If I had my life to live again. I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.Tallulah Bankhead
- Putting it simply, STL is the result of a bacterial infection.
- An Interview with A. Stepanov by Graziano Lo Russo. Retrieved on 2008-04-25.
- I discovered the works of Euler and my perception of the nature of mathematics underwent a dramatic transformation. I was de-Bourbakized, stopped believing in sets, and was expelled from the Cantorian paradise. I still believe in abstraction, but now I know that one ends with abstraction, not starts with it. I learned that one has to adapt abstractions to reality and not the other way around. Mathematics stopped being a science of theories but reappeared to me as a science of numbers and shapes.