Mathematicians won the war. Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes... and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians... like you. The stated goal of the Soviets is global Communism. In medicine or economics, in technology or space, battle lines are being drawn. To triumph, we need results. Publishable, applicable results. Now who among you will be the next Morse? The next Einstein? Who among you will be the vanguard of democracy, freedom, and discovery? Today, we bequeath America's future into your able hands. Welcome to Princeton, gentlemen.

Helinger

Good morning, eager young minds.

Nash

I have respect for beer.

Nash

My quest has taken me through the physical, the metaphysical, the delusional and back...

Nash

Nash: In competitive behavior someone always loses.
Charles: Well, my niece knows that, John, and she's about this high.
Nash: See if I derive an equilibrium where prevalence is a non-singular event where nobody loses, can you imagine the effect that would have on conflict scenarios, arm negotiations...
Charles: When did you last eat?
Nash: ...currency exchange?
Charles: When did you last eat? You know, food.
Nash: You have no respect for cognitive reverie, you know that?

Hansen: Cowards, all of you. Come on. Whoever wins, Sol does his laundry for the semester.
Sol: Does that seem unfair to anybody?
Bender: No, not at all.

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

Nash

Charles: That Isaac Newton fellow was right.
Nash: He was on to something.
Charles: Clever boy.

Charles: So what's your story? You the poor kid that never got to go to Exeter or Andover?
Nash: Despite my privileged upbringing, I'm actually quite well balanced. I have a chip on both shoulders.

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A Beautiful Mind Quotes

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

Alicia

Hansen: You scared?
Nash: Terrified. Mortified. Petrified. Stupefied... by you.