Always try the problem that matters most to you. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I realized that anything to do with Fermat's Last Theorem generates too much interest. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night - and that went on for eight years. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way - even if you don't solve it at the end of the day. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

Just because we can't find a solution it doesn't mean that there isn't one. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years. So even if I was on the right track, I could be living in the wrong century. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

The only way I could relax was when I was with my children. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0

We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention. Andrew Wiles English Mathematician More Andrew Wiles Quotes 0