I was at my best at a little past forty, when I was a professor at Oxford.
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.
I am interested in mathematics only as a creative art.