Programming Quotes

Rich cook - programming today is a race between software...
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
Michael Sinz

It is practically impossible to teach good programming style to students that have had prior exposure to BASIC; as potential programmers they are mentally mutilated beyond hope of regeneration.
Professor Edsger Dijkstra
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.
Henry Spence
Unknown - programming today is a race between software...
If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.
Unknown

An apprentice carpenter may want only a hammer and saw, but a master craftsman employs many precision tools. Computer programming likewise requires sophisticated tools to cope with the complexity of real applications, and only practice with these tools will build skill in their use.
Robert L. Kruse, Data Structures and Program Design
If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas.
Harold Abelson
Anon. - basic - a programming language. related to...
Goto, n.: A programming tool that exists to allow structured programmers to complain about unstructured programmers.
Ray Simard
End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...
Larry Wall in Configure from the perl distribution