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“Is there a talent a mathematician should have?”

“Concentration,” Zhang said. We were walking across the campus in a light rain. “Also, you should never give up in your personality,” he continued. “Maybe something in front of you is very complicated, it’s lengthy, but you should be able to pick up the major points by your intuition.”

—  The Pursuit of Beauty BY ALEC WILKINSON FEBRUARY 2, 2015 ISSUE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES