The book "Algebra für Einsteiger" bei Bewersdorff (I think the English edition is called "Galois Theory for Beginners") starts with a nice quotation:

Math is like love; a simple idea, but it can get complicated.

This is attributed to "R. Drabek" who is not mentioned in the rest of the book. If I google this name, I only find the above quotation again. (I know there's a mathematician called Pavel Drábek, but I guess these two aren't the same.)

Does anyone have more information?

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    $\begingroup$ Ask the author (e-mail at the bottom) sounds like the best way to get more information here. $\endgroup$
    – Winther
    Dec 30, 2015 at 10:30
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    $\begingroup$ It is also attributed to G. Pólya, and P. Drábek has worked on Hardy-Pólya-type inequalities. Just another track to follow $\endgroup$ Dec 30, 2015 at 10:50
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    $\begingroup$ Please, consider the possibility of a very simple typo... $\endgroup$ Dec 31, 2015 at 13:20


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