Andrew Wiles Quotes

Andrew Wiles Quotes: 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.
Author: Andrew Wiles
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.
Author: Andrew Wiles
Some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve. There's no reason why these problems shouldn't be easy, and yet they turn out to be extremely intricate. [Fermat's] Last Theorem is the most beautiful example of this.
Author: Andrew Wiles
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
Author: Andrew Wiles
Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods.
Author: Andrew Wiles