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The whole thing that makes a mathematician's life worthwhile is that he gets the grudging admiration of three or four colleagues.
In fact, my main conclusion after spending ten years of my life working on the TEX project is that software is hard. It's harder than anything else I've ever had to do.
Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things. What I do takes long hours of studying and uninterruptible concentration.
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Holding hands at midnight 'Neath a starry sky… Nice work if you can get it, And you can get it if you try.
January 10, 1938
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