Number Quotes

The Answer to the ultimate question of Life, The Universe and Everything is…42! (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”)

‘Perfect numbers’ certainly never did any good, but then they never did any particular harm.

It’s really not a number I’m terribly interested in. (When asked about the number of Iraqi people who died in the 1991 “Desert Storm” campaign)

Numbers constitute the only universal language.

I think that I shall never see A number as lovely as a three. For three is just one less than four But, compared with two, it is one more. The charm is the third time; Three is the first odd prime. Thirds are cut by fools like me, But only God is One in […]

From six calamities he will rescue you, from seven no harm will befall you. (Job 5:19)

For his part, Mechain said he feared the “fanaticism” of the people. His fears were not groundless. Thirty-five years before, a young cartographer working for Cassini III had been surveying from a church tower in the Montagnes Noires, not fifty miles away, when he had been hauled down from his ladder and all but hacked […]

There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him. (Proverbs 6:16)

Six is a number perfect in itself, and not because God created the world in six days; rather the contrary is true. God created the world in six days because this number is perfect, and it would remain perfect, even if the work of the six days did not exist.

This what the Lord says: “For three sins of Damascus, even for four, I will not turn back my wrath. (Amos 1:3)