Imaginary numbers are a fine and wonderful refuge of the divine spirit almost an amphibian between being and non-being.

— Gottfried Leibniz

## Perspective Imaginary Numbers quotations

You have to be odd to be number one.

### Pi is not merely the ubiquitous factor in high school geometry problems;

it is stitched across the whole tapestry of mathematics, not just geometry's little corner of it. Pi occupies a key place in trigonometry too. It is intimately related to e, and to imaginary numbers. Pi even shows up in the mathematics of probability

### Even though I was making documentaries, my films had fictional elements to them.

I think I like blurring those distinctions because so much of what we see on television purports to be the truth, but it's often largely imaginary - or wishful thinking, or any number of less honorable things.

Let's start by taking a smallish nap or two...

The more science I studied, the more I saw that physics becomes metaphysics and numbers become imaginary numbers. The farther you go into science, the mushier the ground gets. You start to say, 'Oh, there is an order and a spiritual aspect to science.

But think of Adam and Eve like an imaginary number, like the square root of minus one: you can never see any concrete proof that it exists, but if you include it in your equations, you can calculate all manner of things that couldn't be imagined without it.

### Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one.

.. If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.

Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

### History counts its skeletons in round numbers.

A thousand and one remains a thousand, as though the one had never existed: an imaginary embryo, an empty cradle, ... emptiness running down steps toward the garden, nobody's place in line.

The number and richness of man's signifiers always surpasses the set of defined objects that could be termed signifieds. The symbolic function must always precede its object and does not encounter reality except when it precedes it into the imaginary.

### Love the battle between chaos and imagination.

Remember: Acting is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances. Remember: Acting is the way to live the greatest number of lives. Remember: Acting is the same as real life, lived intentionally. Never forget: The Fruit is out on the end of the limb. Go there.