[...] programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.
-- Abelson & Sussman, SICP
A program should not only work, it should also appear to work.
-- Carl Hewitt
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
Don't rush me, sonny. You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.
-- William Goldman, The Princess Bride
Give a man a reputation as an early riser, and that man can sleep till noon.
-- Mark Twain
Hell is other people.
-- Jean-Paul Sartre
The world is full of complainers. But the fact is, nothing comes with a guarantee. I don't care if you're the Pope of Rome, President of the United States, or even Man of the Year--something can always go wrong. And go ahead, complain, tell your problems to your neighbor, ask for help--watch him fly. Now in Russia, they got it mapped out so that everyone pulls for everyone else--that's the theory, anyway. But what I know about is Texas...And down here... you're on your own.
-- Joel and Ethan Coen, Blood Simple
And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
-- Richard III
March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell
-- Richard III
I'm a privateer.
-- G. P. Austin, Privateer
A Smith & Wesson beats four aces.
-- Canada Bill Jones
Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.
-- Groucho Marx
A witty saying proves nothing.