Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it.
Quote by Alan Perlis
You can measure a programmer's perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of...
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
In English every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming...
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word...
I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters....
If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan.
Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them.
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress.
There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.
One man's constant is another man's variable.
In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant.
It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun...
Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to...
Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer.
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing.
A picture is worth 10K words - but only those to describe the picture. Hardly...
If a listener nods his head when you're explaining your program, wake him up.
We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses.