“There was a seminar for advanced students in Zürich that I was teaching and von Neumann was in the class. I came to a certain theorem, and I said it is not proved and it may be difficult. Von Neumann didn’t say anything but after five minutes he raised his hand. When I called on him he went to the blackboard and proceeded to write down the proof. After that I was afraid of von Neumann.”

George Pólya (via ordnungsokonomik)

von Neumann was a badass

“I worked hard, and if you work hard you get the goodies.”

Steve McQueen (via theimpossiblecool)

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