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A cloud is made of billows upon billows upon billows that look like clouds. As you come closer to a cloud you don't get something smooth, but irregularities at a smaller scale.
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Although computer memory is no longer expensive, there's always a finite size buffer somewhere. When a big piece of news arrives, everybody sends a message to everybody else, and the buffer fills.
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An extraordinary amount of arrogance is present in any claim of having been the first in inventing something.
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For much of my life there was no place where the things I wanted to investigate were of interest to anyone.
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I don't seek power and do not run around.
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I have engaged myself, without realizing it, in undertaking a theory of roughness.
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I spent much of my life as an outsider, moving from field to field, and back again, according to circumstances.
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I took leave from French mathematics at age 20 because of its rage against images.
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I was in an industrial laboratory because academia found me unsuitable.
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In my youth I was a student at Caltech while molecular biology was being created by Max Delbr'ck, so I saw what it means to create a new field.
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In pure science, fads come and go. To influence basic big-budget industry takes longer, but hopefully also lasts longer.
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Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way.
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My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact.
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Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere.
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Now that I near 80, I realize with wistful pleasure that on many occasions I was 10, 20, 40, even 50 years ahead of my time.
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One of my conjectures was solved in six months, a second in five years, a third in 10. But the basic conjecture remains-the Mandelbrot Set.
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Order doesn't come by itself.
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Smooth shapes are very rare in the wild but extremely important in the ivory tower and the factory.
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The techniques I developed for studying turbulence, like weather, also apply to the stock market.
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There is a joke that your hammer will always find nails to hit. I find that perfectly acceptable.
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There is a saying that every nice piece of work needs the right person in the right place at the right time.
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Think of color, pitch, loudness, heaviness, and hotness. Each is the topic of a branch of physics.
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Until a few years ago, the topics in my Ph.D. were unfashionable, but they are very popular today.
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When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don't believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.
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