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The most profound joy for any scientist was when the abstract workings of the mind found a correspondence in nature, in the world we live in. This was true for a mathematician...as for any chemist or physicist. That moment...was the most acute of all the intellectual pleasures.

John Clearwater
Fictional mathematician
William Boyd's novel Brazzaville Beach, 1990, p. 205