Cesaro as quoted by Benoit Mandelbrot on limits in Koch Curves and fractals:
The will is infinite
and the execution confined
The desire is boundless
and the act a slave to limit.
From Mandelbrot’s seminal book on fractal geometry “The Fractal Geometry of Nature” (1982). This book has more digressions and quotations than any other book I think.
Mandelbrot was not like Feynman for me, not the kinds I could call a childhood hero, but the kind of person I liked more and more as I grew up. I was extremely saddened by the news of his demise today morning.
As a tribute to Mandelbrot and his immense contribution. I would highly recommend this extremely wonderful PBS documentary.
If for some reason the above does not work – check the documentary out on googlevideo.