-> '''Black Mage''': 2 + 2 = 4
-> '''Fighter''': You can't transform numbers into other numbers like that. It'd just go on forever. That's like Witchcraft!
-->-- ''Webcomic/{{Eight Bit Theater}}''

-> You know, I don't think math is a science. I think its a religion. All these equations are like miracles, you take two numbers and when you add them they magically become a ''new'' number! And no one can say how it happens. You either believe in it or you don't.
-> The whole book is full of things that have to be accepted on faith! It's a religion!
-->-- '''[[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]]'''

-> '''Calvin''': I'm not going to do my math homework. Look at these unsolved problems. Here's a number in mortal combat with another. One of them is going to get subtracted. But why? What will be left of him? If I answered these, it would kill the suspense. It would resolve the conflict and turn intriguing possibilities into boring old facts.
-> '''Hobbes''': I never really thought about the literary possibilities of maths.
-> '''Calvin''': I prefer to savor the mystery.
-->-- [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes another from Calvin and Hobbes]]