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I do not believe that my father was (or ever could have been) such a Poet as I shall be an Analyst; (& Metaphysician); for with me the two go together indissolubly.

Ada Lovelace

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The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.

Ada Lovelace

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If you cant give me poetry, cant you give me poetical science?

Ada Lovelace

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That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show.

Ada Lovelace

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Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have a perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any... I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus.

Ada Lovelace

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I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me.

Ada Lovelace

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I don't wish to be without my brains, tho' they doubtless interfere with a blind faith which would be very comfortable.

Ada Lovelace

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The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.

Ada Lovelace

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One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation.

Ada Lovelace

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I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus My course is so clear and obvious that it is delightful to think how straight it is.

Ada Lovelace

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Religion to me is science and science is religion.

Ada Lovelace

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Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.

Ada Lovelace

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Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans - everything in short but the Enchantress of Numbers.

Ada Lovelace

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Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able to fully appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious.

Ada Lovelace

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A new, a vast, and a powerful language are developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.

Ada Lovelace

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In almost every computation a great variety of arrangements for the succession of the processes is possible, and various considerations must influence the selections amongst them for the purposes of a calculating engine.

Ada Lovelace

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We may say most aptly, that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.

Ada Lovelace

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I am quite thunder-struck at the power of the writing. It is especially unlike a womans style surely; but neither can I compare it with any mans exactly.

Ada Lovelace

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It may be desirable to explain, that by the word operation, we mean any process which alters the mutual relation of two or more things, be this relation of what kind it may. This is the most general definition and would include all subjects in the universe.

Ada Lovelace

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I must tell you what my opinion of my own mind and powers is exactly I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me preeminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.

Ada Lovelace

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Quotes

Math

The purpose which that engine has been specially intended and adapted to fulfill, is the computation of nautical and astronomical tables.

Ada Lovelace

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Math

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.

Ada Lovelace

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Math

I was rather foolish in saying that I did not like arithmetic and to learn figures when I did - I was not thinking quite what I was about. The sums can be done better, if I tried than they are.

Ada Lovelace

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The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.

Ada Lovelace

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Math

As soon as I have got flying to perfection, I have got a scheme to make a thing in the form of a horse with a steam engine in the inside so contrived as to move an immense pair of wings, fixed on the outside of the horse, in such a manner as to carry it up into the air while a person sits on its back.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I do not believe that my father was (or ever could have been) such a Poet as I shall be an Analyst; (& Metaphysician); for with me the two go together indissolubly.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

The science of operations, as derived from mathematics more especially, is a science of itself, and has its own abstract truth and value.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

If you cant give me poetry, cant you give me poetical science?

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

That brain of mine is something more than merely mortal; as time will show.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

Owing to some peculiarity in my nervous system, I have a perception of some things, which no one else has; or at least very few, if any... I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I never am really satisfied that I understand anything; because, understand it well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand about the many connections and relations which occur to me.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I don't wish to be without my brains, tho' they doubtless interfere with a blind faith which would be very comfortable.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

The more I study, the more insatiable do I feel my genius for it to be.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

One essential object is to choose that arrangement which shall tend to reduce to a minimum the time necessary for completing the calculation.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus My course is so clear and obvious that it is delightful to think how straight it is.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

Religion to me is science and science is religion.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

Understand well as I may, my comprehension can only be an infinitesimal fraction of all I want to understand.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

Forget this world and all its troubles and if possible its multitudinous Charlatans - everything in short but the Enchantress of Numbers.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things. But to use and apply that language, we must be able to fully appreciate, to feel, to seize the unseen, the unconscious.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

A new, a vast, and a powerful language are developed for the future use of analysis, in which to wield its truths so that these may become of more speedy and accurate practical application for the purposes of mankind than the means hitherto in our possession have rendered possible.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

In almost every computation a great variety of arrangements for the succession of the processes is possible, and various considerations must influence the selections amongst them for the purposes of a calculating engine.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

We may say most aptly, that the Analytical Engine weaves algebraical patterns just as the Jacquard loom weaves flowers and leaves.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I am quite thunder-struck at the power of the writing. It is especially unlike a womans style surely; but neither can I compare it with any mans exactly.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

It may be desirable to explain, that by the word operation, we mean any process which alters the mutual relation of two or more things, be this relation of what kind it may. This is the most general definition and would include all subjects in the universe.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I must tell you what my opinion of my own mind and powers is exactly I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me preeminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

The purpose which that engine has been specially intended and adapted to fulfill, is the computation of nautical and astronomical tables.

Ada Lovelace

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Quotes

Math

Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently. It is that which penetrates into the unseen worlds around us, the worlds of Science.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

I was rather foolish in saying that I did not like arithmetic and to learn figures when I did - I was not thinking quite what I was about. The sums can be done better, if I tried than they are.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

The intellectual, the moral, the religious seem to me all naturally bound up and interlinked together in one great and harmonious whole.

Ada Lovelace

Quotes

Math

As soon as I have got flying to perfection, I have got a scheme to make a thing in the form of a horse with a steam engine in the inside so contrived as to move an immense pair of wings, fixed on the outside of the horse, in such a manner as to carry it up into the air while a person sits on its back.

Ada Lovelace