Straight Lines Quotes (2 quotes)
Everything youve learned in school as obvious becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. Theres not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
Professor Cayley has since informed me that the theorem about whose origin I was in doubt, will be found in Schlδflis De Eliminatione. This is not the first unconscious plagiarism I have been guilty of towards this eminent man whose friendship I am proud to claim. A more glaring case occurs in a note by me in the Comptes Rendus, on the twenty-seven straight lines of cubic surfaces, where I believe I have followed (like one walking in his sleep), down to the very nomenclature and notation, the substance of a portion of a paper inserted by Schlafli in the Mathematical Journal, which bears my name as one of the editors upon the face.