It was Mr. Littlewood (I believe) who remarked that "every positive integer was one of his personal friends."

Theyare not clever school boys or scholarship candidates, but 'Fellows of another college'.
John Edensor LittlewoodA good mathematical joke is better, and better mathematics, than a dozen mediocre papers.
John Edensor Littlewood'The surprising thing about this paper is that a man who could write itwould.'
John Edensor LittlewoodI read in the proofsheets of Hardy on Ramanujan: 'As someone said, each of the positive integers was one of his personal friends.' My reaction was, 'I wonder who said that; I wish I had.' In the next proofsheets I read (what now stands): 'It was Littlewood who said...' (What had happened was that Hardy had received the remark in silence and with a poker face, and I wrote it off as a dud....)
John Edensor LittlewoodI recall once saying that when I had given the same lecture several times I couldn't help feeling that they really ought to know it by now.
John Edensor Littlewood