All musicians are subconsciously mathematicians. — Thelonious Monk
Math is more than just numbers and equations, it’s a metaphor for knowledge of the deepest kind.” — Jay-Z
Real science, the kind that offers a parsimonious and predictive understanding of how the world works, involves taking those facts and generalizing global principles from them; abstraction is required for this, as is creativity, rationality, intuition, and a sensitivity to form, similar to what is required in the creation of long-lasting art. — Daniel Levitin
Wise words from three very different thinker-musicians.