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John Nash Quotes

I had been offered fellowships to enter as a graduate student at either Harvard or Princeton. But the Princeton fellowship was somewhat more generous, since I had not actually won the Putnam competition... Thus Princeton became the choice for my graduate study location.
John Nash
#American Politician #Competition

[Nash lost one potential trade asset last month when center Arvydas Sabonis decided to retire. With a year and $6 million left on his contract, Sabonis could have been bait to teams seeking cap relief next summer.] We had some fairly attractive offers, ... But they were for players with long-term contracts that weren't worth it in the long run.
John Nash
#Potential

I seem to be thinking rationally again in the style that is characteristic of scientists. However, this is not entirely a matter of joy as if someone returned from physical disability to good physical health.
John Nash
#American Politician #Scientists

My beginning as a legally recognized individual occurred on June 13, 1928, in Bluefield, West Virginia, in the Bluefield Sanitarium, a hospital that no longer exists.
John Nash
#Beginning

Bluefield, a small city in a comparatively remote geographical location in the Appalachians, was not a community of scholars or of high technology.
John Nash
#Community

The mathematics faculty were encouraging me to shift into mathematics as my major and explaining to me that it was not almost impossible to make a good career in America as a mathematician. So I... became officially a student of mathematics. And in the end I had learned and progressed so much in mathematics that they gave me an M.S. in addition to my B.S. when I graduated.
John Nash
#Mathematics

I did have strange ideas during certain periods of time.
John Nash
#American Politician

I never saw my grandfather because he had died before I was born, but I have good memories of my grandmother and of how she could play the piano at the old house.
John Nash
#American Politician #Memories

I later spent... five to eight months in hospitals in New Jersey, always on an involuntary basis, and always attempting a legal argument for release.
John Nash
#American Politician #Hospitals

It's almost as if a demon might have passed from one host to another.
John Nash
#American Politician

I would finally renounce my delusional hypotheses and revert to thinking of myself as a human of more conventional circumstances and return to mathematical research.
John Nash
#American Politician

I was on the mathematics faculty at M.I.T. from 1951 through until I resigned in the spring of 1959.
John Nash
#American Politician #Mathematics

While I was on the academic sabbatical of 1956-1957, I also entered into marriage. Alicia had graduated as a physics major from M.I.T. where we had met, and she had a job in the New York City area. She had been born in El Salvador but came at an early age to the U.S., and she and her parents had long been U.S. citizens, her father being an M.D. and ultimately employed at a hospital operated by the federal government in Maryland.
John Nash
#Marriage

There's no question there was a lot of talent there. From 1 through 15 we had as much or more as anyone in the league. We were winning in the vicinity of 50 games, had the highest payroll. But that wasn't producing anything better than first-round elimination in the playoffs, so the decision was made to go in a different direction.
John Nash
#Talent

As we said when we signed him to the offer sheet, Steve has competed at the highest level in college — culminated by his experience at Maryland and winning a national championship, ... With his two seasons at Washington, he adds to the limited experience of a young team and we know he will bring additional energy and enthusiasm to our training camp
John Nash
#College

Compliance with these regulations maintain the town's eligibility for federal grants and reimbursements under any federally declared emergency or disaster,
John Nash
#Disaster

[Drafted out of high school a year ago, this 6-foot-9 small forward was so raw he barely got off the bench in Portland last season and most of this year as well. Now he's getting a chance to play as part of the Blazers' late-season youth movement, and he's been impressive. Over his past 11 games Outlaw has averaged 11 points (on 56.6 percent shooting) and four rebounds in just 24 minutes per game while playing solid defense.] He's been a real pleasant surprise, ... His medium-range jumper has definitely improved. He's a good defender who will block shots at the small forward position. He's further along than we anticipated.
John Nash
#School

If he had broken the law, or was more culpable, perhaps. It was an accident. It wasn't an intentional violation.
John Nash
#Law

We're inching closer and closer to the cap as we go into the future, but we're still not under the cap. But we're no longer in that situation where we're so far over that you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel.
John Nash
#Future

These moves provide our organization with some salary cap flexibility.
John Nash
#Flexibility

That talk is ridiculous. Those are the same people who said Chauncey Billups was a bust. The fact is, it takes a while in the NBA, and it takes a while to make the transition from high school. The bottom line is, when we drafted him, there wasn't any commitment to play him in his rookie year, he was going to sit and learn from the veterans. Yet, somehow he forced his way onto the floor through way of practices. And this year, there was no commitment to start him, but somehow he won the starting job. Then he got injured.
John Nash
#People

As we said when we signed him to the offer sheet, Steve has competed at the highest level in college culminated by his experience at Maryland and winning a national championship, ... With his two seasons at Washington, he adds to the limited experience of a young team and we know he will bring additional energy and enthusiasm to our training camp
John Nash
#Training Camp #National Championship