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- It has been said that Poincaré did not invent topology, but that he gave it wings. This is surely true, and verges on understatement. His six great topological papers created, almost out of nothing, the field of algebraic topology.
- Donal O'Shea (30 October 2008). The Poincaré Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe. Penguin Books Limited. p. 241. ISBN 978-0-14-190034-6.