Eternal truths are ultimately invisible, and you won’t find them in material things or natural phenomena, or even in human emotions. Mathematics, however, can illuminate them, can give them expression—in fact, nothing can prevent it from doing so.

Yōko Ogawa, The Housekeeper and the Professor [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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