Quotes by John Nash

So as it happened, as soon as I heard in conversation at M.I.T. about the question of the embeddability being open, I began to study it. The first break led to a curious result about the embeddability being realizable in surprisingly low-dimensional ambient spaces provided that one would accept that the embedding would have only limited smoothness. And later... the problem was solved in terms of embeddings with a more proper degree of smoothness.
– John Nash
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
The mental disturbances originated in the early months of 1959, at a time when Alicia happened to be pregnant. And as a consequence I resigned my position as a faculty member at M.I.T. and, ultimately... travelled to Europe and attempted to gain status there as a refugee.
– John Nash
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