Programming Quotes, Sayings for programmers

Computer Science is a science of abstraction -creating the right model for a problem and devising the appropriate mechanizable techniques to solve it.
– J. Ullman

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
– D. Adams

Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.
– H. Aiken

He who hasn’t hacked assembly language as a youth has no heart. He who does so as an adult has no brain.
– John Moore

Once a new technology starts rolling, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.
– Stewart Brand

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should therefore be regarded as a criminal offense.
– W. Dijkstra

The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.
– Edsger W. Dijkstra

Going from programming in Pascal to programming in C, is like learning to write in Morse code.
– J.P. Candusso

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
– L. A. Snepscheut

Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.
– Fred Brooks

Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
– Steve Wozniak

I’m taking a break from programming and trying to escape the world of geekness and then WinAmp brings up ‘Norah Jones Pointer Song’ GODAMN IT LEAVE ME ALONE.
– Billy Proverb

Hybrid (‘half-assed’) object languages like C++ are worst of all, as they unite the simplicity of Brainfuck with the inherent security of C and the speed of Perl.
— Tony

C++ has it’s place in the history of programming languages.Just as Caligula has his place in the history of the Roman Empire ?
— Robert Firth

Larry Wall invented Perl. If that doesn’t show the mind twisting effect that religion can have on some people,I don’t know what does.
– Larry Wall

True greatness is measured by how much freedom you give to others, not by how much you can coerce others to do what you want.
– Larry Wall

That’s what’s cool about working with computers. They don’t argue, they remember everything, and they don’t drink all your beer.
– Paul Leary

Come to think of it, there are already a million monkeys on a million typewriters, and Usenet is nothing like Shakespeare.
– Blair Houghton

Saying that Java is nice because it works on all OSs is like saying that anal sex is nice because it works on all genders.
— Alanna

Ruby is easy to learn, but difficult to master. And like fire it is a very useful friend, and a very dangerous enemy.
– Mikkel