# „If you tell me 2 + 2 is 4, and I know it is, then you... shove marbles up your ass, I go "Damn, Anthony shoves marbles in his ass?" But [the fact that you shove marbles in your ass] doesn't invalidate 2 + 2 = 4.“

—  Patrice O'Neal, May 10, 2011
##### Patrice O'Neal9
American stand-up comedian, radio personality, and actor 1969 - 2011

### „In the work of Vieta the analytic methods replaced the geometric, and his solutions of the quadratic equation were therefore a distinct advance upon those of his predecessors. For example, to solve the equation x^2 + ax + b = 0 he placed u + z for x. He then hadu^2 + (2z + a)u +(z^2 + az + b) = 0.He now let 2z + a = 0, whence z = -\frac{1}{2}a,and this gaveu^2 - \frac{1}{4}(a^2 - 4b) = 0.u = \pm \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{a^2 - 4b}.andx = u + z = -\frac{1}{2}a \pm \sqrt{a^2 - 4b}.</center“

—  David Eugene Smith American mathematician 1860 - 1944
p.449

### „To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's.“

—  Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical

### „Now may I suggest you take your column and shove it?“

—  Neil Cavuto American television presenter 1958
Response to Paul Krugman after he criticized Cavuto for his comments on anti-war protesters. "Potshots from a Hypocrite" http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,86795,00.html, FoxNews.com, (May 14, 2003).

### „Almost all thinking people agree that you should not have probability 1 (or 0) for any event, other than one demonstrable by logic, like 2 x 2 = 4.“

—  Dennis Lindley British statistician 1923 - 2013
6. Bayes Rule. p. 91.

### „Pardon me 4 living, but this is my world 2I can't help that what's cool to us might be strange to u.Pardon me 4 breathing, can we borrow some of your air?The problem with u and your kind is that u don't know love is there.“

—  Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958
New Power Generation

### „Vieta was the first algebraist after Ferrari to make any noteworthy advance in the solution of the biquadratic. He began with the type x^4 + 2gx^2 + bx = c, wrote it as x^4 + 2gx^2 = c - bx, added gx^2 + \frac{1}{4}y^2 + yx^2 + gy to both sides, and then made the right side a square after the manner of Ferrari. This method... requires the solution of a cubic resolvent.Descartes (1637) next took up the question and succeeded in effecting a simple solution... a method considerably improved (1649) by his commentator Van Schooten. The method was brought to its final form by Simpson (1745).“

—  David Eugene Smith American mathematician 1860 - 1944
p.469

### „Who teh heLL R u 2 tELL me what 2 reed or how 2 spel?“

—  Laura Penny Canadian journalist 1975
Chapter Four, Screw U or Hate My Professors, p. 120 (spelling as per text...)

### „Ridin' up in them GTO's and 4-4-2's, Grand Prix's, S. S's, causes we so so cool“

—  Ludacris American rapper and actor 1977
Two Miles and Hour

### „What could be going so wrong that they need to check on you that often....'My bra's in my ass!!'....'Rachel' (mouths pointing to her ass 'My bra's in my ass' and again 'My bra's in my ass' shakes head no and air spells out A-S-S and then motions her to come here). I'd like to see how far they'd go to help you when you tell them your bra's in your ass.' 'Oh my, it's in the ass... do you need a different size or color? I don't know what to do about the bra in the ass. I'll get the manager I don't know.“

—  Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958
The Beginning

### „You can take your Law," she said in a measured tone, "and shove it right up your-“

—  Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

### „All the light which is radiated... will, after it has traveled a distance r, lie on the surface of a sphere whose area S is given by the first of the formulae (3). And since the practical procedure... in determining d is equivalent to assuming that all this light lies on the surface of a Euclidean sphere of radius d, it follows...4 \pi d^2 = S = 4 \pi r^2 (1 - \frac{K r^2}{3} +...);whence, to our approximation 4)d = r (1- \frac{K r^2}{6} +...), orr = d (1 + \frac{K d^2}{6} +...).</center“

—  Howard P. Robertson American mathematician and physicist 1903 - 1961

### „Stomp a nigga ass out in these numbah 4 Jorndans“

—  Lil Wayne American rapper, singer, record executive and businessman 1982
Bottles and Rockin J's Game Featuring DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, and Teyana Taylor

### „U don't have 2 be rich2 be my girlU don't have 2 be cool2 rule my worldAin't no particular sign I'm more compatible withI just want your extra time and yourKiss.“

—  Prince American pop, songwriter, musician and actor 1958
Kiss

### „The stages of human development are to strive for: (1) Besitz [Possession] (2) Wissen [Knowledge] (3) Können [Ability] (4) Sein [Being]“

—  Erwin Schrödinger Austrian physicist 1887 - 1961
Writings of August 1918, quoted in A Life of Erwin Schrödinger (1994) by Walter Moore

### „Take a unit, halve it, halve the result, and so on continually. This gives—1 1&frasl;2 1&frasl;4 1&frasl;8 1&frasl;16 1&frasl;32 1&frasl;64 1&frasl;128 &c.;Add these together, beginning from the first, namely, add the first two, the first three, the first four, &c...; We see then a continual approach to 2, which is not reached, nor ever will be, for the deficit from 2 is always equal to the last term added.... We say that—1, 1 + 1&frasl;2, 1 + 1&frasl;2 + 1&frasl;4, 1 + 1&frasl;2 + 1&frasl;4 + 1&frasl;8, &c.; &c.;is a series of quantities which continually approximate to the limit 2. Now the truth is, these several quantities are fixed, and do not approximate to 2.... it is we ourselves who approximate to 2, by passing from one to another. Similarly when we say, "let x be a quantity which continually approximates to the limit 2," we mean, let us assign different values to x, each nearer to 2 than the preceding, and following such a law that we shall, by continuing our steps sufficiently far, actually find a value for x which shall be as near to 2 as we please.“

—  Augustus De Morgan British mathematician, philosopher and university teacher (1806-1871) 1806 - 1871

### „X-Men Legends 2, it would be so much easier to enjoy you if your characters would ever shut up.“

—  Brian Clevinger writer 1978
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