the best location for the next swarm. Bees do a lot of close observing of other bees; maybe they know what follows stinging and do it anyway.
Lewis Thomas
Not that the propositions of geometry are only approximately true, but that they remain absolutely true in regard to that Euclidean space which has been so long regarded as being the physical space of our experience.
Arthur Cayley
I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
Wilfred Owen
In terms of individuals who actually inspired me, very few of the academic people that I had access to had that power over me. Maybe it’s simply because I wasn’t that committed to geometry.
Twyla Tharp
One of the great challenges of modern cosmology is to discover what the geometry of the universe really is.
Margaret Geller
Golf is basically about geometry and your ability to gauge how things are, the terrain, the distances, and exerting the right amount of swing and force.
Jaggi Vasudev
Relying on the face might be human nature – even babies prefer to look at attractive people. But, of course, judging someone based on the geometry of his features is, from a moral and legal standpoint, no better than judging him based on the color of his skin.
Paul Bloom
I was very slow in maths, geometry I actually enjoyed.
Liam Neeson
I can’t stop biting my nails. It’s a bad habit of mine. I like anything to do with math and numbers. I know a lot of people don’t like geometry, but for me it’s fun.
I’ve got a real sense of three-dimensional geometry. I can look at a flat piece of fabric and know that if I put a slit in it and make some fabric travel around a square, then when you lift it up it will drape in a certain way, and I can feel how that will happen.
Vivienne Westwood
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
All one’s inventions are true, you can be sure of that. Poetry is as exact a science as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert
Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.
John Jewel
While fractal geometry is often used in high-tech science, its patterns are surprisingly common in traditional African designs.
Ron Eglash
This is the first real evidence that we’ve seen now of high gravitational field strengths: monstrous things like stars moving at the velocity of light, smashing into each other, and making the geometry of space-time turn into some sort of washing machine.
Rainer Weiss
Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary.
William Adams
The citation for the 1971 Nobel Prize in Chemistry reads, ‘for contribution to the knowledge of electronic structures and geometry of molecules, especially free radicals,’ and therefore implies that the Prize has been awarded for a long series of studies extending practically over my whole scientific life.
Gerhard Herzberg
Geometry was the first exciting course I remember.
Steven Chu
I got good grades in math, but I never really enjoyed it. My favorite part of math was algebra, but geometry was the worst.
Nathan Kress
Plane geometry is sort of the key course where you learn about proving things and abstraction.
Sheldon Lee Glashow
In things to be seen at once, much variety makes confusion, another vice of beauty. In things that are not seen at once, and have no respect one to another, great variety is commendable, provided this variety transgress not the rules of optics and geometry.
Christopher Wren
Life isn’t about algebra and geometry. Learning by making mistakes and not duplicating them is what life is about.
Lindsay Fox
A pool at the edge of the ocean is the simplest geometry, yet you feel connected to the sea. In a forest with the mountains in the background, you also feel the connection to nature, yet it’s a very complex geometry. I think architecture is about controlling these feelings.
Ma Yansong
If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.
Eve Arnold
I just toured around looking for fractals, and when I found something that had a scaling geometry, I would ask the folks what was going on – why they had made it that way.
Ron Eglash
There is no royal road to geometry.
I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and dancing over space-time.
Antony Garrett Lisi
Geometry is moribund. I want a lilt and joy to art.
Ellsworth Kelly
Poetry is as precise a thing as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert
I got into animals by drawing hair follicles. I liked drawing hair, and from that I got into feathers and fur, then into images of animals. The patterning is the same, but the proportions of the body change from one animal to the next. A lot of it is just geometry and consciousness.
Kiki Smith
Projective geometry is all geometry.
Arthur Cayley
Fractions, decimals, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, mechanics – these are the steps up the mountain side. How high is one going to get? For me, the pinnacle was Projective Geometry. Who today has even heard of this branch of mathematics?
Christopher Robin Milne
One of the weird things about modern physics is that we do find there are apparently these other dimensions that we don’t directly experience that explain some aspects of the overall geometry and reality of our universe.
David Grinspoon
Fractal geometry is everywhere, even in lines drawn in the sand. It’s the cycle of life… You see fractals in plants, in flowers. Within the human lung are branches within branches.
Ron Eglash
The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.
Louis de Bernieres
You can’t criticize geometry. It’s never wrong.
Paul Rand
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert
We learned to put discipline in the haircuts by using actual geometry, actual architectural shapes and bone structure. The cut had to be perfect and layered beautifully, so that when a woman shook it, it just fell back in.
Vidal Sassoon
And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
Albrecht Durer
If you’re sitting across the table from someone, the geometry of the situation says ‘confrontation.’ If you’re walking with somebody, you’re heading in the same direction, and the spatial dance you’re doing is a little more cooperative.
Scott Kim
The bones of my architecture are very much related to the structure, to the physical fact of how a building can stand up; it’s also related to geometry and a certain understanding of the architecture in which there is a balance between expression and function.
Santiago Calatrava
The two elements the traveler first captures in the big city are extra human architecture and furious rhythm. Geometry and anguish.
Federico Garcia Lorca
I’d been doing projects outdoors for the public. I made pigeons eat geometry by putting bread out in rhomboids and triangles. I don’t know if this activity made sense, but the work was available.
Jenny Holzer
I was allergic to school. I was completely befuddled by school. I was trying so hard, but I couldn’t succeed. I took geometry for four years, the same course over and over again, and I did not graduate with my senior class. I finally passed geometry after doing summer school, and eventually, I graduated.
Henry Winkler
The geometry, the content, and the fate of the universe are all intricately linked. If you know two, you can deduce the third.
Priyamvada Natarajan