In mathematics, the revolutions are silent events. No clash, no fuss. The news is communicated in some blurb well away from the front pages.
At the beginning and at the end we have the mystery. We could say that we have the plan of God. In this mystery mathematics brings us closer, not penetrate it.
Mathematics, seen in the right light, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.
The life of a mathematical mathematics is short. It’s rare that you produce the best results after 25-30 years. If you have produced little until then, it will continue to produce little.