Quotes

Some of my favourite quotes from various sources like books, articles and tweets too!

  • “The joy of discovery is one of the best things about being a software developer.”

  • “Of all the hardships a person had to face, none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting.”

    Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns

  • “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

    Oscar Wilde

  • “The programmer has to be able to think in terms of conceptual hierarchies that are much deeper than a single mind ever needed to face before.”

    Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra wrote in 1988.

  • “Things that are impossible just take longer than the things that are possible.”

  • “Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • “We are each of us like our little blue planet, hung in black space, upheld by nothing but our mutual reassurances, our loving lies.”

    John Updike, Rabbit at Rest

  • “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.”

    Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

    William Shakespeare

  • “Every great developer you know got there by solving problems they were unqualified to solve until they actually did it.”

    Patrick McKenzie

  • “Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.”

    Martin Golding

  • “Heroes who make enormous sacrifices for others are “inspiring,” but when it comes to motivating real-world behavior, research shows that the best way to get people to do something good is to tell them that their neighbors are already doing it.”

    Joshua Greene, Moral Tribes

  • “Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window.”

    Steve Wozniak

  • “A primary cause of complexity is that software vendors uncritically adopt almost any feature that users want.”

    Niklaus Wirth

  • “Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

    Bill Gates

  • “The main point is that the only person who knows what a successful life looks like for you, is you.”

  • “The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts.”

    Marcus Aurelius