How certain famous mathematicians talked

“I am reminded of the austere style of his countryman Lagrange, who boasted that his Mécanique analytique contained no pictures to guide the reader; and later their compatriot Dieudonné, who in the preface to his celebrated Foundations of Modern Analysis, warns his audience that the tome will contain no such sweetmeats as pictures or diagrams, as that would only encourage the reader.”

David Justice, who also writes: “David Justice studied French at the Sorbonne, mathematics and physics at Harvard and MIT, and linguistics at Berkeley. He is the author of The Semantics of Form in Arabic,” He is not the David Justice who played major league baseball.