A **fractal** is a mathematical set or concrete object that is irregular or fragmented at all scales...

— As quoted in a review of

I conceived, developed and applied in many areas a new geometry of nature, which finds order in chaotic shapes and processes. It grew without a name until 1975, when I coined a new word to denote it, **fractal** geometry, from the Latin word for irregular and broken up, fractus . Today you might say that, until **fractal** geometry became organized, my life had followed a **fractal** orbit.

— As quoted in

If you have a hammer, use it everywhere you can, but I do not claim that everything is **fractal**.

— As quoted in "Fractal Finance" by Greg Phelan in

I conceived, developed and applied in many areas a new [[geometry of nature, which finds order in chaotic shapes and processes. It grew without a name until 1975, when I coined a new word to denote it, **fractal** geometry, from the Latin word for irregular and broken up, fractus . Today you might say that, until **fractal** geometry became organized, my life had followed a **fractal** orbit.

— Benoît Mandelbrot As quoted in

God wrote in Lisp code When he filled the leaves with green. The **fractal** flowers and recursive roots: The most lovely hack I've seen.

— Bob Kanefsky, "Eternal Flame" [1]