Shakuntala Devi

I was performing at a New Jersey high school, and I asked a class of 2,000 students, 'How many of you love mathematics?' and only one hand went up. And that was the hand of the maths teacher!

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I relax completely when I'm at rest. I don't think of numbers; I don't think of work.

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Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself.

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You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.

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I have written a book called 'In the Wonderland of Numbers'. It's about a young girl, Neha, who is very poor in mathematics, but in a series of illusory experiences, she becomes a great mathematician.

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If you do not use a muscle or any part of the body, it tends to become atrophic. So is the case with the brain. The more you use it, the better it becomes.

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I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.

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Shakuntala Devi — quotes and aphorisms

Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper.

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Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.

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Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.

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Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.

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Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.

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