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

Alicia

Dr. Rosen: You can't reason your way out of this!
Nash: Why not? Why can't I?
Dr. Rosen: Because your mind is where the problem is in the first place!

Nash: Alicia, does our relationship warrant long-term commitment? I need some kind of proof, some kind of verifiable, empirical data.
Alicia: I'm sorry, just give me a moment to redefine my girlish notions of romance.

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

Charles

Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.

Nash

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

Nash

I find you very attractive. Your aggressive moves toward me indicate that you feel the same way. But still, ritual requires that we go through a number of platonic activities before we ... have sex. I'm simply proceeding with those activities. But in point of actual fact, all I really want to do is have intercourse with you as soon as possible. You're gonna slap me now.

Nash

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

Nash

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

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

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

Nash

Alicia: [about stars] I once tried to count them all. I, actually, made it to 4,348.
Nash: You are exceptionally odd.
Alicia: I bet you're very popular with the girls.

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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.