[...] 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,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.

-- Richard III

March on, join bravely, let us to't pell-mell
If not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.

-- Richard III

I'm a privateer.
There's a fortune waiting for me out there somewhere...
....and all I've gotta do is smuggle, steal and kill a lot of people to get it.

-- 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.

-- Voltaire