Thursday, October 11, 2012

Quote: Born on a Blue Day

From Born On A Blue Day by Daniel Tammet at the end of the chapter in which he relates how he memorized 22,514 digits of pi, reciting them before an audience:
One of the most common questions I was asked in these interviews was: Why learn a number like pi to so many decimal places? The answer I gave then as I do now is that pi is for me an extremely beautiful and utterly unique thing. Like the Mona Lisa or a Mozart symphony, pi is its own reason for loving it.

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