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!
I relax completely when I'm at rest. I don't think of numbers; I don't think of work.
Nobody challenges me. I challenge myself.
You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.
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.
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.
I haven't had any formal education. Through the grace of god, I am gifted in mathematics and the English language.
Numbers have life; they're not just symbols on paper.
Shakuntala Devi — quotes and aphorisms
Students shy away from Maths, but in reality Maths is the best friend of man.
Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life.