32 Best 'A Beautiful Mind' Quotes To Inspire You

'A Beautiful Mind' quotes are known for their inspirational tone

'A Beautiful Mind', the celebrated novel by Sylvia Nasar chronicles the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate.

It is a timeless classic that tells the fascinating and inspiring journey of a scholar who has an endearing relationship with Alicia Nash, his wife. The novel was made into an Academy Award-winning movie by the same name in 2011.

The intensely emotional journey of John Nash has been captured beautifully by Ron Howard’s movie starring Russell Crowe. Russell’s portrayal of John Nash is believed to be his finest performance. The movie revolves around the life of John Nash, a genius economist, suffering from delusions and schizophrenia. Russell Crowe was able to infuse a rare pathos in his character that made a resounding chord with the viewers. In the movie, Nash fights against his schizophrenic delusions that he had held on to dearly. The process of letting it go is quite heartbreaking.

In this article, we have gathered the most insightful quotes about schizophrenia in 'A Beautiful Mind', John Nash quotes, Russell Crowe quotes, and other quotes about having a beautiful mind from the movie and about the mysterious equation of love. It also includes his Nobel Prize speech quotes. So to discover some interesting and profound schizophrenia quotes from 'A Beautiful Mind', John Nash schizophrenia quotes and 'A Beautiful Mind' speech quotes, read on. If you find this list of 'A Beautiful Mind' movie quotes interesting, you can check out other articles from Kidadl like these ['90s quotes] and ['Gladiator' movie quotes].

The Best Quotes From 'A Beautiful Mind'

Russell Crowe quotes are some of the most inspiring ones in the movie.

'A Beautiful Mind' is a movie based on John Forbes Nash and his fight against mental illness. Check out these inspiring 'Beautiful Mind' quotes from the movie.

1. "I am only here tonight because of you. You are the only reason I am. You are all my reasons. Thank you.”

- John Forbes Nash.

2. “I’ve gotten used to ignoring them and I think, as a result, they’ve kind of given up on me. I think that’s what it’s like with all our dreams and our nightmares, Martin, we’ve got to keep feeding them for them to stay alive.”

- John Forbes Nash.

3. “Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.”

- John Forbes Nash.

4. “If we can’t break the ice, how about we drown it?”

- Charles.

5. “Your answer isn’t face the wall. It’s out there, where you’ve been working.”

- Charles.

6. "My quest has taken me to the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional, and back. I have made the most important discovery of my career - the most important discovery of my life. It is only in the mysterious equations of love that any logic or reasons can be found.”

- John Forbes Nash.

7. “Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse, had never been. What kind of hell would that be?”

- Dr. Rosen.

8. “Alicia Nash: How big is the universe?

John Forbes Nash: Infinite.

Alicia Nash: How do you know?

John Forbes Nash: I know because all the data indicates it.

Alicia Nash: But it hasn't been proven yet.

John Forbes Nash: No.

Alicia Nash: You haven't seen it. How do you know for sure?

John Forbes Nash: I don't, I just believe it.

Alicia Nash: Mm. It's the same with love, I guess.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

9. “Mathematics... mathematics is never going to lead you to higher truth and you know why? Because it's boring!”

- Charles.

Inspiring Quotes From 'A Beautiful Mind'

John Forbes Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician with schizophrenia. The movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ is the story of his struggle and fight against his mental illness. Check out these quotes about 'A Beautiful Mind' from the movie.

10. “John Forbes Nash: Alicia, does our relationship warrant long-term commitment? I need some kind of proof, some kind of verifiable, empirical data.

Alicia Nash: I'm sorry, just give me a moment to redefine my girlish notions of romance.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

11. “John Forbes Nash: You once said that God must be a painter because he gave us so many colors.

Alicia Nash: I didn't think you were listening...

John Forbes Nash: I was listening.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

12. “I've always believed in numbers and the equations and logics that lead to reason. But after a lifetime of such pursuits, I ask: What truly is logic? Who decides reason?"

- John Forbes Nash.

13. “Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes, and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians like you.

- Helinger.

14. "Now, who among you will be the next Morse? The next Einstein? Who among you will be the vanguard of democracy, freedom, and discovery? Today, we bequeath America's future into your able hands. Welcome to Princeton, gentlemen.”

- Helinger.

15. “Adam Smith said the best result comes from everyone in the group doing what's best for himself, right? Adam Smith was wrong! The message: Sometimes it is better to cooperate!”

- John Forbes Nash.

16. “Find the truly original idea - that's the only way I will ever distinguish myself - it's the only way I'll ever... matter.”

- John Forbes Nash.

17. “There’s no point in being nuts if you can’t have some fun with it.”

– John Forbes Nash.

18. “I don’t believe in luck, but I do believe in assigning value to things.”

– John Forbes Nash.

19. “John Forbes Nash: It's a problem. That's all it is. It's a problem with no solution. And that's what I do, I solve problems. That's what I do best.

Dr. Rosen: This isn't math. You can't come up with a formula to change the way you experience the world.

John: All I have to do is apply my mind.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

20. "In medicine or economics, in technology or space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph, we need results. Publishable, applicable results."

- Helinger.

Interesting Quotes From 'A Beautiful Mind'

‘A Beautiful Mind’ is an amazing piece of work that has been adapted into a movie of the same name. It chronicles the life of John Nash who battles with schizophrenia. There are several meaningful exchanges in the movie that hit the mark perfectly. Check out some of these quotes from ‘A Beautiful Mind’.

21. “Classes will dull your mind; destroy the potential for authentic creativity.”

– John Forbes Nash.

22. “I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.”

– John Forbes Nash.

23. “Alicia and I think that… that fitting in, being part of a community, might do me some good. That a certain level of attachment, familiar places, familiar people, might help me elbow out these certain delusions that I have.”

- John Forbes Nash.

24. “Would I embarrass you? Yes, it is possible. You see, I am crazy. I take the newer medications, but I still see things that are not here. I just choose not to acknowledge them. Like a diet of the mind, I choose not to indulge certain appetites.”

- John Forbes Nash.

25. “Oh, I see, so you came here to find out if I was crazy? Find out if I would screw everything up if I actually won?”

- John Forbes Nash.

26. “John Forbes Nash: I was thinking that I might teach.

Hansen: A classroom with fifty students can be daunting for anyone, John. Besides, you're a terrible teacher.

John Forbes Nash: I'm an acquired taste, Martin. I was hoping there still might be something I could contribute.

Hansen: What about the, um… well, you know. Are they gone?

John Forbes Nash: No, they're not gone, and maybe they never will be. But I've gotten used to ignoring them, and I think as a result, they've kind of given up on me.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

27. “Despite my privileged upbringing, I'm actually quite well-balanced. I have a chip on both shoulders.”

- John Forbes Nash.

28. “I don't have time for these classes and these books, memorizing the weak assumptions of lesser mortals.”

- John Forbes Nash.

29. “Parcher: We incinerated over a hundred thousand people.

John Forbes Nash: Well, great deeds come at great costs.

Parcher: Your conviction, as it turns out, is a luxury of those sitting on the sidelines, Mr. Nash.”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

30. “Dr. Rosen: You can't reason your way out of this!

John Forbes Nash: Why not? Why can't I?

Dr. Rosen: Because your mind is where your problem is in the first place!”

- 'A Beautiful Mind'.

'A Beautiful Mind' Book Quotes

The 'A Beautiful Mind' movie is based on a book

The book 'A Beautiful Mind' by Sylvia Nascar details the story of John Nash, and his struggles and accomplishments, that the film is based on. Find some inspiring quotes about life from the book here.

31. “It was like a tornado, you want to hold on to everything you have, you don’t want to let anything go.”

- Sylvia Nasar, 'A Beautiful Mind'.

32. “Delusion is not just fantasy but compulsion.”

- Sylvia Nasar, 'A Beautiful Mind'.

33. “No one was more obsessed with originality, more disdainful of authority, or more jealous of his independence. In almost everything Nash did—from game theory to geometry—he thumbed his nose at the received wisdom, current fashion, established methods. Nash acquired his knowledge of mathematics not mainly from studying what other mathematicians had discovered, but by rediscovering their truths for himself.”

- Sylvia Nasar, 'A Beautiful Mind'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'A Beautiful Mind' quotes, then why not take a look at these '80s movie quotes or ['American Beauty' quotes] for more great quotes?


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