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Popular books written by great mathematicians
André Weil's "Souvenirs d'apprentissage" (English translation: The Apprenticeship of a Mathematician) is a book I like. 
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Survey of Erdős' “Tricks”
Thanks for the edit. I am not completely convinced of this question, but I will vote to reopen and see how things develop. 
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Survey of Erdős' “Tricks”
The problem is that you presuppose something. There is in principle no problem with asking about expositions of the work of Erdős, but then you should do this. Not repeat in confusing way a paraphrase of an insult. 
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@YemonChoi the problem is that Rota does not even endorse the this. What he says is paraphrasing it is true, but it is true for every mathematician. Moreover the start of the quoted halfsentence is "I was annoyed". 
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@MariusKempe it might technically qualify as a quote but even this is debatable as the sentence does not start where the quote suggest. It is however taken extremely out of context. 
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I'm voting to close this question as offtopic because it seems based on a misinterpretation of a quote. 
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Your initial paragraph is not a quote. Indeed Rota explains that the pronouncement is not all that meaningful. 
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