My experience since then suggests that students tend to overrate students; each...– Paul R. Halmos
studying math is a bit like getting a board game with all of the pieces, some of the rules, and none of the directions. you play for a while, moving your pawn from room to room until you’re finally ready to call checkmate. your advisor comes along, asks you why you haven’t built any houses on the boardwalk, and gives you some cryptic advice about a lead pipe. then you realize...
I’ve always known I wanted to go into math. there was never (seriously) any question in my mind. at least not the way I remember it; not in the past ten years or so (ten years, really? jesus. I’ve been in school for forever). I’ve always known how lucky I was to have found something that I love this much, not to mention that not very many people can do this thing, and further...
remember that day I sliced open three of my...
oh that was today
Common Writing Mistakes →
lizlemon: (via laurenmorrill:everybodyilovedies:amandaonwriting) Benjamin Dreyer is the VP Executive Managing Editor & Copy Chief of Random House Publishing Group. Below is his list of the common stumbling blocks for authors, from A to X. One buys antiques in an antiques store from an antiques dealer; an antique store is a very old store. He stayed awhile; he stayed for a...
the more math you learn, the more you realize how much you don’t know; how much you could never know. this is stressful sometimes. how can I be an expert in anything so vast? if I’m lucky my future research will have applications to a branch or two of mathematics. but there are some dark corners that will forever remain a mystery. some branches, in fact, that I may never even know...
Sometimes you’re 23 and standing in the kitchen of your house making breakfast...– The Winter of the Air (via freecocaine) This is a much better version of my blurb yesterday. Well shoot. (via sade)
i accepted it’s okay to not be totally sure about where you live. it’s okay to...– amber fox amen. via @megburns (via colormecozy) my life (via quarterlifecoe)
odair: have you ever noticed how anne hathaway is always getting makeovers in her movies
sometimes it doesn't feel like a life
every day. get up, into the office. blink and its time to go to class, or teach. blink again and I need to go home to sleep. not because I’m tired but because I’m afraid if I don’t sleep I won’t be able to work tomorrow. I don’t sleep much, but it doesn’t feel like I need it. it’s more of a hassle to sleep than anything. how dare you take hours away from...
for whatever reason this song is the only thing...
There are so many things in the world. How can I do them all? How can I have all of the experiences? Where will life take me? Will I even need to finish this path I’m on? So much time. So many things to do. Sometimes I catch glimpses of another life that I could have. That’s not to say that this isn’t the life I want or the one that I love. Just a fleeting vision of me as...
I’ve been putting in ridiculous hours at the office lately. maybe it’s getting old. if I don’t think about it, if I just keep working and don’t stop, don’t think about stopping its not so bad. I got so much done this weekend. not “enough,” never enough. but a lot. home works and lecture notes. grading. a huge amount, more than any other weekend. ...
You forget that even the strongest person to ever live had a weakest day of...– I Wrote This For You (via quotewhore)
"how to survive grad school"
Not to be a hater or anything, but I just read a (small) article on “how to survive grad school” and I have to say, it was not even close to being helpful. Maybe it’s because I’ve had a tumultuous start but it set me off a bit. (I mean…it basically said you should manage your time well. Uh, duh?!) Grad school is motherf*kin hard. Like not just a load of work that is...
The Player - 1992
Griffin: We should pay for our crimes, shouldn't we?
June: I think knowing you've committed a crime is suffering enough. If you don't suffer...maybe it wasn't a crime after all.
Remember how far you’ve come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where...– Rick Warren (via thearistocatic)
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.– Andrew Camegie (via kari-shma)
chapped lips, frost bitten nose and ears, dry...
winter in Eugene is so sexy.