„Infinity is the land of mathematical hocus pocus. There Zero the magician is king. When Zero divides any number he changes it without regard to its magnitude into the infinitely small [great? ], and inversely, when divided by any number he begets the infinitely great [small? ]. In this domain the circumference of the circle becomes a straight line, and then the circle can be squared. Here all ranks are abolished, for Zero reduces everything to the same level one way or another. Happy is the kingdom where Zero rules!“

"Logical and Mathematical Thought?" in The Monist, Vol. 20 (1909-1910), p. 69

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deutsch-amerikanischer Verleger, Schriftsteller und Philoso… 1852 - 1919

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—  Giuseppe Peano Italian mathematician 1858 - 1932

As expressed in "The Mathematical Philosophy of Giuseppe Peano" by Hubert C. Kennedy, in Philosophy of Science Vol. 30, No. 3 (July 1963)

„And everywhere, infinite options, infinite possibilities. An infinity, and at the same time, zero. We try to scoop it all up in our hands, and what we get is a handful of zero. That's the city“

—  Haruki Murakami, buch The Elephant Vanishes

Quelle: The Elephant Vanishes

„We begin with the number one in counting all things. It is impossible that this one can ever be reduced to zero. Because just as something cannot be made of nothing, one cannot be made from zero. Ki is like the number one. Ki is formed from infinitely small particles, smaller than an atom. The universal ki condensed becomes an individual, which further condensed becomes the one point in the lower abdomen, which in turn infinitely condensed never becomes zero, but becomes one with the universe. Thus we understand the essence of ki.“

—  Koichi Tohei Japanese aikidoka 1920 - 2011

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„There are millions of chords. There are millions of numbers. And everyone forgets the one that is a zero. But without the zero, numbers are just arithmetic. Without the empty chord, music is just noise.“

—  Terry Pratchett, buch Soul Music

Quelle: Soul Music

„Black holes are where God divided by zero.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

„The only number that would ever be enough is 0. Zero pounds, zero life, size zero, double-zero, zero point. Zero in tennis is love. I finally get it.“

—  Laurie Halse Anderson American children's writer 1961

„To those who ask what the infinitely small quantity in mathematics is, we answer that it is actually zero. Hence there are not so many mysteries hidden in this concept as they are usually believed to be.“

—  Leonhard Euler Swiss mathematician 1707 - 1783

As quoted in Fundamentals of Teaching Mathematics at University Level (2000) by Benjamin Baumslag, p. 214

„A great deal of misunderstanding is avoided if it be remembered that the terms infinity, infinite, zero, infinitesimal must be interpreted in connexion with their context, and admit a variety of meanings according to the way in which they are defined.“

—  George Ballard Mathews British mathematician 1861 - 1922

Part 1, sect. 104.
Theory of Numbers, 1892

„Though Wallis was advanced for his times and accepted negative numbers, he thought they were larger than infinity but not less than zero. In his Arithmetica Infinitorum (1655), he argued that since the ratio a/0, when a is positive, is infinite, then, when the denominator is changed to a negative number, as in a/b with b negative, the ratio must be greater than infinity.“

—  Morris Kline American mathematician 1908 - 1992

Quelle: Mathematical Thought from Ancient to Modern Times (1972), p. 253.

„Sometimes it happens that a man's circle of horizon becomes smaller and smaller, and as the radius approaches zero it concentrates on one point. And then that becomes his point of view.“

—  David Hilbert German prominent mathematician 1862 - 1943

Hilbert-Courant (1984) by Constance Reid, p. 174

„My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.“

—  Stephen Hawking British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author 1942 - 2018

As quoted in "The Science of Second-Guessing", The New York Times (12 December 2004)
Unsourced variant: "When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."

„One impression I had was how zero zero gravity is.“

—  Vanna Bonta Italian-American writer, poet, inventor, actress, voice artist (1958-2014) 1958 - 2014

The Universe - Sex in Space (2008)

„Men cannot be treated as units in operations of political arithmetic because they behave like the symbols for zero and the infinite, which dislocate all mathematical operations.“

—  Arthur Koestler Hungarian-British author and journalist 1905 - 1983

Crossman (1949), p. 68.

„Let me also remind you that zero, like all of mathematics, is fictional and an idealization. It is impossible to reach absolute zero temperature or to get perfect vacuum. Luckily, mathematics is a fairyland where ideal and fictional objects are possible.“

—  Doron Zeilberger Israeli mathematician 1950

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„You come into this world a zero, and you leave a zero.“

—  Shawn Crahan American musician 1969

Jason Arnopp, Slipknot: Inside the Sickness, Behind the Masks (2001), ISBN 0091879337

„Civilisational triumph is thus not a zero-sum enterprise that favours one geo-cultural domain over another.“

—  Nayef Al-Rodhan philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist, and author 1959

Quelle: Sustainable History and the Dignity of Man (2009), p.213

„If the curvature is small (as we know it must be, because it is imperceptible by ordinary geometric methods in our neighbourhood), then λ must be small, and if the curvature is very small, then λ must be very small. On the other hand, if λ is very small, or zero, then the curvature must be very small, and may even be zero.“

—  Willem de Sitter Dutch cosmologist 1872 - 1934

Kosmos (1932), Above is Beginning Quote of the Last Chapter: Relativity and Modern Theories of the Universe -->

„He does love his numbersAnd they run, they run, they run himIn a great big circleIn a circle of infinity3.14159 26535897932 3846 264 338 3279…“

—  Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958

Song lyrics, Aerial (2005), A Sea of Honey (Disc 1)

„If you write a line of zeroes, it´s still nothing.“

—  Ayn Rand, buch We the Living

Quelle: We the Living

„Justice to others and to ourselves is the same; that we cannot define our duties by mathematical lines ruled by the square, but must fill with them the great circle traced by the compasses“

—  Albert Pike, buch Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Quelle: Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (1871), Ch. III : The Master, p. 72