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Geometry has an ambiguous reputation, associated as much with idiocy as with cleverness. At best there is something desperately uncommunicative about it, something more than a little removed from the rest of experience to set against its giant claim of truth.

Werner Oechslin
Swiss architect/author, 1944-?
"Geometry and Line: The Vitruvian Science of Architectural Drawing,"
Daidalos, 1987, pp. 27-28