
Always try the problem that matters most to you.
Andrew Wiles 
I had this rare privilege of being able to pursue in my adult life, what had been my childhood dream.
Andrew Wiles

That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest.
Andrew Wiles 
Just because we can't find a solution it doesn't mean that there isn't one.
Andrew Wiles 
There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.
Andrew Wiles 
Perhaps I could best describe my experience of doing mathematics in terms of entering a dark mansion. You go into the first room and it's dark, completely dark. You stumble around, bumping into the furniture. Gradually, you learn where each piece of furniture is. And finally, after six months or so, you find the light switch and turn it on. Suddenly, it's all illuminated and you can see exactly where you were. Then you enter the next dark room.
Andrew Wiles 
I think I'll stop here.
Andrew Wiles 
Mathematicians aren't satisfied because they know there are no solutions up to four million or four billion, they really want to know that there are no solutions up to infinity.
Andrew Wiles

I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal
Andrew Wiles 
I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.
Andrew Wiles 
Mathematics... is a bit like discovering oil. ... But mathematics has one great advantage over oil, in that no one has yet ... found a way that you can keep using the same oil forever.
Andrew Wiles 
Fermat said he had a proof.
Andrew Wiles 
I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult life that means that much to you, then it's more rewarding than anything I can imagine.
Andrew Wiles 
However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it.
Andrew Wiles

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of some part of mathematics that would clarify the particular problem I was thinking about.
Andrew Wiles 
I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time  when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night  and that went on for eight years.
Andrew Wiles 
But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library.
Andrew Wiles 
Then when I reached college, I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods.
Andrew Wiles 
I never use a computer.
Andrew Wiles 
The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.
Andrew Wiles

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way  even if you don't solve it at the end of the day.
Andrew Wiles 
Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems  they love a challenge.
Andrew Wiles 
The definition of a good mathematical problem is the mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
Andrew Wiles 
I loved doing problems in school.
Andrew Wiles