What the poet laments holds for the mathematician. That he writes his works with the blood of his heart. — Ludwig Boltzmann
“Bring forth what is true; Write it so it it’s clear. Defend it to your last breath.” — Ludwig Boltzmann, quoting Faust
“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?” — Scott Adams
To err is human, but to really screw up you need the root password.
A day without sunshine is like night. — Douglas Adams
Don’t start by thinking about a thesis or a thesis topic. Your goal is to produce papers. — Mihir Bellare about doing a PhD