A simple, quickfire collection of mathematical quotes. That's quotes about maths as well as just quotes by mathematicians, and many of them help to link up mathematics with what many of us like to call "real life" by showing us that so many mathematical ideas are applicable to real life, and that so much of real life is applicable to mathematics.
There aren't many coffee-table maths books out there, but however many there are (let the number of coffee-table maths books prior to the release of this one be n) their number just increased to n+1.
This short collection is a great read. It is both funny and profound. Good to see Hofstadter alongside Leonardo da Vinci. The quotations included range way beyond the obviously mathematical and apply to life in general. There's only one fault - it's several hundred quotes too short. Looking forward to the sequel!