John Edensor Littlewood Quote
It was Mr. Littlewood (I believe) who remarked that "every positive integer was one of his personal friends."
(about Ramanujan) p. lvii of Hardy, G. H. (1921). "Obituary Notices: Srinivasa Ramanujan". Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society 19: xl-lviii. Retrieved on 2008-05-26.