# Cryptography Quotes

I chose to deal with the science of cryptography. Cryptography began in mathematics. Codes were developed, even from Caesar's time, based on number theory and mathematical principles. I decided to use those principles and designed a work that is encoded.

**Tags:**Science, Time, Work ✍

**Author:**David Sanborn

What affected me most profoundly was the realization that the sciences of cryptography and mathematics are very elegant, pure sciences. I found that the ends for which these pure sciences are used are less elegant.

**Tags:**Found, Less, Used ✍

**Author:**David Sanborn

I understood the importance in principle of public key cryptography but it's all moved much faster than I expected. I did not expect it to be a mainstay of advanced communications technology.

**Tags:**Expect, Public, Technology ✍

**Author:**Whitfield Diffie

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about.

**Tags:**Deep, Real, Trying ✍

**Author:**Whitfield Diffie

I thought cryptography was a technique that did not require your trusting other people-that if you encrypted your files, you would have the control to make the choice as to whether you would surrender your files.

**Tags:**Choice, Control, Thought ✍

**Author:**Whitfield Diffie