Conviction, it turns out, is a luxury of those on the sidelines, Mr. Nash.

Parcher

I was wondering Professor Nash, if I could take you to dinner ... You do eat, don't you?

Alicia

Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.

Nash

[to Thomas King] I still see things that are not here. I just choose not to acknowledge them. Like a diet of the mind, I just choose not to indulge certain appetites; like my appetite for patterns; perhaps my appetite to imagine and to dream.

Nash

Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart.

Nash

The prodigal roommate arrives.

Charles

Nothing's ever for sure, John. That's the only sure thing I do know.

Charles

There has to be a mathematical explanation for how bad that tie is.

Nash

God must be a painter. Why else would we have so many colors?

Alicia

You want to know what's real? This... [putting her hand on his heart and his hand on her face] ... this is real.

Alicia

There's no point in being nuts if you can't have a little fun.

Nash

You wanted to see if I was crazy and would screw everything up if I actually won.

Nash

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A Beautiful Mind Quotes

I need to believe... that something extraordinary is possible.

Alicia

Alicia: How big is the universe?
Nash: Infinite.
Alicia: How do you know?
Nash: I know because all the data indicates it's infinite.
Alicia: But it hasn't been proven yet.
Nash: No.
Alicia: You haven't seen it.
Nash: No.
Alicia: How do you know for sure?
Nash: I don't, I just believe it.
Alicia: It's the same with love I guess.