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High School Mathematics Teacher
the Dodecahedron's response to Milo's claim that numbers are not very important:
"Could you have tea for two without the two - or three blind mice without the three?  Would there be four corners of the earth if there weren't a four?  And how would you sail the seven seas without a seven?... If you had high hopes, how would you know how high they were?  And did you know that narrow escapes come in all different widths?  Would you travel the whole wide world without knowing how wide it was?  And how could you do anything at lone last, ... without knowing how long the las was?  Why numbers are the most beautiful and valuable things in the world. ..."  ~Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth