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Maths in Quotes: Celebrities

'If you hang around with nice people, you get nice friends. Hang around with smart people and you get smart friends, hang around with yo-yos and you get yo-yos for friends. It's simple mathematics.'

  • Sylvester Stallone in Rocky

'He deals the cards to find the outcome
The sacred geometry of chance
The hidden law of a probable outcome
The numbers lead a dance'

  • Sting, Shape of my Heart, on the album Ten Summoner's Tales

'This is 1995, a new South Africa, a new Chiefs, with a different style. We are playing "shoeshine" and "piano" mixed with mathematical principles.'

  • Louis Tshakoane, PRO of the Kaizer Chiefs soccer team, In the Mail & Guardian, 3 March 1995