Numb3rs quotes

339 total quotes

Charlie Eppes: Everything is numbers.

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Here's a discussion: Why is it we remember the past and not the future?
Charlie Eppes: That's a tough one, Larry.

Amita Ramanujan: Actually, I'm spoken for, Mr. Eppes.
Alan Eppes: Really?
Amita Ramanujan: Back in Madras my parents arranged for marriage to a family friend. Nice Hindu banker from Goa.
Charlie Eppes: Really? Getting married?
Amita Ramanujan: God, no. He's a total ass.

Charlie Eppes: Numbers don't lie.

[On P vs. NP]
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: You know that it's considered unsolvable?
Charlie Eppes: Well, certainly people who have failed to solve it think that.

[Don and Charlie are arguing]
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: I'm going to go contemplate the koi pond.

Charlie Eppes: Please understand, sometimes I can't choose what I work on. I can't follow through on a line of thinking just because I want to, or †or because it's needed. I have to work on what's in my head. And right now, this is what's in my head.

Don Eppes: I guess I was inspired by Mr. Heisenberg, just like Charlie here suggested.
Alan Eppes: Heisenberg? What do you mean, the physicist?
Don Eppes: Yeah.
Alan Eppes: Oh. Your brother goes into a dangerous confrontation with heavily armed felons, and you prepare him with a lecture on the movement of subatomic particles.

Charlie Eppes: I've gone months without leaving the house.

Charlie Eppes: How do you forgive yourself if you're wrong?
Don Eppes: You don't. We can't be wrong.

Charlie Eppes: Larry, have a minute?
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Yes. Because we all have exactly the same number of minutes at all times, do we not?

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: Let me ask one thing. When we met just now, was I coming or going in to the library?
Charlie Eppes: Larry, you were coming out.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: [sighs] My memory is a memory. All right. [starts back inside]
Charlie Eppes: [yells] Larry, you were coming out.

Don Eppes: I mean, I'm just trying to get my head around the fact that my little brother consulted on an NSA issue that went high enough up for you to call the Assistant Director by his first name.

Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: One student even said I'm out of touch in cutting-edge thinking in multi-dimensional theory. That one alone kept me up at night.

Charlie Eppes: I once had a girl in my combinatorics seminar tell me that I was disorganized and I talked too fast.
Dr. Larry Fleinhardt: That's an accurate observation, actually.