In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
--John von Neumann, reply to a physicist at Los Alamos who had said "I don't understand the method of characteristics."
---- footnote on page 226 of Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters:
An Overview of the New Physics, Rider, London, 1990.
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From Viquitexts one
that Joan Maragall's article "EXCURSIÓ A TOSSA" contains the following sentence:
"I jo, mirant enllà aquelles penyes llunyanes,
se m'encengué en el cor un gran desitj d'anar a la vila amagada seguint la costa olorosa..."
Screenshot From Google Street View one sees that,
in Tossa de Mar, where Avinguda Joan Maragall meets Carrer Victor Català,
there is a monolith on which the following was inscribed, surely by the employees of Cambridge University Press:
I A MI,
MIRANT ENLLÀ AQUELLES
SE M'ENCENGUÉ AL COR
UN GRAN DESIG D'ANA
A LA VILA AMAGADA
SEGUINT LA COSTA
DE L'ARTICLE EXCURSIÓ A TOSSA