Fans of Toy Story’s “Buzz Lightyear” know that his catchphrase is “To infinity…and beyond!” But what is infinity? The concept of infinity (∞) is used mainly in the fields of mathematics and physics to refer to a quantity without end. In fact, infinity comes from the Latin word infinitas, which means “unboundedness.”
In mathematics, infinity has many applications. For example, the mathematical constant known as pi is an infinite decimal. Thus, it goes on forever with no end. For cosmologists, many believe that the universe may be infinite; it may go on forever and ever with no end. Both the fields of science and mathematics care a lot of about this “infinity” term. But they’re not alone….
– Infinity is the idea of something that has no end.
– Infinity does not grow.
– Infinity is not a real number; it is an idea. An idea of something without an end. It cannot be measured.
– Infinity is a simple idea: “endless”. Most things we know have an end, but infinity does not.
Infinity is represented by it’s side-ways figure 8 symbol:
This symbol is sometimes called the lemniscate, which comes from the Latin word for “ribbon” (lemniscus). Pretty appropriate since it looks like a ribbon to me!
Outside of math, space, and science, the endless infinity (yes, that’s redundant) concept is popularly used in messages of love and encouragement. For example, infinite possibilities and infinite love. The infinity word and concept is becoming popular everywhere! We now have infinity scarfs, brand name cars, a Disney movie, infinity tattoos, AND infinity jewellery. It is all the rage! You can see our infinity bangle bracelet on the right there… cute right? You can engrave infinity messages and quotes on any number of gifts: frames, key chains [as below], glasses, jewellery, and Zippos. Why not?
Here are our top 10 favourite INFINITY sayings for engraving:
1. I will love you until infinity runs out (which is never…)
2. There are infinite possibilities outside of your comfort zone.
3. To infinity and beyond!
4. Let’s Fly to Infinity!
5. “Only in the eyes of love you can find infinity.” -Sorin Cerin
6. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
7. Your limits are somewhere up there, waiting for you to reach beyond infinity. – Arnold Henry
8. My love for you is infinite.
9. ‘For every fact there is an infinity of hypotheses.” – Robert M. Pirsig
10. “Just beyond the horizon of the so-called impossible, is infinite possibility.” – Bryant McGill
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
In-Store (and coming soon online) we also have the ability to engrave symbols and of course, the infinity symbol is a popular choice. Here it is shown engraved on a wedding cake serving set. That’s endless love!
Please share your infinity engraving ideas with us below or on our Facebook page!
From your Things Engraved Social Team,