I like quotes, and I like Programming. Why not combine these two fetishes for fun and for profit? Here are some of my favorite quotes about programming and computer science in general:
If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn't as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Life is not fair. Get used to it. .... Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
If you need more than 3 levels of indentation, you're screwed anyway, and should fix your program.
The most effective debugging tool is still careful thought, coupled with judiciously placed print statements.
A day not partied or programmed is a day wasted.
There is no programming language, no matter how structured, that will prevent programmers from making bad programs.
- Larry Flon
The three chief virtues of a programmer are: Laziness, Impatience and Hubris.
... the psychological profiling [of a programmer] is mostly the ability to shift levels of abstraction, from low level to high level. To see something in the small and to see something in the large.
If you think it's simple, then you have misunderstood the problem.
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