A man should be learned in several sciences, and should have a reasonable, philosophical and in some measure a mathematical head, to be a complete and excellent poet.
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.
If a man is at once acquainted with the geometric foundation of things and with their festal splendor, his poetry is exact and his arithmetic musical.
It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.
A mathematician who is not also something of a poet will never be a complete mathematician.