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10 Famous Quotes by Benoit Mandelbrot
11/20/1924 - 10/14/2010
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Benoît B. Mandelbrot
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A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale.

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Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.

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An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.

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For much of my life there was no place where the things I wanted to investigate were of interest to anyone.

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I don't seek power and do not run around.

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I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.

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Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way.

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My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.

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Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere.

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Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.

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