that is the question

“迎难而上”还是“知难而退”?
reporter: ” Why do you want to climb Mount Everest ? “
George Mallory:  ” Because it’s there “
视死如归的乔治•马洛里在说过这话之后不久在珠峰上失踪,七十多年后其遗体被美国登山队员发现
—《千禧难题》引用了舍生忘死的英国登山家乔治•马洛里与随队记者之间这段毫不逊色于禅宗公案的对话

George Pólya:  If you want to climb the Matterhorn, you might first wish to go to Zermat, where those who have tried are buried.

—《黎曼博士的零点》引用了著名数学教育家波利亚的隐喻告诫

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